Entries by Rebecca Warton

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TEDxCanberraSalon 2019: No Place Like Home

TEDxCanberra returns for an evening of inspiring talks and performances exploring the idea of ‘home’. Why is the ‘home’ integral to human security, a functioning society, and overall health and well-being? What does the concept of home mean to different people at different walks of life? What can you expect from our No Place Like Home […]

All the on the day information you could need

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, […]


Speaker: Dean Parkin

In May 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, coming from all points of the southern sky, made the Uluru Statement From The Heart. Building on decades of activism in pursuit of constitutional reform and self-determination, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples reached out to the nation in a heartful effort to create a movement […]


Speaker: Jackson Thomas

Seven in ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia have scabies at any given time. What if we could use traditional Aboriginal bush medicine to treat it? Dr Jackson Thomas is a pharmacist and academic scientist at the University of Canberra who studies child health in Indigenous Australian communities. Together with his research […]

Our Speakers & Presenters in 2018

TEDxCanberra will be held on the 8th of September at the Canberra Theatre. This years theme, Divergence,  is about exploring solutions beyond the norm, breaking patterns and challenging assumptions. It’s about the need to think, see and act differently. Tickets are on sale now and close on the 31st of August and more information including […]


Performer: Katie Senior & Liz Lea

Katie Senior is an amazing dancer, and an extraordinary human, who happens to have Down Syndrome. Liz Lea is a performer, choreographer and producer who has travelled the world to dance. Together, Katie and Liz will perform a piece about how Down Syndrome affects people differently, yet we’re all the same.


Performer: Chris Ryan

Comedian, Canberran, Chris. A three-word intro for Chris Ryan who will use plenty of words, probably not all starting with c, to get you laughing at our flagship event in September. Chris is a local comedy queen who will keep you on your toes with her natural humour and comedy spiel.