Tickets are still available for TEDxNSW an independently organized TED-like conference held tonight at Paddington’s Chauvel Cinema. All proceeds from TEDxNSW will be donated to Kiva, an amazing person-to-person micro-lending website that allows individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the developing world. For 35 beans on the door you’ll also receive the infinite wisdom of the following speakers…
Andy Ridley – executive director of Earth Hour, the global climate change campaign that was held in more than 370 cities, towns and municipalities around the world in 2008, with tens of millions of people taking part.
Paul Gilding – served as CEO of a range of innovative NGO’s and companies in his 35 years as a social entrepreneur. His commentary on The Great Disruption has been picked up by numerous outlets including Pulitzer-winning Thomas Friedman in the New York Times.
John Allsopp – Web pioneer John Allsopp explores how this collapsing of the virtual and the real is creating an “augmented reality”. Software developer, long standing speaker, writer, evangelist and self proclaimed expert on all things web development related, John has spent the last 15 years working with and developing for the web.
David Malin – world renowned astrophotographer involved in scientific imaging for over 45 years, initially as a microscopist and later as photographic scientist and astronomer with the Anglo-Australian Observatory.