TEDxUniSA club host an annual event called TEDxUniSA. TED brings together the world’s world-leading thinkers and activists to share ideas that matter across many disciplines- technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development. TEDx events host speakers and TED Talk videos combine to spark deep discussion and connections. And in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED created TEDx, a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
TEDxUniSA is planned to be an annual conference event and the conference lasts 1 day each year. Last year TEDxUniSA 2019 event happened on AUGUST 3rd 2019 under the theme 'Emergence' which encapsulates Adelaide; young and emerging, full of incredible ideas and innovations, businesses and people.
The event was entirely organised by local, Adelaide-based UniSA students, with collaborations with Adelaide Uni and Flinders Uni students as well.
This year, due to the tremendous effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, TEDxUniSA 2020 has been postponed to 2021! And our theme is "REFLEXIVITY"! We are passionate about sharing the ideas and innovations of our state with anyone who wants to listen—you included! Our presenters for TEDxUniSA 2021 will be locally and nationally-recognised talent. They are being hand-selected by our TEDxUniSA Curation Team under our vision of REFLEXIVITY.
You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and if in-depth information is what you've come for, stay and have a poke about. Our website has everything from speaker information, our sponsors, schedules, transport information, and the opportunity to meet the faces behind the TEDxUniSA Organising Committee.
To prepare for the event, the TEDxUniSA committee has to set up a seven-month timeline outlining nine major aspects for the event: team management, venue, finance and sponsorship, theme and speakers, running order, marketing, audience, photo and video, and post-event survey. The task timeline for all of these aspects is divided into three stages: before (the first five months), during (one month to the event, including the day of the event) and after the event (one month after the event). At the moment, the major action points are to recruit core team members, find and contact sponsors, find a venue, confirm a theme for the event and contact appropriate university staff for marketing and website support. After these relationships have been forged and interest piqued, the curator teams can then start searching and inviting relevant speakers for the event, and the designing team and marketing team can start designing the venue context, website and social media channel.