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TEDxCanberra 2022: Impact

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Event description

What does it mean to 'create impact' and 'have impact'? What does 'good' impact for the future look like, and what guides it? How should we balance the ambition to create impact with other ingredients of a happy, meaningful life?

Our TEDxCanberra audience knows that change comes in excruciating increments for those who believe in it. But once again, we are confronted by a reality that deserves a greater sense of urgency. It is hardly time for small minds, a lagging status quo and petty indifferences.

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

In 2022, we will build on this incredible history by inviting speakers and performers to explore how we might grow and learn to give voice, through stories of impact, to change that emerges now.

Join us on Sunday 16 October for a day of ‘ideas worth spreading’ at the Cultural Centre Kambri at ANU, where we present a series of brilliant ideas and the people behind them. They are out to change the world - through their impactful stories.

Event registration includes access to all sessions, networking opportunities, and complimentary morning tea and lunch.

Our speakers and performers

Our speakers will make you laugh, cry and - most importantly - feel inspired. Our speakers are:

  • Christina Ryan
  • Nazia Ahmed
  • Harry Hattch
  • Tim Lo Surdo
  • Tim Hollo
  • Thea O'Connor
  • Dan Sultan
  • Dr Shyam Barr
  • Andrew Pfeiffer
  • Elliot Lester

TEDxCanberra 2021: Impact will also feature some of Canberra's best emerging artistic talent. Our performers are:

  • Burnish
  • Passion and Purpose Academy 
  • Muesli

Our event MC is disability and LGBTIQ+ advocate Wayne Herbert.

Learn more about our speakers and performers - visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Program timing

  • 9:20am – 10:00am Registration: Main Foyer, Kambri
  • 10:00am – 11:30am Session 1: Manning Clark Hall, Kambri
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm BREAK: Morning tea available in the Main Foyer, Kambri
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm Session 2: Manning Clark Hall, Kambri
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm BREAK: Lunch available in the Main Foyer, Kambri
  • 2.30pm – 4.00pm Session 3: Manning Clark Hall, Kambri

Our partners and supporters

TEDxCanberra would not be possible without the generous support of our local and regional partners:

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Refund policy

Refunds are not available except for: exceptional extenuating personal circumstances; the event is cancelled due to ACT Government's COVID-19 health advice; or if you have symptoms of COVID-19 around event day and should not be attending the event.