TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016

25 May 2016

Sydney Opera House
1 Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW 2000

Returns on Wednesday 6 September 2017 to Sydney Town Hall

TEDxYouth@Sydney returned to Sydney Opera House on May 25th 2016. Made by young people, for young people, but with the eyes and ears of the world in mind, TEDxYouth@Sydney is a platform for ideas worth spreading designed for young change makers, thinkers, innovators, activists, entrepreneurs, and go-getters between the ages of 16 and 26.

TEDxYouth@Sydney provides a dynamic platform for young people to meet and make a positive impact and difference in our community. It takes place simultaneously with the main TEDxSydney event, with crossovers to speakers and activities throughout the day.

For TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016, we aimed to reach and engage more young people than ever before. To this end, TEDxYouth@Sydney moved to a bigger venue – the beautiful Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House.

You can follow the TEDxYouth@Sydney story on its own unique social media channels – find us on Facebook and Instagram.


WATCH TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016

2016 TEDxYouth@Sydney TalksVideos of all the TEDxSydney 2016 talks are now available below.

Livestream ArchiveThe livestream was a special live broadcast of the main TEDxSydney event, hosted by Fenella Kernebone and featuring talks from the main stage interspersed with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, archive talks and catchup presentations of selected talks from TEDxYouth@Sydney.

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

Photo: Stanislava Pinchuk (MISO), TEDxSydney 2016 by Saidie Daher


Talks from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016


Why Do We Like Sad Music? | Sandra Garrido

As human beings, our primary aim in life is to maximise our happiness. With over two and a half million books on the subject of happiness, why are we...


The Race Against Frog Extinction | Jodi Rowley

Jodi Rowley is involved in a global race, where there is no winner but there may be thousands of losers. Globally one-third or over 7,000 species of frogs are...


Picturing the Air Around Us | Emily Parsons-Lord

Emily Parsons-Lord asks us to picture the air in our imagination. What do we see? Empty space, clear blue sly or trees dancing in the breeze? We tend not...


Is Your Phone Bad for Your Mental Health? | Bridianne O’Dea

For your own sake, don’t log off. In the last two years, we have seen a big social push to disconnect from media, our phones, the internet, as people...


This Is Your Brain On Sugar | Amy Reichelt

As a neuroscientist, Amy is fascinated with how our brains control our behaviours in our dynamic and changing world. Things we eat, like junk food also affect our brain....


How do You Put a Dollar Value on What You Love? | Stanislava Pinchuk (MISO)

Stanislava Pinchuk, known under the creative handle of MISO, struggles to put a dollar value on what she does, like a lot of artists and creative people. Her work...


To be a Good Dancer, Don’t Give a F**k | Amrita Hepi

Amrita encourages people to be confident and comfortable in their body. The shame associated with our bodies is a result of the gaze that is imposed on it. It’s...


A Completely Unqualified Guided Meditation | Nick Coyle

Three weeks ago a glowing druid on a skateboard appeared to Nick Coyle in a dream and told him to lead a guided meditation, despite being completely un-qualified. You...

Contributors from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016

Donna Hudson

Marketing Specialist


Michael Hing


Jodi Rowley


Matthew Ng


Sandra Garrido


Amrita Hepi


Nick Coyle


Amy Reichelt