We are aiming to be as sustainable as possible in 2018. Not only will we have compostable plates and reusable coffee cups, we will not have a printed programme on the day. Instead, we will have our very handy app or if you prefer, a PDF download for your phone or tablet.

Powered by Attendify, the TEDxCanberra 2018 app features profiles of our speakers and performers, a venue map and an activity stream for you to interact with fellow attendees before, during and after the event. Very soon, we will also be publishing the full event schedule on the app.

You would have received an email from Eventbrite with the instructions to download the app after purchasing your ticket. This information is included below too.


To access the app, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click here to download the app, or search for ‘Attendify’ on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
  2. Search for ‘TEDxCanberra 2018’ and click ‘Join’.
  3. Type in the event code tedxcbr-app (all lower-case).
  4. You’re all set!


Your ticket has already been linked to the app, so when you first set it up you may find that your name and email have been automatically added. If you need more help, you can follow this handy guide.


Please note that in the interest of reducing paper use, we will not be providing physical programmes on the day. The TEDxCanberra 2018 app will be the main way for you to access the schedule of speakers and performers on the day. If you don’t wish to use the app, you may download a copy of the schedule here.


If you have any questions or need help setting up the app, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at registration@tedxcanberra.org.

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With her non-profit organisation joiningthedots, Penny started The Welcome Dinner Project, a wonderful initiative that gives newly arrived Australians a platform to connect with their communities and overcome isolation through shared potluck meals.

Join us at TEDxCanberra2018 – Divergence to learn more about how Penny’s work has inspired a social movement that turns strangers into friends over the dinner table.

Inspiring, brave, survivor – these are the words that come to mind when we think of Shanna Whan.

As a reformed alcoholic, Shanna has used her own journey and her social media platform ‘Sober in the Country’ to affect real change in what she calls rural Australia’s ‘casual alcoholism culture.’

Join us at TEDxCanberra2018 – Divergence to learn more about Shanna’s amazing road to recovery and how her work is challenging the way we deal with addiction in rural areas.

Schools are given the all important task of educating our children. But what happens when your child is seriously ill and unable to go to class?

Through leadership, unwavering commitment and a compelling personal journey, Megan Gilmour started MissingSchool, an organization that connects sick kids with their classrooms, teachers and peers using the power of technology.

Join Megan at TEDxCanberra2018 – Divergence and find out how MissingSchool is positively changing the lives of many children, families and school communities.

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Join Jolly Jacob, a Canberra-based portrait photographer, at our flagship event in September as she explains why your portrait should be your legacy.


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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 flagship event in September.

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The answer: Regenerative agriculture.

Charlie Massy has spent 36 years farming his family’s land. With a PHD in human ecology and a non-fiction book on regenerative agriculture, he has dedicated his life to learning how to produce nutrient-rich food through organic farming practices.

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? Find out in September at TEDxCanberra’s flagship event.

The ACT government have promised to release zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Now that we’ve made this promise, how will we take control of climate change?

Antonio Mozqueira believes each of us can be a hero. As individuals, we can each make a difference.

Antonio will be sharing his ideas with you at our flagship event in September.