Ideas that Travel
February 17 saw Qantas together with Tedxsydney achieve a new milestone. Aboard QF73 from Sydney to San Francisco, the two organisations combined to launch ‘Ideas That Travel’, the world’s first technology talk in the sky. Four of Australia’s technology and science innovators entertained their fellow passengers via a live-streamed broadcast at the nose of the plane on the Qantas in-flight entertainment system, with topics including the future of design, quantum physics, robotics and artificial intelligence. Qantas spokesperson Olivia Wirth said “One of the reasons we re-launched flights between Sydney and San Francisco was to support growing business travel driven by the tech boom and we’re looking forward to playing our part in strengthening ties between innovators on both sides of the Pacific.” are Qantas flight staff together with Olivia Wirth, and Edwina Throsby, Tedxsydney Head of Curatorial.