We’re very excited to announce that the first of our TEDxStKilda talks have been published online. So far we’ve had enormous success since releasing our first videos with over 100,000 combined views. This is an amazing result and we hope our talks continue to inspire this kind of reaction in people. We think these numbers reflect the hard work of our team and the extremely high calibre of our speakers.
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’.
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.