About

For the love of TEDxParramatta

TEDxParramatta takes ideas that shape tomorrow together and shares them with the world. As an independently organised event, TEDxParramatta draws on the global success of the TEDx platform and fills the program with local voices to get you thinking about

Our mantra, shaping tomorrow together acknowledges that we need every grain of the business and community sectors, as well as Government to create the world we want to live in. It takes local heroes with their sleeves rolled up through to policy makers and everyone in between.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

Evolving out of the success of TED, the TEDx initiative was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

TEDxParramatta

Shaping Tomorrow, Together

Meet Our Team

Natalie Wadwell
Manager
Natalie is a writer and creative instigator. She likes to work in the in-between spaces, creating opportunities at the intersections of community, social change and post-suburbanisation.
Holly Kershaw
Manager
Holly is passionate about education, science and storytelling. By day, she blows stuff up in the name of education as Education Director of Fizzics Education, and by night is a hobby beekeeper.
Rachel Haywood
Design
Rach is a bit of a unicorn. She is passionate about what she loves, and loves what she is passionate about. Family, design and marketing keep her boat afloat.

Holly and Natalie met when they were both involved in Foundation for Young Australians Young Social Pioneers program in 2016. They quickly bonded over Western Sydney, Social Enterprise, Food and Supergirl. We are super excited to be bringing TEDxParramatta back in 2018, and hope to see you there.

Join our team