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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 LIVE is "The Brave and The Brilliant". To thrive, we humans will have to raise our game. We must figure out the best forms of collaboration with AI and confidently reassert the values that truly, deeply matter. TEDs 40th anniversary is a celebration of a future worth having and those leading the way with creativity, ingenuity, courage, wisdom and generosity.

The event will be held Saturday 4 May 1-6pm, in TWO separate sessions (there will be 8-10 speakers per session),

at the Maldon Vintage Machinery and Museum.


Session 1 (1-3pm Saturday 4 May)

Session 2 (4-6pm Saturday 4 May)



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 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 TEDxMaldon LIVE event in May is "The Brave and the Brilliant"

  4. Your TEDx talk must be a minimum of 8 minutes and a maximum of 12 minutes (at 10 minutes, a bell will ring as a warning)

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

  6. Your TEDx talk should include the broad theme of being "brave and brilliant" 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 you think could make a big difference in healing or helping the world regarding your chosen theme (your talk must include a call to action, something for the audience and viewers to do as a result of hearing and seeing your talk)

  7. All speakers undertake a selection process and you will be selected based on the potential interest of your 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 TEDx YouTube Channel 

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