When: 1pm – 5.30pm, Saturday 29 October, 2016
Where: iAccelerate, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong
Tickets: SOLD OUT. This event will be live-streamed on our facebook page and our website. Details will be emailed to our subscribers prior to the event.
TEDxUWollongong 2016 is being held to coincide with the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, and will include the broadcast of a fast-tracked TEDWomen speaker session. TEDxUWollongong’s theme will reflect that of TEDWomen: ‘It’s About Time’.
We are pleased to announce the following speakers are confirmed for TEDxUWollongong 2016:
Professor Charles Areni
Equal Work, Equal Pay: In the Office … And at Home
Ika Lestari Damayanti
Time for sharing stories in English literacy class of a faraway land
Dr Lyn Phillipson
It’s about time… we got serious about dementia
Associate Professor Julia Quilter
When is Criminal Law the Answer?
Professor Sharon Robinson
Antarctic plants in a time of change
Our Master of Ceremonies
CEO, IRT Group and Member, University of Wollongong Council
2014 | TEDxSydney Satellite Event
A local Illawarra crowd shared in the experience of TEDxSydney 2014 as part of the live audience on UOW main campus.
UOW Alumni Jihad Dib took to the stage of Sydney’s Opera House to share the story of one public school’s remarkable transformation. As Principal of Punchbowl Boys High School, his determination to reconcile the school with its local community has resulted in powerful change for those growing up in Sydney’s South West.
“My whole role as the Principal at Punchbowl has all been about creating a sense of community,” Jihad said.
“I really think that when people are communicating with one another and there is a sense of belonging, you get the best out of people and people give the best of themselves as well,” he said.
The University of Wollongong (UOW) graduate completed his Bachelor of Arts, and then Graduate Diploma of Education in 1995. By the time he had arrived at the gates of Punchbowl Boys, he was one of the youngest principals in the state and with his work well and truly cut out for him. By the 90s the local area, developing an unsavoury reputation for drive-by shootings and an active network of drug dealers by the late 90s, had begun to influence the culture and conduct of the pupils at Punchbowl Boys. The school was literally at the mercy of its crime-afflicted surrounds.
2013 | TEDxUWollongong – Liveability
Planning for and designing more liveable cities is becoming one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Although the notion of liveability has attracted much attention in recent years it is fair to recognise that several misconceptions have hindered its coming into practice.
2012 | TEDxUWollongong – Medical Bionics
How close is the bionic eye? Are we on the brink of a cure for spinal cord injuries? What are the ethical implications of medical implants? Will we start microchipping people? These big questions and more were explored at the inaugural TEDxUWollongong 2012.