Media Release: Clayton Utz to host inspiring talent at inaugural TEDxBlighStreet: To Strive, To Seek, To Find

22 Oct 2018

Sydney, 22 October 2018: Some of Australia's most impressive and inspiring minds, including neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, best-selling author Jane Harper, and actor and director John Bell AO OBE, will share the spotlight this Thursday 25 October for the very first TEDx[*] BlighStreet event.  In a first for an Australian law firm, Clayton Utz is proud to sponsor and host this unique event in its Sydney offices at the landmark 1 Bligh Street building.  Members of Sydney's business community will hear from a diverse group of speakers who will take the floor in succession to share their perspective on the theme: To Strive - To Seek - To Find.

Each speaker is a leader in their field. Each of them has made, and continues to make, a significant and important contribution to Australian society.

The speakers are:

  • John Bell AO OBE, Founder, Bell Shakespeare Company
  • Prof. Bates Gill, Professor, Asia-Pacific Security
  • Jane Harper, Author
  • Jon Owen, CEO & Pastor, Wayside Chapel
  • Solli Raphael, Spoken-word artist
  • Dr Charlie Teo, Neurosurgeon
  • Prof. Toby Walsh, Professor, Artificial Intelligence
  • Dr Jodie Ward, Forensic Biologist
  • The Light Collective, Photography

Bruce Cooper, the Deputy Chief Executive Partner (Clients and Markets) at Clayton Utz, said the idea behind sponsoring TEDxBlighStreet was to create an experience that was different and unique - an event that would inspire and connect, as well as get people talking in ways or about things outside the everyday.

"As a leading Australian law firm, we deliver to our clients not just outstanding client service and guidance, but also outstanding experiences that provoke thought and conversation.  It's conversations that underpin relationships and a TEDx event provides an overwhelmingly rich platform for conversation among the local business community," said Bruce.

TEDxBlighStreet will be streamed live on YouTube Thursday 25 October from 3.30pm here: 


[*]  Independently organised event.

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