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TEDx­Can­berra 2011 – here we go!

Since early March, the TEDx­Can­berra team have been busy put­ting together ideas, presenters, part­ners and other thoughts for TEDx­Can­berra 2011.

We’ve held a num­ber of meet­ings together, brain­stormed, had calls, talked to poten­tial presenters and part­ners, made videos, taken pho­tos, writ­ten thou­sands of words on what it takes to be a part of some­thing like TEDx­Can­berra, and a couple of us even went to TEDAct­ive in Palm Springs and to our sis­ter event run by our friends at TEDx­Sydney. And, above, you can see the promo that Gavin, one of our core cre­at­ive team, put together.

It’s all start­ing to fall into place.

Ruth and Lozz armed with iphones to manage the checkin processThis year, we’re plan­ning to be a little bit big­ger and a little bit more pro­fes­sional. We’ve got an enthu­si­astic volun­teer crew with new and old faces and a bunch of skills we didn’t have in 2010.

We’ve already attrac­ted a num­ber of excit­ing part­ners to work with us on mak­ing TEDx­Can­berra 2011 some­thing spe­cial, while retain­ing that open access, intim­ate feel we had last year. We’ll be mak­ing our part­ner announce­ment in early July.

Francis Owusu of Kulture Break at TEDxCanberraOver two-thirds of our presen­ter places are already filled, but we’re still look­ing for more; par­tic­u­larly musi­cians and women as six of the eight women we’ve already invited aren’t avail­able on 24 Septem­ber. They have busy lives! Our presen­ter lineup will be announced in early August.

We’re expect­ing sig­ni­fic­ant demand for places at TEDx­Can­berra 2011, so we’ve devised a sys­tem that we believe will make it as equit­able as pos­sible, should demand exceed avail­ab­il­ity.

If you’d like to keep up with what we’re doing, you can fol­low us on a num­ber of social net­works includ­ing Twit­ter, Face­book, LinkedIn, Plan­cast and Lanyrd as well as sub­scribe to our news­let­ter (which will bring you a num­ber of extra bene­fits).

We’re look­ing for­ward to bring­ing you TEDx­Can­berra 2011. Come join us!

1 Response

  1. Sounds like it will be a great day. I’m wait­ing with bated breath for regis­tra­tion day and the speaker announce­ment. Well done to all the TEDx­Can­berra team for the hard work done so far.

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