We live for ideas
Big ones. Small ones. Scary ones. Inspirational ones. 'Why-haven't-we-thought-of-this-before?' ones. Ideas are the engine that power the world, and we're incredibly proud to be in the driver's seat for some of them.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to the mission of spreading ideas. The TED phenomenon has captured the minds of a global community, bringing together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives.
Our principal partnership with TEDxSydney aims to help bring world changing ideas to life and to continue encouraging brilliant thinking. TEDxSydney will happen once again at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 26 April 2014.
TEDxSydney is calling on the University of Sydney’s creative community to develop their 2014 Tasty Video Bit program. These are palate-cleansing videos shown at TEDxSydney to wake up the audience and break-up an intense day of talks.
If you have an idea that you can make into a short (less than 4 minute) video, please submit your idea now! It should be about something delightful, inspiring, beautiful or innovative. If you need a bit of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing, check out these hugely popular efforts from 2013.
Successful ideas must move quickly to production and be completed by Monday 7 April for final approval for inclusion. Successful productions will be screened at TEDxSydney and also score their maker entry to the event at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 26 April 2014.
To apply: Email a brief treatment of your video idea to Marque Owen, Screen Director at TEDxSydney at . The deadline for submissions is Monday 10 March.
Watch our academics and alumni take to the stage at TEDxSydney 2013.
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum explores blindness and the right to read.
- 15:48 minutes
Adjunct lecturer Jennifer Robinson on self-determination and human rights.
- 17:23 minutes
Simon Jackman, visiting Professor US Studies Centre, on applying scientific principles to politics.
- 13:24 minutes
Graduate Lisa Murray argues for the preservation of our digital records.
- 11:24 minutes
Associate Professor Bill Pritchard challenges our views on what it takes to create a food-secure world.
- 13:05 minutes
Graduate Marc Newson interviewed by Julian Morrow.
- 14:31 minutes
Graduate Rebecca Huntley on her research into social trends.
- 11:34 minutes
Graduate Paul Pholeros on improving health and living environments.
- 18:36 minutes
1. Audience members line up at the Sydney Opera House. Photo by Halans
2. University chocolate display. Photo by Daniel Boud.
3. Audience members on stage. Photo by Fe Lumsdaine
4. Janne Ryan and Adam Spencer. Photo by David Clare, First Light Photography.
5. Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum. Photo by David Clare, First Light Photography.
6. Simon Jackman. Photo by David Clare, First Light Photography.
The University is a proud supporter of TEDxSydney as a forum for the exchange of ideas but has no role in selecting TEDx speakers. Views expressed by TEDx speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the University.