TEDxSydney 2020

Date:
6 November 2020

Venue:
Online

What is TEDxSydney?

TEDxSydney is Australia’s leading ideas forum and a gold standard event on the global TEDx stage.

2019 event highlights HERE | Look back over 10 Years of TEDxSydney HERE

TEDxSydney 2020 Online

TEDxSydney on Friday 6 November 2020 is happening ONLINE and will feature four Main Stage sessions (broadcast live from a studio), featuring our 2020 speakers, performers, films, our popular Fast Ideas segment and more.

You will experience TEDxSydney from an exciting new digital platform that we are developing especially for this event. It will deliver a next level experience.

During the breaks in between the Main Stage sessions, you will be able to join in a multitude of activities. You can discuss ideas with other attendees as part of an online video “roundtable,” join a “Meet the Speaker” Q&A or participate in one of many different “Discovery Sessions.”

Discovery Sessions are online experiences structured around the broad topics of:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Creative & Curious
  • Body, Mind & Soul
  • Technology & The Future
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Community & Cultural

Discovery Sessions will give you a chance to dig deeper into an idea, to learn something new or to simply get up and move your body. They will be run by individuals from the TEDxSydney community, including speakers (past and present), partners, team members and selected members of our broader community. We are super excited about the Discovery Sessions, and have scheduled 27 Discovery Sessions for you to choose from.

Check out the specific Discovery Sessions on offer HERE.

Schedule for the day

8:00 – 9:00 am: Discovery Sessions / Connection Sessions with Attendees
9:00 – 10:50 am: Main Stage Session 1 + St.George Kick Start
10:50  – 12:00 pm: Discovery Sessions / Meet the Speaker Q&A / Connection Sessions with Attendees
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Main Stage Session 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Discovery Sessions / Meet the Speaker Q&A / Connection Sessions with Attendees
2:30 – 3:50 pm: Main Stage Session 3 + St.George Kick Start
3:50 – 5:00 pm: Discovery Sessions / Meet the Speaker Q&A / Connection Sessions with Attendees
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Main Stage Session 4

What’s this year’s theme for TEDxSydney?

The theme for TEDxSydney 2020 is REAL. REAL Ideas. REAL Change. The REAL Thing. 

TEDxSydney 2020 Ticket Registration and Packages

You can register for TEDxSydney below. Inclusions listed HERE.

We offer a variety of packages to suit individual and group needs. Plus learn more about our Pay It Forward memberships, which is an initiative to make a difference to someone’s life by helping someone within the indigenous community access this thought-provoking and culturally connecting event. LEARN MORE.

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2020

Talk

Four ways to live a better and happier life | Dominic Price

We all strive to be a better person. We want people to think well of us, and we’re constantly weighing up whether our actions are the right thing to...

Talk

The other pandemic: Can we save our native plants from extinction? | Karen Sommerville

Australia’s native plants are battling a pandemic of their own – an exotic disease known as myrtle rust. The disease is known to affect hundreds of species in Australia’s...

Talk

Why a replica is nothing like the real thing | Grazia Materia

In this passionate short talk, Australian furniture designer, Grazia Materia describes the impact of the replica furniture industry on independent designers, local manufacturers, crafts people and consumers. She makes...

Talk

Pretty Hurts: It’s time to decolonise beauty | Sasha Sarago

"You're too pretty to be Aboriginal" is a shocking statement Sasha Sarago experienced at a young age. In this talk, Sasha shares how she reclaimed her femininity and Aboriginality...

Talk

Where my violence comes from | Mahmood Fazal

Mahmood Fazal, an Afghan-Australian writer examines what drew him as a young man to a life of violence. Once a high ranking member of an outlaw motorcycle club he...

Talk

The function of art in the life of Reg Mombassa | Reg Mombassa

Why I became an artist - a semi abstract rumination concerning art and artists. In this talk, the renowned Australian artist and musician, Reg Mombassa examines the downsides, contradictions,...

Talk

The real person behind the headline | Angela Jay

Doctor Angela Jay narrowly escaped death when she was attacked by her former partner in 2016. In this unflinching talk, she shares her vision for a world without intimate...

Talk

The most inspiring thing about being human | Hugh Mackay

Because we humans exist in a web of interconnectedness, nature has equipped us with the one quality we most need to make that web shimmer with social harmony. That...

Performance

Warrell Creek Song | Emma Donovan

In this beautiful solo performance, acclaimed indigenous vocalist, Emma Donovan performs Warrell Creek Song at TEDxSydney 2020. Acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks burst...

Performance

Lonely Death Cleaning Company | Dog Trumpet

Iconic Australian musicians, Dog Trumpet, featuring Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty perform "Lonely Death Cleaning Company", a song from their 2020 album Great South Road live at TEDxSydney 2020....

Performance

Buttons Undone | Dog Trumpet

Iconic Australian musicians, Dog Trumpet, featuring Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty perform "Lonely Death Cleaning Company", a song from their 2020 album Great South Road live at TEDxSydney 2020....

Performance

Lonely Death Cleaning Company | Dog Trumpet | TEDxSydney

Iconic Australian musicians, Dog Trumpet, featuring Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty perform "Lonely Death Cleaning Company", a song from their 2020 album Great South Road live at TEDxSydney 2020....

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2020

Speaker

Angela Jay

Performer

BINDI BOSSES

Performer

Catherine Alcorn

Speaker

Damien Cave

Speaker

Dasha Gavrilova

Performer

Dog Trumpet

Speaker

Dominic Price

Performer

Emma Donovan

Speaker

Gavin McCormack

Speaker

Grazia Materia

Speaker

Hugh Mackay

Speaker

Jamila Gordon

Speaker

Jess Scully

Speaker

Keenan Mundine

Speaker

Mahmood Fazal

Performer

Mansionair

Performer

Mindy Meng Wang

Speaker

Reg Mombassa

Speaker

Sasha Sarago

Speaker

Yvonne Weldon