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Hundreds of audiences seated at a TEDx Sydney talk, with speaker on stage on a red round carpet


A partnership built on the transformative power of ideas

The University of Sydney was proud to partner with TEDxSydney in 2019 to support the spread of innovative new ideas that can drive change and inspire everyone to make a positive impact on the world.

In 2019, we partnered with TEDxSydney on 22 May. TEDxSydney is one of the Asia-Pacific's leading platforms for celebrating and sharing world-changing ideas. The partnership is a natural fit with the University's mission to encourage innovative thinking and find real-world solutions to the most pressing issues we face.

The University of Sydney is one of the top research universities in the world – we have been challenging traditions for more than 160 years. Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, questioning the status quo and improving the world around us are in our DNA.

Fittingly, the University was an integral part of both TEDxSydney and TEDxYouth@Sydney, as a sponsor for the last eight years. We also contributed heavily to the compelling line-up of thought leaders and change makers on stage every year – academics and alumni.

TEDx 2019 Youth event highlights

James Alexander

Faculty of Engineering and IT alumnus and co-founder of INCUBATE

HY William Chan

School of Architecture, Design and Planning alumnus

Issy Phillips

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences student

“Our researchers want to see their ideas out in the world making a positive difference to the communities we serve.”
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison

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