TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017 - TED Talks events in Sydney

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

Talk

Creating a social media icon | Chris Leben with Lee Lin Chin

How do you turn a respectable newsreader into a social...

Talk

We need to embrace conflict | Maria Tran

We’re usually taught to avoid conflict, but what happens if...

Talk

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

Horror films and their monsters are designed to scare us,...

Talk

Using honey to stop superbugs in their tracks | Nural Cokcetin

Antibiotic drugs are essential for saving lives, but we are...

Talk

Let’s teach mathematics creatively | Ivan Zelich

Two years ago, when Ivan Zelich was a 17-year-old school...

Talk

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

How will individuals and society at scale respond to the...

Nick molnar

Talk

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

Millennials are often dismissed as ditsy, superficial, and lacking a...

Anika Molesworth

Talk

Farmers are key to a better future | Anika Molesworth

As a farmer, Anika Molesworth understands...

Joe Carbone. Photo: Louise Whelan

Talk

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

Joe Carbone is a performer, parkour specialist and head instructor...

Talk

Sex work is integral to the feminist movement | Tilly Lawless

Tilly Lawless argues that the pre-occupation of many feminists with...

Macinley Butson

Talk

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

Macinley Butson, describes two of her acclaimed inventions that were...

Video

The impact of muscle dysmorphia | Q&A with Scott Griffiths

At TEDxSydney 2017 Scott Griffiths, a body image and eating...

Video

Fast Ideas hosted by Nat Chandra

At TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017, 6 young people shared their Fast Idea...

Video

We need to rethink our privilege? | Q&A with Mariam Veiszadeh

In her talk at TEDxSydney 2017,...

Titus Grenyer

Performance

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

Organist, Titus Grenyer performs Bach, Fugue in A Minor, BWV...

Iman Etri

Performance

Everyone Knows | Iman Etri

Spoken word artist and member of Bankstown Poetry Slam, Iman...

Performance

The Strongest Man in the World | Bilal Hafda

The Strongest Man in the World at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017  Spoken...

Performance

Touch | Charlie | Alice Ivy

Alice Ivy performs two of her tracks Touch and Charlie at...

Performance

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

Alice Ivy performs Get Me A Drink and & Almost...

Performance

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

Emily Wurramara performs Black Smoke, Hey Love and Ngerraberrakernama (Wake...

Performance

Performance | Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC)

Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC) perform at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017  Joe Carbone...

Performance

Strength Within | Sam McMahon

Sam McMahon performs Strength Within at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017  Sam McMahon is...

Performance

Primal Instinct | Sam McMahon

Sam McMahon performs Primal Instinct at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017   Sam McMahon...

Contributors from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017

Performer

Sam McMahon

Sam McMahon is a Sydney based musician who makes a living street performing, playing his...

iman-etri

Performer

Iman Etri

Iman Etri is a student at WSU, majoring in History and Political Thought.  She...

Performer

Bilal Hafda

Bilal a high-school teacher, with a passion for spoken-word poetry. Alongside running poetry...

Speaker

Grace Turtle

Grace is an Experience Design Manager within Deloitte Digital. A design futuring and...

Macinley Butson - TED Talks Sydney Contributor

Speaker

Macinley Butson

Macinley Butson, a 16 year old inventor from Mangerton NSW , this year...

Anastasia is an aeronautical engineer completing her PhD in autonomous drone navigation. She...

Performer

Titus Grenyer

Titus Grenyer is a second year organ student at Sydney Conservatorium of Music....

Speaker

Louise Zhang

Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist based in Sydney, Australia. Spanning painting, sculpture and installation,...

Performer

Emily Wurramara

Emily’s debut EP is ‘Black Smoke’, 6 songs proving her passion for culture and heritage...

Speaker

Maria Tran

Maria Tran is a martial artist, actor, filmmaker & screen fight coordinator. With a background...

Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC) is a movement based team which combines art forms such as...

Performer

Alice Ivy

Raised on the Victorian surf coast, Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy, recalls a childhood coloured...

Speaker

Chris Leben

Chris Leben is a writer, director and failed theatre actor. Starting his career as a...

Speaker

Ivan Zelich

At age 17, Ivan Zelich co-developed a groundbreaking mathematical theorem that works faster than a...

Find out about TED Talks speaker Nick Molnar

Speaker

Nick Molnar

Afterpay Co-Founder and CEO Nick Molnar has raised the profile of ‘FinTech’ immensely over the...

Speaker

Joe Carbone

Joe Carbone is a performer and head instructor with Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC). DMC is a...

Tilly Lawless - Speaker at TED Talks Event in Sydney

Speaker

Tilly Lawless

Tilly Lawless is a queer, Sydney-based sex worker who is passionate about horses,...

Speaker

Nural Cokcetin

Dr Nural Cokcetin is a research scientist specialising in microbiology at the ithree institute, University...

Anika splits her life between her family’s arid outback sheep station in Far Western NSW,...