TEDxSYDNEY EXPANDS TO THE EDGES OF AUSTRALIA
TEDxSydney 2014 invites Aussies to host satellite events on 26 April
Sydney – Wednesday, 12 March 2014: Annual ideas festival, TEDxSydney, is aiming to bring Australian ideas to an audience of over 10,000 people across remote Australia via its unique, satellite event program. The program allows fans to tune into the full day of inspiring talks and performances on 26 April, live and for free, by registering a venue on the TEDxSydney map.
TEDxSydney launched the satellite program in 2013. Last year it saw 8,000 people around Australia and the world setting up open or private events in their home, workplace or in public venues to participate in the day’s activities. Live online streaming for this year’s event will be available nationally and worldwide on: ABC Big Ideas, YouTube and Livestream.com.
Satellite Events Coordinator, Josh Stinton, said the program for 2014 was focusing on bringing the TEDxSydney experience to rural and regional communities and capital cities all across Australia to help expand the TEDxSydney community.
“Last year’s program was a huge success with over 45 satellite events held across the globe,” he said. “This year, with our growing satellite event offering, we’re looking to further increase TEDxSydney’s reach from the east to the west coast and all communities in between!”
Satellite events already lined up for the 2014 festival include Surfers Paradise, Newport, Sydney Darwin, and the Blue Mountains – with more added daily.
Each satellite event organiser is assisted in not just creating their own event – but their own unique experience to address their audience in the most meaningful way. Suggested ideas include having a dedicated Master of Ceremonies to facilitate discussions with their attendees, hosting their own speaker panels, performances, or simply watching the talks and discussions in real time.
Anyone can be part of the online conversation and the Twitter hashtags for the day are #TEDxSydney and #TEDxSydSat.
About TEDxSydney: TEDxSydney is an independently organised event licensed from TED by longtime TEDster, Remo Giuffré (REMO General Store) and is organised by a network of fellow thinkers and other long time collaborators. For a full listing of 2014 organisers see TEDxSydney.com. TEDxSydney is made possible by the generous contribution of its partners, sponsors and volunteers. Please direct TEDxSydney 2014 partnership enquiries to Felicity Fellows or Kate Dezarnaulds via the contact page on our website.
About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised 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-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.
About TED: TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 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 North America (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in another part of the world. 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro.