Inspirational speakers, jaw-dropping performances and an atmosphere quite unlike anything else on the island, the (almost) annual TEDxUbud returns this year, on Saturday, 12 October 2019 to the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets. With a stellar line-up of 12 speakers and performers, TEDxUbud 2019 is set to blow their audience away once again. 

For those who don’t know, TEDx events are independently organised TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks – the world famous conferences focused on sharing ‘ideas worth spreading’ through a series of short, powerful talks. 

Like the main TED talks, TEDx events are non-profit, aimed at bringing the core of TED to a local community, run by passionate volunteers. TEDxUbud first started in 2011 and has grown to have a cult-like following on the island, with their 2018 event hosting up to 500 people. 

Events go from afternoon to evening, featuring a series of curated talks from hand-picked speakers as well as unique performances. 

TEDxUbud 2019 

This year the event returns to its 2017 venue, the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets. Found in the carvers village of ‘Mas’, south of Ubud town, Setia Darma presents a culturally rich destination befitting TEDxUbud. The talks are set within the museum’s traditional amphitheatre, backdropped by a dramatic Ubud valley. 

The theme for TEDxUbud 2019 is ‘Movement’, which has been described as “an exploration on the creative links between our brains and our hands, issues of migration and finding a place to call home, how our addiction to fast fashion can be overcome, what a micro-economist knows about volcanos, and choreographing for dinosaurs.” 

The event will go from 3pm to 10pm, on Saturday, 12 October 2019. 

For who those staying at the Honai Resort, and joining the TEDx event, we provide free shuttle to the event, ask our receptionist for more info.