Some of South Australia’s most inspiring and interesting women will take to the stage on 1 December 2012 for the inaugural TEDxAdelaideWomen event.
The program will offer a rare window into the lives of Adelaide women on and off the beaten track. There’ll be tales of courage and bravery, innovation and design, news and views, and bucking society’s expectations.
Niki Vincent, CEO of the Leaders Institute of South Australia – which offers a High Impact Women in Leadership Program – will take to the stage, as will Young South Australian of the Year (2012) Vanessa Picker, young entrepreneur and equality campaigner. University of South Australia’s PhD candidate Carla Daunton will present her experience developing diagnostics for acute and chronic wound management.
You’ll also hear personal insights from women working in the law, in escort services, in food styling, in television and even the unusual combination of a tea-making journalist. A woman’s experience of the Stolen Generation will also be presented.
This diverse group of women will offer an Adelaide perspective on the 2012 theme for the global TEDxWomen movement: The Space Between – how women are less likely to approach subjects from a black-or-white perspective, as they see the gray area in between. There is a curiosity in wanting to explore what is in between extremes, to gain the big picture and find the areas where we need more understanding and perhaps compromise. Women know that this is where life happens—the places in between.
This event is open to anyone who wants to come, but places are limited. Tickets are $30.
TEDxAdelaideWomen – 1 December 2012, from 1-6pm at The Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA City West Campus
For media enquiries, Petra Dzurovcinova, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0488566050
TedxWomen 2012 events represent the third year of conferences in a series that has sparked a vibrant ongoing conversation about women and girls worldwide who challenge and redefine the traditional rules and roles ascribed to women and men, girls and boys.
About TEDx, x = independently organized 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.