TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED Conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organised TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators Program, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share
a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWagga Wagga, where x = independently organised TED event. At our TEDxWagga Wagga 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-organised.
Discover more at www.ted.com.
A creative and highly innovative events producer and production manager, Adam has spent the last 20 years delivering major corporate events across 13 countries.Through a competitive pitch process in 2021 Adam was awarded a scholarship to undertake a Graduate Certificate in Creative Business through Compton School and University of Canberra, from which he graduated with distinction.
He is the Creative Director and joint owner of Pyrus Events, the Riverina’s premier events production agency.
Having worked in higher education, innovation and entrepreneurship, community engagement and not-for-profit, Siobhain brings with her a wealth of experience. She received a scholarship from Destination NSW and peak events industry body Meeting & Events Australia (MEA) to study a Diploma of Event Management.
Siobhain is currently the business manager and event manager for Pyrus Events.
Based in Griffith, Oumi is an experienced professional across arts, education, marketing, and economic development. Oumi encourages the growth and development of regional communities through her work with Country Universities Centre Western Riverina, her role as Chair of Western Riverina Arts, and a range of projects within the region.
Oumi spent a decade as a marketing professional in the UK and Australia, gaining extensive experience in the planning, implementation, and reporting of campaigns within various fields including: Education, Agriculture, Creative Arts, Technology, Tourism, Events, Charity, Local Government, Screen & Media, and Sport & Recreation.
Belinda co-founded King Events in 2006, following a career in event management in Sydney, London and Scotland.
Working across Australia, King Events has organised everything from music, food, wine and youth festivals through to New Year Eve celebrations, awards ceremonies, conferences, weddings, private parties, corporate events, launches and roadshows.
King Events launched the Regional Events Conference in 2016, followed by the Eventualities podcast in 2020 – an opportunity to showcase and shine a light on some of Australia’s most iconic and well-known regional events.
Rachel leads Minta Viski, a graphic design and digital art business.
Rach is a forager of meaningful connections, a navigator of complex structures, and a storyteller from Regional NSW who implements findings from curious conversations into bold, visual abstractions.
Scott Howie has been making significant contributions to the cultural landscape of regional NSW for over 20 years as an arts manager, artist, educator and advocate. From his home on Wiradyuri Country (Uranquinty) Scott is the General Manager of Regional Arts Australia. He previously led Eastern Riverina Arts as the Executive Director and later Creative Producer for ten years, producing many significant and impactful community-based projects. He has a deep and diverse understanding of the arts sector in regional Australia.
Over the course of his career Scott has maintained an individual practice as a performance maker and exhibiting visual artist, freelanced as creative producer and artistic director lectured in the creative industries, established an independent theatre company, managed a performing arts centre, and sat on boards of artist run initiatives and established arts organisations.
Cheryl is a Wiradyuri woman, the oldest of 10 children, a mother of one and grandmother of four grandsons and one granddaughter.
She is involved in every aspect of the community, sports, art, youth, education and much more. Her passion is building safe sustainable and healthy communities, family, cultural empowerment, community health and wellbeing, involvement in decision making and the revival and reinvigoration of cultural practices such as language, possum skin cloak making workshops and women's cultural business.
Cheryl is a collaborator, currently curating an exhibition, and has been involved with Interesting Festival, business incubators and empowering programs. A creative, a fashionista interested in fashion, Stylin up and up cycling. She connects people to opportunities. She’s styling up a different future for us all.
Cheryl lives in and loves Wagga Wagga and our piece of paradise here on Wiradyuri Country in Southern NSW.
Vickie is a professional facilitator for a range of groups including entrepreneurs, boards, management committees, senior executives, teams and individuals.
Vickie has successfully developed and delivered business modules and training programs for SME's for all aspects of business development including business idea generation, market research, marketing, time management, recruitment and finance.
Vickie is founder of The Curious Rabbit, a cafe, bar, bookshop and art gallery which is also home to a huge range of events for the curious. Activities include art workshops, literary events, conversations, poetry nights, open mics, original music, food feasts, vinylscapes and regular drag events. The Curious Rabbit is also the home for Alphabet soup for LGBTQI+ teens and hosts a monthly trans social group.
Pro-bono: President Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery; President Wagga Women’s Health Centre; Convenor The Voice to Parliament Referendum.
Geoff has worked in technical event production for over 30 years and has an in-depth, specialised focus on corporate events. Having experience in managing venues, managing production companies and working on large-scale events in Sydney and across Australia he comes with the knowledge on how to get things done right. Geoff is the Operations Director and joint owner of Pyrus Events.
Lisa Morey, born and raised in Wagga Wagga, is driven by a passion for working efficiently and smarter, rather than harder. With over 27 years of experience in a variety of industries and positions, she strongly believes in fostering meaningful relationships. Lisa excels at creating inviting environments and takes pride in supporting others to achieve their goals while operating behind the scenes. Her well organised nature, reliability, and meticulous attention to detail make her an invaluable asset in any endeavour.
Nicole Sergi is an award-winning copywriter and the founder of Copy with Nicole. As an ex-marketer turned copywriter, she works with agencies and small businesses to craft marketing communications that your customers will actually read.
Alice Peacock is a Wagga Wagga based animator, motion designer, and art director, creating animated video for businesses and creative agencies. Alice’s background includes over 9 years of working across short films, TVCs, web and social content, television series, and projection art installations. Her work as an artist has been exhibited around Australia and overseas.