Perth Convention & exhibition centre

TEDxPerth is back!

Celebrating 10 years of TEDxPerth, the flagship event is set to return bigger than ever with a fresh new venue and an exciting line up of speakers that will have you captivated for the day!

A TEDxPerth will leave you feeling inspired as you connect with like-minded individuals and hear from inspirational change-makers in the local community who are making a difference with their idea worth spreading.

This action-packed day includes powerful talks, speaker Q&As and interactive activations. Lunch is included, all you need to bring is enthusiasm and an open mind!

Auslan Interpreter Available

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Event Details

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Sa​turday, 1 April 2023


9.00am – 5:0​0pm


Perth Convention &

Exhibition Centre

Auslan Interpreter Available

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Metro Bar and Bistro


5:15pm – 7:15pm

Add-on to Your Ticket

The celebration of ideas doesn’t conclude with the ​conclusion of the main event.

Join us for the official TEDxPerth after party, where ​you can connect with fellow attendees, speakers ​and the broader TEDxPerth community. Get ready ​for an unforgettable after party filled with laughter, ​conversation, and connection as we toast to ten ​years of TEDxPerth!

Canapes and Drink on arrival included.

First Speakers Announced!

Kirk Docker

Director & Interviewer

The brain behind ABC’s You Can't ​Ask That, Kirk will help us ​rediscover the lost art of ​conversation in an age of isolation ​and social media bubbles. He will ​show how, through empathy and ​curiosity, we can all have better ​conversations.

Shani Graham

Sustainability Consultant ​& Community Organiser

Ten years after her remarkable ​TEDxPerth talk about Hulbert ​Street, Shani will share how her ​mission to develop a more resilient ​community grew and moved from ​a street in Fremantle to an entire ​suburb.

Jahna Cedar

First Nations Community ​Leader & Business Woman

Jahna will share how, as a ​Nyiyaparli/Yindijbarndi woman ​from the Pilbara region, she ​navigates two worlds with differing ​practices and responsibilities.

She believes that to progress ​reconciliation, a more widespread ​understanding of this code ​switching is needed, and her talk ​will help listeners develop their ​understanding. Jahna is Executive ​Director at IPS Management ​Consultants.

Dr. Nerida Wilson

WA Museum Marine & ​Molecular Biologist

Sea dragons have unique faces, and this allows each sea dragon to be identified. Using technology similar to facial recognition, scientists such as Dr. Wilson can now study many more sea dragons, getting a much more complete understanding of their behaviours, and in a much less intrusive way.

Len Collard

Nyungar Elder & WA Local Hero Nominee

Len Collard is a Whadjuk Nyungar elder with a background in literature and Aboriginal studies including Nyungar interpretive histories. He will give an insight into the shared history of Indigenous and colonialist Western Australia - and how that is reflected in our place names.

Greg Quicke

Outback Astronomer

Greg AKA "Space Gandalf" will ​lead the audience on a ​journey that will give a cosmic ​perspective that makes all ​other issues seem small. Greg ​is an astronomer.

Jarrad Seng


Jarrad shares how a personal philosophy, one of "seeking discomfort", can help achieve the most amazing results. He is a photographer, has featured on reality TV show Survivor and works with National Geographic, Miss Universe Australia, Adobe and tourism boards around the world. .

Dr Andrew Miller

Anaesthetist, columnist & Former President of AMA

Andrew will share how he began to ​support his elderly mother and ​became more aware of her needs ​and wants - and how this changed ​his views on aged care in Australia. ​Andrew is an anaesthetist, ​columnist, and former President of ​AMA (WA).

Lauren Crooke



Lauren shares how she uses ​photography as a tool to ​empower women, heal the ​wounds of personal and ​challenge patriarchy. Lauren ​is a prominent Perth ​photographer.

Susie Delaporte

Community Coordinator

Susie has a background working in disability support, homelessness, domestic violence and foster care. That’s all alongside her day job as Senior Community Engagement Officer at Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup, where she has led the community response to recent bushfires.

Susie will share how her mission to improve accessibility for young drivers facing a variety of barriers led to fewer young people jailed for driving offences, fewer deaths on WA roads, and greater opportunities for community engagement.

Peter Holmes à Court

Australian Businessman

As a child of influential parents, success should have been a foregone conclusion for the eldest son of Robert and Janet Holmes à Court. Despite a distinguished and successful career as a theatre producer, entrepreneur, rugby league club owner and Sydney city advocate, things didn’t quite work out how he thought.

After many years out of the spotlight, Peter returns to his hometown to deliver his first-ever TEDx talk.

Sandor Mulsow

Professor of Marine Geology

The deep-sea floor is home to unknown quantities of minerals, including rare earth’s essential to renewable energy technology. But what are the ecological and other impacts of undersea mining, and who is responsible for protecting it?

Sandor has been a UN Scientist for over 20 years, primarily with the International Atomic Energy Agency and is also a Professor of Marine Geology at the Universidad Austral de Chile. Most recently, he has been involved in the documentary ‘Deep Rising’ with Aquaman star Jason Momoa.

Rachel Claudio


Rachel Claudio is an internationally famous singer-songwriter, musical artist and DJ from Perth, WA. Her 2017 TEDxPerth talk, ‘How to translate the feeling into sound’ has since clocked up over 2.5 million global views, making it one of TEDxPerth’s biggest-ever talks.

Claudio returns in 2023 to surprise and delight audiences yet again to help us discover how to create space for peak creativity.

More Speakers

Announced Soon...

TEDxPerth 2023 Host

Meet Chris Taylor

We are thrilled to announce that TEDxPerth 2023 will be hosted by ​guest MC, Chris Taylor!

Chris is a writer, performer and broadcaster who is best known as a ​member of ABC's The Chaser team and is responsible for television ​shows such as CNNNN and The Chaser's War on Everything, as well ​as numerous award-winning election specials.

More recently, he was the creator, co-writer and producer of the ​critically acclaimed Foxtel/Binge drama Upright, starring Tim ​Minchin.

Thank you to our Partners

Principal Partner​

Juicebox Empowers Brands to Lead the Future.

Juicebox create and deliver brand building experiences for our digital world. For Juicebox, being digital-first means that they can measure everything, respond to data insights and optimise the brand experience to deliver greater effectiveness. Juicebox's strategy-led approach to every engagement ensures that they deliver meaningful impact and empower their client to pursue thier vision.

Curtin is a vibrant university where ideas combine to ​create a place of endeavour and achievement.

The University leads major international research projects ​in minerals and energy, emerging technologies, ​astronomy, health, sustainable development and ​agriculture, aiming to strike a balance between research ​that solves problems for industry and society, and ​research pushing the boundaries of understanding.

Major Partner

Other Partners

Spoke is an experienced team of strategic ​communicators, journalists, content marketers and ​creative thinkers giving organisations clarity about how ​and when to engage with target audiences. They always ​have their eye on delivering real outcomes to raise ​profiles, tell compelling stories and provide customised ​strategies to shift the dial.

Other Partners

TEDxPerth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar ​people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and ​waters in which we operate, and pay our respects to ​Elders past, present and future.


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