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Audience at TEDxSydney 2017
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Delve into the future of HumanKind

This year’s theme revolves around the complexity of being a human and its intersection with technology, science, culture and design. The broad, transdisciplinary topic calls for a diverse cast of speakers and performers to take to the stage.

The line-up includes senior principal researcher at Data61, CSIRO, Dr Fang Chen, who specializes in AI and human-machine interaction; former CEO of Facebook Australia and New Zealand, Stephen Scheeler; and robobiologist Anjali Jaiprakash, who combines robotics engineering and medicine to create innovative healthcare solutions.

Beyond the S.T.E.M. field, TEDxSydney will draw together prominent figures from a range of backgrounds. Speakers include comedian and prominent LGBTQIA activist Magda Szubanski, refugee advocate and Anglican priest Father Rod Bower, and Indigenous writer Bruce Pascoe.

Beatbox master Tom Thum, one of the many talented performers for the event, will blow the audience away with only a microphone and his impressive vocal cords.

By: Kei Wa Lee


Event website: https://tedxsydney.com/
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