TEDxSydney Announces New Principal Partner – Microsoft

COVID has created an opportunity to rethink how we want to live and work – flexibility without compromising collaboration, culture without the constraints of location. 

We now live in a time where work is no longer defined by where people gather, it’s about how people feel included. The secret to success is not just how we connect, it’s how we satisfy our collective craving to belong.

But how do we achieve shared knowledge, purpose, and a collective sense of belonging when the how, when, where, and why we work has been upended?

TEDxSydney is excited to introduce its new principal partner – Microsoft. Over the coming months TEDxSydney and Microsoft will curate a series of events that explore the new belonging imperative facing leaders as they navigate the biggest shift to how we work in a generation. 

Watch the video for a sneak peek into the perspectives you can expect to hear:


To launch the partnership, we are pleased to announce on Thursday 28 October 2021, we will bring together some of the foremost thinkers on leadership, belonging, and work at a TEDxSydney Salon event Hybrid Work | The Belonging Imperative. This Salon will be sponsored by Microsoft and hosted by Fenella Kernebone, Head of Curation, TEDxSydney.

Join us for this free online event as we hear from:

Stan Grant  – International Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a multi-award winning current affairs host, and author. 

Sam Mostyn AO  – Businesswoman and sustainability adviser, with a long history of executive and governance roles across business, sport, climate change, the arts, policy, and NFP sectors. 

Tom Harkin – One of Australia’s pre-eminent advanced facilitators and executive coaches and founder of Tomorrow Architects, a pioneering consultancy breaking ground in behavioural change, leadership development and organisational transformation.

Tim Dean – Sydney-based philosopher and science writer. He is the author of How We Became Human, a book about how our evolved moral minds are out of step with the modern world.

Mark Mortensen – Mark an associate professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He researches, teaches, and consults on issues of collaboration, organisational design and new ways of working, and leadership. 


“We all want to belong where we feel most understood and the best leaders are the ones that are going to be able to create that feeling for their people.” – Stan Grant


Full details of our Salon event can be found here


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