TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017

Date:
6 September 2017

Venue:
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017 has come and gone for another year.

Read below about the event and all the speakers.

You can also watch the full day minute by minute via the TEDxSydney YouTube channel

We will have the full speaker videos in the coming weeks, so make sure you are signed up to the TEDxSydney newsletter to be the first to know when the videos are live.

A bit about TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017.

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 changemakers, thinkers, innovators, activists, and entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 and 26. Like TED, TEDxYouth@Sydney covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — but all with a Youth focus.


The theme for TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017 was ‘Shifting The Future’ and included talks and performances from an all-star lineup. 

  • Nick Molnar – entrepreneur and founder of fintech company, Afterpay, that went public on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2016
  • Louise Zhang  – Chinese-Australian artist with a deep passion for cinema horror as an art form
  • Macinley Butson – a 16-year-old inventor, this year became the first ever Australian to win 1st place in the world at the INTEL International Science and Engineering fair in its 67-year history.
  • Nural Cokcetin – microbiology research scientist developing new treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs
  • Joe Carbone – performer and parkour specialist
  • Anika Molesworth – climate change activist, sustainable farming advocate and 2017 NSW Finalist for Young Australian of the Year
  • Dauntless Movement Crew – movement based team which combines art forms such as tricking, b-boying (breakdancing), parkour, acrobatics, circus stunts and fire tricks
  • Titus Grenyer – is a student at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Organ Scholar at St Andrew’s College and St James’ King Street, and was awarded an LMusA with distinction.
  • Iman Etri – a student at WSU, majoring in history and political thought with a love for the world of spoken word poetry.
  • Sam McMahon is a Sydney based musician who makes a living street performing, playing his own compositions.
  • Ivan Zelich – young mathematician, who at the age of 17 developed a groundbreaking theorem that took the global scientific community by storm
  • Maria Tran – martial artist, actor, filmmaker and screen fight coordinator has kicked many asses in international action movies including legend Roger Corman’s Fist of the Dragon
  • Tilly Lawless – queer, Sydney-based sex worker who argues that sex worker rights are integral to the feminist movement
  • Anastasia Volkova – her passion for aeronautical engineering has led her to lead a start-up, FluroSat, monitoring farms using drones and satellites in five states in Australia.
  • Chris Leben with special guest Lee Lin Chin – the creative team behind SBS presenter Lee Lin Chin’s comedic alter ego and viral smash
  • Grace Turtle – an Experience Design Manager within Deloitte Digital and works on human-centered design creating at the intersection of design thinking, design doing and social science.
  • Alice Ivy – rising Melbourne beat maker, guitarist and vocalist who has drawn comparisons to fellow sample-fiends The Avalanches
  • Emily Wurramara – young Indigenous musician and seasoned performer who sings in both English and Anindilyakwa, her original language
  • Bilal Hafda – a high-school teacher, with an incredible talent for spoken-word poetry and is currently involved in the RESPECT program.

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The University of Sydney is a long-standing partner of TEDxSydney and this year extends that support to become Principal Partner and would also like to acknowledge City of Sydney as an Event Partner for TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017.

 

Talks from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017

Performance

The Strongest Man in the World | Bilal Hafda

The Strongest Man in the World at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017  Spoken word artist and member of Bankstown Poetry Slam, Bilal Hafda performs The Strongest Man in the World at TEDxYouth@Sydney...

Performance

Touch | Charlie | Alice Ivy

Alice Ivy performs two of her tracks Touch and Charlie at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017. Raised on the Victorian surf coast, Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy, recalls a childhood coloured by extensive...

Performance

Get Me A Drink and & Almost Here | Alice Ivy performs & rapper Charlie Threads

Alice Ivy performs Get Me A Drink and & Almost Here with rapper Charlie Threads at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017.  Raised on the Victorian surf coast, Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy,...

Performance

Black Smoke, Hey Love and Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up) | Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara performs Black Smoke, Hey Love and Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up) at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017.   Emily’s debut EP is ‘Black Smoke’, 6 songs proving her passion for culture and heritage...

Performance

Performance | Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC)

Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC) perform at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017  Joe Carbone is a performer and head instructor with Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC). DMC is a movement-based team combining art forms...

Performance

Strength Within | Sam McMahon

Sam McMahon performs Strength Within at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017  Sam McMahon is a Sydney based musician who makes a living street performing, playing his own compositions. Having grown up in the...

Performance

Primal Instinct | Sam McMahon

Sam McMahon performs Primal Instinct at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017   Sam McMahon is a Sydney based musician who makes a living street performing, playing his own compositions. Having grown up in...

Performance

Bach, Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 | Titus Grenyer

Organist, Titus Grenyer performs Bach, Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543, on one of Australia’s most acclaimed organs at Sydney Town Hall as part of TEDxYouth@Sydney, September 2017.

Performance

Everyone Knows | Iman Etri

Spoken word artist and member of Bankstown Poetry Slam, Iman Etri performs her poem Everyone Knows at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017 Iman Etri is a student at...

Talk

What horror monsters can tell us about ourselves? | Louise Zhang

Horror films and their monsters are designed to scare us, but for Chinese-Australian artist, Louise Zhang, rather than being fearful, instead they are her comfort and safe space. In...

Talk

Using honey to stop superbugs in their tracks | Nural Cokcetin

Antibiotic drugs are essential for saving lives, but we are over prescribing them which leads to superbugs - infection causing bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Microbiology research scientist,...

Talk

Let’s teach mathematics creatively | Ivan Zelich

Two years ago, when Ivan Zelich was a 17-year-old school student, he co-developed a theorem that took the global scientific community by storm. He believes that the way that...

Talk

We need to interrogate the future before it arrives | Grace Turtle

How will individuals and society at scale respond to the age of automation or robots taking their jobs? Grace Turtle thinks this is hard to predict. As an Experience...

Talk

Why the stereotypes about millennials are holding us back | Nick Molnar

Millennials are often dismissed as ditsy, superficial, and lacking a strong work ethic. But serial entrepreneur Nick Molnar argues that millennials are the world’s most powerful force, and they’re...

Talk

Farmers are key to a better future | Anika Molesworth

As a farmer, Anika Molesworth understands many of the challenges facing farmers - who are all trying to create more with less. Increasing populations, ecosystem...

Talk

100% focus and nothing less | Joe Carbone and Dauntless Movement Crew

Joe Carbone is a performer, parkour specialist and head instructor with Australia’s Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC). In this short talk Joe explains why he believes we need to put...

Talk

Sex work is integral to the feminist movement | Tilly Lawless

Tilly Lawless argues that the pre-occupation of many feminists with eradicating the sex industry, is at the expense of those in it. *Language warning / adult themes

Talk

A young inventor uses the past to change the future | Macinley Butson

Macinley Butson, describes two of her acclaimed inventions that were both inspired by ancient technology. These include a device that dramatically improves protection for women from radiation during breast...

Contributors from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017

Performer

Sam McMahon

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Iman Etri

Performer

Bilal Hafda

Speaker

Grace Turtle

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Macinley Butson

Performer

Titus Grenyer

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Louise Zhang

Performer

Emily Wurramara

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Maria Tran

Performer

Alice Ivy

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Chris Leben

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Ivan Zelich

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Nick Molnar

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Joe Carbone

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Tilly Lawless

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Nural Cokcetin