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This event occurred on
October 23, 2010
7:00pm - 5:00am AEDT
(UTC +11hrs)
Canberra, ACT

TEDxCanberra is about "Thinking Way Beyond" What might be the best or ultimate state of our society, technology or lives should we get there? How should we do that? Why should we? How do we make it happen?

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra, ACT, 2600
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Kristin Alford

Kristin Alford explores the role of emerging technologies in broader social contexts, communicating their value to the wider community.

Ed Bosworth

Ed Bosworth is looking to ensure we don

William DeJean

William believes education can birth new consciousness for humanity and hopes you do too

Ash Donaldson

Think you know what you think? Ash Donaldson will show you you have no idea what you know or think.

Sunny Forsyth

Working to bring clean water to the world, Sunny Forsyth helps bring the skills and tools needed to the communities he works with.

Miriam Lyons

Miriam Lyons takes a look at remaking Australian culture, for want of a smaller topic.

Pat McGorry

2010 Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry is a leading international researcher, clinician and advocate for mental health reform.

Dawn O'Neil

Dawn O

Marco Ostini

Marco Ostini want us in space; there are big questions there that need answering.

Francis Owusu

With Kulture Break, Francis Owusu is starting a movement that will break down barriers and negative views.

Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce will get you thinking about what our hyperconnected future means

Julie Posetti

While she

Will Steffen

Climate change is rapidly becoming the defining challenge for humanity in the 21st century. Will Steffen leads the fight from the side of science.

Simon Taylor

Belief. Disbelief. What

Mitchell Whitelaw

Digital preservation of visual cultural assets in new ways makes Mitchell Whitelaw

Pete Williams

Pete Williams wants to change the way we think - creativity for the betterment of society - to rebuild damaged communities.

Organizing team


Canberra, Act, Australia
  • Nathanael Boehm
    Photographer, runner
  • Lauren Cochrane
    Runner, printing, logistics
  • Allison Denny-Collins
    Audience wrangler, project manager
  • Hannah Denny-Collins
    Presenter wrangler
  • Ruth Ellison
    Check-in manager, runner
  • Michael Honey
    Tech wrangler
  • Clare Irwin
    Catering, runner, team house-mother
  • Darren Menachemson
    Visualiser and historical recorder
  • Gavin Tapp
    Signage, photographer
  • Chee Ching
  • Corinne Patterson
  • Paul Liddelow
  • Brad Jessup