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It's never too late to Apomogise | Rachel Burke

It's never too late to Apomogise | Rachel Burke

Multidisciplinary artist Rachel Burke, has been inviting people to share their anonymous apologies with pom poms through her project Apomogy. Having received thousands of submissions, Burke reflects on the power of sharing our apologies.

Rachel Burke is a textile artist, clothing designer, and stylist. First gaining recognition in 2012 for her 365 dress-a-day project i make. you wear...

Are you investing in prison expansion? | Carly Baque

Are you investing in prison expansion? | Carly Baque

Do we really know where our investments go? Carly passionately appeals to the audience for them to open their eyes and truly understand the direct and indirect impact their investments can have.

Carly is undergoing a Law and Economics undergraduate degree at QUT. She is a Fossil Free student campaigner, prison abolitionist and avid cyclist.

Slow clothing in a material world | Jane Milburn

Slow clothing in a material world | Jane Milburn

You've heard of the slow food movement now hear from a passionate expert pushing the slow clothing movement to the forefront of our daily lives.

Jane Milburn is at the cutting edge of the slow clothing movement in Australia after earlier work in journalism and rural communications. As an agricultural scientist, Jane’s focus is the substance, not just the style, of the clothing we wear...

Click & quick science | Brett Lewis

Click & quick science | Brett Lewis

Climate change is a hoax, The Great Barrier Reef is healthy, and vaccinations cause autism - you've probably heard these all before but from who? Would we have heard this if we were really listening to what scientists have to say or better yet, show us?

Brett Lewis is an early career researcher at the Queensland’s University of Technology, researching physiological changes and the...

What you think you know about Gen Y is wrong | Montana White

What you think you know about Gen Y is wrong | Montana White

Generation Y are entrusted with the enormous pressures of the world in a particularly harsh way and are often forced to endure unfounded criticism of their skills and character. But what you think you knew about generation Y is wrong. Generation Y are the future leaders of this world.

Montana is a student at the Queensland University of Technology. During her time at university, she...

The current state of play (adults only) | Jan Harvey

The current state of play (adults only) | Jan Harvey

Learn to "Playgiarise", find a few banana cars and rekindle to the joyful power of play!

During her time with QUT, Jan has worked with the Faculty of Education as a teacher, lecturer, tutor, marker, research assistant and learning support. She has also worked in a variety of other educational institutions in diverse teaching experiences ranging from High School to Undergraduate studies...

Robots need to go to school | Christina Chalmers

Robots need to go to school | Christina Chalmers

Kids get it, robots are fun and they are the future! So why aren't we doing more to ensure every student has the same opportunities to access them today?

Dr Christina Chalmers is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Technologies Education in the School of Teaching Education and Leadership at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Chris currently leads the Robotics@QUT project which...

The grid is good | Geoff Walker

The grid is good | Geoff Walker

What does the future of energy look like in Australia? Geoff argues that we shouldn't overlook the past to find out.

Dr Geoff Walker joined Queensland University of Technology’s Electrical Power Engineering group as an Associate Professor in 2013. His current research interests lie in applying power electronics to applications in renewable energy (especially solar power), power systems...

Invest in women to change the world | Lauren Shuttleworth

Invest in women to change the world | Lauren Shuttleworth

The world of start-ups has long been dominated by men, and yet studies show that female-led start ups are more successful when they have access to funding. Lauren argues that if we really want to change the world, we have to start investing in women.

Lauren Shuttleworth is a social entrepreneur and gender equality activist. In late 2014 she founded Words With Heart, an eco-friendly...

Critical reflection: a road to empathy and growing relationships | Nirmal Nanayakkara

Critical reflection: a road to empathy and growing relationships | Nirmal Nanayakkara

A unique strategy to convey better empathy and grow relationships.

Nirmal is a PhD candidate in Endocrinology at the QUT. Though it seems it's outside of his discipline, he is deeply passionate about psychology and human interactions.

Creativity not required: how great minds craft ideas | Dr Marek Kowalkiewicz

Creativity not required: how great minds craft ideas | Dr Marek Kowalkiewicz

You don't need to be creative to come up with great ideas. In his talk, Marek shares the concept of “lenses” for ideation, allowing anyone to create new ideas quickly and in very predictable ways. Marek focuses specifically on creating business ideas – challenging the status quo in the world around us.

Dr Marek Kowalkiewicz is an academic and industry leader with extensive experience...

Online fraud: It could never happen to me? | Cassandra Cross

Online fraud: It could never happen to me? | Cassandra Cross

Why do we so often place blame on victims of online fraud? Do they not deserve the same sympathy as victims of other crimes? Dr Cassandra Cross appeals to the audience to see the real reality of online fraud victimisation.

Dr Cassandra Cross is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology. Previously, she worked as a research/policy officer with the...

To stop fake news, challenge your own views first | Lionel Page

To stop fake news, challenge your own views first | Lionel Page

The information era seems to have given way to the post-truth era, where the lines between facts and fictions have been blurred by fake news. How could fake news be so effective? Lionel Page, Professor in Behavioural Economics argues that fake news works because we are willing to believe it. To stop fake news and improve the public debate, we have to change how we engage with the news and...

Breaking the mold: adapting for non neurotypical minds | Stacey Everson

Breaking the mold: adapting for non neurotypical minds | Stacey Everson

What would you do if you were told your child was 'different'? Would you try to teach them how to fit in with the world around them? Stacey shares with the audience how she responded to this very situation.

Stacey is student of Urban Development majoring in Urban and Regional Planning. Stacey is not only a full time student but amother to a 5 year old. She also found out during...

Disrupting education with traditional knowledges | Andrew Fa'avale

Disrupting education with traditional knowledges | Andrew Fa'avale

Are universities preparing graduates to thrive in the real and diverse world? Andrew Fa’avale explores the perils our communities face if educators disregard diverse and traditional knowledges, as well as the potential solutions that valuing diversity can offer our communities in these times of unprecedented disruption and change.

If variety is the spice of life, then Andrew Fa’avale...

Michael Milford

Michael Milford

How Hollywood can save math education

Mathematical and scientific illiteracy costs both individuals and society dearly. Michael Milford thinks we can solve our declining mathematical and science standards by blowing stuff up. He is using the books, video games and junky Hollywood blockbusters teenagers consume every day to get them excited about mathematics.

Michael...

Leah James & Rebecca Glover

Leah James & Rebecca Glover

A voice for choice

This talk delves into the hidden dialogue behind the diagnosis of a disability through the personal journey of two women who believe every child, no matter their differing abilities, should be given a voice. Through this emotional and thought provoking insight of ‘disability’ the stories shine a fresh light into looking past the ‘exterior’, labels, unknown and...

Jacob Thomas

Jacob Thomas

The (r)evolution of gender; how we exist beyond female and male

Identifying as neither male nor female, Jacob Thomas has spent most of their adult life asking what gender really means. They explore the restrictions and harm of prescribed gender norms and why celebrating our personal differences is important. In an engaging and honest personal story, Thomas walks us into the often...

Chris Rhyss Edwards

Chris Rhyss Edwards

Uncomfortable ‘truth’ between right and wrong

A person dies every minute as a result of intentional violence and homicide. Former soldier Chris Rhyss Edwards suggests this is because we all have latent motivations to kill. In this deeply personal talk he argues that whilst we might harbor ‘good’ reasons to kill – say, to protect loved ones or in service of a country – we...

Bob Lonne

Bob Lonne

Protecting children is everybody’s business

We've heard the saying 'it takes a village to raise a child' but does it also take a village to protect a child? Bob Lonne talks us through the current state of child protection and how building up community around children and families, by making it everyone's business, could lead to better outcomes in the future.

Bob Lonne (PhD...

Scott Hocknull

Scott Hocknull

From dig to digital – breaking the ‘rules’ of museums

Check out my virtual 3-D world! It’s mostly extinct. Museum collections worldwide remain hidden from view by the public, kept locked away. We have to change this. We need to listen to the stories of our planet kept by these collections. Using new 3-D technology we can now visualise our vast natural and cultural history...

Faiza El-Higzi

Faiza El-Higzi

The truth about refugees

These days there is a major movement of refugees from the Middle East into Europe that is shifting public opinion and polarising people. Faiza El-Higzi asks what small change can we make so Australia can welcome more refugees? She argues that we need to know the facts about refugees and by making small changes in the way we use technology and practice our...

Suzi Vaughan

Suzi Vaughan

Fashion your future: Think more like a fashion designer

We live in times of unprecedented, disruptive change and uncertainty and most people find it challenging to thrive in those circumstances. If ‘design thinking’ is the new black, then thinking like a fashion design may just be the next big thing! This talk takes the idea of design thinking and translates it into a series of...

Jonathan Sri

Jonathan Sri

Systemic Racism: Australia's great white silence

Racism is more entrenched and systemic than most of us realise. Using a range of practical case studies, Jonathan shows how Australia's white supremacist history continues to influence present-day political, legal and cultural institutions. Mainstream conversations about racism too often focus on overt bigotry, rather than covert...

Claire Madden

Claire Madden

Creating a culture of collaborative innovation

What will workplaces look like when the most material endowed, technologically literate, formally educated, and globally connected generations reach employment age? Claire gives us an insight into what the future of work could look like with Gen Z and Gen Alpha at the wheel.

Claire Madden is a social researcher who effectively...

Adam Fraser

Adam Fraser

Three simple steps to not take a bad day home

Dr. Adam Fraser asked families what work life balance meant to them and he was surprised by the answer. They said balance is not about when you show up, but rather how you show up. In this entertaining, emotional and humorous presentation, he unveils the simple formula of how to use the gap between work and home to connect with those...

Andrea Davey

Andrea Davey

Your future: today

With most people spending about 2000 hours per year at work, the search for a fulfilling and meaningful career is an ongoing hunt for many people.

In this talk, Andrea Davey discusses Big Data and its evolving capabilities in recruitment technology to make finding fulfilling work a reality.

Candidates are now seeking more than just a pay cheque,...

Chiquita Searle

Chiquita Searle

The power of extraordinary women

Have you ever ask yourself what you would regret not doing by the age of 50? Chiquita Searle has and the answer she found altered the course of her life.

Taking the path-less-trodden, in 2011, after a successful eight-year long stint in HR and Recruitment for the construction and mining industries, Chiquita felt a strong pull in another...

Mark Thompson, Kate Donnelly & Sayeda Mahnoor Gillani

Mark Thompson, Kate Donnelly & Sayeda Mahnoor Gillani

Future Thinkers Pitch Session

We gave three audience members the opportunity to pitch their own idea at this year's TEDxQUT event.

Mark is a QUT electrical engineering student who delivered a three-minute pitch at TEDxQUT. His topic focused on using money as force for good through fossil fuel divestment.

Kate is a QUT Law student who delivered a three-minute pitch...

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnsons world record marathon unicycle ride around Australia began with this question to his sister who had been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. In this beautiful talk Sam shares, not only what he learned while raising over 1 million dollars for cancer research, but also life lessons we can all take to heart.

James Moody

James Moody

We live in two worlds- the biosphere and the technosphere. In this talk James Moody explores how we might make better use of the "stuff" in our lives.

Freya Wright Brough

Freya Wright Brough

Freya wants to be the Bear Grylls of writing. Find out what she learned by challenging herself to write everyday for a year, sometimes under the most unusual circumstances.

Hailey Bartholomew

Hailey Bartholomew

Hailey Bartholomew found the secret to happiness. After struggling to enjoy and appreciate all of the great things in her life she set our on a year long photography project to find gratitude everyday. In this funny and moving talk see what lessons we can all learn from her experience.

Phil Larsen

Phil Larsen

Not everyone can have their dream job but everyone can find a way to apply their passion to their daily lives. In this talk from Phil Larsen, find out how a love of Zombies and cooking have influenced Phil's career in Games.

Selena Bartlett

Selena Bartlett

We use a body mass index (BMI) to measure our body's fitness but why don't we use a brain vitality index (BVI) to measure the health of our brain? Neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett examines how we can prevent brain aging and teach our brain positive lessons.

Kon Karapanagiotidis

Kon Karapanagiotidis

A man of action Kon Karapanagiotidis founded what is now Australia's largest asylum seeker organisation, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, in just 8 weeks over 10 years ago. In this talk Kon again sets out a plan of action to enable refugees to thrive.

Peter Black

Peter Black

Constitutional law has never been sexier. Don't believe us? Peter Black is here to convince you otherwise.

Amalie Wright

Amalie Wright

Public spaces have the power to shape how we feel about our community. Amalie Wright is passionate about rethinking the way that we use parks and understanding that using them well can be transformative.

Bernie Warren

Bernie Warren

A smile has the power to spark change in hospitals and healthcare. Join clown doctor Bernie Warren as he examines why laughter can be the best medicine.

Ruben Meerman

Ruben Meerman

Ruben Meerman has spent much of his career sharing the magic and wonder of science with school students around Australia. In this talk he illustrates why having more science demonstrations in class is the best way to learn.

Jen Storey

Jen Storey

Do you have a great business idea? How do you go from having an idea to having a business? Jen Storey breaks the process down from how to asses the viability of your idea, to what are the first steps to take.

Mia Woodruff

Mia Woodruff

Peek into Mia Woodruffs vision of the future where the fabrication of patient-specific replacement tissue and organs is a safe, cost-effective and routine. This talk shares what the future of medicine might look like with the aid of 3D printing.

Ruben Meerman

Ruben Meerman

Ruben answers the question: So when you lose weight were does it go? in his presentation "The mathematics of weight loss" at TEDxQUT 2013.

Andrew Sorensen

Andrew Sorensen

Andrew Sorensen performs ComputeMusic(now) at TEDxQUT 10 August 2013.

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter!

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter!

Selected by Manisha Senadeera (TEDxQUT facebook community)

"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the...

Steven Johnson: Where do good ideas come from

Steven Johnson: Where do good ideas come from

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of...

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

Selected by Dominic Kauter's (TEDxQUT facebook community).

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren't echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

Deanna Hood: My Apollo 1 moment in disease diagnosis

Deanna Hood: My Apollo 1 moment in disease diagnosis

Medical electronics researcher Deanna Hood develops low-cost diagnostic devices, including a USB stethoscope to infer respiratory rates.

Deanna Hood speaking at TED@Sydney 2012 talent search