TEDxSydney 2015

Date:
21 May 2015

Venue:
Sydney Opera House
1 Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW 2000

TEDxSydney 2015 took place on Thursday 21 May 2015 within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House before a live audience of 2,300. 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, performances and specially produced films.


 

Photo: Katie Barget for TEDxSydney 

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2015

Talk

Practical Tips on Becoming a Satanic Overlord

Want to know how to become a Satanic Overlord? Michael...

Talk

Eccentric Engineering: Thoughts for the Anthropocene

Tega Brain is an artist working at the intersection of...

Talk

TED Fellows

As TED's Fellows Director, Tom created and runs the international...

Talk

Finding Power in Culture

Alec is a descendant of Waanyi, Garawa and Gangalidda tribes...

Hamish-Skermer-2015

Talk

Giving shit back its good name: Tales of an international turd tosser

The king of the compost toilet, Hamish Skermer knows a...

Talk

From Refugee to Medical Revolutionary | Munjed Al Muderis

Munjed's ambition to become a world leader in osseointegration surgery...

Talk

What is Fair and What is Just?

Julian Burnside, lawyer, speaks passionately about the need to do...

Talk

What Does Normal Look Like?

Prof. Stephanie Trigg is Professor of Medieval English Literature at...

Talk

Darwin’s Unfinished Business

Chris Darwin, the great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, wants...

Talk

False Hope? There's No Such Thing!

Charlie Teo is an inspirational neurosurgeon, pushing the boundaries to...

Talk

The Real Queen of the Desert

Remote Aboriginal communities are the last place you might think...

Talk

The Power of the Dictionary

Dictionary editor Susan Butler follows the changing language, documenting it...

Performance

Transcendent Arc | Sandy Evans

Transcendent Arc is a guided improvisation that explores and celebrates...

Performance

The Sticks ‘World Maps’

Live performance of The Sticks debut single out through Broken...

Performance

The Griot tradition of West Africa | Silo Bangoura

Silo Bangoura is a Guinian musician. While playing the...

Performance

Of The Fields | Chi Udaka

At turns delicate and dramatic, Of The Fields connects the...

Talk

10 Seconds of Courage: Life Lessons from a Fighter

Sensei Nadine Champion is a martial artist with almost 30...

Talk

Beyond Screens

Tea Uglow has worked at Google for nearly 8 years,...

Talk

Killing people is always wrong

Richard Bourke works in Louisiana – America's Deep South –...

Performance

Jack Ladder

Jack Ladder (real name Tim Rogers) is a singer /...

Talk

Mainstreaming Disability

Dylan Alcott OAM is a Paralympic gold medalist, World Champion,...

Performance

Performance | Frank Yamma

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central...

Talk

The Limits of War

In her years as an international human rights lawyer, Helen...

Performance

Captain Frodo's Tennis Challenge

One man, two tennis racquets, much hilarity. Captain Frodo...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2015

Speaker

Dylan Alcott

Paralympic Basketball medallist, Australian Wheelchair Tennis Champion

Dylan Alcott OAM is a Paralympic gold medalist, World Champion, Grand Slam champion and world...

Speaker

Munjed Al Muderis

Orthopaedic Surgeon/Writer

Munjed's ambition to become a world leader in osseointegration surgery started when he was a...

Performer

Sandy Evans

Saxophonist/Composer

Sandy Evans OAM is an internationally renowned ARIA award winning saxophonist, composer and music researcher...

Performer

Jack Ladder

Singer/Songwriter/Composer

Jack Ladder (real name Tim Rogers) is a singer / songwriter / composer based in...

Performer

Frank Yamma

Guitarist, Songwirter

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia's central desert and speaks five languages....

Performer

Chi Udaka

A collaboration between Synergy & Lingalayam

In 2014 Australia's premiere taiko ensemble Taikoz and South Indian Classical dance company Lingalayam presented...

Performer

Alon Ilsar

Percussionist

Alon Ilsar creates visually compelling and futuristic music by grabbing, altering and morphing between sounds...

Speaker

Alec Doomadgee

Actor, speaker, cultural advisor

Alec is a descendant of Waanyi, Garawa and Gangalidda tribes from the Aboriginal community of...

Speaker

Richard Bourke

Death Row lawyer

Richard Bourke works in Louisiana – America's Deep South – as a Death Row lawyer,...

Speaker

Susan Butler

Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary

Susan Butler is the Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary. After starting out as a research...

Speaker

Tea Uglow

Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

Tea Uglow has worked at Google for nearly 8 years, starting Google's Creative Lab in...

Speaker

Tega Brain

Artist

Tega Brain is an artist working at the intersection of art, ecology and engineering. Creating...

Speaker

Tony Fry

Design Theorist and Philosopher

Tony Fry BA (Hons) Design, MA, PhD Cultural Studies, is a designer, design theorist, cultural...

Speaker

Daniel Pauly

Professor

Dr. Daniel Pauly was born in Paris, but he completed his high school and university...

Speaker

Starlady

Hairdresser, social worker

Trans woman Starlady is a youth worker and LBGTI advocate in some of Australia's most...

Speaker

Hamish Skermer

Toilet supplier

The king of the compost toilet, Hamish Skermer knows a thing or two about how...

Speaker

Nadine Champion

Martial Arts Sensei & champion fighter

Sensei Nadine Champion is a martial artist with almost 30 years experience. An undefeated fighter...

Speaker

Stephanie Trigg

Professor of Medieval English Literature

Prof. Stephanie Trigg is Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Melbourne. She...

Speaker

Julian Burnside

Barrister

Julian Burnside joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989. He specialises in...

Speaker

Charlie Teo

Neurosurgeon

Charlie Teo is an inspirational neurosurgeon, pushing the boundaries to the point where the medical...

Speaker

Helen Durham

Director, International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross

Australian born and raised, Dr Helen Durham is the first woman to head International Law...

Speaker

Chris Darwin

Nature Conservationist

Chris Darwin is a great great grandson of Charles Darwin. He has a BSc (Hons)...

Speaker

Tom Rielly

As TED's Fellows Director, Tom created and runs the international TED Fellows program, with 378...

Speaker

Michael Hing

Comedian

Michael Hing is a Sydney-based comedian. He is the host of Good Game Well Played,...

Performer

Captain Frodo

Performer

Captain Frodo is a third generation showman. He began his career in his father's magic...

Performer

Mohamed Bangoura

Oral Historian

Mohmed Bangoura was born into a Griot family in Guinea, West Africa. Griots are the...

Speaker

Lisa Gerrard

Artist

Over a career that takes in almost two decades with Dead Can Dance, award-winning movie...