TEDxSydney 2019

Date:
24 May 2019

Venue:
ICC Sydney Theatre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000

 

THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED. Videos and photos from the event will be available in the coming weeks.

 

What is TEDxSydney:

Our TEDx event is one of the largest TEDx events in the world and a gold standard on the global TEDx stage.

Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation. That is what an experience at TEDxSydney conference is! It’s an event that gathers interesting people in the community to be a part of a unique day that unleashes new ideas and has the purpose to inspire and inform.

What is the structure of the day?

Event Check-in: 7:00AM – 8:15AM

We encourage you to arrive by 8:00AM to ensure you have time to check-in and enjoy breakfast before heading to the Theatre for the main event.

Event will end at: 6:00PM

TEDxSydney Flagship event is broken up into 4 sessions that take place in a theatre whereby you are exposed to a line-up of speakers and performers like never before. The speakers cover the topics of science, business, technology, art, design, entertainment, culture and much more. Plus at TEDxSydney you have access to our interactive hub, a specifically designed space where you can go to connect with interesting people and experience innovative technologies, take your taste buds on an adventure and immerse yourself in a world of possibilities.

The theme for TEDxSydney 2019 is Legacy.  What have we been left with? What are we doing with what we’ve been left with? What will we leave behind?

Friday 24 May 2019

ICC, Sydney NSW 

We have announced ALL of our speakers for TEDxSydney 2019 10th Anniversary event.

  • Albert Wiggan: a Bardi-Kija-Nyul Nyul man passionate about culture, country and Indigenous science.
  • Behrouz Boochani: a Kurdish journalist, writer, poet and filmmaker. He has been held in Manus Island detention centre since 2013.
  • Bridget Loudon: founder of Expert360 focusing on the future of work and the power of technology to increase work participation.
  • Craig Costello: a researcher in cryptography at Microsoft in the USA. He works on cryptographic applications and computational algebraic geometry.
  • David Wenham: an Australian actor and producer who, after growing up in Sydney went on to appear in blockbuster Hollywood films.
  • Eddie Jaku: 99-year old Jewish-German Holocaust survivor and self-proclaimed ‘happiest man on Earth’ who has made a vow to himself to smile every day.
  • Hedayat Osyan: An Afghan refugee and socially conscious tradie who created a tiling company, to empower those in similar situations with skills and employment.
  • Kim Graham-Nye: determined to shift the global nappy industry from oil-based to renewable-based, Kim and her husband introduced a new category to the market.
  • Maxine Beneba Clarke: Widely published author of six books and slam poet, her award-winning memoir The Hate Race is currently being adapted for a stage play.
  • Monkol Lek: an Assistant Professor of Genetics at Yale University who has dedicated his life to improving the genetic diagnosis of rare diseases.
  • Peter Stutchbury: an internationally renowned Australian architect who has established a reputation for innovation, responsibility and connection.
  • Ros Harvey: an experienced entrepreneur and executive in technology, in the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design committed to creating public good.
  • Sara Morawetz: an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the processes that underpin scientific action.
  • Sharonne Zaks: not your average dentist/musician, Sharonne combines her passions with a special focus on trauma informed care.
  • Tara Djokic: PhD Candidate at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology focusing on the geological setting and ecology of some of Earth’s oldest evidence of life.
  • Tom Nash: Australian DJ and music producer who lost both his hands and most of his legs at the age of 19 who has rebuilt his life using prosthetics.
  • Yve Blake:  Award-winning writer, Composer, and Musical Comedian whose theatre production FANGIRLS is now being adapted for the screen.

Highlights from TEDxSydney 2018 | HumanKind

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Talks from TEDxSydney 2019

Performance

Sideways | Genesis Owusu

Genesis Owusu performs Sideways at TEDxSydney 2019. Making his mark on the Australian music scene, Genesis Owusu is continually delivering his own ever-changing and unique style of hip-hop that...

Performance

Wirrangintungiyil | Eric Avery

Eric Avery performs a piece called Wirrangintungiyil at TEDxSydney 2019, accompanied by his father Graham King. Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of...

Performance

Save Some Love | HANDSOME

HANDSOME performs Save Some Love at TEDxSydney 2019. HANDSOME is an artist, crafting a mix of Tomboy pop and brooding electronica, based in Sydney, Australia. Her sound are bold...

Talk

Acting – What is it? How to do it? Why do it? | David Wenham

Celebrated Australian actor David Wenham shares his insights into the acting process - what is it, how to do it and why? David Wenham has received critical acclaim for...

Talk

Why are Fangirls scary? | Yve Blake

In this fun, passionate talk, writer and performer Yve Blake challenges the myth that fangirls are something to be laughed at, pointing out the long legacy of sexist derision...

Talk

Are jobs dead? | Bridget Loudon

In this powerful talk, Bridget Loudon explains why the binary nature of jobs and the current way we are working is not fit for purpose in modern times. She...

Talk

Writing is an act of resistance | Behrouz Boochani

For the past six years Behrouz Boochani, like hundreds of others who have sought asylum in Australia, has been imprisoned on Manus Island. In this moving talk, he calls...

Talk

Taking control of our genetic destiny | Monkol Lek

In his early twenties, Australian geneticist Monkol Lek was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. His motivation to better understand his disease and find treatment for rare disease patients sparked an...

Performance

My Way | 320

In this fun, energetic performance, high school band 320 perform their song, My Way at TEDxSydney 2019. Winners of 2018 YouthRock Battle of the Band, 320 are four high school...

Performance

Everybody Talks | Asha Jefferies

Australian musician, Asha Jefferies performs her song, Everybody Talks at TEDxSydney 2019. From the age of 13, Asha has been writing candid songs that detail the feelings and moments...

Performance

Underwater | Joyride

Australian performer, Joyride performs his song, Underwater at TEDxSydney 2019 As a musician, performer, DJ and social maverick, Joyride has entrenched himself as one of the biggest personalities in...

Talk

Can architecture think? | Peter Stutchbury

Leading Australian Architect, Peter Stutchbury emphasises the importance of thinking and creativity. He argues that we must be able to learn from others, from other solutions to problems, from...

Talk

Changing disposable diapers: No plastic. No landfill. No waste. | Kim Graham-Nye

Diapers/nappies are single use plastic contributing to the global plastic waste crisis. We need solutions that go beyond recycling and stop plastic pollution at the source. We need to...

Talk

Be what you can’t see: one writer’s journey | Maxine Beneba Clarke

African diaspora Australian writing was non-existent when Maxine Beneba Clarke was growing up there in the 80's and 90's. This is the story of how she came to be...

Talk

One simple thing everyone can do to welcome refugees | Hedayat Osyan

Afghan-born Australian, Hedayat Osyan shares his journey of coming to Australia after he fled his village when the Taliban attacked. Hedayat has established a tiling business based in Sydney,...

Talk

How to end fear of the dentist | Sharonne Zaks

Dr Sharonne Zaks is on a mission to transform the way dentistry is practised, enhancing the connection and joy for both patients and dentists. The mouth is especially vulnerable,...

Talk

The role of data markets in democratising our information | Ros Harvey

Big technology companies have also become big data companies – and that's their true capital value. So how do we, as individuals, reclaim ownership of our own information? In...

Talk

The case to recognise Indigenous knowledge as science | Albert Wiggan

In this passionate talk, Albert Wiggan calls for better recognition from the scientific community arguing that Indigenous knowledge is science and that's what we should call it. Albert Wiggan is...

Talk

The happiest man on earth: 99 year old Holocaust survivor shares his story | Eddie Jaku

In this beautiful and moving talk, the self proclaimed "happiest man on earth", Eddie Jaku shares his story of love and survival at TEDxSydney 2019. Eddie Jaku was a...

Talk

If these rocks could talk | Tara Djokic

The 4 billion year voyage of life on Earth is written in the rocks. From life's first steps to a human's first breath, the deep geological past alludes to...

Talk

The promise and peril of our quantum future | Craig Costello

Quantum computing promises to be one of the acclaimed revolutions of the 21st century. But to avoid certain catastrophe, humankind has one major issue to address before a large-scale...

Talk

The Perks of Being a Pirate | Tom Nash

At the age of 19, Tom lost both his hands and both of his legs to a deadly disease. Since then he has rebuilt his life, using prosthetics to...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2019

Speaker

Albert Wiggan

Performer

Asha Jefferies

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Bridget Loudon

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Craig Costello

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David Wenham

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Eddie Jaku

Performer

Eric Avery

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Genesis Owusu

Performer

HANDSOME

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Hedayat Osyan

Performer

Joyride

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Kim Graham-Nye

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Monkol Lek

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Ros Harvey

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Sara Morawetz

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Sharonne Zaks

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Tara Djokic

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Tom Nash

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Yve Blake

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