The ABC and TEDXSydney sharing ideas worth spreading
Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:27

TEDxSydney returns to Carriageworks in Sydney's Eveleigh on Saturday 26 May 2012 and the ABC is back again as Foundation Media Partner and producer of the event.

At TEDxSydney, a selection of Australia's leading thinkers, storytellers and performers, including Nobel Prize winner Brian Schmidt, songstress Katie Noonan and philosopher Tim Soutphommasane will share their ideas with an invited audience.

As host broadcaster, the ABC is proud to present a range of these talks via Big Ideas, where you can watch TEDx live all day.

From 3 to 5pm Radio National's Common Knowledge presenters Cassie McCullagh and Jason Di Rosso will bring their critical thinking and a sense of fun to the occasion, presenting highlights of the talks and meeting the guest speakers, all live from the Carriageworks foyer.

This year TEDxSydney will also host one of 14 global public auditions seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas for TED2013. The live auditions will take place at on Sunday, 27 May 2012 and will be co-hosted by Chris Anderson and members of the TEDxSydney organising team.

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott said that the ABC was delighted to partner with TEDxSydney in search of local ideas worth sharing with the world. "Like TED, the ABC is driven by innovation and creative thinking and is proud to continue to support TED in its pursuit of searching worldwide for "Ideas Worth Spreading," he said.

Get involved with the ABC and TEDxSydney 2012

Attend: Come and join Tim Brunero at the live viewing event in the foyer at Carriageworks in Eveleigh. The event will begin on Saturday 26 May at 8:50AM (Bay 17 attendee registration from 7:30AM)

Watch Live: Big Ideas will stream the event live here:

Listen Live: Radio National's Common Knowledge broadcasts live from 3pm-5pm

Catch Up: Big Ideas on ABC1 and ABC News 24 or on iview.
Catch-up audio will be available to stream or download at RN Common Knowledge
Big Ideas will also replay a selection of TEDx2012 over the next few weeks.