If you haven’t already heard TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world. And TEDxSydney 2019 will be the largest independently organised TEDx event worldwide.
In 2018 TedxSydney was a sold-out event with a staggering 5,000 people gathered at the International Convention Centre(ICC) Sydney. The day unfolded with a unique mix of talks, performances, films, connection, conversation and debate.
If you missed TEDxSydney 2018 event check out the event highlights HERE.
So in TEDxSydney 2019, the boundaries will continue to be pushed and experimented with at this year’s event and its format, but at the core is the desire to connect people and ideas. 2019 is a very special milestone, our 10-year anniversary, with the theme of LEGACY.
Speakers for the TEDxSydney 10th Anniversary 2019 event have been announced, and include a Melbourne Dentist doing world first research, a 99-year-old holocaust survivor and find out what this Australian Auther and slam poet is doing.
Has your curiosity been piqued? What are you waiting for, get your ticket to TEDxSydney’s LEGACY event HERE!
If you want a crash course in all things TEDxSydney, here are the top 3 most-watched TEDxSydney talks & performances:
- Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney 8.4M
- Living With High Functioning Anxiety | Jordan Raskopoulos | TEDxSydney 783k
- Mathematics is the sense you never knew you had | Eddie Woo | TEDxSydney 447k
TEDxSydney performances including music and video:
- Beatbox brilliance | Tom Thum | TEDxSydney 69M
- Carrot clarinet | Linsey Pollak | TEDxSydney 6.3M
- The First Taste | TEDxSydney 2.7M
Since 2015, I’m proud to say I’ve been a Volunteer for TEDxSydney in roles like Community Manager and Featured Writer. And I’m proud to showcase some of the diverse topics I’ve covered for TEDxSydney:
The rise of the freelance or gig economy has fuelled a new type of workplace and we are more focused on where we work, how we work, and the skills we need to work, than ever before. And, while the introduction of shared spaces has driven a new type of work culture and personal expectation, we believe it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the future has in-store.
Success in life can’t be solely measured by the progress made in our careers. But it’s so much easier to focus on shorter-term career goals than building and maintaining relationships which are hard work, messy and span a lifetime.
There’s no question, we live in a very noisy world, full of unrelenting waves of ads, stories, music, voices and loud material continually bombarding us. And, it’s not just our outer world that’s noisy, our inner worlds are shouting at us too about what we should have done or become.
In her 2010 TEDxSydney talk, Rachel Botsman introduced many us of the idea of Collaborative Consumption – a facet of what has become known as The Sharing Economy. Susie Stokes revisits Rachel’s talk in light of the changes that have occurred over recent years, noting that perhaps ‘institutional trust’ was not meant for the digital age.
Do you say what you meme? No that’s not a typo, I really mean “meme”. In our modern world, full of smartphones and social media, we’re communicating at the speed of lightning, and the meme is our preferred way of connecting.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, where Technology, Entertainment and Design converge. Independently run TEDx events, like TEDxSydney, help share ideas in local communities all around the world. Remember “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead.