TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019

4 April 2019

Seymour Centre, Chippendale NSW 2008

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The theme for TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019 was CUSP.

CUSP is a point of transition between two states – that moment, that point when something is about to change to something else. We are at a tipping point and this is the time to push for change and make a difference.

Our lineup of speakers (all of which are 30 years old and under) are on the cusp of this change.

TEDxYouth@Sydney is about fresh ideas and approaches to existing and future problems which will determine how we will exist and survive in the next 10, 20, 100 years.

TEDxYouth@Sydney will run from approx. 10am – 3pm on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Seymour Centre, Chippendale Sydney NSW

You are the future, so be a part of the conversation. Be at TEDxYouth@Sydney.


Talks from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019

Beautiful + Ibis Noir | Deep Sea Astronauts featuring Sheba Williams | TEDxSydney


Beautiful + Ibis Noir | Deep Sea Astronauts featuring Sheba Williams

Sydney based artist collective, Deep Sea Astronauts and singer, Sheba...


From Fringe to Cusp: Imagining a brown-er theatre | Moreblessing Maturure

In this talk, actor / playwright Moreblessing Maturure provokes questions...


What Are We Waiting For? | Fergus James

Singer Songwriter Fergus James performes What Are We Waiting For...


How Youth-Led Movements are Changing the World | Jean Hinchliffe

15 year old Australian climate striker and teen activist, Jean...


The Fastest Startup Ever Created (probably) | James Alexander

Do you think you can launch a startup in 10...


Refugees as Architects of Their City and Future | HY William Chan

HY William Chan is not only interested in designing the...


A blind teenager’s vision for change that made Australian History | Connor McLeod

Blind from birth, Connor McLeod relentlessly lobbied the Reserve Bank...


How Does Poor Representation Shape Our Youth? | James J. Robinson

James J Robinson explores the issue around media diversity from...


A Sermon From My Elders | Amani Mahmoud

In this moving spoken word performance, Amani Mahmoud embodies the...


How to Design a House on Mars | Jonathan Irawan

Can we learn how to design and build better buildings...


Shahla’s Story – Missing | Treehouse Theatre feat. Shahla Bakhsh

Shahla Bakhsh is 15. She was born in Pakistan, and...


You’re In My Headphones & The Crash | Lupa J

Australia's Lupa J performs You’re In My Headphones and The...


The Cure for Millennial Burnout | Ally McLean

Ally McLean delves into the pressures of the games industry...


Step Back | Milan Ring

Sydney artist, Milan Ring performs Step Back at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019....


Faster Ideas

Join host Fraser Orford as he hears seven such ideas,...


How this 16-year-old Turned Ideas into Global Solutions | Angelina Arora

In this illuminating talk, Angelina Arora, a 16-year-old innovator, describes...


Could ASMR be the Answer to Climate Change? | Issy Phillips

In this super short, very quiet talk and performance, comedian...


65,000 yrs – the great history of Australian Aboriginal Astronomy | Kirsten Banks

Emus can’t fly, but there’s an Emu in the sky....

Contributors from TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019


Ally McLean

Ally McLean is a video game developer and the CEO...


Angelina Arora

After learning of the detrimental impact that plastic bags and packaging have on...


Connor McLeod

Blind from birth, Connor McLeod campaigned the Reserve Bank of Australia to print...


HY William Chan

Hong Kong-born HY William Chan is an urbanist and designer dedicated...


Issy Phillips

Issy Phillips is an acclaimed comedian, performer and writer based in Sydney. She...


James Alexander

James Alexander is on a mission to help more young Aussies become entrepreneurs....

James J Robinson is a photographer and filmmaker from Melbourne...


Jean Hinchliffe

Jean Hinchliffe is a 15-year-old school student and climate activist. As a lead...


Jonathan Irawan

Jonathan Irawan is a Computational Designer at HASSELL Studio. His body of...


Kirsten Banks

Kirsten Banks is a proud Wiradjuri Woman and Astrophysicist with an undeniable passion...

Moreblessing Maturure, the Founder and Creative Director of

Founded in 2010, Treehouse Theatre is a non-profit organisation, based in NSW Australia.


Milan Ring

Milan Ring represents the concepts of duality (Ying & Yang), spirituality and personal evolution are constant...


Fergus James

Hailing from the country town...


Lupa J

Lupa J attracted the attention of international music tastemakers when she first posted...


Amani Mahmoud

Amani Mahmoud is 20 years old studying law and social-political science at UTS with...