Open Mic Night is Back!

Do you have some ideas worth spreading? Or perhaps you want to hear others who do?⠀

Open Mic Night it’s not a competition, just a chance to share your idea with the community. Some of these ideas might even end up on the TEDxCanberra stage in September. Even if you don’t end up on our stage, it can be a great way to test an idea in a fun and relaxed environment.

 You can come along even if you don’t want to present. Meet the crew, hear from some interesting people, and tell us what you want to see at TEDxCanberra this year.


UPDATE: Due to high demand, speaker and audience registrations are now closed for the Open Mic Night. YOu can still get on the event waitlist by visiting the event page here. 

Do you want to speak on the TEDxCanberra stage?

We will shortly be curating speakers and performers for our 2019 program of TEDxCanberra events. Each TEDx­Can­ber­ra event fea­tures a carefully curated selection of the region’s most innov­at­ive and inspiring ideas.

If you know someone with an idea that belongs on the TEDx­Can­ber­ra stage, or if you have an idea yourself, we want to hear from you. Submit a short email outlining who you are nominating, how we can get in touch with them, and giving an overview of the idea.

Remember, the key criterion is that you have an idea worth spreading.

Speaker Spotlight

In this moving and often funny talk from TEDxCanberra 2017, Wayne Herbert challenges some common myths about disability and sexuality. He explores the power of social labels and how they can affect one’s life in both positive and negative ways. Wayne knows there is much work to be done to improve the employment of people with disability. He knows all too well that as a country, Australia cannot let the skills and talents of people with disability go to waste. Wayne has a unique, humorous, thought-provoking, and challenging insight into the issues facing people with disability. He too has a disability, but is well-known for forgetting about it. ‘Is it wrong that I forget I have a disability? I just get on with things; I’ve got shit to do.’

Image credit: Maria Koulouris

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