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Partnership with TEDXMelbourne

Introducing our partnership with TEDXMelbourne

What is TEDxMelbourne?

TEDxMelbourne is an independently organised Ted-like experience where people congregate to share ideas, knowledge and inspire in an authentic and innovative environment. As an established and leading platform, their events have been created to provide eye opening and life changing experiences to broaden people’s minds, connections and understanding of the world that we live in. Attendees are encouraged to engage with the speakers, partners and other attendees in a unique environment where there is an appetite to challenge the status quo.


What is the theme for the 2018 TEDXMelbourne main event?

TEDXMelbourne event photo

In the spirit of challenging the status quo, the theme for the 2018 main TEDxMelbourne event is “The Great Unknown”. The TEDxMelbourne team were intrigued by the thought of humans being both excited and scared about the future. Although we can make plans, we really don’t know what is going to happen today, tomorrow or in a years’ time. It’s entirely up to us how we embrace the future – with enthusiasm or dread.  

This year’s event will be held on Monday 13 August at the heritage listed venue, the Meat Market. This year will see a new and innovative format with two half day sessions: Morning and Afternoon. This allows the TEDxMelbourne community to attend for a half or full day.


Why Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders and TEDxMelbourne partnered together

Exterior sign of Holiday Inn Melbourne with tree leaves around it

When looking for a hotel partner for TEDxMelbourne, their main criteria was to partner with a forward thinking accommodation partner, one not afraid to challenge the status quo. We know that we are challenging the ‘standard’ hotel with our versatile and unique meeting and event spaces, futuristic and modern accommodation and long brand history where our guests are encouraged to be themselves.

The Joy of Travel is what gets us out of bed in the morning. It’s what happens when we create moments and memories that make every stay full of wonder and possibility. Conference and events attendees are increasingly looking for unique, unconventional and unforgettable events spaces. In the spirit of the Joy of Travel, our event spaces have been created to foster authentic creativity and collaboration, leading to extraordinary outcomes.

Meeting spaces are not just about work. They are about providing the perfect atmosphere to challenge each other’s ideas and produce outstanding results. This is why we have commissioned Mark Lobo to create quirky and colourful art, which is displayed in all of our rooms. Our spaces have been fitted with the latest technology by Audio Visual Dynamics which works seamlessly and is easy to use, plus our WiFi is free for all event attendees.

Innovation is important to Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders and for that reason we have uniquely themed our spaces around the four main reasons people visit Melbourne: art and culture, sport, shopping and food. The room names are based around these themes, as well as being places where people come together and great things happen.

  • The Studio for art
  • The Arena for sport
  • The Arcade for shopping
  • The Table for food

To showcase our Melbourne foodie culture, our chefs have created a super fresh menu.


Introducing our innovative meeting and event spaces

The Studio has been influenced by the bright and airy galleries and art studios of Melbourne. The room is designed to take advantage of the floor to ceiling windows which look onto the leafy trees of Flinders Lane, a unique feature for a meeting and event space located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

Melbourne is known as the sporting capital of Australia. Opening onto our astro-turfed terrace and pool area, The Arena allows people to come together to strategize and show their team mates their skills.

Inspired by the shopping arcades of Melbourne, The Arcade finds style, wonder and inspiration in our Melbourne fashion influenced space. As it opens onto the pool terrace, it allows natural light to spark your imagination and set your creativity free.

The Table – where good food is enjoyed, stories are told and ideas are shared. Our executive boardroom embraces the foodie culture of Melbourne. It is a collaborative space where everyone can place their individual ideas on the table.

The last space is our pool terrace. It is a unique venue that is adjacent to our outdoor heated pool. It is a bright and lively space that is perfect for social events and evening meetings. As the space has heaters and fans, it is perfect for all events all year around.



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