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Theme: Untapped

This event occurred on
May 26, 2013
11:00am - 4:30pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
Hawthorn, VIC

TEDxMelbourne returns in 2013 with a series of events exploring the theme 'Untapped'.

What are we missing by only looking at the obvious? What other ways are there to experience the world? Is technology changing how we think?

Join other leaders, visionaries and change-makers as we tap into the vast pool of undiscovered, unrecognised and underground world of ideas through an afternoon of live TEDxTalks and videos. Maybe you'll discover some of your own untapped potential in the process...

Here's a small drop of some of the featured talks on the day:

The epidemic of over-seriousness: can the science of humour defend us?
Lifetime without fear: early treatment of anxiety disorders
Hello Mr Blue Sky: the clear future of solar technology

Also, Leyla Acaroglu, who delivered her talk Paper or plastic? to this year's TED conference in Long Beach, will be with us on stage.

Swinburne ATC Building
451 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
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Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla is a sustainability strategist, a designer, social scientist and educator. She spoke at TED2013 in Longbeach and has been named one of Melbourne’s Top 100 People of Influence.

Aravind Burla

Aravind designed and deployed India’s first ever Pico satellite, for which they are awarded the prestigious Hans Von Muldau team award and an entry into Limca Book of World Records.

Zara Grose

Zara is a Director of Humour Australia. She believes “Good humour is Good Business” and is an expert in helping people lighten up and get more out of their work and their lives.

David John Jones

David is the Project Coordinator for the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium, aiming to develop printable organic solar cells, based at the University of Melbourne.

Chris Varney

Chris is an advocate for children’s rights. His advocacy began as a 16-year-old Youth Ambassador for World Vision during which he became active in anti-poverty campaigning.

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Melbourne, Australia


Melbourne East Melbourne, Australia