8th edition: 12 October 2019


TEDxUbud 2019: Movement

Everything in the world, and beyond, is constantly moving, in a state of ebb and flow, changing from one form to another.

Some of our movements are deliberate, as when we choose to travel, or dance. Other movements are beyond our control, or impossible to detect. Sometimes it’s not a pleasant sensation, as when we are forced into movement to escape something or have to push against the status quo to make a change.

When we say we are moved, we usually talk about emotion arising in our bodies, changing us in some way. When we talk about a movement, we talk about people working together to create social change or spread a new idea across the globe.

Movement is something we all share and participate in—a universal part of the human story as we cross the borders, lines and boundaries that structure our lives.

Join us in October for our eighth edition and a journey of storytelling, innovation, learning, change and more. Celebrating the people and ideas that inspire us and make us think twice about the world around us.




The venue:
Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

This will be our third night time event, heading back to the grounds of the incredible Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets in Ubud.

In a complex of Balinese bales and Javanese joglos, Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets preserves some of the world’s most colorful pieces of art with each house displaying different collections of masks and puppets.

In Bali, it’s believed when masks are worn, dancers embody the spirits of the Gods and Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets aims to preserve and showcase its extensive collection from Bali, other parts of the Indonesian archipelago and the world.