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TEDxYouth@Sydney Announces Second Round of Speakers


This year’s event is supported by the University of Sydney as the principal partner of the event

TEDxYouth@Sydney Announces Second Round of Speakers

TEDxSydney has announced its second round of speakers and performers for TEDxYouth@Sydney, taking place in just three weeks’ time on September 6th. Made by young people, for young people, TEDxYouth@Sydney is a full day of talks and performances for young change-makers, thinkers, innovators, activists and entrepreneurs.

Amongst this year’s list of speakers, a business leader, an aeronautical engineer, a mathematician, an artist, a farmer and a school age inventor share their perspectives on our global future.

“We are really excited to share with you our next round of speakers and performers who will be joining us on the TEDxYouth@Sydney stage,” says Fenella Kernebone, TEDxSydney’s Head of Curation. “Their perspective on our global future and creatively solving problems both past and present is extraordinary. To be able to find and work with these young Australians who are excelling in their field at such a young age is a game changer for such a diverse range of industries.”

With the theme of 'Shifting the Future’, it’s a chance to hear from younger speakers who see the world in a different way. Their fresh eyes and new solutions encourage a different way of thinking and inspire our young audiences to shift the future.

Additional speakers that have been added to the all-star lineup are:

- Macinley Butson - a 16-year-old inventor who this year became the first Australian to win 1st place in the world at the INTEL International Science and Engineering fair

- Grace Turtle - an Experience Design Manager within Deloitte Digital and driver of co-creative and transdisciplinary practices in speculative futuring, experimentation and participatory design research

- Anastasia Volkova - an aeronautical engineer completing her PhD in autonomous drone navigation who has worked across projects with NASA and UEFA

Speakers previously announced for TEDxYouth@Sydney event day line up are:

- Chris Leben - with special guest Lee Lin Chin – the creative team behind SBS presenter Lee Lin Chin’s comedic alter ego and viral smash

- Maria Tran - martial artist, actor, filmmaker and screen fight coordinator has kicked many asses in international action movies including legend Roger Corman’s Fist of the Dragon

- Ivan Zelich - young mathematician, who at the age of 17 developed a groundbreaking theorem that took the global scientific community by storm

- Nural Cokcetin - microbiology research scientist developing new treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

- Nick Molnar - entrepreneur and founder of fintech company, Afterpay, that went public on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2016

- Joe Carbone - performer and parkour specialist

- Anika Molesworth - climate change activist, sustainable farming advocate and 2017 NSW Finalist for Young Australian of the Year

- Tilly Lawless - queer, Sydney-based sex worker who argues that sex worker rights are integral to the feminist movement

- Louise Zhang - Chinese-Australian artist with a deep passion for cinema horror as an art form

- Emily Wurramara - young Indigenous musician and seasoned performer who sings in both English and Anindilyakwa, her original language

- Alice Ivy - rising Melbourne beat maker, guitarist and vocalist who has drawn comparisons to fellow sample-fiends The Avalanches

- Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC) - movement based team which combines art forms such as tricking, b-boying (breakdancing), parkour, acrobatics, circus stunts and fire tricks

This year’s event is supported by the University of Sydney as the principal partner of the event, Major Partners UniJunkee (oOh Media), Viostream and Event Partners City of Sydney and Acer.

Tickets are now on sale here.

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