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Theme: Challenge, the unknown. Experience, the new.

This event occurred on
October 29, 2013
3:30pm - 5:30pm AEDT
(UTC +11hrs)
Melbourne, VIC

We are dedicated to engaging, communicating with and empowering our employees through innovative work place initiatives and platforms. We believe this TEDx event has the potential to stir our ideas and spin us in to creating truly great value for Coles. Our end goal is to be an engine generating awesomness!

Coles Supermarkets (Store Support Centre)
800 Toorak road
Hawthorn East
Melbourne, VIC, 3023
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Zara Swindells-Grose

Zara is a Director of Humour Australia (or HA!) and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. She is also a multi-talented presenter, writer, performer, recording artist, radio & television host. She is a communication and engagement expert who has helped people at companies like Bayer, Cadbury, Coke, Microsoft, IBM, Origin, Telstra Global to lighten up and get more out of their work and their lives. Zara believes "Good humour is Good Business" and that there is power in humour for improving health, happiness and the bottomline. Most recently, Zara and her partner created a sci-fi children's animation called 'Zuzu & The SuperNuffs'. Produced by Melbourne's award-winning Matchbox Pictures - it is airing globally in 90 countries and 16 languages!

Chris Varney

Chris Varney is an advocate for children’s rights. His advocacy began as a 16-year-old Youth Ambassador for World Vision. He went onto becoming the National Co-Director of World Vision’s youth movement and later in 2009 the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. For his efforts he has received the 2012 National Award for Youth in Advancing the Legal Rights and Interests of Children and Young People and the 2012 Future Justice Medal.

Pratap Patnaikuni

Pratap Patnaikuni grew up with a passion for being inquisitive. This inquisitiveness led him to a career in technology strategy, and subsequently to lecturing university postgraduate students. He found himself turning to the world of science communication, producing a science podcast that is heard all around the world. He has interviewed Nobel Laureates, Australians and has engaged in political discourse with politicians during Federal Elections around science and research funding. In 2010, he came runner up (by public vote) in National Science Week Australia’s Microblogging category in the “Big Blog Theory” competition to find Australia’s best science communicators, beating out highly fancied finalists. Pratap is a creative storyteller, a thought provoker, and is not afraid of asking the silly questions to help inspire others.

Organizing team


Melbourne Victoria, Australia


Melbourne, Australia