Unravelling Humanity: Passion, Fear & Failure


12 June 2016, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Phoenix Theatre, Elwood

TEDxStKilda is just around the corner and we can’t wait! A lot of work has gone into this event – months of preparation!

We hope you were lucky enough to get a ticket and will be able to join us on the day. If you can’t be with us this year, be sure to follow our social media for live updates from us and stay in touch for when the talks are uploaded!

This year at TEDxStKilda, expect to learn a little bit about the psychology of pain pleasure. Reconsider what you know about journey from farm to plate and the environmental impact of your eating. Understand the experience of someone you love changing fundamentally.

We are also very excited to be hosting some world-class performance talent. These folks have performed in amazing locations across the world including Ibiza, New York and even the Sydney Opera House! One of our performers will bring a unique voice to the stage; the journey from a war-torn land to the lucky country, told with humour and hope. We have percussion, hip-hop and an internationally recognised DJ.



TEDxStKilda is our very own locally organised TED-style event, planned and coordinated independently, on a community basis. In recent years, TED talks have attracted huge audiences with entertaining, engaging and educational presentations on a wide range of topics.  TEDxStKilda creates an opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxs are open source, local and community-driven events that inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight.

St Kilda is home to a mixed demographic; it heralds some of Australia’s best academics, artists, business leaders, activists, experts and community leaders and yet is also home to some of the more disadvantaged members of our society. Our goal is to bring people together to share ideas, to inspire and inform, to create opportunities for discussing some of the most simple and most complex issues facing our community and society today. We want to foster a community of decision makers, solution designers, and people in the frontline of their industries, as well anyone else who is curious and open to learning. We are committed to creating events where participants, speakers and attendees are challenged to communicate their passions in an exciting and engaging dialogue. We are an organisation staffed entirely by volunteers, all of us a driven by an enthusiasm and belief in TED and its ethos ‘ideas worth spreading’.

Our Vision

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. So what we’re building here is a forum for free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, as well as a community of curious souls ready to engage with anyone and any idea.