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For two years, a team of dedicated and unpaid volunteers created an amazing, diverse and inclusive event, requiring them to give up a significant portion of their lives outside of their day jobs in order to do so.
A TEDx event is a great place to meet some pretty amazing people, and you really don’t have to “act like an extrovert” to make the most of your time there. Instead, here are some things you can keep in mind to help you get through the day:
School students are being encouraged to share their big ideas with TEDx Townsville. The event’s organisers and Townsville Bulletin Inspire have launched an exciting competition to inspire young minds in the region.
Thinking about attending TEDxTownsville 2016? To know what it’s like, we chatted about last year’s event with Adrian Part, Volunteer, Danielle Faust, Attendee, and Imelda Alexopoulos, TEDxTownsville Principal Partner. Read on to find out what they had to say.
On May 22nd, we held a Creative Gathering for the Townsville community. A creative gathering is a neutral forum for fresh thinking and ideas worth spreading. 200 or more local folks got together to write down their best ideas at our recycled 'Idea's Stations.' Read the ideas collected below.
TEDX IS IN ITS INFANCY IN THE NORTH BUT THE IDEAS- DRIVEN EVENT IS ABOUT TO HAVE A GROWTH SPURT, TOWNSVILLE FOUNDER TANIA CLARKE SAYS
TEDx is in its infancy in the North but the ideas-driven event is about to have a growth spurt, Townsville founder, Tania Clarke says.
Our theme this year is Breaking Barriers, with TEDxTownsville 2016 being about overcoming obstacles and shining a light on what is holding our community back. To explore further, we spoke with Kylie Bartlett, Founder, Women of Achievement, Maddy Voinea, TV Producer, and Renee Turner, Co-curator, TEDxTownsville about what they think are the barriers facing Townsville, and how we can break them down.
Last week I was fortunate enough to get to see the opening session of TED 2016: Dream. It got me thinking about TED’s famous tag line – ideas worth spreading. What makes one talk stand out, what makes you share a talk and tell your friends about it? Why did I immediately share one talk when it came online and not another?
Last year, I was selected to give a presentation called "What if kindness was cool?" at the inaugural TEDx event in Townsville. It was a truly spectacular and mind-blowing extravaganza of all things awesome, and I was honored to play a small part of it. Over the course of many months of preparation, a rollercoaster of emotion, and a variety of highs and lows, I learned a few things. Participating in a TEDx talk was one of the best things I've ever done, and here are three things I took away from the experience:
The beginning of a year seems like the perfect time to start afresh. With celebrations all around, positivity is at an all-time high. It’s easy to make grand plans for self-improvement while in the moment, but just a few weeks down and the enthusiasm starts to wear off.
THE city’s instalment of an international ideas event has officially opened applications for the community to put forward their stories in a bid to recruit motivating public speakers. The second annual TEDxTownsville event will take place on Saturday, September 17, at a venue to be announced. The theme for the event is Breaking Barriers.
Meet our Co-Curator, Renee Turner. Renee is passionate about connecting and engaging within the digital landscape and seeks ways to add value to society!
TOWNSVILLE’S version of an inspirational event aimed at spreading ideas is set to more than double its attendance numbers in its second year.
It’s difficult to convey via words how life-changing the TEDGlobal experience was for me. Attending TEDGlobal was everything I had hoped it to be.
The dynamic duo who appeared on TEDxTownsville's stage early 2015, have been nominated for a National Stroke Foundation Award. The duo shared their positive and inspirational journey about what it's like living with a stroke.
2015 TEDxTownsville Speaker Meg Rintoul spreads the message about mental health and PTSD in the military post TEDxTownsville.
TEDxTownsville was featured in the Townsville Eye on Saturday 30th May, 2015. Speakers were profiled on the day of the event in a two page spread.
THE countdown is on to Townsville’s first TEDx event and thousands of viewers from as far afield as Canada, the US, Indonesia and Guatemala will tune in to watch the speeches live.