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Front row: Nell Schofield, Delta Kay, Dr Gregory. P. Smith, Kate Constantine. Back row: Zenith Virago, Catherine Ingram, Kate Walsh, Brett Solomon. Photo Jeff Dawson

An inspiring lineup of speakers are set to relaunch TEDxByronBay 2021, on June 26 at the Byron Theatre. 

TEDxByronBay director and co-curator Kate Walsh says, ‘This is the first time TEDxByronBay has been held in five years, and we are hoping to establish it as a regular event showcasing the incredible ideas and talent that this region has to offer the world’.

‘We are not short of speakers, that’s for sure!’

The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Spaces Between’. 

Kate says the theme is inspired by Indigenous astronomy, where meaning and stories are found not just with the shining stars, but also the black spaces between.

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‘They are equally important. At this time in our history, I feel we urgently need to be rethinking where we find inspiration and solutions’.

Kate will be joined by Nell Schofield to co-curate this year’s program. Nell is an actor, arts journalist, presenter and documentary maker and will bring a special magic to the event. 

Kate says, ‘We’re gathering some fantastic speakers, covering everything from neurological impacts of rainbows to the future of digital rights.

‘Our speakers’ voices range from hypersensitive to highly outraged in a program designed to stimulate our audience’s minds’.

Local speakers Zenith Virago, Gregory P. Smith, Lucas Handley, Kate Constantine, Melia Naughton, Catherine Ingram and Brett Solomon will be joined by out-of-towners Costa Georgiadis, Emilia Decker, and Caro Meldrum-Hanna. 

The event is generously supported by Stone & Wood, Farmer Jo, Superfeast, Studio Muse Muse, Paradiso, Ninbella, The Milk Bar, and Yeah Nice Gallery. 

The next batch of speakers will be announced in the coming week.

To grab a ticket, head to www.tedxbyronbay.com.au and join the email list to be the first to know when they go on sale or follow @tedxbyronbay or facebook.com/tedxbyronbay.

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