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TEDxMaldon acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country, the custodians of the land upon which TEDxMaldon will be held: the Dja Dja Wurrung people, and wishes to pay respect to their elders past and present, hoping that we can work together, respectfully and collaboratively for many years to come.


The theme of TEDxMaldon August 2024 is "Uncomfortable Conversations". To build stronger, deeper relationships with our friends, families and communities, we need to do more, hear more, talk more and have conversations which may hurt us to help us, conversations which stretch our thinking, shift our balance and strengthen our purpose. TEDxMaldon August 2024 will showcase topics and talks which prompt these uncomfortable conversations and threaten to unnerve us to unite us.

The event will be held Sunday 4th August 5-9pm, in TWO separate sessions (there will be 8-9 speakers per session),

at the Maldon Vintage Machinery and Museum.



(session 1 contains nudity)






All speakers agree to the following terms and conditions:


  1. You agree to abide by the rules of speaking at a TEDx event (click to read).

  2. There is no payment for TEDx event organisers or speakers, it is a not-for-profit event, and any income or support from sponsorship or tickets sales go directly towards all expenses for the event ​

  3. The broad theme of our TEDxMaldon event in August is "Uncomfortable Conversations".

  4. Each TEDx talk must be a minimum of 6 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes (at 8 minutes, a bell will ring as a warning)

  5. There is no panel or Q&A after each talk. Once speakers have finished, there will be a 2 minute change-over break and speakers are invited to sit and watch the other talks at the event 

  6. Each TEDx talk should include the broad theme of "uncomfortable conversations" and be based on a clear, focused topic the local audience will be interested in; as well as a very specific idea, theory or proposition speakers think could make a big difference in healing or helping the world regarding the chosen theme (each talk must include a call to action, something for the audience and viewers to do as a result of hearing and seeing each talk)

  7. All speakers undertake a selection process and are selected based on the potential interest of the talk to a local and global audience and the diversity of the final list of talks (we want a range of diverse topics) 

  8. No sponsor or organiser of the event can also be a speaker; no talks can promote a business, sponsor or organisation

  9. No talks with an inflammatory political or religious agenda, nor polarizing “us vs them” language

  10. We seek to build consensus and provide outside-the-box thinking, not to revisit familiar, unresolvable disputes on these topics

  11. If selected, you must arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to the event commencing to ensure you are present, ready and available to participate 

  12. TEDxMaldon is a licensed TEDx event and talks will be published on the TED YouTube Channel 

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