TEDxBrisbane Partners

TED is a non-commercial enterprise, and similarly all TEDx events are run on a not-for profit basis. Additionally, TEDxBrisbane is committed to ensuring the ticket prices for our event make it as accessible as possible. As such, TEDxBrisbane is only possible as a result of the generous support and contribution of a special group of organisations and companies that are committed to spreading ideas that can help change the world.
If you’d like to explore partnerships and engagement opportunities with TEDxBrisbane, please contact TEDxBrisbane.

Principal Partner: Brisbane Times

Since its launch in March 2007, Brisbane Times continues to deliver on its promise to be a powerful, independent media voice for Queensland. It has cemented its place as a must-read and trusted news site, which is firmly at the forefront of changes in the media landscape while embracing Fairfax Media’s proud journalistic tradition. Our dedicated, passionate team champions fair, quality and fearless journalism above all else, and visitors spend more time on Brisbane Times than on any other Queensland news site as a result.

Our audience is smart, loyal and highly engaged, turning to the Brisbane Times for a trusted, independent source of breaking local, national and international news, agenda-setting reporting and investigations alongside commentary from some of the best columnists in the business including celebrated authors John Birmingham and Madonna King.


Next Hotel Brisbane, the world’s first Next Hotels embraces contemporary design with a focus on technology and innovation. Awarded the national Hotel Management’s award for Tech Hotel of the year, the hotel is tailored for the unique needs of the modern business traveller, and is designed around busy schedules and personal preferences – delivered through comfortable spaces, smart technology and intuitive service that appreciates the value of your time. Next Hotel Brisbane is delighted to partner with TEDxBrisbane and we can’t wait to meet you all at the event!


Put your career in the EXPRESS lane.

With the pace of change getting faster and faster, you want to be able to learn new skills today and use them tomorrow. QUT EX helps you to do just that. EXPLORE our range of short courses and related degree courses to find just what you need to gain that EXTRA edge in the real world.


Live Action Video produces professional and entertaining live broadcast productions. With over 30 years of TV broadcast experience we can take your live event, festival, sport, conference, product launch, demonstration, training program, or panel of experts, to the worldwide online audience.

We provide a multi-camera high definition broadcast, with cameras on different angles cut together like live television. Complete with commentators, slo-motion replays, logos, graphics, scoring and sponsorship advertising, your presentation can be as unique, authentic and exciting as any television program. Live streaming expands your reach, encourages future participation and engages audiences through interactivity and unique viewer content. Vital analytics provide valuable feedback for marketing and audience targeting.

Our experienced producers help you capture the authenticity of your brand and event and provide you with opportunities to engage with your market, supporters, partners and sponsors in a successful live stream.

We look forward to working with you.


Merlo Coffee is all about serving ‘fresh coffee which is roasted daily’ and has been built by sourcing the best beans globally and combining it with the best ‘coffee loving’ team in the country for 25 years. Merlo has 16 coffee stores across Queensland and in Victoria as well as supplying over 1500 wholesale customers and selling all types of coffee and accessories through its thriving online store. Look for the distinctive Merlo Coffee blue logo wherever you go. Merlo are delighted to be involved with TEDxBrisbane as the official Coffee Partner. As a locally owned Brisbane born and bred company we’re here to support local innovative events such as TEDxBrisbane. We’re on-board to ensure all delegates and guests stay focussed, energised and caffeinated with premium fresh coffee for the entire event!



In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications is a boutique PR agency that believes in making an impact for clients. We believe in creativity, collaboration and insight-led ideas. We exist to help our clients communicate innovatively, enhance their external reputation, promote internal alignment and make their brand top of mind. We strongly believe effective communication can drive positive change inside and outside the organisation.

At Ruby Communications, we apply strategic thinking to align our clients’ corporate and business strategies to help them achieve exceptional positioning whilst enhancing and protecting their reputation and maximising their value. Our strategic approach allows us to anticipate change and create fresh innovative ideas based on strong insights into the organisation’s value model. We are passionate and focused on connecting, engaging and energising our client’s main audiences.


The Tivoli Theatre was originally built as Adams Bakery in 1917 and boasted the finest gourmet cakes in Queensland. It was later used by the State Library to store rare books, but with Expo ‘88 reverberating in the city, a new owner, Ann Garms transformed it into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre – modelled on the Paradis Latin in Paris (1803) one of the France’s most famous cabaret theatres. In August 1989, the venue opened with Putting on the Ritz, a show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood and the biggest hits from legendary composers George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. The allure of the Tivoli  is that it  is one of Brisbane’s most multi-functional live venues with professional in house stage and lighting facilities, capable of hosting a wide range of events from live music artists, bands and shows to Corporate Events and Product Launches.

In 1989 Ann incorporated materials rescued from two demolished iconic Queen Street theatres – plaster pieces from the Regent Theatre, and beautiful plaster angel air vents from Her Majesty’s Theatre. They’re still there.

Today, The Tiv retains its stunning Art Deco features and captivating aura and is widely considered to be one of Australia’s most beautiful performance venues. It has played host to local musical heroes from 1989 such as Powderfinger and The Go-Betweens, along with major international artists such as Bob Dylan, Marianne Faithfull, Katie Perry, Taylor Swift, PJ Harvey, Antony and the Johnsons, Sigur Ros, Slash, Ice Cube, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Robyn Archer and Paul Kelly (just to name a few…)

2017 marks the buildings 100-year anniversary, and 28 years of operating as one of Brisbane’s finest cultural destinations.


National Storage is one of Australasia’s largest self-storage providers, tailoring self-storage solutions to over 35,000 residential and commercial customers at more than 100 storage centres across Australia and New Zealand.

The National Storage offering spans self-storage, business storage, records management, climate controlled wine storage, vehicle storage, vehicle and trailer hire, packaging, insurance and other value added services. Each National Storage centre reflects our commitment to quality, convenience and service. At National Storage, you can expect secure, clean and modern premises and a wide range of packaging materials on offer, together with a team of professionals trained in the exacting task of efficient and cost-effective storage.

National Storage was established in December 2000, following the merger of Stowaway Self Storage, National Mini Storage and Premier Self Storage. While each company was a leader in its own right, the union consolidated over 30 years’ experience in the industry and created a network of centres that delivered tailored storage solutions for residential and commercial customers.


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