Thursday, October 6th, 2011 - TEDxMelbourne

6 October 2011— Annual ideas event TEDxMelbourne will bring together a group of inspiring and thought-provoking Australian innovators this Friday, October 7 to share how they bring creative approaches and game-changing practices to their work and communities.

Following the sold out event last year, this year’s event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre looks sets to draw an even bigger audience.

TEDxMelbourne licensee and curator Jon Yeo said: “This year we’ve lined up a range of leaders, change makers and visionaries from different disciplines and sectors to explore how the different ways in which they have taken innovation on board. The event will enable attendees to not only connect with the speakers but transform the insights from the session into action for a brighter future.”

Speakers include:
• Evan Thornley – Chief Executive of Better Place Australia, “making driving more affordable, convenient and sustainable”.
• Dr Amantha Imber – Founder of Inventium and author of “The Creativity Formula: 50 scientifically proven creativity boosters for work and for life.”
• Pete Williams – CEO Deloitte Digital and recent winner Forresters Groundswell Award for his work helping the community of Flowerdale recover from the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
• Annalie Killian – Catalyst for Magic at AMP, and producer of AMP’s biannual innovation summit, Amplify Festival.
• Monique Conheady – Cofounder of Flexicar (sold to Hertz in 2010), Monique is passionate about new ways of doing business that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.
• Roger La Salle – Entrepreneur, author and founder of Matrix Thinking – bringing innovation to business development.
• Liza Boston – Digital media entrepreneur at Boston Digital, and catalyst for corporate culture change through the use of the social web.
• Simon Griffiths – Social entrepreneur sparking a revolution in philanthropy through not-for-profit ventures Shebeen and Who Gives A Crap.

For more information about TEDxMelbourne, please visit http://tedxmelbourne.com/. Follow TEDxMelbourne on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDxMelbourne and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TEDxMelbourne.
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For enquiries please contact: Eunice Seow, Edelman, 0406 678 798, [email protected] or Trevor Young, Edelman, 0412 368 683, [email protected]

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Eunice Seow
P: 0406 678 798
W: tedxmelbourne.com/

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