pay it forward

Pay It Forward Initiative

We are very excited about our initiative for TEDxSydney that offers our members a way to give back to those that are often marginalised in our broader community.

This year we have partnered with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF).

How does Pay It Forward initiative work?

  • Pay It Forward registration package ($550)

Those who select the Pay It Forward package will get a general admission registration for themselves (valued at $365) and also provide a general admission registration to someone in the community who participates in an active program with our charity partner AIEF.

  • Pay It Forward contributions ($15)

If you don’t select the Pay It Forward package, you can still support the initiative! We are also allowing individuals to contribute a smaller, but equally important, amount of $15. This is available during the event registration process for TEDxSydney 2020. Every 14 contributions made will afford a student being supported by AIEF to attend TEDxSydney.

  • TEDxSydney to provide 10x complimentary event admissions

To kick off the initiative we are contributing 10 event admissions for TEDxSydney 2020. As mentioned above, we will be working with AIEF to ensure the registrations are given to those who wouldn’t have been able to attend TEDxSydney without our assistance.

We will be working closely with AIEF to ensure that your generosity is directed to those in need.

To learn more about the amazing work of AIEF check out all their programs and who they support at

Register now to book your spot at TEDxSydney.



About AIEF

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) was established in 2008 in response to community demand from Indigenous families who choose to enrol their children in boarding schools. Bringing together the government and private sector, AIEF provides scholarship funding for Indigenous students to complete Year 12 or tertiary studies, with career support to help them make a successful transition to their chosen fields. Backed by some of Australia’s most influential business and community leaders, AIEF has grown from one scholarship student to now having around 450 students on scholarships annually, with a network of over 600 alumni and growing by over 70 graduates each year, from over 400 communities in every state and territory of Australia.


Follow at @aiefoundation