One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from the TEDxSydney community is ‘how can we get together more often?’. We heeded the call and in September 2016 launched our TEDxSydneySalons – a series of intimate events held across the year, combining talks, films, music and more, presented by Toyota Prius.
Our inaugural Salon focused on the theme of sustainability and took place on Thursday 22 September 2016 at a very special location – the top floor of Tower Two, International Towers at Barangaroo, home to a unique sustainable development plan and, of course, a sensational new view of the city.
The lineup included recycling expert Garth Lamb, who sought to inspire us to take smarter approaches to recover and reuse materials; 2016 TEDxSydney alumni speaker Clara Vuletich talked more about her work in the sustainable fashion space and how we can engage with ethical fashion; ant ecologist and science communicator, Kirsti Abbott looked at our literal relationship with the little things beneath our feet; and Nij Lal talked about the science of solar, and the future of sunshine. Our program also included films and music and a chance for us all to get together after the event to discuss, share and inspire.
Photo: Tim Lumsdaine for TEDxSydney