Our Partners

TED is a non-commercial enterprise, and similarly, all TEDx events are run on a not-for-profit basis. Additionally, TEDxMackay is committed to ensuring the ticket prices for our event make it as accessible as possible for all community members. As such, TEDxMackay  is made possible only as a result of the generous support and contribution of a like-minded group of organisations and companies that are committed to spreading ideas that can help change the world.

If you’d like to explore partnerships and engagement opportunities with TEDxMackay , please contact Avril Curtis, TEDxMackay Licensee HERE.

Principal Partner: Mackay Regional Council


Mackay Regional Council is a proud supporter of many events, conferences and community initiatives in our region. As the level of government closest to the people, council takes very seriously its role in fostering ideas that have positive impacts in our region and the residents who live here. We are passionate about supporting new events and ideas, as well as helping existing ones to grow and prosper. We are particularly keen to support innovative and forward-thinking opportunities.

Why Mackay Regional Council is partnering with TEDxMackay:
“The TEDxMackay event ticks many boxes for council’s support. TEDx is an innovative movement dedicated to generating discussion and sharing ideas. The TEDxMackay  event  will provide a platform for Mackay to share their stories, as well as involve other high-profile speakers through streaming.

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Venue Partner: MECC



The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is the largest convention and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane.

This state-of-the-art $29 million facility comprises multiple versatile spaces including a 1090 seat auditorium and two plenary halls which, when fully extended, seat 1500 delegates theatre style or 800 guest banquet style.

There are four meeting rooms, a 100 seat studio space, two foyers, a selection of break-out rooms, a dedicated event planner’s office and a registration desk.


Photography Partner: Ben Dolphin Photography


At Ben Dolphin Photography we believe that, a photo is but a means of creating a connection, between families and friends, between businesses and customers, even between otherwise strangers.  Connection to memories and feelings of times and people past, connection to future possibilities, and also importantly between ourselves and our environment.  This event provides a great opportunity to help connect our community and connect others with great ideas worth spreading. Based in Mackay and Central Highlands, Ben Dolphin Photography provides photography services across a range of areas including commercial, industrial, mining and corporate, events, family portraits, weddings, homes and real estate.


Print Partner: BB Print

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Central Queensland’s No. 1 Printing Service since 1992. 100% Locally owned and operated business servicing the Mackay and surrounds. We offer exceptional customer service, quality printing, competitive pricing and most of all take pride in everything we do… We live to Print!

This is why we have grown from a small printing firm with 2 staff to become Central Queensland’s No 1 printer with a staff of 20+ over the last 20 years. As well as our printing plant we also offer affordable Graphic Design for all your projects, large or small.

BB Print likes to get behind our local community with either sponsorship or donations. Some of the local events we support include • Festival of Arts • Mackay Foundation • Local Schools • Drug Awareness • Mackay Golf Club• Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club • Mackay Turf Club

As well as support for the community we provide strong training grounds for apprentices and like to have at least two at any one time whether it be in Printing Machining, Bindery or Graphic Design. In doing this we like to think we contribute to keeping the Printing Industry alive.


Production Partner: Flow Motion Media


We are a dynamic little production business with a passion for big ideas.

Jac Kotze, (Owner/Cinematographer) brings with him over 10 years of experience in the video and advertising industry. With a Bachelors Degree in, Integrated Marketing & Communications at AAA School of Advertising, his first big career opportunity came as head of the camera department in Cape Town’s biggest broadcast facility. This gave him the platform to expand his knowledge and fuel his passion for Cinematography. This lead him to co-ordinate and manage some of the biggest international reality shows like Masterchef, The Bachelor and Fear Factor to name a few .Later in his career he took up the role of Cinematography lecturer at the AFDA Film School and Wildlife Film Academy, that would ultimately lead him to Mackay.

Flow Motion Media offers a specialised range of Video and Media services from promotional,corporate, aerial Video/photography to multi-camera live events. We cater for a wide range of clients and provide each project with the same amount of passion and creative enthusiasm.

We are passionate about what we do and we are always open to new and innovative ideas that will inspire and drive, not only our business but other local businesses in our community.