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Latest
2021.06.09

How do we deliver on-brand events for you in 2021?

WRITTEN BY

Amy-Rose King

TEDxMelbourne and Prime Motive - We would find ourselves asking how can we support, encourage and engage our community in the next month? In the next two months? 

2021.02.26
Design
Culture
Science
Technology

How can we push the envelope on diversity in STEM?

Written by
Julia Leong
2021.02.26

Diversity should be more than a buzzword. According to Dr. Catherine Ball, we have to put the human at the centre of innovation and technology.

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Drone in flight
2021.01.22
Change
Environment
Speaker

Less takeaway could help save the planet

Written by
Julia Leong
2021.01.22

Vanessa suggests, “Changing one person’s perspective helps us as humans to remember to prioritise the environment”. Can we make a difference by simply starting a conversation?

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Whale in Antarctica
2020.12.15
2020
Community
Social Impact

3 Ways You Can Help The Homeless This Holiday Season

Written by
Julia Leong
2020.12.15

The December holiday season is a time that sees loved ones coming together to celebrate the year gone by. 2020 has been a challenging time for many, with COVID-19 knocking us all around in one way or another.

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2020.12.08
2020
Online Events
Music
Community

TEDx launches online music festival in Melbourne

Written by
Amy-Rose King
2020.12.08

At the tail end of this extraordinary year, TEDxMelbourne presents a unique take on an online music gig by combining music performance and interviews.

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2020.11.24
TED Circles
Environment
Community
Discovery

A TEDx perspective on protecting Australia’s waterways

Written by
Sam Amar
2020.11.24

Here’s how we protect Australia’s rivers – according to an Indigenous Scholar, a (PhD Farmer) and an iconic environmental lawyer...

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Man sitting on lake, thinking about the environment.
2020.10.09
Partner
Online Events
Community
Change

Thoughts on connecting online

Written by
Jane Sutherland
2020.10.09

Many of the events and interactions that we habitually weave into the everyday – dinners with family, drinks with friends, coffees with colleagues – have undergone a digital makeover.

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Women on computer looking at a online event.
2020.09.07
TED Circles
Youth
Adventure
Change Making

When should we think more like kids?

Written by
Jane Sutherland
2020.09.07

Thoughts and insights we uncovered at our August TED Circle.

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Three curious kids running off into the distance.
2020.08.10
2020
Change
Volunteer
Teamwork
Technology

A New Website, for a new era

Written by
Gemma Clancy
2020.08.10

Our new website also focuses on telling our ‘story’; why we exist, who we are and hopefully giving a little insight into our team’s culture and personality. 

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New Website Hero
2020.06.23
TED Circles
Resilience

Resilience: How do we meet the difficult moments in life?

Written by
Michelle Cheng
2020.06.23

While we can’t escape difficult moments, we can meet them with resilience by asking key questions. 

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Jessamy Illustration of TEDxMelbourne Circles Event.
2020.03.31
Love
2020
Community
TED Circles

Has technology changed the way we love?

Written by
Tanya Simpson
2020.03.31

We have a plethora of options when it comes to finding love. But still we are lonely. Why?

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Group photo at TEDx Melbourne Circle Event
2019.11.12
Salon
Events
2019

Age: challenging our unconscious bias

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2019.11.12

‘With ageism, that ‘other’ is us’

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Woman Speaking at TEDx Event
2019.10.08
2019
Limitless
Volunteer

Rediscover Melbourne...

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2019.10.08

As told by TEDxMelbourne volunteers

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2019.06.14
2019
Limitless
Events

On the quest of becoming limitless

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.06.14

On 5 June, as part of our ten year anniversary we delved into what Limitless means.

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Photo of speaker at our TEDx Melbourne Limitless Event
2019.05.28
2019
Events
Limitless

THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO BE ALIVE

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.05.28

Future Crunch will show us why.

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Photo of Future Crunch Guys
2019.05.28
2019
Limitless
Events
Speaker

Can we conquer climate change?

Written by
Elise Brown
2019.05.28

Tim Jarvis will teach us how

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Photo of Tim Jarvis
2019.05.25
2019
Public Speaking
Open Mic Night

Your big moment awaits

Written by
Tanya Simpson
2019.05.25

Actors, singers, MCs and comedians make a living from speaking in public. What makes them different from the rest of us?

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Man speaking at ted x melbourne event.
2019.05.20
2019
Limitless
Speaker

Smashing stereotypes for a better world

Written by
Elise Brown
2019.05.20

Kylie Walker is turning her passion into a pursuit.

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Kylie Walker in her lab
2019.05.16
2019
Limitless
Speaker

‘Useful belief’ will challenge you to think positive!

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.05.16

Chris Helder tackles our barriers by tuning our mindset.

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Photo of Chris Helder
2019.05.09
2019
Limitless
Speaker

Tiny but Mighty - don't be defined by your size

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.05.09

Samantha Gash will show us the importance of living our lives beyond our comfort zones.

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Photo of Samantha Gash at the beach
2019.05.08
2019
Limitless
Speaker

Graphene, the wonder material

Written by
Elise Brown
2019.05.08

Dr. Han Lin will tell us how it’s going to change our life.

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Photo of Dr Han Lin
2019.05.02
2020
Adventure
Environment

What does ‘whale snot’ tell us about whales and the ocean?

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.05.02

Dr. Vanessa Pirotta is finding out.

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Scientist in an aquarium
2019.04.29
2019
Public Speaking
Speaker

How to sound like you’re giving your next TED talk

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2019.04.29

Simple things that TED speakers use to overcome public speaking nerves.

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Powerful TEDx Melbourne Speaker
2019.04.29
2019
Community
Design

Our Melbourne community

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2019.04.29

Meet Tess McCabe

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2019.04.14
2019
Limitless
Events

Limitless: The Other Side of Impossible

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.04.14

‘We choose to go to the moon.’

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Limitless graphic. Our 2019 Main Event.
2019.04.04
2019
Podcast

What we're listening to...

Written by
Elise Brown
2019.04.04

TED Radio Hour by Guy Raz

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Person listening to podcast with headphones
2019.04.01
Open Mic Night
2019
Events
Community

Open Mic Night in review

Written by
Elise Brown
2019.04.01

Our 3rd annual Open Mic Night in the heart of Melbourne.

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Woman speaking at TEDx Melbourne Open Mic Night
2019.03.28
10 Year Anniversary
Volunteer
2019

A toast to the TEDxMelbourne community

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2019.03.28

Where did it all began?

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TEDx Team
2019.03.15
TEDWomen
2019
Community

Beyond March 8: every single day counts

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.03.15

How we need to look beyond International Women’s Day.

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Woman Speaking at TEDx Melbourne Event
2019.03.07
2019
Open Mic Night
Events
Community

What we're listening to...podcast

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.03.07

How to fail with Elizabeth Day.

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Open Mic Paper Image
2019.02.20
2019
Open Mic Night
Tips

Uncovering your inner voice

Written by
Cloé Karagozlu
2019.02.20

Reflecting with one of last year’s Open Mic Night speaker’s Josh Brnjac.

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Man speaking at TEDx Melbourne Event
2019.02.15
Change Making
Public Speaking

On the subject of...inspiration

Written by
Elise Brown
2019.02.15
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2018.06.13
2018
The Great Unkown
Events

TEDxMelbourne 2018: The Great Unknown

Written by
Tanya Simpson
2018.06.13

Contemplate how and why your life is where it is today.

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The Great Unkown Graphic
2017.10.13
2017
Revolutionaries
Events

Rebels, Revolutionaries & Us

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2017.10.13

Nothing brings a TEDx brand identity to life more than the speakers.

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TEDx Graffiti
2017.09.12
Community
Organisations
Non-Profits

Building Stronger Communities - TEDxMelbourne

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2017.09.12

Jon Yeo's top tips for non-profits seeking to grow their events.

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People Standing on Hill with Sunshine
2017.09.10
Tips
Revolutionaries

7 Steps To Start Your Revolution

Written by
TEDxMelbourne
2017.09.10

What’s stopping you?

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oUR wrITERS

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Julia Leong
Curation Producer

Writer/UX Designer based in Melbourne with a keen interest in innovation and social causes.

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Amy-Rose King
Events/Producer in Melbourne

Events, Production and Communications based in Melbourne, originally from London. Infinitely curious about people and the world we live in.

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Sam Amar
Creator

Maker of things & adventurer based in Melbourne. I spend a lot of time running around with a camera, but can also be found behind the virtual TEDxMelbourne social media desk.

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Jane Sutherland
Marketing Specialist

Marketing specialist and ex-copywriter based in Melbourne. Still loves exercising her writing muscle when opportunity strikes.

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Gemma Clancy
CX & Insights Manager

Behaviour change advertising account manager, Radelaidian turned Melburnian, serial chamomile tea drinker. Writes blogs on the odd occasion that her typing is fast enough to keep up with the ideas swirling around her brain.

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Michelle Cheng
Writer

Media Advisor and Creative Writing Teacher based in Melbourne, with past lives as a Journalist, TV writer/presenter and lawyer. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn.

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Elise Brown
Digital Content Consultant

Content and Campaign Consultant based in Melbourne. Specialising in making the complex simple. Currently working in financial services.

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Tanya Simpson
Head of Brand Partnerships & Marketing

Side hustle / sporadic writer who enjoys capturing the weird and bizarre moments in life. The serious side of me heads up the brilliant TEDxMelbourne marketing team and they let me capture the mood and energy from some of our events, to keep my love of writing alive.

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Cloé Karagozlu
Cultural Management and Content Creator

Cultural management professional based in Buenos Aires. Writes about culture and all things that are related with social wellbeing and emotional expression. Connect with her here.

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TEDxMelbourne
Writers

The TEDxMelbourne team have been writing blogs for our community for years. We are always after more writers. Get in touch with us to share your ideas.

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Connor Forsyth
Designer

Full Stack Designer based in Melbourne. Writes about community, social enterprises and design. Connect with him here.