Welcome to #TEDxMelb 2015


14 August 2015  Melbourne Convention Centre

Just what is it about our dreams that make us come alive? TEDxMelbourne 2015 is all about The Stuff of Dreams, from uncovering vast visions for humanity and our local community, passion for adventure and exploration and the ability to face seemingly insurmountable odds with strength and courage.

On 14 August 2015, hear from storytellers, luminaries, artists and adventurists as they share tales of inspiration and invention and their dreams and hopes for the future.

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Our first speakers have been announced! Meet the dreamers who will be taking to the stage at TEDxMelbourne 2015 ‘The Stuff of Dreams’.


We picture the engineering world full of scientific trailblazers who turn blue sky design dreams into concrete reality. But what if they married their deep understanding of science and engineering principles together with the vision of a greener, healthier world? Cue Michael O’Neill, an environmental and sustainability consultant who dreams about profoundly changing the way our cities look, feel and function. Get the full story

Professor Lea Waters TEDxMelbourne 2015 SpeakerPROFESSOR LEA WATERS

Part inspiring and talented educator, part disruptor and champion for change and part advocate for the power of positivity, Professor Lea Waters is fervently passionate about all things psychology. As Director of the Positive Psychology Centre at The University of Melbourne, Lea has been imparting insights into the benefits of positive psychology to schools, corporates, not for profits and individuals for the past 19 years. Get the full story


‘BASEgirl’ aka Clair Marie was born and raised in a small mountain town with a population of 52 outside South Lake Tahoe in California. Already rock climbing at age three and skiing at four, by age 16 Clair had successfully grasped her dream to become both the youngest female BASE jumper and youngest active jumper in history. Get the full story


At once inspiring, giving and multi-talented, Dr Maithri Goonetilleke is an Australian-based medical doctor, NGO worker, singer and author as well as Chief Medical Officer at Fulham Correctional Centre. As a medical educator, Maithri teaches and lectures in the Medical Faculty at Monash University. Get the full story