Stella Young at TEDxSydney 2014

TEDxSydney 2014

Date:
26 April 2014

Venue:
Sydney Opera House
Sydney NSW 2000

TEDxSydney 2014 took place on Saturday 26 April 2014 within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House before a live audience of 2,250. It was also streamed live to a worldwide audience … viewing from home, the workplace or one of our many satellite events.

As with our four previous TEDxSydney events, the full day of programming blended talks and performances with interspersed “tasty video bits.”

View all of the talks and performances HERE. Check out some highlights of the event on flickr HERE

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2014

Performance

Black Arm Band Full Performance

Black Arm Band perform music of the Australian Aboriginal Experience. Black Arm Band is a flexible musical theatre ensemble that performs on stages and in community contexts across the...

Performance

Marlon Williams Full Performance

Marlon Williams is a Folk Troubadour. Described as "the impossible love child of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt", Marlon Williams is a two-time New Zealand...

Talk

In Conversation with Mark Major

Fenella Kernebone chats with Lighting Architect, Mark Major. Mark Major trained and practised as an architect prior to focusing on the unique relationship between light and architecture. He...

Talk

Adam Alter in The Studio

Adam Alter chats with Fenella Kernebone after his triumphant Talk at TEDxSYdney 2014. Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And...

Talk

Clio Cresswell In The Studio

Dr Clio Cresswell chats with Fenella Kernebone before her big talk at TEDxSydney 2014. Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney,...

Talk

Jake Coppinger Outside The Studio

Jake Coppinger, a Canberra-based year 11 student with a passion for creating new technologies, chats with Fenella Kernebone prior to his 2014 TEDxSydney talk. Recently, Jake was awarded...

Talk

Barat Ali Batoor In The Studio

Barat Ali Batoor is a photographer, born into a family driven out of Afghanistan during civil war when most of his relatives were massacred. He returned to his ancestral...

Talk

Richard Banati Outside The Studio

Richard Banati is an internationally-recognised scientist with interdisciplinary research interests in the brain's innate immune system and the development of advanced medical imaging for the detection of subtle of...

Talk

Mary Jerram in The Studio

Mary Jerram chats with Fenella Kernebone in The Studio after her talk at TEDxSYdney 2014. Mary Jerram is the former State Coroner of NSW. Born in New...

Talk

Cindi Shannon Weikert in The Studio

Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert talks with Fenella Kernebone about her TEDxSydney 2014 talk. Prof Shannon Weickert is dedicated to helping those suffering from schizophrenia. She obtained a BA in...

Talk

Tim & Judy Sharp in The Studio

Fenella gets to chat with Tim and Judy Sharp immediately after they come off the main stage at TEDxSydney n 2014. Tim Sharp is an internationally acclaimed 25...

Talk

In Conversation with Markus Zusak, in The Studio

Markus Zusak takes time to chat with Fenella Kernebone in The Studio after he comes of the main stage at TEDxSydney in 2014. Here he describes the art of...

Performance

Mr Curley: Linsey Pollak

Linsey Pollak plays and loops ""Mr Curly"" (a contra bass clarinet made from narrow bore garden hose) and a feather duster sopranino clarinet. Linsey Pollak is an Australian...

Performance

Compassion: Lior & Nigel Westlake

Using the strengths of their individual artistry, Westlake & Lior find common ground to express the wisdom of compassion through a combination of music & ancient writings. 'Compassion' draws...

Performance

Burad: Tjupurru and the Bulldawadda

Burad meaning White Breasted Eagle in the Badjtala language of the Fraser Coast region, is a story that shares the important teaching of how one watches the natural environment...

Performance

“To Or Not Let Go”: Megan Washington

Megan Washington performs a haunting new song, 'To Or Not Let Go', from her yet-to-be-released album. The work is a meditation on the notion of beauty. Megan...

Performance

Bulerias Improvisadas: Bandaluzia Feat. Johnny Tedesco

BANDALUZIA is an acclaimed Australia based modern flamenco ensemble with special guest Johnny Tedesco (dance). Led by ARIA nominated guitarist Damian Wright & featuring for this performance National Jazz...

Performance

Hello Miss Lonesome: Marlon Williams

Described as ""the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt"", Williams voice soars to every corner, as he sung songs steeped in New Zealand history...

Performance

The Ballad of Minnie Dean: Marlon Williams

Described as ""the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt"", Williams voice soars to every corner, as he sung songs steeped in New Zealand history...

Performance

Dirtsong: Black Arm Band

Featuring Deline Briscoe Sung in Yorta Yorta Written Lou Bennett, Alexis Wright Musical arrangement Iain Grandage "From the Echuca, Barmah region, the heartland of Yorta Yorta...

Performance

Heaven For You, Prison For Me: Marlon Williams

Described as ""the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt"", Williams voice soars to every corner, as he sung songs steeped in New Zealand history...

Performance

Music Of The Aboriginal Experience: Black Arm Band

Black Arm Band is a flexible musical theatre ensemble that performs on stages and in community contexts across the globe, as well as extensively across metropolitan, regional and remote...

Talk

Power Speaking Science: Zoe Norton Lodge

Power. Speaking. Science. is a comprehensive treatise on humanity which is never afraid to 'go there'. It's Artistotle meets Darwin meets Neo-Fascism meets hand towels. Sydney's leading thought leader...

Talk

Populate Wilderness Or Perish: Barry Traill

Wilderness is untouched by humans and must be kept that way if it is to survive, right? Well, there are fewer people living in Australia's Outback wilderness now than...

Talk

Mathematics and Sex: Clio Cresswell

Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to...

Talk

Welcome to the age of the Plasti-sea: Richard Banati

Can we really achieve sustainability with plastic if we keep going the way we currently are? In this amazing talk, Richard Banati outlines that without tracing the real...

Talk

Dark City: Mark Major

In this illuminating talk Mark Major shows why, with urban lighting, often less is more. Mark Major is an architect and lighting designer and a Director of the...

Talk

Know More About Theatre, You Uncultured Oafs: post Ensemble

What is theatre? What makes good theatre? How does Shakespeare tap in to universal truths that represent ALL people ALL the time? Why must you ALWAYS enjoy a classic...

Talk

How I Learned to Improve Technology: Jake Coppinger

After noticing many people dangerously using their phones while crossing the road, high school student Jake Coppinger decided to develop a form of human-computer interaction that does away with...

Talk

School Transformation – Our students are worth it: Jihad Dib

Jihad Dib was told the task was too big, the school too damaged and the community too fractured. He was told it wasn't worth the effort. In...

Talk

Enhancing Responsibility: Nicole Vincent

Performance enhancing has dominated debate in sport the world over. But what about in the rest of our lives? In this thought-provoking talk, Nicole Vincent discusses the fact that,...

Performance

Carrot Clarinet: Linsey Pollak

Linsey Pollak turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electic drill a carrot and a saxophone mouthpiece, and plays it all in a matter of 5 minutes. ...

Talk

Skateboarding in Afghanistan: Oliver Percovich

Oliver Percovich first skated in an empty pool at the age of six, while growing up in Papua New Guinea. In 2007 Oliver moved to Afghanistan from Australia when...

Talk

A Double Shot of Happiness: Tim & Judy Sharp

Tim and Judy Sharp's story is one of great love and inspiration. Tim Sharp was diagnosed with Autism at age three, his mother was told that she...

Talk

Justice or Vengeance: Mary Jerram

We may say we seek justice if we are wronged or lose a loved one. But if we're honest, do we actually seek revenge? Mary Jerram was...

Talk

A future of Coastal, Connected Cities : David Kilcullen

Did you know that one and a half billion more people own a cell phone than have access to a toilet or running water? In this thought-provoking...

Talk

Freedom from Schizophrenia, A Twin's Quest: Cyndi Shannon Weickert

At 17, Cyndi watched with disbelief as her twin, Scott, descended into madness. Pained by Scott's schizophrenia and not satisfied with available treatments, she aimed to find a...

Talk

Documenting Asylum Seeking: Barat Ali Batoor

Barat Ali Batoor is a photographer, born into a family driven out of Afghanistan during civil war when most of his relatives were massacred. He returned to his ancestral...

Talk

The Multitudes in All of Us: Adam Alter

Adam Alter, author of the bestseller "Drunk Tank Pink" delightfully explains the effects of subtle cues in the environment on human judgment, decision-making, and behavior. People have the...

Talk

The Failurist: Markus Zusak

If you're looking for inspiration, don't turn to a writer -- they thrive on misery. Writing a book is all about struggling with inadequate prose, false starts and discarded...

Talk

The Thing Is, I Stutter: Megan Washington

Megan Washington is one of Australia's premier singer/songwriters and in this surprising talk Megan reveals her secret problem. Since childhood, Megan has been afflicted with a stutter which has...

Talk

Inspiration Porn and the Objectification of Disability: Stella Young

Comedian Stella Young spoke in session one – "Passages" – at TEDxSydney 2014. With her signature deadpan wit, Stella articulates what she sees as the fatal flaw in the...

Performance

Angel of Benelong Point: Scott Spark in The Studio

Scott Spark sings "Angel of Benelong Point" at TEDxSydney 2014 in a special appearance in The Studio. Scott debuted new songs from Muscle Memory at the Sydney Opera House for...

Performance

The Lark: Four in The Studio

The string quartet "Four" from the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, play "The Lark" in The Studio at TEDxSydney 2014. The Lark, by Haydn is Op.69 No.5 Mvt.1...

Performance

Four In The Studio

The string quartet "Four" from the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, play "The Lark" in The Studio at TEDxSydney 2014. Subscribe - http://bit.ly/TEDxSydneyYouTube

Performance

Bennelong Brass In The Studio

From the University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music, we hear from the Bennelong Brass Quintet.  

Performance

Tag Along: Scott Spark in The Studio

Scott Spark sings "Tag Along" at TEDxSydney 2014 in a special appearance in The Studio. Scott debuted new songs from Muscle Memory at the Sydney Opera House for TEDx....

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2014

Speaker

Clio Cresswell

Mathematician

Speaker

Jake Coppinger

Young Inventor/High School Student

Performer

Black Arm Band

Music of the Australian Aboriginal Experience

Speaker

Barat Ali Batoor

Photographer & Hazara Refugee

Performer

Bandaluzia Flamenco feat. Johnny Tedesco

Flamenco & Dance

Speaker

Richard Banati

Biomedical Scientist

Speaker

Adam Alter

Author & Academic

Speaker

Markus Zusak

Author

Speaker

Stella Young

Comedian/Disability Advocate

Performer

Marlon Williams

Folk Troubadour

Speaker

Cyndi Shannon Weickert

Neuroscientist

Performer, Speaker

Nigel Westlake & Lior

The Story of Compassion

Performer, Speaker

Megan Washington

Singer Songwriter

Speaker

Nicole Vincent

Neuro-ethicist

Speaker

Barry Traill

Zoologist & Conservation Advocate

Performer

Tjupurru and the Bulldawadda

New Indigenous Sounds

Speaker

Tim and Judy Sharp

Artist & His Mother

Performer

post Ensemble

Collaborative Performance Ensemble

Performer, Speaker

Linsey Pollak

Musician & Instrument Maker

Speaker

Oliver Percovich

Entrepreneur & Founder of Skateistan

Speaker

Mark Major

Lighting Architect

Speaker

David Kilcullen

Author and Strategic Design Firm CEO

Speaker

Mary Jerram

Retired State Coroner of NSW

Speaker

Jihad Dib

School Principal