Passengers on Qantas flight 73 departing from Sydney to San Francisco on February 17 had the chance to experience the world’s first tech talk in the sky.
The 'Ideas That Travel' event sees four Australian technology and science innovators share their visions for the future in a series of talks held in the nose of Qantas B747 during the flight.
The talks will be live-streamed to passengers via the in-flight entertainment system and the series will be screened after during the TEDxSydney on 25 May 2016.
TEDxSydney founder, Remo Giuffre, said, “Some of the most exciting speakers from TEDxSydney alumni will be sharing their ideas at 30,000 feet while members of our extended networks are anticipating some serious meeting and greeting in the Bay Area next week. We’re all looking forward to hearing more about those experiences at TEDxSydney 2016 at the Opera House in May.”
Qantas group executive brand, marketing and corporate affairs, Olivia Wirth, said, “This is a perfect route for a world-first. We all know about the impact of the California tech boom, but what’s really exciting is the growing number of Australians doing business with Silicon Valley on the one hand, and building a home-grown Australian culture of entrepreneurialism on the other.”