We’re back! – TEDx­Can­ber­ra 2015 – A few of our favor­ite things


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Bright cop­per kettles and warm wool­len mit­tens
Brown paper pack­ages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favor­ite things

We’re delighted to announce that TEDx­Can­ber­ra is return­ing in 2015.

On Sunday, 6 Decem­ber, at the Nation­al Film and Sound Archive’s Arc Cinema, you’ll be able to attend TEDx­Can­ber­ra 2015A few of our favor­ite things!

It is shap­ing up to be a magic­al after­noon of live presenters, per­formers, and screened TED Talks. We are work­ing on a new short­er form­at to start early in the after­noon and fin­ish with drinks in the early even­ing. The Arc Cinema is a smal­ler space than recent events, so we’ll have even more oppor­tun­it­ies to strike up con­ver­sa­tions with new and old friends, and share ideas. We’ll be back to our full-day form­at in 2016.

We want you to co-cre­ate this event with us by nom­in­at­ing your favour­ite TED Talks to show on the day. You’ll be able to do this when you register for the event, as well as through our social media chan­nels on Twit­ter, Face­book and Google+. We’ll select the best talks for show­ing on the Arc Cinema screen on the day!

To nom­in­ate a talk you’d like to see on the screen on the day, cel­eb­rate your favour­ite TED talk and share it on Twit­ter or Face­book using #TEDx­Can­ber­ra, or email your pick to fav@tedxcanberra.org before 20 Novem­ber 2015.

If you’re hav­ing trouble choos­ing, there’s plenty more inspir­a­tion on the TED playl­ists and TED-Ed, where edu­cat­ors team up with anim­at­ors to bring you short, cre­at­ive les­sons worth shar­ing. You can also browse the 2000+ talks and TED-Ed videos on the TED lib­rary, so make your choice count!

Regis­tra­tion will open this Sat­urday for our mail­ing list sub­scribers (that’s you!), and Sunday for every­one else. Regis­tra­tion will cost $40. We’ll have more inform­a­tion up on an event site this week. In the mean­time, block out your after­noon on 6 Decem­ber!

Attend­ing TEDx­Can­ber­ra is a magic­al exper­i­ence, and the best ever oppor­tun­ity to see the talks given live, and meet many inspir­ing mem­bers of the TEDx com­munity.

In the mean­time, here’s some talks to inspire you, cur­ated by Björk, Phil­ip­pe Star­ck and Alex­is Ohanian:
Bjork: 6 talks that are music to my ears – Björk picks six TED Talks that she simply adores, from a mush­room buri­al suit to a vir­tu­al choir of thou­sands.
Phil­ip­pe Star­ck: 11 truly thrill­ing talks – Design­er Phil­ip­pe Star­ck hand­picked this list of talks about sci­ence and design – ideas that spur ima­gin­a­tion and inspire cre­ativ­ity.
Alex­is Ohanian: 9 talks about the Inter­net – Red­dit co-founder Alex­is Ohanian picks 9 talks on the glob­al idea flow. He says, “On an open Inter­net, where all links are cre­ated equal, good ideas win. Any­one, any­where can share an idea that can be seen by mil­lions.”

Yours in ideas worth spread­ing,

The TEDx­Can­ber­ra Team

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