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TEDxSydney 2013


Sat 4 May 2013, 7:30am–6:30pm

Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Successful Applicants: $220.00
  • Additional fees may apply


TEDxSydney 2013 will take place on Saturday 4 May 2013 within the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House before a live audience of 2,200. It will be simulcast throughout the public areas of the House for members of the public and visitors to enjoy on the day. It will also be streamed live to a worldwide audience ... viewing from home, the workplace or one of many planned satellite events. As with any TED event, the programming will blend talks and performances with interspersed “tasty video bits.” For 2013, and for the first time, food will be more closely integrated with the day's proceedings ... and, driven by TEDxSydney Food Curator Jill Dupleix, will actually form part of the programming. More news on that front coming soon :)

Speakers at TEDxSydney this year include:
- Industrial designer Marc Newson, who will engage in a Q&A session with TEDxSydney curator and TV producer Julian Morrow.
- Professor David Sinclair, Dept. of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, with a talk that could change the way we think about ageing - forever.
- Dr. Alice Gorman, Dept. of Archaeology, Flinders University, South Australia, will illuminate the realm of space junk.
- Director of legal advocacy Jennifer Robinson from Bertha Philanthropy Services cross-examines and challenges the limits of the law.
- Architect Paul Pholeros talks about architecture's role in eliminating poverty.
- Senior visiting research fellow at Green Templeton College Dr. Andrew Parker sheds light on the curious world of colour.
- Author and researcher Dr. Rebecca Huntley explains why we are not consumers and reveals original research for the first time at TEDxSydney.
- Emeritus professor Ron McCallum from Sydney University law school, the first blind person appointed to a full professorship at an Australian university, reflects upon a life transformed by technology.
- Sungevity founder Danny Kennedy tells us why it's entrepreneurs who are changing the world in a more meaningful way than any other group.
- Human geographer and Associate Professor Bill Pritchard poses new questions about why hunger persists in a world full of food.
- Stanford University professor Simon Jackman discusses the shifts in information collection and how voting behaviour is understood during elections.
- Sydney artist George Poonkhin Khut unifies electronic art, design and health.
- City of Sydney historian Dr. Lisa Murray argues for the preservation of digital records both as a way of remembering the past but also to plan for the future.
- Horticulturalist and entrepreneur Joost Bakker welcomes us to the world of CBD farming.
- Founding director of International Anti-Poaching, Damien Mander, talks about his role as contemporary warrior of the animal world.

Applications to attend TEDxSydney are now open.

A$220 (GST inclusive) will entitle successful applicants to an unreserved seat in the Concert Hall for all 4 sessions of TEDxSydney 2013. They will also be entitled to: all food and beverages throughout the day (morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea), admission to the after event cocktail party, and a conference tote containing a few surprises.