Faculty presents leading research at TEDx talks

8 November 2011

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

On 19th of August 2011 TEDxDubbo hosted a range of speakers to bring attention to what they coined "FACETS", which stands for: Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability. These FACETS are potent ideas shared by everyday people with an interest in these disciplines. TEDxDubbo allows the sharing of these ideas amongst 100+ inspirational thought leaders that will be in the audience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. By holding this event the organisers hope to make a difference and substantially improve base quality of living. In many of these topics there is an awareness campaign; the aim of bringing our community together united (as a completely connected world) against catastrophic failures in our food-chain, environment and health.

It is worth mentioning that we are also indebted to our natural systems for our economic wealth. Failures in Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability are not just a local issue, they are a global concern. Faculty presenters were: Prof. John Crawford "The complexity Imperative for a sustainable food system" and Ichsani Wheeler "The good carbon story."

Watch their talks here.

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