TEDxSydney 2016 Satellite program brings ideas worth spreading to businesses across Australia

tedxsydney Customer Central_3o (1).jpgAnnual ideas festival, TEDxSydney has today announced the launch of its 2016 Satellite program - a network of local, self-organised events that share new ideas direct from the stage of the Sydney Opera House with thousands of people across Australia.

TEDxSydney's Satellite program runs in parallel to the main event at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 25 May 2016. Individuals or organisations across the country are invited to register free of charge to host their own get-together or simply join one of the existing Satellites to become a part of the TEDxSydney conversation.
Says Remo Giuffré, founder and licensee, TEDxSydney: Ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world. We know that by making great ideas more accessible, we are able to spark conversations that can lead to this change.

"The Satellite initiative is a free program that helps spread ideas beyond the stage of the Sydney Opera House through a network of passionate individuals and organisations across Australia. For those who may have missed out on a ticket to the event at the Sydney Opera House, this is a great way to get involved. We are thrilled that Optus has extended its support to TEDxSydney by becoming the Presenting Partner for our Satellite program this year."

TEDxSydney is now in its seventh year and continues to grow and maintain one of the largest live audiences of any regularly held TED event. As demand to be part of the live audience at the Sydney Opera House continues to increase, so too does interest from corporates keen to tap into TEDxSydney's program as a way to encourage new ideas and ways of thinking with staff and their wider business networks.

​S​atellite organisers can be businesses, community groups, schools or individuals. Each organiser will be able to access the live stream from the Sydney Opera House and then host their own event, bringing ideas to their community or business in the most meaningful way. A TEDxSydney Satellite Host Guide is also available to help organisers plan their day.

Sydney Trains hosted a successful TEDxSydney Satellite in 2015 and return as a host again this year.

Says Susannah Le Bron, executive director of customer service, Sydney Trains: "Our TEDxSydney Satellite in 2015 was a great platform, stimulating conversations and igniting ideas that ultimately help us to deliver better outcomes for our customers.

"Last year's event spurred on a pilot of 'TEDxSydney Fridays' at Sydney Trains, where people get together to watch a TED talk over lunch and reflect on the talk together. These weekly sessions are about sharing what we love about TEDxSydney - inspiration."

The Satellite programming will blend talks with other content from the live event at the Sydney Opera House. Find out more about this year's speaker lineup here.

Sign-up and register to host your own Satellite event here: https://tedxsydney.com/events/host-satellite/.

Anyone can be part of the online conversation via #TEDxSydney.

People can also visit tedxsydney.com to discover more.

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