Dave Lim

Founding Partner, IdeasWorthDoing

Dave Lim is a polymath, provocateur, pioneer and possibilist, Dave delights in designing human experiences, launching and growing new communities and ventures as founder of IdeasWorthDoing.

Dave is a TEDx Ambassador and pioneer TEDx licensee since it began in 2009, growing this into a >250,000 multi-disciplinary community today. He has also pioneered Design Conversations, Campus Party in Asia Pacific, and built global partnerships and community at Earth Hour HQ, WWF. He has been a high-tech venture capitalist, founder of Innovation X at Coca-Cola, and has studied at Singularity U, Stanford, Berkeley, UNSW and UBC.

Dave’s favourite quote and challenge to you is “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


Breakout Session: Knowledge Exchange of Your Ideas
Date: Monday, 17 February 2020

Ideas Academy: How to Impact and Inspire like at TED
Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020


Holly Ransom

AIME 2020 Content Weaver | CEO, Emergent

Professor Greg Clark

Global Advisor, Chairman, Author, NED

Jacquelyn Cowardin

Head of Audience Acquisition, George P. Johnson

Simon Doble

CEO, SolarBuddy

Claire Epps

Senior Marketing Manager Events & Executive Marketing Adobe, Australia & New Zealand

Megan Flamer

Founder, Mindful Under Fire

Gary Grimmer

Senior Partner, GainingEdge

Alana Hay

Milestones Creative

Christopher Kai

Founder and CEO, Mathem Group

Adeline Kang

Regional Account Management APAC American Express Meetings & Events

Geneviève Leclerc


Tal Meretz

Event Strategist, Cvent Australia

Mary Orgill

General Manager, Marketing and Events - ANZIIF

John Peacock

CEO, Associations Forum

Don Rapley

Managing Director, TYC Transform Your Conversations Leadership Development Facilitator and Executive Coach

Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie

Igniter of Curiosity, Award-Winning Designer, Keynote Speaker and Certified Facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play®

Bim Ricketson

Executive Creative Director, George P. Johnson Australia

Monica Tonner

Event Manager for Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV)

Sarah Rowan

Australia's Top Female Speed Painter

Didier Scaillet

CEO, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence

Gee Songpathara

Founder and Facilitator, MindDojo Thailand

Jennifer Trethewey

Director/Founder of JTG Global, Author Change or Choke

Mike Williams

Senior Partner, GainingEdge