TEDxCanberra 2021 Lost/Found

At TEDxCanberra 2021, we are showcasing the Canberrans who are setting out to change the world with great ‘ideas worth spreading’. This year’s theme is Lost/Found.

Since 2010, TEDxCanberra has brought together thousands of Canberrans to celebrate great ideas on science, technology, arts, culture and the humanities.

In 2021, we will build on this incredible history by inviting speakers and performers to present powerful ideas exploring how we might grow, learn, become more hopeful in the face of uncertainty and disconnection.

Our COVIDsafe event will present to you a day of live talks, performances and workshops by change-makers, trail-blazers and big thinkers from Canberra out to change the world, one idea worth spreading at a time.

The 2021 speaker and performer line-up is being progressively announced
through June and July on our social media channels – check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

What to expect
TEDxCanberra 2021: Lost/Found will be held in person under COVIDsafe conditions at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the ANU. Your registration will give you access to:

  • Two sessions of TED Talks, music performances and selected short films – featuring up-and-coming Australians who are out to change the world
  • An interactive Discovery Session workshop of your choice where you can be part of the action
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Opportunities to network and meet fellow Canberrans who are making a difference

Our speakers and performers
Our speakers will make you laugh, cry and – most importantly – feel inspired by their world-changing stories. The speakers who we have announced so far are:

  • Alfred Chidembo – Founder of Aussie Books for Zim,a charity on a mission to improve the education and prospects of Zimbabwean children by raising literacy rates
  • Carlyn James – Cultural anthropologist with extensive experience in design and innovation across East and West Africa
  • Dhani Gilbert – Wiradjuri woman and 2021 ACT Young Woman of the Year who is passionate about climate action
  • Edwina Robinson – Creator of Canberra’s first urban community micro-forest
  • Dr Elise Klein OAM – Senior Lecturer of public policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy with research interests in work, redistribution, decoloniality and care
  • Virginia Hausseger AM – Award winning journalist and women’s advocate who is the founding Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation

TEDxCanberra 2021: Lost/Found will also feature some of Canberra’s best emerging talent. So far, we have been delighted to announce the Australian Voice Collective with more to come.

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