TEDxMelbourne is your very own Melbourne-based independently organised TEDx community.

We are run by a team of passionate volunteers that strive to challenge how people think and feel about the world through sharing ideas that encourage curiosity, creativity, courage and connectedness.

From climate issues to politics, technology, globalisation and freedom of speech, each area has allowed us to shine a light on what's current and relevant to you. We look forward to continuing to deliver ideas worth spreading, alongside you — our community.

The old man in a lab coat - Smashing stereotypes in science

The old man in a lab coat - Smashing stereotypes in science

Kylie Walker
2019
Science
Education
Year of Living Virtually

Year of Living Virtually

Sam Doust
2016
Design
What "whale snot" tells us about whales and the ocean

What "whale snot" tells us about whales and the ocean

Vanessa Pirotta
2019
Environment
Science
Turning impediments into opportunities

Turning impediments into opportunities

Tim Chan
2013
Behaviour
Community
Why the Amazon proves Darwin was wrong

Why the Amazon proves Darwin was wrong

Yossi Ghinsberg
2018
Adventure
Environment
Is an AI your next creative partner?

Is an AI your next creative partner?

Dave King
2019
Creative
Limitless
Repairing the broken food system

Repairing the broken food system

Dr Anika Molesworth
2022
Kintsugi
Environment
If the blind could see

If the blind could see

Alberto Rizzolli and Marita Cheng
2016
Spirituality
Can you afford to ignore the female economy

Can you afford to ignore the female economy

Jacinta Carboon
2015
Behaviour
Economics

About TEDx

TEDxMelbourne is an independent organisation created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.”

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMelbourne, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMelbourne event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Find out more about TEDx program www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program.

Volunteering with TEDxMelbourne

TEDxMelbourne is a 100% volunteer run organisation – we have a vibrant and productive team, and are always on the lookout to add great skills and experience to that mix.

It is our mission to create Melbourne’s most captivating experience for visionaries, change makers and community. To change the way people see and think about the world they live in.

Published: 

February 20, 2024

Design Technologist

We’re looking for a Design Technologist to join our Operations Team at TEDxMelbourne.

Published: 

November 29, 2022

Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to and in partnership with the Board and the Licensee, the CEO is responsible for the success of TEDxMelbourne, ensuring a meaningful contribution to the TEDxMelbourne Community. In close collaboration with the Leadership cohort, Stakeholders and Members, the CEO will be responsible for accomplishing the TEDxMelbourne mission and vision through the effective leadership and management of the leadership team and strategic business operations. Applications Close: 5pm 20th December 2022