Designed to spark discussion and debate, TEDxSydneySalons are intimate, evening events combining talks, films and music. Presented by Toyota Prius, TEDxSydneySalons are a great way to get to know other members of the TEDxSydney community, to exchange ideas, foster friendships and kickstart collaborations.
The April 2017 Salon investigates the theme of science and once again takes place in Sydney’s newest suburb, Barangaroo, at Tower Two, International Towers.
Our speaker lineup includes quantum physicist, innovator and TEDxSydney speaker, Michael Biercuk, who returns to share some of his latest research on building the quantum future and to showcase more of his work in the latest film in our TEDxSydneyAdventures series.
Forensic scientist Paola A. Magni walks us through the role of a forensic entomologist in fighting crime, noting that – contrary to what your favourite tv procedural might suggest – the first witnesses of a crime are actually the insects and microorganisms at the scene.
Plus researcher Kirsty Short explains how we can use science to stop history from repeating itself when planning for the next flu pandemic, and Noushin Nasiri introduces us to the next generation of breath-activated sensors that could assist in the early detection of diseases such as lung cancer.
There’s also music from electronic soul musician Ed Wells and neo-folk duo Winterbourne, and we round the evening out with post-event drinks, with a spectacular city view, and discussions with fellow TEDx community members.
Image: TEDxSydneySalons, Photo by Jean-Jaques Halans