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’.

Join us for TEDxCanberraCountdown: Ideas Challenge

  • Are you aged between 15-23?
  • Have you always wanted to give your own TED talk?
  • Do you have a great idea for climate change?

If so, we need you.

Join our virtual ideas challenge – designed to turn your ideas into action!

The challenge starts on Thursday 9 July and ends on Thursday 23 July. It includes:

  • A short conversation with a global expert on climate action.
  • Watching training videos which explain how to turn your idea into action!
  • An online appointment with an education expert at the Ed Institute to develop your idea into a realistic plan for change.

How you want to present your idea is up to you. The only condition is that it needs to be a maximum of 3 minutes.

The best submissions will be invited to present LIVE at a special TEDxCanberra community event (which you can invite your friends and family to!) on 7 August 2020. You’ll also receive coaching from one of our expert speaker coaches – an experience that our adult TEDxCanberra speakers get before they hit the stage.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3dKrTG8 

Do you want to speak on the TEDxCanberra stage?

We will shortly be curating speakers and performers for our 2020 program of TEDxCanberra events. Each TEDx­Can­ber­ra 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.