TEDxYouth@Sydney returns for a fourth year on Wednesday 6 September 2017 in its new home at Sydney Town Hall.
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 is ‘Shifting The Future’ and includes talks and performances from
- Ivan Zelich – young mathematician, who at the age of 17 developed a groundbreaking theorem that took the global scientific community by storm
- 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
- Nick Molnar – entrepreneur and founder of fintech company, Afterpay, that went public on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2016
- Tilly Lawless – queer, Sydney-based sex worker who argues that sex worker rights are integral to the feminist movement
- Louise Zhang – Chinese-Australian artist with a deep passion for cinema horror as an art form
- 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
- Chris Leben with special guest Lee Lin Chin – the creative team behind SBS presenter Lee Lin Chin’s comedic alter ego and viral smash
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dauntless Movement Crew – movement based team which combines art forms such as tricking, b-boying (breakdancing), parkour, acrobatics, circus stunts and fire tricks
- 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
- 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.
- Bilal Hafda – a high-school teacher, with an incredible talent for spoken-word poetry and is currently involved in the RESPECT program.
- Sam McMahon – is a Sydney based musician who makes a living street performing, playing his own compositions.
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.
- $90 Full Day (9:15am-5:30pm) includes special TEDxSydney Tote Bag
- $50 Half Day (either Morning 9:15am-12:30pm or Afternoon 2pm-5:30pm)