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Best of TEDXSydney 2013

I attended TEDxSydney  on Saturday which had moved to iconic Sydney Opera House as a venue. This year’s 2,200 attendees were deliciously catered for by Matt Moran and the grass roots movement ‘Grow it local’.
Telstra, Qantas, Samsung, U of Syd and NAB were some of the main sponsors, lending a more corporate component. At the same time the conference was still retaining a lot of the activism and volunteering spirit.

Best musical performer (IMHO) was Kate Miller-Heidke, best MC Jess Scully, most famous attendee Marc Newson and probably most powerful speech by Omar Musan.








The above photos are posted under CreativeCommons from TEDxSydney’s flickr stream.

The talks themselves are still being edited so I will update this blog with another post when they are available on their YouTube channel

Here are my personal favourites from the films they played in between:


Summary of TEDx Sydney

TEDx Sydney at Carriageworks

shot by Le Black Book

Having attended the inspirational marathon that is TEDx Sydney I had planned to write a personal summary of impressions and thoughts. Rather than dwelling on why I haven’t written it yet – because it certainly wasn’t due to a lack of quality talks on stage and chats in the break – I am taking the easy way out. Here is a link to Simon Bloomfield’s extensive post on the STW Nextness blog. And be sure to check out the TED Ed initiative as presented by founder Chris Anderson.

You can hopefully catch up soon with videos of the TEDx talks on their YouTube channel. Given that my ex-colleague Darryl Nichols might be speaking at TEDx Sydney 2013 about his awesome Garage Sale Trail project, I am already mentally lining up for next year.