We sit down for a quick chat with the Director and Co-Curator of TEDx Macquarie University 2013, Lucas Bérullier. The French/Italian is in his final semester of a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and International Business.
Why did you choose to study at Macquarie?
“Because it’s a creative, international and friendly university, opening doors to opportunistic students and giving them a chance to express themselves.”
What’s you favourite thing about the Macquarie campus?
“The natural environment, the smoke-free rule and the brand new Macquarie Theatre of course (where we will hold TEDx 2013!)”
What’s the difference between Australian students and French students?
“Macquarie is very group task and presentation oriented. French students are likely to be distant, reserved and afraid of speaking in public.”
What do you like most about Australia?
“It’s a developed land of opportunities, embracing technologies and integrating new ideas into its society. It also has a great interest into other cultures than themselves.
Oh, and my beautiful Australian girlfriend of course!”
How did you get involved with TEDx?
“I started by doing an internship in 2012 as the Event Manager. I have now stepped up as the Director and Co-Curator.”
What can we expect from TEDx 2013?
“This is the fourth year that we are running a TEDx event at Macquarie and the October 2013 theme is ‘future-proof’.
Having the University as major sponsor and supporter in 2013 will boost our creativity and focus on delivering the most incredible creative event to share the world best ideas.”
TEDx is currently looking for a performance curator for its 2013 event and invites genuine and proactive students who want to be part of this unique experience to apply. Applications are open until Sunday 19 May. Find out more…