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Theme: Re:Connect

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October 27, 2018
Sydney, New South Wales

TEDxHaymarket is back for 2018, and bigger than ever! This year we explore the theme 'Re:Connect'. On October 27 at COMMUNE, Waterloo; we'll explore how technology is challenging the way we have traditionally communicated, collaborated and built communities, and is now creating new methods and behaviours that guide our human interactions in the digital age.

Digital technology has provided us a means to connect and stay connected with one another easier than ever before. It has also provided a channel for anonymity and bullying, the spreading of propaganda and fake news, and helped to polarise views and social groups. It has also shifted our preference for deep, meaningful connections to short, superficial and, at times, self-centered interactions.

We cannot wait to announce our speakers who'll tackle this topical theme and explore a myriad of ideas, solutions and perspectives on how to reconnect with themselves, others and the world. We'll see you there!

901 Bourke St, Waterloo NSW 2017
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
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Adam Brimo

CEO, Open Learning
Adam Brimo has worked as a Software Engineer in various companies including Macquarie Bank, Westpac and has led a successful campaign generating a $1bn network upgrade for Vodafone AU. Brimo is currently the CEO of OpenLearning.com, a social platform joined by over 1 million students. In recognition of his impact in Asia, he was named Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in the Consumer Technology sector in early 2017.

Cam Scott

Street Artist
Known as NotNot in the art streets of Sydney Born in New York, Scott has been working in Sydney - with truly unique works that provoke thought as well as a distinctive aesthetic. He has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and The Venice Biennale/Guggenheim, where he showcases his love for found and recycled materials through painting and stenciling. His conventional works of art has merged the likes of digital and analogue processes with beguiling results.

Jess Wilson

National Director, Good Things Foundation
Wilson is currently the National Director at Good Things Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organisation that has the vision to support older Australians to better understand the internet through digital connections. With the support of over 1200 digital mentors, network events and helplines to facilitate training on improving online skills, as a result - over 2 million Australians has benefitted since 2010. She brings a strong background on improving social outcomes through her experiences in mental health, domestic and community violence, family support services as well as other community matters.

Katharina Kuehn

Chief Strategy Officer, The Winning Group
She is known as one of Australia's leading consumer neuroscientists, driven by understanding the "why" behind human behaviour - and what it means for people, brands and organisations. Kuehn is a Chief Strategist at Winning Group, published author of "The social construction of brands" and Australia's only practitioner of Limbic. Katharina Kuehn has also been an acting advisor to leading retailers and manufacturers globally, such as Yamaha, American Express, BP, Nestle as well as Qantas.

Trevor Lowder

Founder, Craft Beer Coopery
There are almost 4 million Australian’s living with a mental illness. Trevor Lowder is one of them. A visionary and entrepreneurial marketer, he has over two decades of blue-chip experience gained with several market leading, multi-national consumer goods companies. Yet 2007, with previously little knowledge of what depression was - Trevor began experiencing severe anxiety attacks and thoughts of suicide that would later be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder, caused as result of watching his brother die of electrocution a decade earlier. Wanting to help others, he founded the Craft Beer Coopery after stumbling upon a solution while crafting a backyard conversation with a neighbour he barely knew. By having a drink with a mate, it helps to elicit the start of a conversation as well as the start of a connection.

Vincent Candrawinata

Technical Director
At the age of 25, Dr Candrawinata was awarded his PhD - the youngest PhD holder in his field. He has made a remarkable breakthrough in antioxidant extraction technology as he developed the most potent dietary antioxidant available anywhere in the world. This discovery allows further exploration on a possible new frontier in the prevention of cancer and other inflammation related diseases. As one of the founders of Renovation Bioscience, his research activated a range of antioxidants derived by the healthiest of fruits - apples. Whilst in 2015, Dr Candrawinata was recognised by the Australian Government as an individual with a Distinguished Talent in Research and Acadamia - the youngest ever to have received this honour.

Weh Yeoh

Co Founder & CEO, Umbo
Weh Yeoh was born in Sydney and has lived, volunteered and worked in a number of countries in Asia including Vietnam, India as well as China. During his journey, he met a boy named Ling - who slurs his speech. With Yeoh's background as a professionally trained physiotherapist, he utilised basic speech therapy and has assisted Ling in going to school the first time as well as excelling within his cohort. Given this encounter - it has inspired him to found OIC Cambodia where he has the desire to see this success mimic every child in Cambodia, as there is not one local speech therapist within the country. He currently leads a social enterprise called "Umbo" which is designed to improve access to allied health services for children in rural Australia.

Organizing team


Sydney, Australia
  • Damian D'souza
  • Marina Zarnitsyna
  • Vivian Tran