A week has passed since TEDxMacquarieUniversity… What ideas have you spread? Last Saturday’s TEDxMacquarieUniversity was an incredible experience for all involved: Speakers, performers, partners, organisers, volunteers and our community! There were inspiring talks, wholesome food and fabulous performers throughout the entire day and night. To re-watch the live feed click HERE. Feedback As you know, we are […]Read more »
TEDxMacquarieUniversity is an inspirational high quality independently-run event, which comprises of engaging talks, exciting performers, stimulating action projects, exhibitions and networking. Events held at universities, organized by both students and administration, have shown the benefit of a captivated audience and groups of engaged volunteers poised to make meaningful change. Macquarie University provides quality education for over 37,000 students and is the employer of 1200 academics. It is internationally recognized as ‘Australia’s Innovative University’ and is the centre of knowledge and incubators for great ideas – a perfect match for TEDx events. Since starting in 2011, we have successfully grown approximately 300% annually, forecasting to sell up to 500 tickets this year and reaching online audience of 100,000 viewers.
For too long we have lived in a world where short-term fixes are ‘good enough’. Imagine a world where people intentionally designed solutions with the future in mind. Imagine if every company followed a ‘future proofing’ process to minimise possible negative consequences. Can we seize opportunities when they arise and protect our future at the same time?
On the 19th of October, a diverse selection of young aspiring entrepreneurs, researchers, futurists, sustainable thinkers and scientists will present their unique perspectives and insights on the TEDxMacquarieUniversity 2013 topic: FUTUREPROOF.
If we had ‘future-proofed’, would we have seen the coming of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008? Could we have foreseen the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Would we have the environmental problems that we face today? Would we live in a world challenged by two seemingly disparate phenomena of over-nutrition and under-nutrition?
Who knows? Looking forward though, perhaps a ‘FUTUREPROOF’ approach to life, work and education could prevent such occurrences in the coming years. This simple change in mindset could ultimately protect the human race
What is TEDx?
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, ideas worth spreading. The program is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
TEDx events are open source, local and community-driven events that inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight.
What is TED?
TED is a global foundation devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, design. Since then, its scope has become even broader. With its two annual conferences, video website TED.com, initiatives and community projects, TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on meaningful change through the power of idea.
TABLE OF CONTENTS- Recent Press- Invite your friends – Transport Options + Parking Permits – Campus Map – Program for the day – Food Glorious food! Thanks to Our Major Sponsor And Event PartnersSydney TrustMacquarie Park Six days to go! Your guide to TEDxMacquarieUniversity With not long to go, TEDxMacquarieUniversity 2013 is our biggest […]Read more »
It is in Human nature to constantly seek out distinctive ideas and contemporary knowledge and although we are the cause of severe damage to our planet we occasionally get it right. TED talks are no ordinary presentation. It is not a sales pitch or a report; it is a vision, an inspiration, and an idea […]Read more »