The Final Countdown to TEDxRockhampton 2013

TEDxRockhampton is now less than a week away, and organisers are putting the final touches on what will be a fantastic program.

Capricorn Enterprise and Rockhampton Regional Council have thrown their support behind TEDxRockhampton and have come on board as event partners.

Less than 10 tickets remain, so if you want to be a part of the first ever TEDxRockhampton, join us by grabbing your ticket at

Joining Dr Sarah Jane Pell, Harvee Pene, Mick Alexander and Trudy Graham will be:

Professor Ian Atkinson

Professor Atkinson is a Tropical Leader and Director of the eResearch Centre at James Cook University. He spends his time working with researchers to harness the power of the ever-changing technologies available to them, and will be discussing how Regional Queensland can harness the digital frontier.

Robert Schwarten

Robert Schwarten is a well-known local personality, having represented the region as Member for Rockhampton for nearly 17 years. While he has retired from politics, he is by no means any less interested in the subject, and will be sharing with TEDxRockhampton where modern democratic policies are headed.

Loretta George

Loretta is a local psychologist, working for Queensland Health and running her own private practice. She describes herself as an advocate born in Darumbal country from Australian Lebanese ancestors. Loretta will be entertaining us with her talk entitled ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’

Ken Leslie

Ken is a Rockhampton-based artist and primary school teacher. He is passionate about education and believes it creates intelligent and responsible citizens. Ken’s work as an artist has influenced his talk, and he will be asking TEDxRockhampton if we should fill our schools with art.

If you aren’t able to make it to the event, register to stay up to date with all the latest plottings via our social media channels – and Our website at will feature live blogs from the event, and the completed TEDx Talks to share with the world.