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TEDxYouth@Canberra 2022: Revolutionary

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Event description

What is the difference between being revolutionary and being rebellious? 

Rebellion means the rejection of the status quo. However, to be revolutionary, not only must someone reject, they must be role models in how to supplant and supersede the conventional. Who are better positioned but the youth to recognise, react, and replace the ordinary and the habitual, and change the world! 

TEDxYouth@Canberra 2022: Revolutionary showcases youth who have taken action against the status quo with great 'ideas worth spreading'. 

Join them to generate waves and innovation on Sunday 7 August 2022 at the Manning Clarke Hall in Kambri at ANU.

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 youth speakers and performers to present powerful ideas exploring how we might grow, learn, become changemakers to build a better future. 

The 2022 speaker and performer line-up is being progressively announced
through June and July on our social media channels - check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

What to expect

TEDxYouthCanberra 2022: Revolutionary will be held in-person under COVIDsafe conditions at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the ANU. Your registration will give you access to:

  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Three sessions of TED Talks, music performances and selected short films - featuring up-and-coming Australians who are out to change the world
  • Option of an interactive Discovery Session in the afternoon where you can be part of the action 
  • BYO lunch from options around the Kambri at ANU cultural precinct
  • Opportunities to network and meet fellow Canberrans who are making a difference

Our speakers

Rebecca Jones: Bec Jones is a young woman passionate about improving patient health outcomes, especially for those with psychiatric symptoms. After facing a rare brain disease that was misdiagnosed as mental illness, being paralysed from a stroke that was labelled as a panic attack and loosing multiple friends to suicide; she has experienced the impact of stigma and is determined to help make a change.

Bella Mun: Year 12 student Bella is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and a pioneer of Canberra Girls Grammar School’s latest initiative; The House, Women in Politics and Government. Despite growing up in a single-sex school, Bella is acutely aware of the gender inequality that exists in every corner of the globe and believes that only through the realm of politics can that inequality be resolved.

Han Worsley: Driven by their isolated upbringing in Nullamanna, NSW, Han is CEO of charity Country to Canberra, empowering rural women and non-binary students through leadership. Han was named ABC Canberra’s Community Champion Under 40, and in the Out for Australia 30 Under 30 Awards in 2021 for this work. Han has also been awarded an AICD Women’s Rural, Regional, and Remote Diversity Scholarship for 2022. Han recently graduated from the University of Canberra with the Chancellor’s Commendation Award for the Bachelor of Primary Education (STEM). They now live and work as a primary teacher on Ngarigo country in Jindabyne, NSW. 

Jarell Cubarrubia: Jarell Cubarrubia is a year 12 student with a passion for earth and life sciences, and science communication. Jarell is also an active member of Dickson College's sustainability group and enjoys playing instruments in a variety of different musical ensembles. He hopes to pursue a career in the natural sciences in the future.

Charles Marpaung: Charles is a year 11 student at Canberra College. He loves smiling and bringing laughter and joy to other people. Charles believes the most important values in life are kindness, gratitude, joy and happiness. His hobbies include playing the guitar, singing and playing baseball. He wants to spread the word about living life to the fullest and how taking risks can make life more abundant and fruitful. His message and ideas target the next generation to "revolutionise" their lives. In doing this he wants to make his mum, brother, friends and the whole family in Indonesia really proud of him.

Natalie Cao: Natalie's passion for inclusion of peoples into the wider community stemmed from personal experiences of exclusion due to cultural differences. As a result of these experiences, Natalie became fascinated in creating a place of belonging, starting volunteer work to better understand the community and treatment of others.

Philippa Joy Walker: Philippa is a passionate, people oriented, & insightful 17 year old from Canberra who's interested in making a difference. She loves reading (constantly), getting to know people from all walks of life; and moths <3. She currently works in retail & volunteers with the Young Greens and Vinnies stores, and tutors kids in Japanese and music during school time. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in criminal and family law, and eventually get her PhD in post-structuralist philosophy.

Dshontea Devow: D'Shontéa Devow is a young entrepreneur who started her business, Tea & Belle, at the age of 11. She is a proud First Nations person, with heritage stemming from Darnley Island or (Erub), in the Torres Straits and also from the Manbarra Peoples, which is part of the Palm Islands Groups off the coast of Townsville NQ. Tea’ created her business to share her culture, stories and language as well as promoting other First Nations Cultures.  She hopes that her work will inspire and encourage other you Indigenous youths to Dream big, and to understand that they can achieve anything if they put their minds to it!

Ethan Hart: Ethan is a dancer, dance teacher, actor, and film director. Ethan has completed several tours with Kulture Break in regional areas of Victoria, Canberra, and Queensland where through dance and messaging hope has been delivered. Over the years and many regional tours later, Ethan has grown passionate about the importance of everyone recognising their unchanging self worth and having hope during the trials that life brings. Ethan is dyslexic, so the challenges of life have not escaped him, yet, as a young person in a country where 20% of its community has disabilities, this has not held Ethan back. He is inspired to live life to the fullest and to grow through life challenges, enabling a rich and fulfilling life experience.

Our partners and supporters

TEDxYouth@Canberra 2022 would not be possible without the generous support of our local and regional partners:

  • Principal Partner: Synergy
  • Major Partner: The Australian National University
  • Venue Partner: Kambri at ANU
  • Media Partner: RiotACT
  • Design Partner: Impress Design
  • Production Partner: Dirty Deeds
  • Community Partners: The Firm, Netier
  • Visual Scribe: Gavin Blake

Our special thanks to the Ed. Institute for supporting our speaker coaching program.

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