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.
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.