TEDxSydney Celebration

22 May 2020

LIVE from us to you at home!

Join us for a TEDxSydney Celebration via the TEDxSydney Facebook page or on our website at https://tedxsydney.com/LIVE 

So, what’s the occasion?

While our flagship event for 2020 has been postponed to the 6th November, our original date of Friday 22 May was dear to our hearts. Rather than letting it go entirely, we decided to go for gold and host a one-off TEDxSydney Celebration, a virtual TEDx event like no other!

Thousands joined us on Facebook LIVE from 4 to 7pm for Friday drinks and some big ideas as we celebrated our vast catalogue with some of the best TEDxSydney talks, films and performances from the past 10 years. We also chatted live and via Zoom with some of our speakers. We finished with an afterparty and music courtesy of our resident DJs. It was a good show and a great event!

The live stream was hosted by Fenella Kernebone, our Head of Curation and directed by TEDxSydney veteran Stewart Burchmore from a purpose-built TEDxSydney studio at The HUB by Innovation Production Services. Live streaming was handled, with the usual panache, by Viostream … TEDxSydney streaming partner since 2010.

It takes much complexity to make something look simple. To that end, check out this awesome behind-the-scenes video shot by Brendan Sadgrove:

And here’s a slide show of images from the night:

TEDxSydney Celebration


16:00 AEST
Yvonne Weldon Welcome To Country
16:13 AEST
Stella Young Inspiration Porn and the Objectification of Disability
16:29 AEST
Mike Cannon-Brookes Imposter Syndrome
16:47 AEST
Kirsten Banks 65,000 yrs – the great history of Australian Aboriginal Astronomy
16:56 AEST
Eddie Woo Mathematics is the sense you never knew you had
17:15 AEST
Susan Butler The Power of the Dictionary
17:37 AEST
Bruce Pascoe A real history of Aboriginal Australians, the first agriculturalists
18:19 AEST
HY William Chan Refugees as Architects of Their City and Future
18:33 AEST
Tom Nash The Perks of Being a Pirate
19:00 AEST
After Party + DJ Atomic Blonde + Dutch Kiss


Thanks to our TEDxSydney 2020 partners, with a special shout out to those partners who are specifically helping us with this TEDxSydney Celebration:

Stewart Burchmore | TEDxSydney Celebration Director
Innovative Production Services | AV & Production Partner
The Milkbar | Video Content Partner
Viostream | TEDxSydney Streaming Partner Since 2010
Studio 3:AM | TEDxSydney Design Partner