TEDxMackay is Mackay’s premier ideas festival.  We are provocateurs of change.

WHY EVOLVE?

Thirty-two years after the first ever TED Conference, held in Monterey, California, with the aim of sharing “Ideas Worth Spreading”, Mackay is hosting its own TED-inspired program. TEDxMackay is proud to present its next independently organized TEDx event – TEDxMackay Evolve Beyond

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference organisation provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized by passionate, hardworking individuals within the local community.

We are fuelled by a belief that sitting still may be our demise. That said we set out each day to create change in some way. For some this call to action is localised to the work we conduct during our daily grind, for others it is in the pursuit of something courageous.

From evolving technological advances on the cusp of artificial intelligence, to the slow evolution of the English language, there is very few aspects of our lives that have not been shaped or changed in some way, or is there?

Challenge yourself to reflect on how evolution impacts your personal story, and explore the evolution of time, education, technology, culture and communication.

We will ask the hard questions. Because isn’t it about time to evolve beyond:

  • Has the application of female business leadership evolved?
  • Is there cause for evolution in protection of our environment?
  • Is it about time we re-wired our classroom? But who do we ask?
  • Does sex education need to evolve?

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMackay Women, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMackay Women event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.