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Theme: An Optimistic Challenge

This event occurred on
September 8, 2012
9:00am - 7:00pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

In a world where com­plex­ity, con­flict, cri­sis and self-interest seem to dom­i­nate, we want to take a dif­fer­ent approach. Let’s instead imag­ine a world where prob­lems still exist, but learn­ing from fail­ure and our pre­pared­ness to refuse to say “I can’t” guide us towards a place where our opti­mism helps us believe that all prob­lems have solu­tions if we address them in a sus­tain­able way. In this, we embrace An Opti­mistic Chal­lenge.

TEDx­Can­berra 2012 takes place at The Play­house on 8 Sep­tem­ber 2012.

The Playhouse
Civic Square
London Circuit
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600
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Organizing team


Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Allison Denny-Collins
    Project Manager
  • Clare Conroy
    Executive Producer
  • Gavin Tapp
    Music and Pictures
  • Lauren Cochrane
    Design Director
  • Tim Conway
    Partnerships Director
  • Jo Allebone
    Media Director
  • Ruth Ellison
    Volunteer Coordinator