TEDx Sydney is the leading platform for promoting Australian ideas, creativity, and innovation to the rest of the world, and this year Bega gets a front row seat.
TED is a not for profit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, you might be familiar with TED Talks – a global video and podcast sensation. These talks of between 5 and 20 minutes spark deep discussion and connection, TEDx Sydney is an extension of that.
People expert in their field, people you might not have never heard of stand up with something to say and usually stand up ‘for’ something.
On Friday, June 16, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre (BVCCC) will plug into the exclusive live video stream from TEDx Sydney at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.
About Regional will host local discussion around the program from Sydney.
“Full of brilliant ideas and extraordinary stories that bring heart and mind together.” – TEDx Sydney 2016 attendee
The program is packed with people and ideas that will be new, people and ideas that will build on your own thoughts, and people and ideas that will challenge your way of thinking.
The live stream program on the big screen at the BVCCC is non-stop from 9am on Friday, June 16:
9:00am – 10:30am
- Airling, fast becoming one of the most talked about young artists in Australia.
- Bronwyn King, Australian radiation oncologist.
- Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Berkeley University.
- Judy Atkinson, community worker and academic in the fields of violence, trauma, and healing.
- L-FRESH The LION, prowling the Australian scene, the Western Sydney artist has quickly become renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and thought-provoking lyricism.
- Jane Gilmore, a journalist with a strong focus on data journalism and feminism.
11:15am – 12:45pm
- Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder, and co-CEO of the software company Atlassian.
- Elanor Huntington, one of the world’s only female Deans of Engineering.
- Gawurra, award-winning Yolngu singer-songwriter.
- Mariam Veiszadeh, a lawyer, diversity practitioner and social commentator.
- David Hunt, award winning Australian historian, satirist, and author.
- Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, known for their signature brand of country and blues.
2:15pm – 3:45pm
- Uncle Jack Charles, award-winning actor, Aboriginal elder and musician.
- Sarah Blasko, acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
- Sarah Houbolt, Paralympic swimmer, and circus performer.
- David Power, helping to end the threat of illegal fishing and overfishing to Pacific Island communities.
- Andy Dexterity, a performance maker recognised for his unique brand of movement, which fuses dance, physical theatre and signed languages.
4:30pm – 6:15pm
- Stu Hunter, multi award-winning Australian composer, producer, and pianist.
- Fast Ideas.
- Scott Griffiths, researcher of male body dissatisfaction and eating disorders.
- Jordan Raskopoulos, comedian, actor, singer and co-creator of The Axis of Awesome.
- Peter Greste, an award-winning foreign correspondent.
- Ngaiire, one of Australia’s most unique and fearless musicians
Following the live stream from Sydney, a local discussion with a room of thinkers and leaders will give TEDx a Bega Valley spin, finishing up before 7:30pm.
There are lots of ticketing options…
Business people, entrepreneurs, students – anyone! Is invited to work from the BVCCC all day on June 16 with wifi and desk space provided. A chance to ‘get the job done’ and network with like-minded locals, all while being able to take part in TEDx Sydney. An all-day work pass costs $30, which gives you access to the BVCCC co-working space from 9am, as well as entry to the evening session with nibbls and a complimentary drink from 4:30.
Option 2: The lunch session runs 11:30 – 2:30 and costs just $10. Taking some inspiration from this year’s TEDx Sydney theme of ‘Unconventional’ you are encouraged to bring your own unconventional lunch along to the BVCCC, find a spot with friends in front of the big screen upstairs and take in the experience.
Bring your Friday drinks to the BVCCC, the bar will be open!
High school and university students can have all day access for just $5, evening drinks and nibbles are extra.
Get your tickets HERE and be part of the discussion.