Our Team

Volunteer army The team Volunteer organisers for TEDxCanberra

TEDxCanberra is organised by a volunteer team with the generous assistance of partners in the corporate and public sectors.

Putting TEDxCanberra together takes over 3000 volunteer hours every year. Our team, shown below, donate their time and effort to make TEDxCanberra the amazing event it is.

  • Stephen Collins

    Stephen Collins

    Stephen Collins is passionate and obsessive (often at the same time, and not always to his benefit) and uses those driving forces as TEDxCanberra’s creative catalyst.

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  • Ruth Ellison

    Ruth Ellison

    Without Ruth Ellison’s help, the many hands that make lighter work of TEDxCanberra would be a mess. Ruth’s also mad about robots. None of our volunteers are robots. Maybe…

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  • Allison Denny-Collins

    Allison Denny-Collins

    Picking up any job that needs doing, Alli Denny-Collins makes sure everyone at TEDxCanberra has a great time. So far, she’s also managed to put up with Steve for 20 years…

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  • Ingrid Tomanovits

    Ingrid Tomanovits

    Ingrid is our Executive producer. That effectively means she’s the boss (but not Judith Light). And there is no Tony Danza.

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  • Sharen Scott

    Sharen Scott

    Sharen is Production Manager for TEDxCanberra, making sure everything behind the scenes keeps flowing. It helps to be curious and explore the possibilities.

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  • Nathanael Coyne

    Nathanael Coyne

    Nathanael Coyne assists with attendee experience to make sure everyone who comes to TEDxCanberra has a good time.

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  • Nikki Coleman

    Nikki Coleman

    The third Coleman to get involved in TEDxCanberra (her husband and daughter have been presenters), Nikki manages inclusion in our program and audience.

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  • Pi Lee

    Pi Lee

    Pi joined the team in 2014 and has taken on pretty much anything that comes her way.

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  • Olympia Yarger

    Olympia Yarger

    Joining the team in 2015, Olympia helps our partners discover their TEDxness.

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  • Katharine Pierce

    Katharine Pierce

    A consummate ‘all-rounder’ Katharine (or KP for short) brings her love of event management and communications to the TEDxCanberra team.

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  • Kristin Boag

    Kristin Boag

    Kristin is a part of the Presenter Team. No presenters, no TEDxCanberra; so obviously important!

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