Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending TEDxYouthBrisbane at The Edge. The speakers were diverse and I loved the revised 10min talk format. It kept the pace of the day just right and you never felt like your attention was drifting.
A firm favourite was Harrison Saragossi, a local photographer who was this year named as the Walkley Young Australian Photographic Journalist of the Year for his work documenting the Valley Nightlife. Harrison’s photos show raw, real and disturbingly human moments in the familiar “Valley Nightclub” right of passage many travel through in Brisbane.
Some of the “sound bytes” I jotted down from the day include:
“Push the boundaries when no-one will give you an answer”
“If you can’t do it differently you shouldn’t be in the industry. Always question why you’re doing something.”
“Make something bigger than yourself in a small moment”
“I always attract I need. Always be aware of your thoughts.”
And the heartwarming video from Benjamin Zander was a delightful accent to the day:
Yours in TED-inspiration,