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Eventbrite - TEDxParramatta 2018

Are you keen to join us in the LIVE audience? Spaces are strictly limited to 100 tickets and will be available in three releases. Lunch catered by Koshari Korner included in ticket price (and is vegan friendly).

September 15, 2018
10am – 3pm
Peter Shergold Building, Western Sydney University Parramatta

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Meet our Speakers

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James Arvanitakis

TEDx_JamesJames is a former banker turned social justice advocate and cultural researcher. He’s been published in over 100 academic and non-academic texts and is recognised for his innovative teaching style.

Victor Anthony Lopez-Carmen

TEDx_VictorVisiting Native American Fulbright Scholar, Victor brings with him a strong commitment to sharing the experiences of First Nations youth. From placements in Jordan to speaking at United Nations he questions what it means to be a custodian of culture.


Sara Mansour

TEDxSaraSara  is a Punchbowl born and bred poet, lawyer and co-founder of Bankstown Poetry Slam, Australia’s largest regular poetry slam in the heart of Bankstown.



Gregory Miller

TEDx_GregGreg is an educational leader with heart; passionate about enabling students to discover their strengths and find their purpose in this changing world.



Jane Stratton

TEDx_JaneJane Stratton is the founder and director of the Think+DO Tank Foundation. She is expert in dreaming up beautifully big ideas with communities in South Western Sydney – and bringing them into the world, together.


Queenie Tran

TEDx_QueenieLike every other millennial, Queenie just wants housing to be accessible. Until then, she’s on a mission to stop young people being forced to live in nursing homes.



Susan Wahhab

TEDx_SusanSusan is not your typical accountant. She uses personal development principles and coaching techniques to help people change their money story to transform and control their finances.



Jessie Williams

TEDx_JessieJessie is a director of The GroundSwell Project, a group dedicated to creating a death literate society, where communities have the practical know-how needed to respond to dying, death and grief.


TEDxParramatta is the leading platform for ideas worth spreading from Western Sydney to the world.

Home to over two million people of diverse backgrounds, Western Sydney is a multi-centred hub for innovation – in technology, art, science, education and business. TedxParramatta draws on the global success of the TEDx platform to create a localised meeting point for the sharing of ideas. Central to this is the cross-pollination between industries, which has been at the heart of collaborative projects across the region. Continue reading “About”

About TEDx

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to  thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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