Be inspired when a line-up of forward and creative thinkers hits the stage for Melbourne's own TEDx
The seventh TEDxMelbourne is set to be bigger than ever, with a program that champions inspiring individuals working in the fields of design, innovation and technology. Organisers have moved the day-long festival of talks to the larger Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and tickets are on sale now.
Get ready for a flurry of new ideas and hot discussion after catching these inspiring thought leaders:
Professor Michael Smart
Professor Smart spent ten years with NASA and actually is a rocket scientist.
Given that she's only in year nine, Hameister is a serious overachiever: she's conquered Everest, started triathlons when she was six, and is the youngest person to ski to the North Pole from outside the Last Degree. She's now planning the so called "polar hat trick", going from coast to coast and taking in the North Pole, Greenland Crossing and South Pole. Feel lazy yet?
Dr Agustin Chevez
Dr Chevez has made his life's work all about studying the circumstances in which we will work best and how work shapes culture.
Ferrari is a leading advocate for the transgender community and has killer speaking and sales skills (she used to be the CEO for Anthony Robbins Australia. Enough said).
Bell is the better known as the "bucket list guy". He's been helping people for over 20 years to create a life of their dreams and encouraging them to live without regret.
Jan Owen AM
Owen has worked tirelessly for the youth sector and as a top-tier social entrepreneur.
Doust is a digital visionary – he positioned the ABC as a world-renowned digital innovator and has worked worked on cultural installations at the Sydney Opera House.
Vamos is recognised as one of the most influential business leaders in Australia's techonology sector, and has an illustrious CV as having been CEO of Microsoft Australia, President of Apple Asia Pacific and CEO of ninemsn.