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Partners

TEDxKatoomba would not be possible without the support of our Partners.

We thank them for believing in TED's philosophy and helping us bring TEDx to the Blue Mountains. 

Platinum Partners

Fehon Strategy & Design

Business is like life – sometimes we become so organically entrenched that we can’t see the forest for the trees. Fehon Strategy & Design helps organisations refocus, using client-centric design thinking to improve profit and achieve positive, sustainable growth.

 

Led by Bernie Fehon OAM, we work with CEOs, Boards, and other key decision-makers to identify and address inherent organisational assumptions limiting growth. As Founder of the Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout, Bernie’s proven methodology and specialist skills guide leadership teams through identifying gaps and opportunities, and designing and implementing innovative solutions, to deliver long-term, positive change.

"Over recent years, I have learnt so much from the short punchy powerful talks that TED has presented around the world. The Blue Mountains has gone through its own traumas over the years and I know that the people are more than just resilient, they are world leaders in many areas. My business, Fehon Strategy and Design is focussed on helping leaders develop strategies for sustainable positive impact in the world. To achieve this I am constantly learning and seeking new ways of doing things. TED is full of ideas worth sharing and I expect that TEDxKatoomba will stimulate 'different thinking for powerful change'." - Bernie Fehon OAM, CEO Fehon Strategy & Design

MTNS MADE

Led by the Blue Mountains creative community, MTNS MADE was launched in late 2015 as a unique collaborative approach to growing, strengthening and marketing the local creative industries in the area. By banding together, the group have created a shared vision to celebrate the abundant creativity that resides within the world heritage Blue Mountains.

"MTNS MADE is thrilled to support the inaugural TEDxKatoomba which provides a platform for brave and original ideas to be showcased to the world. MTNS MADE is the creative industries cluster of the Blue Mountains and is a proud to partner with TEDxKatoomba to support the innate qualities of creativity to thrive in our community: communication, collaboration and innovation." - Heidi Axelsen

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Blue Mountains Gazette

An integral part of the local community since 1963, the Blue Mountains Gazette is the leading source of local news, lifestyle and community information.

 

Covering a population of almost 80,000 people, The Gazette stands unchallenged as the voice of the Blue Mountains which includes major centres such as Katoomba, Springwood and Glenbrook.

 

Published weekly on a Wednesday, The Gazette aims to help build the community by keeping them strong, informed and connected, and by delivering quality storytelling and important information. It proudly celebrates the achievements of the area and its people and is a vigorous advocate for the community.

"We wanted to support TEDxKatoomba because we strongly believe that the TEDx platform has the power to inspire thought and action through the sharing of ideas and proudly support this event within the Blue Mountains community. We hope that it will be the first of many more of these events to come." Brad Edwards, ACM Sales Manager

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Gold Partners

Bendigo Bank 

We're a bank that's good with money but we're more interested in the good that money can do.

Since we first opened our doors over 160 years ago, every decision we’ve made, every product we’ve created, every service we’ve provided, has been in the best interests of our customers, shareholders, partners and people.

Throughout this time, we have been innovative, competitive, and accessible. Providing you with everything you need to achieve your financial goals, while supporting the communities in which we live.

"Bendigo Community Banks are about supporting organisations that promote the health, happiness and well-being of the community, and assist people to realise their full potential. Openness, fairness and freedom to information are a vital part of this, and TEDx has a world-wide track record for presenting new ideas for the future." - Peter Carroll, Chair of the Sponsorship Committee

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Blue Mountains City Council

Blue Mountains City Council leads the governance and management of a City with an area of 1,431km2 and a population of close to 80,000 spread across 27 towns and villages. 

The Blue Mountains is also one of only two cities in the world surrounded by a World Heritage Area and sits within the Sydney drinking water catchment servicing 1.7 million people. This presents additional responsibilities for the Council as steward of a City in a World Heritage National Park. 

Blue Mountains City Council is committed to leading our City, protecting our environment, caring for our people, making our City vibrant, liveable, healthy and accessible, and economically and financially sustainable.

"Blue Mountains City Council is excited to partner with TEDxKatoomba as this is an event that contributes to Community Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning.  TEDxKatoomba will foster community connections, promote social cohesion and capacity building. An event like TEDx in our own backyard? How could we not be excited? We want to make sure that the community are aware of this amazing opportunity that will promote social capital for many years to come." Vicki Edmunds, Manager, Community, Library & Customer Service, Blue Mountains City Council

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KFM Media

KFM Media aims to be the most reliable and technically advanced audio visual production company in the Blue Mountains - working to bring world class standards to AV in the area. They are a team of experienced production managers, skilled technicians and camera crews with great equipment and video editing suites located in Katoomba, the heart of the Blue Mountains.

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Become a TEDxKatoomba Partner

Our goal is to create lasting partnerships with organisations that share our vision and seek meaningful engagement with our events and with our community.


TED and TEDx events are globally recognised for showcasing innovation, inspiration, and big ideas. Partnering with TEDxKatoomba aligns your organisation with the powerful ideas presented to our extraordinary audience of thinkers, leaders, and change-makers.


Your partnership with TEDxKatoomba demonstrates to the Blue Mountains audience, and beyond, that your organisation values and believes in promoting the best ideas in the region.

 

TEDxKatoomba will work closely with you to ensure that your contribution to this event is visible and acknowledged.

 

If you are interested in becoming an event partner please enquire via the contact page and we shall get back to you.

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