Youth@Frankston

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Theme: Changing Perceptions

Frankston, Australia
February 26th, 2014

About this event

TEDxYouth@Frankston is about bringing youth from all over the Mornington Peninsula together to share and create a network where perceptions are changed and ideas brought to reality.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
    Established in 2007, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects are a national multi-cultural arts company that specialises in going into regional, remote and urban Indigenous communities around Australia to conduct week long workshops as a means of connecting young people, encouraging self respect, re-engagement and creating linkages with traditional culture. IHHP works on the principal of using the arts for change, focusing on Indigenous young people’s strengths to develop their skills and attitudes while working closely with local partners to support community development. Since inception, IHHP have worked extensively across the country, engaging over 200, 000 participants to date and have an amazing story to share.
  • Paul Taylor
    Paul is a game designer, educator, and software engineer. He has worked as a Research Engineer and Lecturer in the past, two very different occupations that he was able to combine into his current role at Quantum Victoria. Paul's work covers a broad range of activities with engineering adventures like re-desinging 3D printers that interconnect with his educational roles including teaching people how to build 3D printers. His current research agenda is towards the better utilisation of technology, transforming the use of it from simple amusements and/or gimmicks, into influential learning tools that have a real opportunity to improve educational quality and accessibility. Outside of this career Paul attends Game Jams (48-hour game development competitions) and similar events including GovHack 2013 (Government data hacking competition), tinkers with software and hardware leading to many unintended adventures.
  • Britt Johnson
    As a public health advocate with a passion for preventative health, Britt’s vision is for all Australian’s to have the opportunity to live healthy and active lifestyles. She is currently the National Policy Officer for Active Living at the National Heart Foundation of Australia and through her work she promotes the importance of active living, and advocates for public policy to create healthier built environments and opportunities for walking, cycling and public transport. Prior to joining the Heart Foundation, Britt has worked on several projects including the 'Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project'. Britt is concerned about what is currently accepted to be “normal”. Without even realising it, our culture and environments shape who we are, however at the moment Australian’s aren’t so healthy! Britt seeks to challenge what we accept to be the norm, and how we perceive and interact with our environments.
  • Bernard Meade
    Bernard Meade holds degrees in science and arts and is continuing his studies with a research masters in astronomy at Swinburne University of Technology. Bernard works for the University of Melbourne as the Innovation and Outreach Officer for ITS Research. He formed the Digital Fabrication Facility with the University Digitisation Centre and has been instrumental in promoting 3D Printing to the research community and in forming collaborations with other institutions. He recently coordinated Australia's first 3D Printing Showcase, held in Melbourne in November. Bernard is passionate about science, 3d printing and other emerging technologies and believes in empowering people to embrace technology to improve the future for everyone.
  • Catherine Moolenschot
    Catherine Moolenschot has been living her dreams from a young age. Her home is in Melbourne but the world is her stage. She is passionate about living with purpose, inspiration,fun and about inspiring others to do the same. She is a published author, professional speaker and facilitator. She published her first novel, called 'A Rough Road', at 13 years of age. At 16, after a year-long cultural exchange to The Netherlands, she began an intense personal development journey. In addition to school, she attended many training courses, read great books and researched the subject of "success". This included interviewing many people who have overcome huge challenges and achieved great things.Catherine is committed to constantly learning and growing, and becoming the best she can be. She believes in pushing the boundaries on what’s possible. She is inspired by greatness.

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Venue and Details

CUBE 37
37 Davey Street
Frankston, 3199
Australia
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Shane Hunt
Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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