Canberra gets some more TEDX love

By 1 March, 2013 8

17 April, 2013
1:00 pm

For those of you who love some TEDX action, you’re in for a treat.

We fig­ured why wait until later in 2013 to have another TEDx­Can­berra event, so we’ve been work­ing behind the scenes for a cou­ple of months on some­thing for you – the TEDx­Can­ber­raSa­lon 2013!

Return­ing to our orig­i­nal venue, the National Library of Aus­tralia, the Salon will be a mid-week, after­noon event with a hand­ful of pre­sen­ters (watch for an upcom­ing announce­ment about them – they’re going to be great) and a few TED videos with a focus on mat­ters of prepar­ing soci­ety for the future. We’ll be touch­ing on top­ics of cli­mate change, tech­nol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy and more.

They’ll be announcing who the actual presenters are when registration opens at 9:30AM 2 March.

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8 Responses to Canberra gets some more TEDX love
#1
Madam Cholet11:37 am, 01 Mar 13

Cue ABC 666 love-in with barely a sentence uttered without the word TEDx in it for the next millennium.

#2
globalhandmade12:19 pm, 01 Mar 13

This is wonderful! I absolutely love TED talks!

#3
Mathman12:41 pm, 01 Mar 13

TED – a monstrosity that turns scientists and thinkers into low-level entertainers, like circus performers.

#4
Ben_Dover12:43 pm, 01 Mar 13

What is this?

#5
poetix12:55 pm, 01 Mar 13

Ben_Dover said :

What is this?

TEDx is geektalk for wankfest.

#6
dpm1:03 pm, 01 Mar 13

poetix said :

Ben_Dover said :

What is this?

TEDx is geektalk for wankfest.

So, like a geeky poetry event then? ;-)

#7
Gungahlin Al5:01 pm, 01 Mar 13

Why shouldn’t there be a TED here in Canberra? We have an amazing proportion of people doing incredible work in science, policy, IT and any number of other arenas. And plenty of people willing to learn from them.

I really do not get the anti-TED sentiment. Inspiring people sharing discoveries, ideas and projects that in turn inspire others to do great things. Talks like these:
http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html
http://www.ted.com/talks/carolyn_porco_could_a_saturn_moon_harbor_life.html

Yep. Sounds like something that should be discouraged. Or at least disparaged. The same way we dumped on smart kids at school.

#8
Link6:21 pm, 01 Mar 13

Mathman said :

TED – a monstrosity that turns scientists and thinkers into low-level entertainers, like circus performers.

There is very little point in having big ideas if you don’t have the ability, desire, or forum to share them.

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