Maryborough hosts Queensland’s first TEDx event

THE first TEDx Youth event to be staged in Queensland takes place on the Fraser Coast this evening.

Queensland’s First TEDx event takes place in Maryborough this evening. PHOTO: Facebook / @TEDxYouthSMCMBH

Nine youth speakers will cover a number of different topics at the Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre in Maryborough from 5pm.

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Speakers and topics include:

  • Erik Svensson – Student Disengagement…the Teacher’s Challenge.
  • Mackenzie Hawken – Acknowledging our local Farmers. 
  • Daniella Lourigan – Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health
  • Laura Davies – Raising awareness and understanding of Autism. 
  • Ava Wilchek – NPD Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Having that Conversation. 
  • Jayanna Barratt – Extinction? What’s all the Buzz about? 
  • Skyla Birch – Let’s Rethink Commercial Fishing. 
  • Grace Riley – Make a Pledge to Protect the Earth. 
  • Jade Macnamara – How Mindfulness is the Key to Happiness.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that are designed to bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

While the TED Conference provides some general guidance for the program, individual TEDx events are self-organised.

TED Talks operate under the banner of ‘ideas worth spreading’.

For more information on tonight’s TEDx Youth@SMCMBH program, click here.

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