Respected producer, director and curator Edwina Throsby joined the Sydney Opera House as Head of Talks & Ideas in 2017. Throsby has dedicated her 20-year career to bringing complex topics and stories to the broadest possible audience across platforms and media. Since joining she has led charge on festivals including All About Women and ANTIDOTE 2018, bringing some of the world’s best thought leaders to share their ideas under the Sails.
The former Head of Curation of TEDxSydney, In her three years overseeing the artistic and creative vision for TEDxSydney, the ideas festival grew to almost 130,000 attendees, millions of online views and more than 150 satellite events.
Prior to TEDxSydney, Throsby founded and produced the ABC’s flagship multi-platform ideas program, Big Ideas, hosted by Tony Jones, which quickly expanded from ABC2 to the main ABC network and ABC News 24.
Throsby has worked as a documentary filmmaker, garnering the Best Documentary award at Flickerfest (2008) and Best Documentary Short award at Melbourne International Film Festival (2008) for Dance Like Your Old Man. She has also worked on esteemed news and current affairs programs, including Four Corners, Media Watch and Q&A.
Edwina recently completed her PhD in political science, writing her thesis on undecided voters in Australia.