Forum to create social change and innovation

Emily AceSouth Western Times
TedxBunbury Promotions officer Nicky Smith and licensee Susie Delaporte.
Camera IconTedxBunbury Promotions officer Nicky Smith and licensee Susie Delaporte. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

A wave of “ideas worth spreading” will flow into the Bunbury Entertainment Centre next month when TEDxBunbury presents a collection of speakers to spark discussion and connection.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events inspired by the famous “TED” conferences held annually in Vancouver, which have seen famous talks from Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Bill Gates and many Nobel Prize winners in the past.

The fourth TEDxBunbury event will feature talks surrounding the theme “wave”, which licensee Susie Deleporte said allowed for a wide variety of speakers and ideas.

“What it means basically for us is a wave of social change or a wave of innovation or a wave of emotion – but it could also be a sound wave or a brainwave,” she said.

“What we are looking at is movement in thought, changing the way we think about things and hopefully bringing a wave of positivity and new ideas to Bunbury.”

Ms Delaporte said the event would highlight “local people doing amazing things” with six speakers from the South West.

The line-up will include Charmaine Councillor speaking on keeping Noongar language alive and Dr Julie Goyder who last week spoke at the Happiness and Its Causes conference in Sydney.

Tickets to the event can be purchased from BREC.

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