Our Team

Helen Sheedy
TEDxWarrnambool Organiser

My favourite TED talk is
Melati & Isabel Wijsen - Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali.
James Veitch - This is what happens when you reply to spam email.

The last movie I watched was
Yesterday

The person who most inspires me is
Brigid Delaney and Yottom Ottolenghi

I am excited about TEDxWarrnambool because
I can’t wait to showcase the talent in our region.

Eddie Ivermee
Curator

My favourite TED talk is
Apollo Robbins - The Art of Misdirection

The last movie I watched was
Apollo 11

The person who most inspires me is
Steven Spielberg 

I am excited about TEDxWarrnambool because
I believe there are so many fantastic stories for our region to be sharing with the world

Mairead Whelan
Event Manager

My favourite TED talk is
Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Brene Brown: Listening to Shame

The last movie I watched was
The Lion King

The person who most inspires me is
Beyonce, Yuval Noah Hariri, Brene Brown

I am excited about TEDxWarrnambool because
to bring something globally renowned to Warrnambool to share ideas and spark conversations is really special to be involved with.

Alex Mellert
Ticketing

My favourite TED talk is
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - The Danger of a Single Story
 
The last movie I watched was
The live action remake of Aladdin 
 
The person who most inspires me is
Jacinta Ardern for her ability to lead strongly in a male dominated world without losing her empathy. Malala Yousafzai for incredible strength and wisdom beyond her years. 
 
I am excited about TEDxWarrnambool because
Warrnambool has such an amazing range of people, from all different backgrounds, whose ideas deserve to be shared and celebrated. I think TEDx is a fantastic opportunity to do just that. 

Lauren Edney
Events/Logistics

My favourite TED talk is
Alain de Botton - On Love

The last movie I watched was
Bad Boys For Life

The person who most inspires me is
Craig Harper

I am excited about TEDxWarrnambool because
I can't wait to share with the world the amazing talent we have in Warrnambool and the south coast!