TEDxSydney 2017

Date:
16 June 2017

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

Our flagship TEDxSydney event is a unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate, and is one of the largest TEDx events in the world. TEDxSydney 2017 took place on Friday 16 June at our new home at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, allowing us to welcome a record number of attendees into our TEDxSydney community.


WATCH TEDxSydney 2017

2017 TEDxSydney TalksVideos of all the TEDxSydney 2017 talks are now available below.

2017 Meet The Speaker Series: Interviews and articles featuring many of our speakers and performers.

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


2017 SPEAKERS

  • Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and co-CEO of the software company Atlassian
  • Uncle Jack Charles, award-winning actor, Aboriginal elder and musician
  • Jordan Raskopoulos, comedian, actor, singer and co-creator of The Axis of Awesome
  • Sarah Houbolt, Paralympic swimmer and circus performer
  • David Hunt, award winning Australian historian, satirist and author
  • Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Berkeley University
  • Bronwyn King, Australian radiation oncologist
  • Scott Griffiths, researcher of male body dissatisfaction and eating disorders
  • Judy Atkinson, community worker and academic in the fields of violence, trauma and healing
  • David Power, helping to end the threat of illegal fishing and overfishing to Pacific Island communities
  • Mariam Veiszadeh, a lawyer, diversity practitioner and social commentator
  • Peter Greste, an award-winning foreign correspondent
  • Jane Gilmore, a journalist with a strong focus on data journalism and feminism
  • Elanor Huntington, one of the world’s only female Deans of Engineering
  • Sarah Blasko, acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician and producer
  • Gawurra, award-winning Yolngu singer-songwriter
  • Ngaiire, one of Australia’s most unique and fearless musicians
  • Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, known for their signature brand of country and blues
  • Andy Dexterity, a performance maker recognised for his unique brand of movement, which fuses dance, physical theatre and signed languages
  • Airling, fast becoming one of the most talked about young artists in Australia
  • L-FRESH The LION, prowling the Australian scene, the Western Sydney artist has quickly become renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and thought-provoking lyricism
  • Stu Hunter, multi award winning Australian composer, producer and pianist

 

Talks from TEDxSydney 2017

Talk

Physical Communication is Universal | Andy Dexterity

Andy Dexterity reveals the world of Sign Language before signing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody at TEDxSydney 2017 Andy Dexterity is a Green Room Award-nominated performance maker primarily recognised for his...

Talk

Why We Need Engineers Now More Than Ever | Elanor Huntington

Elanor Huntington argues that now more than ever we need engineers – as they are the ones who bring together people, technology and society, if only engineers could do...

Talk

The Myths About Violence Against Women In The Media | Jane Gilmore

After seeing the descriptions in headlines and articles about violence against women committed by men, journalist Jane Gilmore set out to fix it … by fixing the language itself....

Talk

How Journalism Became One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The World | Peter Greste

When foreign correspondent, Peter Greste was arrested in Cairo while working for Al Jazeera as a journalist, his letters smuggled from prison helped launch a global campaign that eventually...

Talk

Rethinking Privilege | Mariam Veiszadeh

People with the most privilege tend not to admit, or even be aware they have it. Diversity and Inclusion consultant Mariam Veiszadeh explains how privilege and unconscious bias works...

Talk

Securing A Sustainable Future In The Pacific | David Power

Solomon Islands-based diving enthusiast David Power loves turtles and wants to save them for future generations to enjoy, but overfishing, illegal fishing and bycatch are pushing fish stocks to...

Talk

The Value of Deep Listening – The Aboriginal Gift to the Nation | Judy Atkinson

Judy Atkinson is an expert in understanding inter-generational healing and recovery from trauma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. At the core of this moving talk, she describes...

Talk

Muscle Dysmorphia – The Male Eating Disorder | Scott Griffiths

While muscle dysmorphia, the 'male' eating disorder - is not really male, a disproportionate number of men are impacted by it. Researcher Scott Griffiths argues that eating disorders are...

Talk

The Computer Science of Human Decision Making | Tom Griffiths

If you have ever been wracked with indecision over seemingly simple tasks, such as what clothes to wear that day or which restaurant to choose for dinner, then Cognitive...

Talk

Eliminating Tobacco Companies From Investment Portfolios | Bronwyn King

"When you discover something unjust, even if by accident, you should have a go at fixing it.” When radiation oncologist, Bronwyn King learned she owned several tobacco companies by...

Talk

Mentoring Indigenous Inmates | Uncle Jack Charles

Australian Actor, writer, Aboriginal elder, former heroin addict, thief and prison inmate, Uncle Jack Charles has finally been allowed into prisons as a mentor to indigenous inmates and shares...

Talk

Living With High Functioning Anxiety | Jordan Raskopoulos

As a comedian and performer, Jordan Raskopolous does not suffer from stage fright, but away from the lights it’s a different story. In this compelling and funny talk, she...

Talk

Designing For Function and Universal Access | Sarah Houbolt

Solving challenges related to access for people with disabilities isn’t as simple as a drop-down menu. Acrobat, dancer and Paralympian, Sarah Houbolt shares her unique views on how to...

Talk

The Art of Forgetting, Australians and their History | David Hunt

Australian Historian and author, David Hunt passionately argues that for Australia to understand who we are, we must embrace our rich and vibrant history, both wonderful and terrible. An...

Talk

Imposter Syndrome  | Mike Cannon-Brookes

Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of software company Atlassian, is an Australian business success story. In this surprisingly personal talk, he reveals how he constantly feels like an imposter, but how...

Performance

Mother | L-FRESH The LION feat. MOZA & Mirrah

L-FRESH The LION performs Mother at TEDxSydney 2017 Prowling the Australian scene, Western Sydney artist L-FRESH The LION has quickly become renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows...

Performance

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody | Andy Dexterity

Andy Dexterity signs Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody at TEDxSydney 2017 Andy Dexterity is a Green Room Award-nominated performance maker primarily recognised for his unique brand of movement, fusing dance, physical theatre...

Performance

The Migration Perform Eagle Fish | Stu Hunter

Stu Hunter and The Migration Perform Eagle Fish at TEDxSydney 2017 “Stu Hunter is such a dark horse he makes Black Beauty look grey.” – The Sydney Morning Herald “A true...

Performance

Ratja Yaliyali (Vine Of love) | Gawurra

Gawurra performs Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love) at TEDxSydney 2017 Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu performer hailing from Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land with a deeply resonant voice and musical...

Performance

Mulunda (KingFisher) | Gawurra

Gawurra performs Mulunda (KingFisher) at TEDxSydney 2017 Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu performer hailing from Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land with a deeply resonant voice and musical sensitivity to match. Gawurra...

Performance

Dirty Hercules / Diggin | Ngaiire

Ngaiire performs Dirty Hercules and Diggin at TEDxSydney 2017 Born in Papua New Guinea, Ngaiire spent her first few years in NZ in an almost exclusively Maori primary school, exposed...

Performance

We Won’t Cry with Uncle Jack Charles | Archie Roach

Archie Roach and Uncle Jack Charles perform We Won't Cry at TEDxSydney 2017 Archie Roach is an Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist who survived a turbulent upbringing to develop into a...

Performance

I Am Just a Body | Airling

Airling performs I Am Just a Body at TEDxSydney 2017 Airling (Hannah Shepherd) is fast becoming one of the most talked about young artists in the Australian music industry with her...

Contributors from TEDxSydney 2017

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Peter Greste

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Jane Gilmore

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David Hunt

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Tom Griffiths

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Scott Griffiths

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David Power

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Sarah Houbolt

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Bronwyn King

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Judy Atkinson

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Andy Dexterity

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Gawurra

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Stu Hunter

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L-FRESH The LION

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Ngaiire

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Sarah Blasko

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Airling