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”.

TEDxCanberra 2020: Imagine will take place in September 2020.

Join us for TEDxCanberraSalon: Thrive

For nearly three months, communities across Australia have been in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. With the first wave of infections under control, we can now look forward to going back to a semblance of normal life.

But the world we go back to will be different in many ways – big and small. What does this new normal look like? What can we do to stay positive and safe? How can we help each other on the path to recovery so we can thrive together in this new future?

TEDxCanberraSalon 2020: Thrive will feature the biggest minds and emerging artists that Canberra has to offer in an original, virtual experience.

Join us on Zoom and YouTube Live from 5:30-7pm on 28 May 2020. Register for free here!

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.