TEDxQUT 2014 Program

Theme: Spark

Our vision is to provide a platform for the propagation of great ideas, storytelling, creativity and innovation that inspires our community to take part in the conversation and be part of solutions to make a positive change in our world.

The theme of TEDxQUT 2014 is Spark: finding inspiration, turning inspiration into action and sparking a change in others.

10:00am - 11:30am

Session One: Flicker

365 Grateful Project- Hailey Bartholomew, photographer, filmaker, artist, author and social commentator

Ignite your Idea: Why you are ready to launch a startup- Jen Storey, CMO Edgelabs and Editor of Anthill

More science demonstrations please- Ruben Meerman, ABC's 'surfing scientist' and reporter on ABC catalyst

TED Video

The power and potential of parks- Amalie Wright, Architect and Landscape Architect, Landscapology

How I became an extreme writer- Freya Wright Brough, Extreme writer

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Session Two: Ignite

A healthy dose of laughter: the power of a smile to spark change in hospital and healthcare- Bernie Warren, Professor of Drama in Education and Community, University of Windsor

Apply what you love- Phil Larsen, Chief Marketing Officer, Halfbrick

TED Video

Why we need to measure brain health and vitality- Selena Bartlett, Professor and Group Leader, Translational Research Institute

Spark- One Minute Pitch Session

Con law is sexy- Peter Black, Senior Lecturer, QUT Law School

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Session Three: Burn

Living in two worlds: understanding the stuff around us- James Moody, Founder and CEO TuShare

We can build a better planet for refugees- Kon Karapanagiotidis, Founder and CEO Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)

TED Video

Absolutely Biofabulous- Mia Woodruff, Associate Professor, Biomaterials and Tissue Morphology Group at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)

Love your sister- Samuel Johnson, Actor, voice over artist, Guinness World Record Holder and Unicycle rider.