Theme: Reflections. Happenings. Predictions.
September 24th, 2011
About this event
In the Spring, the worlds of art, music, technology, science and the humanities, will come together at TEDxCanberra 2011. We’ve invited our presenters to approach their ideas from one or more of our themes — Reflections. Happenings. Predictions. — and they’re going to deliver on that in remarkable ways to involve the audience, invigorate the senses, astound your mind and tell stories in new and stimulating ways.
Entrepreneur, medical doctor, and philanthropist, Sam applies business rigour to development and healthcare and intends to advance education and eradicate disease across the globe.
Annette Zou and Richard Dear
The value of an education with breadth as well as depth can’t be under stated. As undergraduates, Annette Zou and Richard Dear are trying to change a world of too much depth from the inside.
Science, art, theatre and big complex problems collide when Boho appear. They help to bring science education and understanding to the wider community.
Author and artist, Emma Magenta uses her alter-ego Phillipa Finch to touch on the core of humanity and blend emotion with technology to help us deal with big questions.
Mary-Anne Waldren is known in some circles as “Canberra’s Chief Connection Officer”, in others as “the fast and the furious Mary-Anne”. Business is in her blood and her passion is in making connections.
Matt Noffs is following in his grandfather’s footsteps — helping unemployed youth with innovative and different ideas in social enterprise.
You can live a life in balance with Nature. Nick Ritar, permaculture farmer and educator can teach us how.
Pierre Johannessen is showing young people from the slums of Bangladesh to the peaks of Nepal how incredibly able they are as individuals, and how immensely powerful they are together.
Rafe shares his positive and unique perspective on life through lyrically rich songs, ranging from laugh-out-loud funny to those that somehow manage to be as poignant as they are gently amusing.
Rebecca Scott believes that most intractable social problems aren’t actually intractable — we just need to be far more creative with our solutions.
Sally believes emphatically that the educated tourist is a respectful tourist and that children want to learn about things different to their own experiences and absorb other cultures
Sam Perry works with some of Australia’s most disadvantaged — our indigenous community — focussing on getting them through school and into further education.
In examining the ethics of force multiplier technology, Stephen Coleman is bettering our understanding of the conduct of conflict and what non-lethal weaponry can mean.
By reforming harmful supranational regulations, Thomas Pogge is developing a complement to the patent system to stimulate pharmaceutical innovations that would be accessible, without delay, to poor and affluent patients alike around the world.
Michael Engemann and Damien Tonkin
Damien and Michael are year 12 students from Dickson College in Canberra. They are designing, building and flying UAVs to deliver life-saving rescue supplies to lost tourists stranded in the outback.
Emma Davidson works with women in refugee and indigenous communities on understanding their perceptions of need and the language they use to describe them.
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National Library of Australia
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- Allison Denny-Collins
- Project Manager
- Clare Conroy
- Executive Producer
- Dale Rogers
- Technical Lead
- Gavin Tapp
- Music and Pictures
- Hannah Mattner
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- Jason Conroy
- Online Lead
- Jo Allebone
- Media Liaison
- Jooann Tay
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- Lauren Cochrane
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- Ruth Ellison
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- Sharen Scott
- Experience Design
- Viv Mitchell
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