Behind the scenes at TEDxSydney 2014

1 May 2014

L-R: Fenella Kernebone onstage in The Studio with Professor Ben Freedman and Nicole Lowres. Photograph courtesy TEDxSydney 2014. Photographer Enzo Amato

TEDxSydney 2014 took place last weekend and the University team was there to capture and enjoy the action as well as participate on stage.

It was a spectacular day, with sixteen speakers, including our very own Dr Clio Cresswell and Professor Richard Banati, delivering their talks to a full house of 2200 attendees in the Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall.

As Principal Partner, the University also played host to an additional 300-strong crowd in The Studio, where staff and students took to the stage to discuss their remarkable stories and research, including:

  • Professor Ben Freedman and Nicole Lowres, who spoke about their research behind a new stroke test that is an iPhone cover, enabling a quick and accurate diagnosis of unknown atrial fibrillation.
  • PhD student Ali Fathi, who has developed a cartilage-repairing injectable gel which has the potential to do away with open knee surgery, and Jo Morrisson from INCUBATE, the start-up accelerator program run by the University of Sydney Union..
  • Professor Hala Zreiqat, who has developed a material that can mimic the property of bone, which has the potential to revolutionise treatment for bone breakages.

If you missed out on TEDxSydney, you can now watch the recording of the full live stream of the day. Be sure to click on 'In The Studio' to see our staff, students and Sydney Conservatorium of Music musicians in action.

L-R: Fenella Kernebone with Professor Hala Zreiqat. Photograph courtesy TEDxSydney 2014

L-R: Fenella Kernebone, Ali Fathi and Jo Morrison. Photograph courtesy TEDxSydney 2014. Photographer Enzo Amato