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TEDxSydney 2016

Date:
25 May 2016

Venue:
Sydney Opera House
1 Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW 2000

TEDxSydney is the leading platform and pipeline for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world. The 7th annual TEDxSydney event took place within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

As with previous TEDxSydney events, the full day of programming blended brand new talks from a fascinating range of speakers, unique live performances and a special film programFind out more about all of our 2016 speakers and performers here.

In addition to 2,500 attendees in the Concert Hall, over 23,000 people watched the livestream of the event at one of over 280 free satellite events. The TEDxSydney Satellites program launched in 2013 and 75,000 people have participated in the program, both here in Australia and all over the world.  Visit our Satellites page for more details.

For those aged 16-26, our TEDxYouth@Sydney event was staged simultaneously at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

 


WATCH TEDxSydney 2016

2016 TEDxSydney Talks: Videos of all the TEDxSydney 2016 talks are now available below.

Livestream ArchiveThe livestream was a special live broadcast of the main TEDxSydney event, hosted by Fenella Kernebone and featuring talks from the main stage interspersed with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, archive talks and catchup presentations of selected talks from TEDxYouth@Sydney.

2016 Meet The Speaker Series: Short preview films featuring many of our speakers.

Photo Archive: View of our 2016 photo archive on Flickr.

 


Photo: Tara Winkler, TEDxSydney 2016 by Gary Compton

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2016

Talk

Identity In The Face Of Terror | Gill Hicks

Gill Hicks’ story is one of compassion and humanity, emerging...

Talk

An Australian Initiative to Help Save the Rhino | Ray Dearlove

The current biodiversity crisis is sometimes described as the Holocene...

Talk

How to Engage with Ethical Fashion | Clara Vuletich

What do you know about the clothes in your wardrobe?...

Talk

Radical Design For Environmental Health | Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist, engineer, inventor and academic. She’s...

Talk

We’re Doing Dying All Wrong | Ken Hillman

As a world leader in managing the care of very...

Talk

Tackling The Boy Crisis | Michael Kimmel

In the world of gender studies, Michael Kimmel is what...

Talk

Lazy and Outraged? Don’t Take It Personally | Cathy Wilcox

As an award winning satirical cartoonist Cathy Wilcox is a...

Talk

Finding Hope in Hopelessness | Peta Murchison

We like to think that we are one in a...

Talk

Your Brain Is A Remote Control | Karen Palmer

Interactive filmmaker Karen Palmer is part of a growing creative...

Talk

Building the Quantum Future | Michael J. Biercuk

Modern information technology gives us extraordinary power, but the way...

Talk

Technology Is Reinventing Humanity | Jordan Nguyen

As advances in augmented and virtual technology reinvent our relationship...

Talk

We Are All Gamblers at Heart, But There is Hope | Elise Payzan-LeNestour

Humans are deeply ingrained with the smarts to understand risk,...

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Talk

Hunting With Eagles on the Edge of the World | Palani Mohan

Hong-Kong based photojournalist Palani Mohan spent four years on the...

Talk

The Fear of Fat – The Real Elephant in the Room | Kelli Jean Drinkwater

We live in a culture where being fat is believed...

Talk

We Need to End the Era of Orphanages | Tara Winkler

Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in...

Talk

Fast Ideas 2016 | Hosted By Sinéad McDevitt

Great ideas come to all of us at the strangest...

Performance

Live Performance | Kirin J Callinan

Kirin J Callinan has drawn a metophoric career slingshot from...

Performance

Wild Emotion | Asta with Emma & Missy

Asta is joined onstage by aerial acrobats Emma and Missy. Asta...

Performance

Live Performance | Bukhchuluun Ganburged

Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Bukhu) is a master student of the Music...

Performance

Devil’s Part / Sailboat / Tell Me | All Our Exes Live In Texas

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft...

Performance

Heartburn / Window Seat | Wafia

Wafia performs Heartburn and Window Seat at TEDxSydney 2016. Netherlands-raised, Australia-based artist...

Performance

Oceans Of Love / Soccer In Space | Tralala Blip

Tralala Blip are unlike any other electronic outfit you’ve ever...

Performance

Long Loud Hours | Urthboy (feat. Bertie Blackman)

Urthboy performs 'Long Loud Hours' with Bertie Blackman. Urthboy (Tim Levinson)...

Performance

World Record Attempt | Deb ‘Spoons’ Perry

Deb "Spoons" Perry instructs the audience on how to play...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2016

Team

Fenella Kernebone

Head of Curation

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TEDxSydney, responsible for leading the programming for...

Natalie Jeremijenko

One of America’s brightest digital pioneers, Natalie Jeremijenko has been named one of the...

Peta Murchison

Speaker

Peta Murchison

A mother dedicated to raising awareness for Batten Disease. Batten Disease is a rare degenerative...

Speaker

Gill Hicks

Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful...

Kelli Jean Drinkwater

Kelli Jean Drinkwater is a multi-disciplinary artist and activist recognized internationally for her creative practice and...

Speaker

Ray Dearlove

Ray is South African born and educated and he emigrated with his family...

Speaker

Cathy Wilcox

Cathy Wilcox has been drawing cartoons since she was old enough to scratch...

Speaker

Tara Winkler

Tara Winkler is the Managing Director of the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) which she...

Karen Palmer

Speaker

Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer combines Neurogaming, Film, Wearable Technology and Parkour to create dynamic immersive video installations...

Michael J. Biercuk

Associate Professor Michael J. Biercuk is a quantum physicist and technologist at the University of...

Speaker

Michael Kimmel

Dr. Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities....

Ken Hillman

Speaker

Ken Hillman

Ken Hillman is Professor of Intensive Care at the University of New South Wales. He...

Speaker

Palani Mohan

Indian born, Australian raised, and now living in Hong Kong, Palani Mohan’s work...

Speaker

Clara Vuletich

Clara is a designer, researcher, educator and consultant who has worked in the sustainable fashion...

Speaker

Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen’s mission in life is to improve the lives of as many people...

While she was studying at Princeton in 2005, Elise Payzan-LeNestour became interested in neurofinance: the...

Kirin-J-Callinan

Performer

Kirin J Callinan

Kirin J Callinan has drawn a metophoric career slingshot from critical accliam and celebrity endorsements...

Urthboy

Performer

Urthboy

Urthboy (Tim Levinson) is an award-winning Hip Hop artist from Sydney, who just dropped his...

Asta

Performer

Asta

Asta is a Tasmanian native, first lifted from rural obscurity by triple j when they...

Wafia

Performer

Wafia

Netherlands-raised, Australia-based artist Wafia first surfaced on the release of ‘Breathe In’ a collaborative single...

Bukhu-Ganburged

Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Bukhu) is a master student of the Music and Dance Conservatory of Ulaanbaatar....

Tralala-Blip

Performer

Tralala Blip

Tralala Blip are unlike any other electronic outfit you’ve ever heard or seen. At the...

All-Our-Exes-Live-In-Texas

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters -...

Emma-and-Missy

Performer

Emma & Missy

Whilst both accomplished solo performers Emma and Missy enjoy the challenge and camaraderie that comes...

Deb-Perry

Known worldwide for her skilful, energetic and entertaining spoon playing with the ability to engage...

Gauri Bhalla

Gauri Bhalla

People and Culture Lead

Gauri is a practitioner of lean start up, design thinking and ‘learn by doing’ methodologies....