Bunbury joins a global conversation with Antarctica

Chloerissa EadieSouth Western Times

Connecting the South West community to the world through innovative TED Talks is what inspired Bunbury enthusiast Susie Delaporte to bring TEDx to the city in 2014.

Since then, Mrs Delaporte has held a TEDx event every year, but for the first time TEDx will be broadcasting from Scott Base Antarctica and will be streamed live to Bunbury on January 22 from 12.30pm at the Rose Hotel.

She said the community would have the chance to hear about climate change issues and ultimately participate in “something important”.

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“The three-and-a-half-hour conference will have thousands of viewers from around the world and when I saw the map of the viewing parties I realised there was no one from WA, so I thought it might as well be Bunbury,” she said.

“The talks will be about global climate change and how it’s impacting Antarctica. It is about connecting with the world to take part in a discussion of global ideas.”

Mrs Delaporte said this year’s Bunbury TEDx conference would be held on July 22 at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Cube theatre with the theme, wave.

She said the theme represented a wave of cultural change, innovation and coastal creativity.

She said a diverse number of speakers would entertain audiences and applications would be open soon.

“It is about getting Bunbury moving because we have so many incredible people here, it is just how we market ourselves that will make the difference,” she said.

The event at the Rose Hotel is free and Mrs Delaporte encouraged the community to be a part of it. However as there is limited space, people are also encouraged to register for the event: to register click here

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