TEDxSydney 2014 live audience applications open: Tuesday 4 February 2014
SYDNEY: Tuesday 4 February 2014: Annual ideas festival, TEDxSydney, today opened up the application process to attend this year’s event as a member of the live audience. Application forms can be viewed, completed and submitted via the TEDxSydney website: www.tedxsydney.com
Attendees have until Friday 28 February to submit their application for one of the 2,250 seats. Successful applicants will be notified via email on 3 March 2014.
The full day event will be held within the Concert Hall of the iconic Sydney Opera House on Saturday 26 April and, as with the four previous TEDxSydney events, the full day of programming will blend talks and performances with interspersed “tasty video bits”.
On the programming front, our curatorial teams (talks, performances and video), led this year by Editorial Director Edwina Throsby, are working hard to make sure that attendees are delighted, challenged and inspired. For 2014, food will once again be closely integrated with the day’s proceedings.
Last year’s event included talks by anti-poaching crusader Damien Mander; Ron McCallum, who reflected on technology transforming blindness; Joost Bakker, the horticulturalist and entrepreneur; Julian Assange and Benny Wenda’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson; Alice Gorman, the space archeologist, plus a performance from beat-boxer Tom Thum. Thum’s performance has generated over 11 million views on YouTube and is the highest viewed performance in TEDx history.
Remo Giuffré, TEDxSydney Licensee, said: “We are excited to be opening up applications for TEDxSydney 2014. Once again, it is shaping up to be quite a day and we look forward to sharing it with the TEDxSydney community.
“We’re expecting a large number of applicants this year based on the event’s popularity in 2013 – we had over 35,000 watching last year – so, I encourage enthusiasts to jump online and submit an application as soon as possible.
“The application process is straightforward. We’re looking for people who are doing interesting things, and who really want to be in the room on the day.”
Live attendance costs $250 per person and delivers a full day of talks and performances, food and beverages, a goodie bag and an invitation to the after party.
For more information visit: www.tedxsydney.com
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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.