TedxSydney announces 2013 sponsors

Tedx SydneyTEDxSydney has announced its sponsorship lineup for this year’s programme with Qantas, Samsung, the Sydney Opera House and Telstra all joining the event as sponsors.

The University of Sydney and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation have also confirmed they will once again be the event’s principal partner and media partner respectively.

The annual ideas event is now in its fourth year and has an audience in the hundreds of thousands. TEDxSydney features a selection of Australia’s leading thinkers, storytellers and performers sharing their ideas to an audience both in person and online.

TEDxSydney Director Remo Giuffré said TEDxSydney partners were joining a worldwide network of people who were passionate about innovation and focused on working together to solve the world’s problems.

“TED and TEDx are about spreading worthwhile ideas to the widest possible audience. Our partners not only allow us to keep ticket prices accessible, they help us extend the conversation beyond the stage – into boardrooms, staff rooms, online communities and the population at large,” said Remo.

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney said the university was delighted to renew its support for the event.

“As the principal partner we share a vision for thought leadership, challenging ideas and intellectual engagement,” said Dr Spence.

The ABC will again carry the official broadcast of the event. ABC managing director Mark Scott said: “The ABC is delighted to again be the foundation Media Partner for TEDxSydney 2013. The ABC and TED are two brands that are driven by innovation and creative thinking.


  1. Common Sense
    5 Mar 13
    2:01 pm

  2. Our partners not only allow us to keep ticket prices accessible, > $220 for a ticket, we should have a chat about this accessible ticket prices.

    TED is non for profit but Tedx is ” independently organised event ” I wonder why it went from a free event couple of years ago to $220. Not saying it should stay as a free event, but there’s lots of goodwill and the sponsors can help to keep it under $100 which is accessible.

  3. Bustin Jeibers
    5 Mar 13
    2:53 pm

  4. Interesting podcast with Eddie Huang and Joe Rogan talking about TED and their practices in the US.

    Strange folk.

  5. Gus
    5 Mar 13
    3:33 pm

  6. @Common Sense – Really? Tell that to the organisers of just about any other festival in AU! $220 seems steep but it is a full day of interesting talks and side events, all catering (sourced locally and with thought) and an after party. I think it is a pretty good deal and you probably come away better off than you were the day before! No I dont work for them and yes I have paid for my ticket already.

    P.s Who says $100 is accessible?

  7. shamma
    5 Mar 13
    4:16 pm

  8. TED seems to me to be like the Stonecutters from the Simpsons.