TEDxAdelaide 2017 brings together a stellar line-up of speakers, as we zoom out and showcase the power of Adelaide’s big ideas on the famous red dot. This year we have ideas about health systems, food, community, art, space, advocacy, archaeology, education, energy, personal growth, and a few other things that are better left for the stage…
This event, which will be held on Thursday 2 November at Adelaide Town Hall, is for those who want to help spread ideas and encourage them to grow. It’s also an opportunity to meet others and to share your own ideas for Adelaide and beyond. Read about the speakers below and buy tickets for the 2 November event here.
The 2017 Speaker Lineup
Emma is a celebrated artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. With successful solo shows across the globe, Emma is mentoring young Adelaide artists with the annual Emma Hack Art Prize, now in its fifth year.
Energy is a hot topic at the moment, and Heather has spent a considerable amount of time on how we use this vital resource. She recently completed a Churchill Fellowship on the subject and now has ideas on what our energy future could become.
Surgeon Tarik Sammour chose to settle in Adelaide because he saw its potential as a leader in healthcare delivery and innovation. With an ageing population and spiralling healthcare costs, he has some ideas to solve problems that are relevant to us all.
Sarah K Reece
Sarah shares their time and expertise with growing community networks they have founded. They share openly about their personal experiences relating to sexuality, mental health and disability.
Annie helps adults and adolescents embrace change and cut through the noise to find quietness, laughter and focus within an extraordinarily short period of time.
Dominic is a scientist at Adelaide University working on mitigating climate change whilst improving the resilience of marine ecosystems and local economies through a very inventive collaboration.
Shalom is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works include films about girls living on the streets in Vietnam, Kayan women in Thailand who wear brass neck-rings, and her own pregnancy. Her latest project looks at unconditional love in the most unlikely location.
Joseph Campbell migrated from the United States to Adelaide, a simple process that involved a bit of paperwork. The reality turned out to be a bit more complicated. Ten years as an expat from Chile to Malawi to Adelaide has him now wondering about our place in the world as advocates.
Andrew became concerned by the struggles of many families to eat wholesome food and founded Grow Free, a community network that doesn’t just want food to be nutritious, but free.
Jacinta is an Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri person who grew up in Port Augusta. Last year she won the Flinders University’s Ken Wanganeen medal as the most outstanding Indigenous student for her studies in archaeology, and her dream is to work with her Adnyamathanha community to incorporate their perspectives of yura malka (rock art) into her research.
Brad is the founder of Welcome to Australia, a pastor and progressive thinker. His ‘work’ has seen him engaging with many different cultures both locally and around the world and has seen the rise of activism where it can provide invaluable support to struggling communities.
Flavia Tata Nardini
Space engineer Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency. Nanosatellites have been a big part of her work for a number of years. In 2015, she co-founded Fleet to solve the issue facing businesses globally over the next decade: how to connect the more than 75 billion connected devices expected to come online over the next decade, simply and cheaply. Flavia is currently part of the expert reference group that is reviewing space capabilities in Australia.
Before he turned 30, Louka travelled to every continent, completed two masters degrees, was named Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year, mastering five languages, and studying at Harvard. No wonder he’s one of Australia’s most exciting leaders in education.
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