Past Talks


TEDxUQ 2023 ‘Small Ripple. Big Waves.’

Why we need minerals to save our world | Daniel Franks | Auslan Available

Ageism: the longevity thief | Nancy Pachana | Auslan Available

Compassion: Lessons from my daughter | Stan Steindl | Auslan Available 

What a bum hole in the wall taught me about history | Sharlene Allsopp | Auslan Available

Self advocacy and why we need it | Kathy Ellem & Donna Best | Auslan Available

How superworms can help solve our plastic waste crisis | Chris Rinke | Auslan Available

Ice Age Australia: A journey through time and extinction | Gilbert Price | Auslan Available

Unlocking meaningful art experiences In Real Life | Jodi Ferrari | Auslan Available

How our emotions can help us save the planet | Claudia Benham | Auslan Available

Investing in youth: Participatory funding & why we need it | Rainasyia Zafira | Auslan Available

What does the beach have to do with your privacy? | Brendan Walker-Munro | Auslan Avaliable

Improvised Poetry Performance | Huda Fadlelmawla | TEDxUQ | Auslan Available

TEDxUQ 2022 ‘Challengers. Changemakers. Champions’

Will Australian snakes kill me? The answer may surprise you! | Christina Zdenek

Exposing music exams and the distinction delusion | Serena Mak | Auslan Available

Living in two worlds: exploring Aboriginality | Injarra and Unngoorra Harbour

What do Deaf people want in a smart assistant? | Jessica Korte & Julie Lyons | Auslan Available

Decisions and deliberations: how schizophrenia is more than psychosis | James Kesby

The seesaw effect: building children’s resilience by emotional regulation | Jacqui Barfoot | Auslan Available

Your health, your bank account, your planet: the hidden costs of cars | Pieter van Heerden | Auslan Available

From a dream to a jab in the arm: accessing healthcare for the disadvantaged | Jeremy Hunt | Auslan Available

The business world is for everyone – academics, researchers, even hippies | Alan Robertson | Auslan Available

Don’t be a prick: what not to say to someone with diabetes | Ashley Hanger | Auslan Available

Museums in an age of social media: who will preserve our stories? | Caroline Wilson-Barnao | Auslan Available

Channelling cute aggression for conservation | Tamielle Brunt | Auslan Available

TEDxUQ 2021 ‘Connected’

Could you be a victim of domestic violence? | Ben Bjarnesen

Universities as Disability Champions of Change | Paul Harpur

How your waste can change the world | Ashley Baxter

Why the secret to changing the world lies in effective social enterprise | Mikhara Ramsing

A hypersonic journey | Allan Paull

How to work out who you really are | Luke Furness

Tapping into the life-changing potential of intentional storytelling | Paige Wilcox

Why simple salt water is so much more than it seems | Tim Duignan

Dying young in the arms of music | Maggie James

How art and music helped me overcome my Complex PTSD | Deena Lynch

How to raise resilient children in a fear-based world | Lukas Ritson

More than a best friend: pet dogs can help us cure cancer | Rachel Allavena

TEDxUQ 2019 ‘Ask Why’

Deadly cures: how venomous animals could save your life | Glenn King

Chess: an educational tool for Emotional Intelligence | Ash Reddy

Unleashing your game-changing potential | Cameron Turner

Visual Storytelling: drawing out our collective intelligence | Hayley Langsdorf

Honouring your wonder: observe | Alicia Sometimes

Self-extinguishing timber buildings: a climate change solution? | Carmen Gorska Putynska

To create change we need to create new stories | Donna Hancox

Content moderators: the gatekeepers of social media | Gianluca Demartini

Impossible is nothing | John Fraser

World Politics from the Social to the Ecological Question | Martin Weber

Why a press freedom law should matter to us all | Peter Greste

How works of fiction become words for change | Simon Cleary

What can an escape room teach us about cancer? | Ken Dutton-Regester

TEDxUQ 2018 ‘i am [ ]’

Reframing ‘work’: the other four letter word | Edwin Trevor-Roberts

Clamping down on the flavours of the flu | Chris McMillan

Want to help Africa? Travel there! | Kelly Virginia Phelan

Policing consent: seduction, lies, and the limits of rape law | Zoe Brereton

Using Synthetic Biology to find synthetic athletes | Jason Whitfield

Responsibility to cool a warming planet does not lie with the poor | Kristen Lyons

Building the 21st century classroom | Scott Millar

The bitter conundrum: poison or medicine? | Eugeni Roura

Why the world needs faster food | Lee Hickey