What does CONNECTION mean to you?

CONNECTING IDEAS TO THE COMMUNITY

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 Connect

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.

CONNECTING TO OURSELVES, EACH OTHER AND OUR COMMUNITY

When we sat around the table to pick the focus of our event, we asked ourselves, “Where can we make a difference in Mackay right now?” In answer to this question as we shared our stories, hopes and concerns, the common theme that emerged was connection. How do we connect better to ourselves to lead happier and healthier lives? How do we connect better with each other so that no one feels alone and isolated? How do we connect the innovation we have in a globally competitive market to allow us to build a more robust and sustainable community?

Watch this space as we bring to you the best thought leaders from across the globe, as well as presentations from exciting local speakers to inspire us and build a stronger community.

ON CONNECTION

Some of the exciting topics and ideas that will be covered in the TEDxMackay event stem from exploring the answers to difficult questions. We will be asking:

  • We are more connected then any other generation so how is it that are we feeling more alone?
  • Is it possible that all we need to do is connect more as a community to find long-term solutions to poverty, domestic violence, suicide and drug usage?
  • Is it time to challenge ourselves on what a real connection looks like (not just a social media like)? 

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 TEDxMackat 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.

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