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TEDxCanberraSalon 2019: No Place Like Home



$30 - $165 AUD + BF

$30 - $165 AUD + BF

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TEDxCanberraSalon 2019: No Place Like Home

Date and Time

Sat 27th Jul, 3:15 pm - 7:00 pm


T2 Theatre, Cultural Centre, Kambri Precinct, Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

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Event description

TEDxCanberra returns for an evening of inspiring talks and performances exploring the idea of 'home'. 

Why is the 'home' integral to human security, a functioning society, and overall health and well-being?


Dion Devow

What does 'home' mean for Indigenous Australians? Dion Devow will discuss if we can process the idea of home and the statement that there is no place like home, when many of Australia’s Indigenous peoples were forcibly removed from their homes and countries many years ago.

Dion is of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage, and was 2018 ACT Australian of the Year, and will explore this in terms of his own Indigeneity, and invite us to embrace and celebrate Indigenous Australian cultures as our own, and as a part of being Australian.

Frances Crimmins

How can we end homelessness?
The answer: we prevent it.

Frances Crimmins, CEO of YWCA Canberra, and a feminist with a strong belief in social justice, will be taking the stage at our upcoming TEDxCanberraSalon event on 27 July.

Frances believes that we each have a role to play in solving our community’s greatest challenges, and will be sharing her ideas on how we can come together to alleviate housing issues and prevent homelessness in the ACT.

Mia Swainson

One week. One litre of rubbish. One house with two adults and three children. Impossible challenge?

Mia Swainson is one of the inspiring speakers at our upcoming TEDxCanberraSalon: No Place Like Home event. Founding Chair of Canberra's Zero Waste Revolution and President of the Canberra Environment Centre, Mia takes us on her family's zero waste journey and shares practical tips she's picked up along the way.



She’s walked straight off the 2019 The Voice stage to the TEDxCanberraSalon stage. She’s a busy, amazing talent and we’re privileged to share this incredible voice with you at our No Place Like Home salon.

Child Players ACT

Drama group Child Players ACT have written a short play about a world without home, and whether we have a plan B.

TEDxCanberraSalon 2019: No Place Like Home will also feature a series of provocative short films and classic TED talks.

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Refunds are generally not permitted except in exceptional circumstances.

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TED is a global movement dedicated to sharing great ideas that change the world for the better. TEDxCanberra is a program of independently organised, nonprofit and community-driven TED events serving Australia’s national capital. Every year, we showcase the best ideas from Canberra and around Australia to the world, and act as a platform for up-and-coming changemakers and artists. Since our conception in 2008, we have inspired thousands of people with “Ideas Worth Spreading”