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Theme: Self-Determination

This event occurred on
December 2, 2011
6:30pm - 10:00pm AEDT
(UTC +11hrs)
Melbourne, Victoria

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

A TEDxWomen Event is a TEDx event featuring live local speakers as well as a webcast of a talk from the program of TEDxWomen, a one-day TEDx event in the Paley Centers in NYC and LA on 1 Dec 2011, hosted by Pat Mitchell. For more information on TEDxWomen, see:

Theme of TEDxParkvilleWomen:

1. the power or ability to make a decision for oneself without influence from outside
2. the right of a people to determine its own form without influence from outside

As women, in what ways does the creation and negotiation of our 'self' precede conscious choice? How do we begin to make those decisions more conscious? How do women create our own realities, write stories rather than read other's, design our own definition of "success"? What are the tools we need to share with younger generations to change our collective futures?

Yogis, lawyers, activists, business-owners, pioneers, wives, mothers, meditators and daughters all come together to reinforce the truth that only we can and should be the definer of what success means for each of us. Galvanize power to do this in our own lives by sharing with other women who care about creating better futures for all women, and start with themselves.

To register for this event (spaces limited):

The Wheeler Centre
175 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Event type:
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Organizing team


Melbourne , Australia