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TEDxSydney bills itself as "the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world", and it's on right now!

With TEDxSydney 2018 on today, the organisation proudly boasts of "a range of speakers talking to some incredible topics".

If you’d like to see the action unfold from your desk or watch a particular talk you can join the TEDxSydney live stream here

You can also see the schedule of talks here (starting from 9am) and the full list of speakers here

Here are some "stellar highlights to anticipate" as listed by TEDxSydney:

Magda Szubanski:

Szubanski is a celebrated actress, comedian, writer and LGBTQIA rights activist. She also happens to be the “Most Talked about Person of 2017”

Thomas Oxley:

Oxley is a vascular neurologist, and will be making a world-first announcement about his ground-breaking neural interface technology for neurosurgery.

James Bevington: 

Bevington is the commander of the NASA-funded Mission 5 for HI-SEAS. He recently carried out an eight month simulated mission to Mars with five others on a barren, volcanic landscape.

Chyloe Kurdas: 

Kurdas is a pioneer in women’s AFL and has spent the past decade building the catalyst for Australia’s first ever national women’s professional competition, AFLW.

Eddie Woo: 

Can maths really be made enjoyable for all people? Mathematics high school teacher, Woo, seems to think so. And with 200,000 YouTube subscribers and over 13 million video views, it seems a lot people agree.

Miles Merrill: 

Merrill is a writer, performer and slam poet whose work touches on society, class and race. Hailing from Chicago, in some respects Merrill could be considered the Father of Slam Poetry in Australia.

Lucinda Beaman:

In a world where truth is being lost, Beaman is on the frontline as the FactCheck Editor at educational publication, The Conversation.


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