Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose.com, a social enterprise that mobilises millions of citizens and consumers to help solve global problems. Purpose has built global movements to fight cancer (LIVESTRONG), eliminate nuclear weapons (Global Zero), and launched All Out, the first global organisation for LGBT people and their allies.
He is also the winner of the 2012 Advance Global Australian Award for Social Innovation.
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.)