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Annabel Dolphin – Licencee 

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 TEDx curator and kid wrangler (of three adorable kids…).

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Holly Moore

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.

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Courtney Hansen

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

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Georgena Watt

Georgena is a believer in ‘think globally and act locally’.   She embraces originality and thought-provoking ideas for our Mackay Regional communities to both experience and to contribute. TED is a key ingredient to inspire wider perspective and challenge the structural fabric of our thinking based on sound research and innovations.

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Avril Curtis

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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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.


Julie Boyd

TED talks have been inspiring people across the globe for years. These talks take often simple ideas, turn them around and provided inspiration to people for their daily lives. Julie has always been passionate about this community and she knows that we have innovative, creative, and inspirational people who have some fantastic ideas and this is an opportunity to showcase them.With her background in Local Government and her involvement in many groups, Julie has met many people in Mackay that have that ability to inspire but we don’t often hear from them. So this is our first step into TEDx and it’s an opportunity for Mackay to shine.