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24 May

TED Curator Chris Anderson to Speak at TEDxSydney 2012

by launch-admin May 24, 2012 0 Uncategorized


Watch TEDxSydney LIVE Online at YouTube.com/TEDxSydney


SYDNEY, Aust., 24th May, 2012 – Annual ideas event, TEDxSydney is pleased to announce that TED Curator Chris Anderson will speak at the event on Sat 26th May.


Chris Anderson will address the TEDxSydney audience ahead of hosting the Sydney leg of the TED Worldwide Talent Search, which will take place on Sunday 27 May at the same Carriageworks venue.


Chris Anderson’s address, together with all of the talks and performances for 2012 can be viewed by either turning up to experience the simulcast in the Carriageworks foyer, or by tuning into the live stream broadcasting from TEDxSydney’s YouTube channel for the entire day. From 9:00AM AEST go to: YouTube.com/TEDxSydney.


TEDxSydney licensee Remo Giuffré (General Thinking) said that Chris Anderson’s presence at the 2012 event would provide insight into TED’s current focus and would likely touch on one or more of the many initiatives that are being explored in pursuit of the mission to spread great ideas.


“Chris is a visionary who drives change. We are delighted that the TED Curator will be taking the stage alongside our 2012 speakers and will be laying down the gauntlet for Sydney’s leading communicators to effect change. I’m sure that Chris will not only inspire his fellow speakers but also the TEDxSydney audience, in person and via the livestream. We are all looking forward to hearing first hand the role that the TED community hopes to play in the ongoing journey to make the world a better place,” said Mr Giuffré.


The confirmed speaker lineup for TEDxSydney 2012 includes: a robotics researcher & developer, an environmental historian, a movement entrepreneur, a leading psychologist on imaginary friends, an award winning researcher of weeds, an expert of on the evolution of Australian English, architects and creative designers, a Nobel Prize winning astronomer, a Professor of Visual Neuroscience, a political theorist and philosopher, a multi-media artist, a world leader in data storage and some truly inspiring musical performers. A full listing of speakers and performers is available at http://TEDxSydney.com



Emily Dahdah 02 9492 1000 or m: 0413743737 e: emily@launchgroup.com.au

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About TEDxSydney: TEDxSydney is licensed by longtime TEDster, Remo Giuffré (REMO General Store) and is being organised by a voluntary network of fellow thinkers and other long time collaborators. For the 3rd year running, the Executive Producer for 2012 is Curator Janne Ryan and the Event Director is David Glover. For a full listing of 2012 organisers visit http://TEDxSydney.com
TEDxSydney is made possible by the generous contribution of its partners, sponsors and volunteers.


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 nonprofit organisation 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.


For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration


Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED