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TEDx Townsville is back…and wants your ideas

TEDx Townsville is back…and wants your ideas


Do you have an idea worth sharing?  TEDx Townsville is coming back to Townsville in October, and time is running out to register as a speaker.

Event organiser Joanne Keune says that they are excited by the number of high quality speaker submissions they have already received, but encourage anyone who is still thinking about registering to take the plunge and share their idea.

“We seek diverse ideas, not just those from the academic and science community,” says Joanne.

“We want a range of speakers who are young and old, and from diverse cultures – men and women.  We want to present the huge range of experience in our community.”

Registrations will be assessed by a panel to curate a line up of eight speakers to present a 15 minute TEDx Talk on a diverse range of topics. Each speaker will receive professional coaching for two hours to assist in the delivery of their speech. Not only does the event give the speakers local publicity and credibility, but each talk is professionally filmed and uploaded to the New York TEDx website and shared with the world. 

Co-organiser Ellise Ryland says the event is a great opportunity to showcase the talent and innovators who live and work in Townsville.

“This is a great opportunity for the unique ideas from North Queensland to be presented professionally and internationally,” says Ellise.

“We are really looking forward to a super night on the 17th of October.”

Registrations for TEDx as a speaker close this Friday, 28th August at midnight and can be made at TEDXTOWNSVILLE.COM.AU.

So if you have even an inkling of an idea, get in touch with Joanne and Ellise and see where it might take you, or if you know of someone who should be sharing their wisdom on the TEDx Townsville stage, let them know to register

TEDxTownsville will be held on Saturday the 17th October at 6pm at the School of Arts Building, on the corner of Walker and Stanley Streets. Tickets are on sale now, and here’s a hot tip – recent COVID restrictions have further restricted capacity, so get in quick so you don’t miss out!

By Julie Johnston for BDmag



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