Unravelling Humanity: Passion, Fear & Failure


12 June 2016, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Phoenix Theatre, Elwood

While we still aren’t ready to reveal our speakers, we can reiterate that rehearsals are coming along nicely. We can spill a little more about some topics that may be touched upon. Have you ever considered the psychology of pain and pleasure? How much do you know about the journey from farm to plate and the environmental impact of your eating? What would you do if someone you loved changed something fundamental about themselves? Imagine having to relearn everything that was once so simple.

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.


And that’s just some of what’s to come!

Don’t miss out on an incredible event. Share the day with us and walk away with an ‘idea worth spreading’.


Tickets are available via our website from 9am today! A word to the wise, be quick! Last year’s event sold out in under 2 minutes, so be ready if you want to be a part of the fun. 



When? 22 May 2016  How much? $130


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.