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This event occurred on
April 17, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
Melbourne, VIC

TEDxUniMelb 2013 will be an event of diverse lineup of speakers. Topics include maximising brain efficiency, channelling students and policy makers, youth initiative to end poverty and novel stories about Melbourne localities, etc.
Entry on $5 for non-members and on gold coin donation for members. Please pay at the door.

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Asia Center
University of Melbourne
Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC
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Eyal Halamish

Eyal Halamish is the Chief Executive Officer of OurSay. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Eyal is a former college campus activist, now works as an ‘activist in a suit.’ He is the CEO of OurSay, which connects the public with leaders in our community on OurSay.org. In the last year, OurSay has partnered with Google, Youtube, ABC, SkyNews, Fairfax and Crikey and worked with Prime Ministers, State Premiers and Local Government to ensure people’s questions are answered and profiled at large. . Eyal was selected as a 2012 Unreasonable Institute Fellow as well as a 2009 Centre for Sustainability Leadership Fellow and in 2011 OurSay received a Crikey Media Innovation Award. Prior to OurSay, Eyal worked as a management consultant for the world’s largest mining companies as well as Australia’s energy providers and banks. . Eyal has presented about changing the political-media landscape at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, New News Conferences, and Emerging Writers’ Festival. He has also been part of the UK’s Chinwag Digital Mission to Washington in 2011. Eyal has also presented to local and state government practitioners about government 2.0.

Jenny Brockis

Dr. Jenny Brockis is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, long fascinated by the brain and human behaviour. Her mission is to become the Jamie Oliver of brain fitness, making brain fitness as widely appreciated as nutrition. She works with individuals and organisations to develop leadership, improve collaboration, and increase productivity and efficiency. Her approach is based on practical neuroscience, which allows us to understand why we think or behave the way we do and how implement effective behavioural change. A professional speaker and accredited Member of the National Association of Speakers, Jenny was awarded the Arthur Garvey Trophy in 2010 as Speaker of the Year. She is also continuing her own brain's education with further study into the neuroscience of leadership, and has written her first book "Brain Fit! How Smarter Thinking Can Save Your Brain". She also writes articles for business and general magazines, including the W.A Alzheimer's Association and has featured on local TV and radio.

John Jenkins

John Jenkins is a prize-winning poet, widely published non-fiction author and editor, former print and radio journalist, and now teacher. He has worked both in Australia and overseas and taught writing-related subjects at local and university level, most recently at La Trobe University. He lives in Kangaroo Ground on Greater Melbourne’s semi-rural fringe, about 35 km north-east of the CBD.

Organizing team


Melbourne, Australia
  • Matt Pierri
    marketing/speaker liaison
  • Patrick Liu
  • Emily Casey
    on stage host/video editor
  • Roneil Kintanar
    stage management
  • Deepak Poola
    speaker liaison
  • Oliver Lock
    graphic designer
  • Maureen Lu