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TEDxStKilda 2017 applications

TEDxStKilda is home to ideas that spark bold and brave conversations for inspiring change and empowerment. It brings together curious souls from all walks of life to share knowledge, passion and creativity across the community and the world.

Applications are now closed

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HM Group partners with TEDxStKilda

We are once again very pleased to have HM Group on board as a principal partner at TEDxStKilda. It was truly a pleasure to have such an esteemed organisation offer their support in our inaugural year. Having HM Group’s continued support is testament to our 2015 event, and we are once again excited to showcase some of their best talent in the form of our graphics and stage design.READ MORE

Wanted: Champion Volunteers

Web/Graphic Designer – Volunteer (Part Time)

 

TEDxStKilda was created in the spirit of TED’s mission ‘idea worth spreading’. It is an independently organised event coordinated on a community basis to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. Our goal is to bring people together to share ideas, inspire, inform and create opportunities to discuss some of the complex issues facing our community today.

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COACHES’ CORNER – TIPS FROM OUR SPEAKING EXPERTS

What you need to know about zac gillam

Profession: I have a dual career as a senior policy officer with the Consumer Action Law Centre, advocating for the interests of low-income and vulnerable consumers – and I’m also a filmmaker, with a fledgling production company. I’m a professionally produced screenwriter, with one feature to my name, and have recently had another script optioned by a major production company.
What he loves about TEDxStKilda: TEDx is great because it encourages people to give over a day to learning, absorb new ideas and expose themselves to new perspectives. We get very caught up in our daily lives, locked into repetitive routines – so it’s always nice to step out of that, in a thoughtful way.
What might be underrated about St Kilda: I don’t know if it’s hidden or underrated but I really like the St Kilda Botanical Gardens – they’re awesome. (Editor’s note – totally underrated, not enough people know about these beautiful gardens)
Favourite TED talk: As a natural introvert, who works hard – quite consciously – to put himself out there, I really enjoyed Susan Cain’s talk, The Power of Introverts. In our culture, often the loudest person in the room dominates the conversation – but that doesn’t mean they’re talking the most sense! It was a popular talk that has had over 13 million views, putting it in the top twenty most watched TED talks ever – and I think it genuinely raised people’s awareness of the introvert/extrovert dichotomy.READ MORE

Coaches’ Corner – Tips from our Speaking Experts

What You Need to Know About Kate Follington

Profession: I’m a former radio journalist for ABC and CBC Radio, and currently manager of an online content/web team for the state archives of Victoria
What she loves about TEDxStKilda: Meeting smart people
Her perfect afternoon in St Kilda: Riding my bike from Sandringham Beach to St Kilda and stopping for gelato.
Favourite TED talk: Oh that’s easy. Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen. If you ever want to feel better about world poverty watch this talk.READ MORE