Entries by Ingrid Tomanovits

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: Jolly Jacob

Did you know that children who grow up with family portraits on the wall exhibit stronger self-esteem and confidence? Portraits are not just ink on paper. They have the power to reshape identity, self-image and relationships. Join Jolly Jacob, a Canberra-based portrait photographer, at our flagship event in September as she explains why your portrait […]

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: John Sautelle

As individuals, our lives are our stories. But what would happen if we had the ability to change our stories? Could we could change ourselves and the world for the better? John Sautelle is passionate about supporting people live more connected lives, within themselves and in their relationships. Learn more about his ideas at our […]

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: Charles Massy

How can we significantly improve human health and save the planet? The answer: Regenerative agriculture. Charlie Massy has spent 36 years farming his family’s land. With a PHD in human ecology and a novel on regenerative agriculture, he has dedicated his life to learning how to produce nutrient-rich food through organic farming practices.

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: Tasneem Memon

Imagine a world where technology is smarter than humans. Right now, AI has the potential to help businesses and the community in more ways than ever before. Tasneem Memon has spent 12 years working on an algorithm that can allowed biased human minds to develop unbiased AI systems, through cognitive computing. How can that be? […]

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: Tjanara Goreng Goreng

Unemployment is a never-ending problem in Australia, with 10 people looking for work for every job available. So how can Australia introduce social policy to reduce unemployment, and homelessness? Ultimately, what is the solution to ending poverty? Tjanara Goreng Goreng has the answer. She is an academic, a whistleblower, and a firm believer in closing […]

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: Kanesan Nathan

You’ve heard of the Embassy of the USA, of Finland, of Cambodia… but have you heard of the Embassy of Kindness? Kanesan Nathan believes in defining the world by kindness. The transformative driving force of kindness. Which is why he’s half of the driving force behind Embassy of Kindness. An Embassy which has a lot […]

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Divergence 2018 | Introducing: Paul Buckley

Before age 24, Paul Buckley didn’t think he’d ever be in jail. But that’s exactly where he ended up. Hear his unique story, and divergent ideas, about how Australian lives would change with a prison system that actually worked. Paul is the first of our speakers at TEDxCanberra 2018. Stay tuned over the next few […]