Pittwater
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Theme: Blue Skies

This event occurred on
July 5, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
Sydney, NSW
Australia

We have chosen the theme BLUE SKIES for TEDxPittwater. It references the innovative ideas that members of our local community contribute to the broader global community.

Mona Vale Town Hall
1 Park St
Mona Vale
Sydney, NSW, 2103
Australia
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Speakers

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Neil Evers

Neil is one of only 5 known Guringai men in this area from the Garigal Clan. He only recently, in 2008 found out he has Aboriginal heritage. He is proud of his heritage, is a member of the Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater and is involved in many local activities that help to give us all a better understanding and acceptance of the Aboriginal culture and life.

Fred Watson

The turn of the millennium has brought a new dimension to the Space Age -one that was undreamed of only a few years ago. Thanks to a heady mix of new technology and visionary entrepreneurs, space tourism is now a reality that is set to take off dramatically in the near future. In this entertaining and fully-illustrated presentation, Newport's Fred Watson outlines what we might see as space tourism evolves into a mainstream branch of the industry. He argues that the new venture is not merely a fashionable diversion for the very rich, but a necessary step in humankind's emergence as a spacefaring species. He also sees environmental benefits for our own planet.

Peter Rutherford

Everything we eat comes from soil! What is it? What is healthy soil? How does the life in soil, (ie microbes and worms etc), impact on the way food plants grow? Is our human health related to the type of soil that our food is grown in? How do we create a truly healthy society? Ingleside's Peter Ruthrford will share his life’s journey from 20 years of ‘chemical farming’ to 20 years of ‘organic growing and teaching', answering these questions and giving us insights into the relationship between ‘healthy soils’ and healthy humans.

Susan Moylan - Coombs

Susan is an Australian First Peoples Wellness consultant and the director of the Guringai Festival. She will be talking about culture and how it contributes to societal health.

Jess Rosman

Today, children face a health crisis like never before. Obesity and its associated disorders have reached epic proportions, and there are predictions that children will have a shorter life expectancy if trends continue. Teaching children to love their fruit and vegetables is now crucial for children’s long-term happiness and well-being. Scotland Island based teacher/writer Jess Rosman and artist/illustrator Nettie Lodge talk about what led them to create their book series, Kindy Kitchen, and the importance of collaborating on something that could benefit the world.

Nettie Lodge

Today, children face a health crisis like never before. Obesity and its associated disorders have reached epic proportions, and there are predictions that children will have a shorter life expectancy if trends continue. Teaching children to love their fruit and vegetables is now crucial for children’s long-term happiness and well-being. Scotland Island based teacher/writer Jess Rosman and artist/illustrator Nettie Lodge talk about what led them to create their book series, Kindy Kitchen, and the importance of collaborating on something that could benefit the world.

Tamara Sloper - Harding

Tamara has had a long standing relationship with East Timor starting from her days there with the Australian Defence Force. She will be talking about her experiences working with communities in East Timor to rebuild and how they are doing through collaboration with people in Pittwater.

Sajeela Cormack

Newport based Sajeela is a raw cuisine chef, author, natural therapist and permaculturist. She is committed to sharing how to make raw food a way of life through simple and fun approaches to healthy living. Sajeela will be discussing the science of the unique raw cuisine in which she specializes. The extra bonus this event offers TEDxPittwater attendees is the opportunity to enjoy her raw cuisine at the special catered lunch included.

Greg Stonehouse

Greg Greg Stonehouse and his partner Susan Milne are established creators of Public Art and Directors of Eramboo Artist environment. Greg will be presenting their vision for Eramboo, its role in creating constructive conversations and its initiation of change within communities.

Robin Grille

Ground-breaking discoveries about early childhood and the human brain have offered vital clues about the roots of human violence and social disharmony. Our brains’ empathy centres grow – or fail to grow – according to how we are nurtured. Avalon's Robin Grille will cite several examples of startling advances in democracy, peace and social harmony that have resulted from child-rearing reforms around the world. What are the specific implications for parents, teachers and social policy makers? Discover your personal role in this unfolding global movement!

John Illingsworth

John Illingsworth was born and bred in Newport, Pittwater. A passionate film maker and historian he as been piecing together fragments of Pittwater's past part time for years. John will be showing a film of his latest finds on West Head and what a film maker needs to do to get the great shots.

Organizing team

Selena
Griffith

Sydney, Australia
Organizer
  • Selena Griffith
    Curator / Producer
  • Dale Cohen
    MC