About TEDxAdelaide 2017
X=Independently Organised Event
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. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.
TEDxAdelaide is a non-profit initiative made possible thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers.
Like all TEDx events around the world, TEDxAdelaide is planned, organised and delivered entirely by volunteers, each managing their commitment outside of their jobs, businesses, families, and other volunteering ventures. Each member of our core team brings a variety of skills and experiences to the event – as well as great passion for connecting people to ideas and a desire to help Adelaide grow and zoom out on the world stage.
44 Ideas and Counting (Three TEDxAdelaide Events)
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Glenelg Foreshore. Everytime I walk down there it reminds me of why I choose to live in Adelaide. Having moved over from London in 2003, the accessibility of everything we have should never be taken for granted.
Favourite TED talk: How to Start a Movement - Derek Sivers
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Director of Opportunities
Digital Systems & Communities
Favourite thing about Adelaide? The opportunities for creativity and collaboration. The viral way news spreads through word-of-mouth. The grids and predictable patterns - and the surprises, too.
Favourite TED talk: Jill Bolt Taylor - My Stroke of Insight
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Unconventional Coder
Engagement, Speaker Mentor, Event MC
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Adelaide is the first place the Aboriginal flag was flown. It does today above Tarndanyangga.
Favourite TED talk: Gill Hicks: I survived a terrorist attack. This is what I learned.
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Organiser of Random Thoughts and Creativity
Huu Kim Le
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Haighs Dark Chocolate Roasted Almonds
Favourite TED talk: Sheryl Turkle “Connected yet Alone”
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? The Video Game Doctor
30 Ideas and Counting (Two TEDxAdelaide Events)
Favourite thing about Adelaide? The gentle buzz of the city, daylight spilling across the streets, the quiet of the night, watching the twinkle of the lights.
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Shadow Master
Speaker & Communications Manager
Favourite thing about Adelaide? So many things! Chamber’s Gully and Port Willunga for nature and relaxing, McLaren Vale for world-class wine, E for Ethel and Lucia’s for coffee, and WOMADelaide and our many other festivals for cultural stimulation and plain old fun.
Favourite TED talk: Five Ways to Listen Better - Julian Treasure
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Designated Adult-in-Charge
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Its convenience! Adelaide has all the features of a big city and yet everything is less than a 40 min drive away at all times! I think that Adelaide is definitely Australia's best kept secret.
Favourite TED talk: How great leaders inspire action - Simon Sinek
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Wizard of Light Bulb Moments
Favourite thing about Adelaide? It’s a perfect-sized city – small enough to connect, large enough to be anonymous
Favourite TED talk: How Leaders Change Brains and Win Hearts - Fiona Kerr
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Master Storyteller
Accessibility & Inclusion
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Endless beaches
Favourite TED talk: Stella Young - I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Accessibility Master
14 Ideas and Counting (One TEDxAdelaide Event)
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Wine. Adelaide is blessed with a number of nearby world class wine regions, the envy of our neighbour states. When guests come to Adelaide, my recommendations begin and end with all things wine. Also, we have a hugely under rated coastline and some fantastic beaches.
Favourite TED talk: Simon Sinek ‘Start with Why’
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Seych
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Adelaide is such an accessible city. Accessible to great food, fantastic wine, lovely beaches and the freedom of wide open spaces. I love to visit other cities and countries but would only ever live in Adelaide.
Favourite TED talk: Don't die a caterpillar - Bill Allert
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Media wrangler
Senior Graphic Designer
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Adelaide is a small city with a big heart. Technology allows us to work anywhere in the world. Why not do that from the well-organised grid that Adelaide is… without the traffic jams.
Favourite TED talk: Kintsukuroi: finding beauty in a broken world - Maddie Kelly
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Concept wrangler
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Wine country and festivals - my favourite things about my home.
Favourite TED talk: James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? The Lyrical Gangsta
Favourite thing about Adelaide? That you can walk the width of the CBD in 1,000 steps
Favourite TED talk: Casey Brown’s ‘Know your worth, and then ask for it’.
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Word Nerd
Sustainability & Experience Co-ordinator
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Adelaide’s livability is second to none. It is an exciting time to be here, great things are happening.
Favourite TED talk: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - Tim Urban
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Sustainability Superintendent
Ticketing & Registration Manager
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Often described as one of the smallest great cities, I love everything about Adelaide. I love the inter connectedness, the light, the coffee, and of course the wine. This place that I now call home has allowed me to achieve so much that I wouldn’t have done anywhere else.
Favourite TED talk: The Power of Vulnerability - Brene Brown
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Eventbrite Maestro
Graphic & Web Design Assistant
Favourite thing about Adelaide? I love how Adelaide is so relaxed and easy to navigate. I could easily walk through the city and find things I have never seen before!
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname?
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Its generosity - a city that welcomed me 10 years ago and that I now call home.
Favourite TED talk: “The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Space/Time Specialist
Petra Caroline Szabo
Favourite thing about Adelaide? Its passion for interconnectivity and collaboration being at the core, of work relationships - and its stellar coffee & wine culture!
Favourite TED talk: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating - Elizabeth Gilbert
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Chief Wrangler
Favourite thing about Adelaide? The Lifestyle.
Favourite TED talk: Sadhguru - TED India 2009
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Guruver
Sustainability & Experience Co-ordinator
Favourite thing about Adelaide? The people! I am constantly blown away by the warmth and kindness of Adelaidians.
Favourite TED talk: Joe Smith - How to use a paper towel
What's your TEDxAdelaide team nickname? Wearer of Many Hats
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