A champion athlete, Glen Gerreyn was struck with a debilitating illness that ended his Olympic dream. He shifted his focus to community development, with his efforts recognised nationally as Young Australian of the Year in Queensland, and other awards. Glen lectures and to date has spoken to over a million people around the world. He challenges his audiences to test their limits and set personal targets they never envisaged. He articulates a strong message of empowerment and imparts a sense of expectation concerning one’s future. After learning to lift himself out of difficult situations and excel, Glen is now inspiring generations to do the same.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)