News

TEDx brings ground breaking ideas to Noosa for thinkfest

IDEAS WORTH SPREADING: (From left) Adam Blake, Vivianne Barry, Brian Keayes, Nina Shadforth, part of the organising team of TEDx Noosa.
IDEAS WORTH SPREADING: (From left) Adam Blake, Vivianne Barry, Brian Keayes, Nina Shadforth, part of the organising team of TEDx Noosa. Contributed

TWENTY-EIGHT years after kicking off in California and providing a platform for the world's greatest thinkers, TED is making an inaugural presentation in Noosa.

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started as a four-day conference in California and grew to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

According to its website, it started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds - technology, entertainment, design - and since then its scope has become ever broader.

Brian Keays and Vivien Barry are Sunshine Coast people initiating the first forum scheduled for The J, Noosa Junction on April 12.

The annual international TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes.

Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and author Isabel Allende,

The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, the annual TEDGlobal conference is held in Scotland.

Now, after meeting prescribed qualifications, the TED formula can be recreated - this is called TEDx.

More details at: tedxnoosa.com

Topics:  noosa lifestyle


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

MOTHER’S Day is coming up this weekend, and mum Bette

Mum Bette Hickox will experience her third Mother's Day as a mum to twins Bee Blossom and Tilly Tiger, as well as with her two-year-old daughter Willow Pearl.

MOTHER’S Day is coming up this weekend.

Report delivers double the bang for Noosa

Noosa's economy could be in for amajor convention and arts boost in the future.

Noosa may onde day be in for a 1000 seat convention centre.

Restoring Peregian eyesore

The Peregian roadside was in urgent need of rehab.

Peregian Beach community rehabilitates a roadside eyesore

Latest deals and offers

Bravehearted Mel taking the 777 challenge

Eumundi girl Mel is running seven marathons in seven states in seven days for Bravehearts, an organisation that protects Aussie kids from sexual assault.

MOTHER’S Day is coming up this weekend, and mum Bette

Mum Bette Hickox will experience her third Mother's Day as a mum to twins Bee Blossom and Tilly Tiger, as well as with her two-year-old daughter Willow Pearl.

MOTHER’S Day is coming up this weekend.

Report delivers double the bang for Noosa

Noosa's economy could be in for amajor convention and arts boost in the future.

Noosa may onde day be in for a 1000 seat convention centre.

Restoring Peregian eyesore

The Peregian roadside was in urgent need of rehab.

Peregian Beach community rehabilitates a roadside eyesore

Budget seen as business boost

CCIQ Noosa head Peter Chenoweth - likes small business tax breaks in the federal budget.

Local business generally welcomes the federal budget.

Posy to brighten someone’s day

The Posy Cart Noosa is a new online business venture for Helen Mondino.

little things that usually mean the most in life

Federal Police Defuse Dance Bomb

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

NSW Police join Dance Challenge

NSW Police show their moves at Manly Wharf.

Manly Wharf is the backdrop to NSW Police running-man dance entry.

Scotland Police accept Dance Challenge

NZ Police doing the running man dance.

Australian Federal Police say watch this space but NT Police feel ignored.

Jail for real estate boss

Noosaville real estate agent boss will spend 14 months in jail

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog