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TEDxSydneyLive - Satellite Event

TEDxSydney 2019 will be a day like no other. You will be taken on a journey, taught new things, see new technology and watch inspiring talks, performances and films.

The theme for TEDxSydney 2019 is Legacy.  What have we been left with? What are we doing with what we’ve been left with? What will we leave behind?

Legacy is anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. It can be personal, organisational, cultural or generational. Although in the context of humankind, we may feel acutely aware of our individual insignificance within the overarching and cosmic scheme of things; we continue as a species and as individual members of that species we continue to be healthily preoccupied with the impact that we can have on other people both living and yet to be living.

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) and covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues.

Join us as this event livestreams direct from Sydney to the Glasshouse Theatre.

You can follow the TEDxSydneyLive on social for the latest updates. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

TEDxSydney makes great ideas accessible and sparks conversation.

TEDxSydney Speakers & Performers:

  • Albert Wiggan: a Bardi-Kija-Nyul Nyul man passionate about culture, country and Indigenous science.
  • Behrouz Boochani: a Kurdish journalist, writer, poet and filmmaker. He has been held in Manus Island detention centre since 2013.
  • Bridget Loudon: founder of Expert360 focusing on the future of work and the power of technology to increase work participation.
  • Craig Costello: a researcher in cryptography at Microsoft in the USA. He works on cryptographic applications and computational algebraic geometry.
  • David Wenham: an Australian actor and producer who, after growing up in Sydney went on to appear in blockbuster Hollywood films.
  • Eddie Jaku: 99-year old Jewish-German Holocaust survivor and self-proclaimed ‘happiest man on Earth’ who has made a vow to himself to smile every day.
  • Hedayat Osyan: An Afghan refugee and socially conscious tradie who created a tiling company, to empower those in similar situations with skills and employment.
  • Kim Graham-Nye: determined to shift the global nappy industry from oil-based to renewable-based, Kim and her husband introduced a new category to the market.
  • Maxine Beneba Clarke: Widely published author of six books and slam poet, her award-winning memoir The Hate Race is currently being adapted for a stage play.
  • Monkol Lek: an Assistant Professor of Genetics at Yale University who has dedicated his life to improving the genetic diagnosis of rare diseases.
  • Peter Stutchbury: an internationally renowned Australian architect who has established a reputation for innovation, responsibility and connection.
  • Ros Harvey: an experienced entrepreneur and executive in technology, in the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design committed to creating public good.
  • Sara Morawetz: an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the processes that underpin scientific action.
  • Sharonne Zaks: not your average dentist/musician, Sharonne combines her passions with a special focus on trauma informed care.
  • Tara Djokic: PhD Candidate at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology focusing on the geological setting and ecology of some of Earth’s oldest evidence of life.
  • Tom Nash: Australian DJ and music producer who lost both his hands and most of his legs at the age of 19 who has rebuilt his life using prosthetics.
  • Yve Blake: Award-winning writer, Composer, Musical Comedian whose theatre production FANGIRLS,  a bloodthirsty new musical based on craze obsessed teenagers.
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Image credit: Eddie Woo speaks during TEDxSydney at Sydney International Convention Centre on June 15, 2018 (Photo by Enzo Amato).