TEDxCanberra2018 - DIVERGENCE

We’ll be back at the Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse on Saturday 8 September for TEDxCanberra 2018 – DIVERGENCE.

Exploring solutions beyond the norm, breaking patterns and challenging assumptions. It’s about the need to think, see and act differently. Join us for a day designed to stimulate, provoke and inspire.

The team is currently shortlisting potential speakers, selecting performers and designing our event to be a memorable experience for everyone. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest news, including speaker announcements and to find out when tickets go on sale.

2018 Short Film Competition

Are you a filmmaker and want your work featured in front of a live audience of 600 of Canberra’s leading thinkers, change-makers and creatives?

Then we have the film competition for you!

TEDxCanberra invites submissions of short films that are related to our theme of Divergence.  The winner will be screened as part of our program at TEDxCanberra 2018.

Find out more here.

Speak­ing at TEDx­Can­ber­ra Con­fer­ences

Speaker nominations for 2018 are now closed.

You can still nominate yourself or someone else to be considered for future 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.

TEDxCanberra 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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