Author: TEDxBrisbane

TAMARA ARMSTRONG: Aspiring Archibald Prize Finalist

On our ‘Before I die…’ wall last year, Tamara Armstrong wrote simply, ‘Be an Archibald Prize finalist.
Members of the TEDxSouthBank community will know Tamara as a passionate TEDx advocate, a former set designer, a high school art teacher, and the subject of our 2013 Positive Disruption short film.

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LIBBY SCHURING: Becoming A Mentor for Women

“We’ve all had times when we’ve felt stuck in the status quo of life – career, relationships, parenthood,” says Libby Schuring.
After 14 years of teaching, she knew she wanted something new, a way to give back to young women. But she just wasn’t sure what that something might look like.

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JOSHUA KNIGHT: Inspiring a Love of Learning

Those who attended TEDxSouthBank 2016 might remember Joshua. He won the one-minute talk that year – a competition to pitch your idea worth spreading in 60 seconds or less.
“But even with more than 20 years experience as a professional speaker and facilitator, I knew I had a lot of preparation to do to pitch my idea in one minute that day!”

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Deaf Children Need Sign Language: DRISANA LEVITZKE-GRAY

Drisana Levitzke-Gray is the recipient of the 2015 Young Australian of the Year Award in recognition of her passion and dedication in advocating for the human rights of deaf people, raising awareness about Auslan (Australian Sign Language), and the rights of deaf children in Australia to access Auslan from birth. A motivational speaker and consultant, she works for Woolworths as a Workplace Advocate as well as a columnist for PrimoLIFE Magazine and a voluntary committee member for a number of organisations. Drisana is the embodiment of the concept of ‘deaf gain’ – not ‘hearing loss’ – by inspiring the...

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Our Pets: Rethinking the Way We Say Goodbye: DR JACKIE CAMPBELL

Dr Jackie Campbell is a veterinarian who will warm your heart. Passionate in equal measures about her patients and about the families who care for them, Jackie often becomes a lifeline for her clients during their most difficult of days. As the director of one of Queensland’s first palliative care services for pets, she manages a team of veterinarians who are working to help families better navigate the challenges of end of life decision making. Alongside this important work, Jackie is the Brisbane clinic co-ordinator for a charity that brings together volunteer vets and nurses, in order to provide...

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