TEDxMelbourne: Untapped - May 26
Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)
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/ˌənˈtapt/ Adjective 1.(of a resource) Not yet exploited or used
An undiscovered idea could radically change your life. We think that's an idea worth spreading.
TEDxMelbourne returns in 2013 with a series of events exploring the theme 'Untapped'.
What are we missing by only looking at the obvious? What other ways are there to experience the world? Is technology changing how we think?
Join other leaders, visionaries and change-makers as we tap into the vast pool of undiscovered, unrecognised and underground world of ideas through an afternoon of live TEDxTalks and videos. Maybe you'll discover some of your own untapped potential in the process...
Here's a small drop of some of the featured talks on the day:
- The epidemic of over-seriousness: can the science of humour defend us?
- Lifetime without fear: early treatment of anxiety disorders
- Hello Mr Blue Sky: the clear future of solar technology
Also, Leyla Acaroglu, who delivered her talk Paper or plastic? to this year's TED conference in Long Beach, will be with us on stage.
Secure your ticket above then RSVP to the event on Facebook to connect with other attendees.
Date: Sunday 26th May 2013
Time: 11.00am to 4.30pm
Venue: Swinburne University of Technology, Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC building),
401-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.
The Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) is the first university in Australia to achieve a 5 star green rating for an education building. The 5 star green star - Education Design v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, which evaluates buildings on their environmental design and performance.
Got a question?
Why do I have to provide so many details to register?
We're not just about spreading ideas worth spreading, TEDxMelbourne is about helping to make those ideas happen. And one of the ways we do that is ensuring our audience are the kind of people who are passionate about ideas. Also, the more we know about you, the more we can tailor future events to be as relevant and engaging as possible.
Why can I only buy one ticket at a time?
Only one registration is permitted at a time to make sure we collect the information we need and the right information for your nametag. We realise this might be a bit painful if you're trying to register a group of freinds or colleagues, but it's the only way we've found that makes sure we get all the information we need. If you don't provide the full information needed for mandatory questions this may result in a rejected registration - and we don't want to do that to you!
Given your events sell out so quickly, why don't you hold them at a bigger venue so more people can attend?
We would love to hold bigger events so more people can come along but this would not only push our costs up significantly, but the size of our volunteer team simply can't handle the logistics of a larger event. Perhaps you'd like to volunteer? Find out how.
Why do the tickets cost $85?
TEDxMelbourne is a non-profit organisation run entirely by a team of volunteers. We operate on a cost recovery basis. We need to cover the costs of the venue and catering for this event in particular. Some of the money will also go towards a range of expenses to pull other events together throughout the year including video equipment and production, venues, catering, insurance and a million other things that go into creating a TED experience for our audience.
I bought a ticket, but can't attend. Can I get a refund?
The bad news? We cannot and do not, under any circumstances, provide refunds. The good news? Tickets are fully transferable. So if for some reason you can't make it, you can give your spot to someone else - just make sure you let us know so we can greet them with a smile and nametag when they arrive.
Do you offer press tickets or discounts for the media?
While we'd love for you to come along and promote our event, we don't give away press tickets or offer discounts for members of the press to attend. Because we're a not-for-profit event, we simply can't cover the cost. We rely on our passionate community to spread the word instead.
What do we get to eat? I have special dietary requirements.
We do our best to cater for a range of dietary requirements - just let us know when you register.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDx (name), where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDx (name) event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
When & Where
TEDxMelbourne, like the city, brings together a diverse group of people to share ideas, knowledge and inspiration at a series of events held throughout the year. At our events, live speakers and TEDTalks videos combine to spark deep discussion, connection and thought.
We host inspiring events in iconic Melbourne venues, at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre, and now the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Boasting broad themes including education, innovation, future leadership, youth, TEDxWomen and most recently, ‘Seeing the Unseen’, we aim to bring undiscovered ideas and under-utilised resources to light.
Past speakers include: ex-politician Evan Thornley (Better Place), Andrew MacLeod (then CEO Committee for Melbourne), Joseph D’Souza (QuestUnique), Liz Broaderick (Discrimination Commissioner) & Jenny Gray (CEO - Zoos Victoria).
At our TEDxMelbourne event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion, connection and sharing of ideas.
TED provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.