Avril Curtis – Licencee 

Avril passionately endorses the mission and message of TED: the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Being a part of the team to create this opportunity in Mackay is a special opportunity she does not take lightly. Avril is an advocate for fact over fiction, and TEDX presents itself as the perfect platform to help achieve this. Her favourite TED Talk is The best stats you’ve ever seen: You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.”

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Annabel is a lover of books and the sharing of ideas. When she was asked to be part of the TEDx Mackay event, it was a match made in heaven. By day Annabel runs a Travel Company that connects Mackay to a global audience. By night she is a  kid wrangler (of three adorable kids…).


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Holly loves a good coffee, anything outdoors, and believes in the notion of being brave enough to having a go, without fear of failure. Holly loves the concept of global ideas shared into smaller communities and sees TedX as the perfect platform for this to happen.

Lauren Rovelli

Being a part of the TEDX Mackay team is a true blessing for Lauren as it allowed her the opportunity to organise an event that inspires greatness amongst those in our local region. For Lauren, TEDX is all about providing easily accessible, educative experiences to areas that often miss out.

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Kelly is a outgoing person who loves to make complex ideas into achievable and easy to understand tools for life.  She enjoys sports like SUP, Touch Football, and anything that is active and outdoors.  Kelly is a Psychologist and has lived and worked in the Bowen Basin and Mackay most of her life.  Kelly believes that you can achieve anything you want with a clear vision, values and goals.  Knowledge is the most powerful tool and Tedx provides us all with an opportunity to learn and create our own vision for the future.