Geoffrey Garrett is a political scientist and has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford, Yale and the Wharton School. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a trustee of the Asia Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In April 2012 he became Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. A frequent commentator on global business, economics and politics, his academic publications include Partisan Politics in the Global Economy and The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy.
TEDxSydney 2012 took place on Saturday 26 May 2012 at Carriageworks. Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the day: 800 in the theatre, over 1,000 via big screen simulcast in The Forum, many thousands online via YouTube and ABC Big Ideas ... and up to 80,000 tuning in to ABC Radio National.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.)