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Welcome to TEDxCanberra – our community’s ideas festival

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global movement dedicated to sharing great ideas that change the world for the better. TEDxCanberra is a program of independently organised, nonprofit and volunteer-run TED events serving Australia’s national capital.

Every year, we showcase the best ideas from Canberra and around Australia to the world, and act as a platform for up-and-coming changemakers and artists. Since our conception in 2010, we have inspired thousands of people with ‘ideas worth spreading’.

Register to attend TEDxCanberra 2021: Lost/Found

TEDxCanberra 2021: Lost/Found event art

At TEDxCanberra 2021, we are showcasing the Canberrans who are setting out to change the world with great ‘ideas worth spreading’. This year’s theme is Lost/Found.

Since 2010, TEDxCanberra has brought together thousands of Canberrans to celebrate great ideas on science, technology, arts, culture and the humanities.

In 2021, we will build on this incredible history by inviting speakers and performers to present powerful ideas exploring how we might grow, learn, become more hopeful in the face of uncertainty and disconnection.

Our COVIDsafe event will present to you a day of live talks, performances and workshops by change-makers, trail-blazers and big thinkers from Canberra out to change the world, one idea worth spreading at a time.

Register now.

Do you want to speak on the TEDxCanberra stage?

We are in the process of curating speakers and performers for our 2021 program of TEDxCanberra events. Each event features a carefully curated selection of the region’s most innovative and inspiring ideas.

If you know someone with an idea that belongs on the TEDxCanberra stage, or if you have an idea yourself, we want to hear from you. Outline who you are nominating, how we can get in touch with them, and give an overview of the idea. Remember, the key criterion is that you have an idea worth spreading.

Apply here.

Discover the highlights from past TEDxCanberra events

Check out ten years of TEDxCanberra talks and performances on our official YouTube channel.