Photo by Kaleb Jaques taken at last year's TEDxPerth at the Perth Concert Hall.
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Meet WA’s leading thinkers at TEDxPerth 2017

WA’s leading thinkers, innovators and disruptors will come together for TEDxPerth 2017, which returns to the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday November 11 2017. Now in its sixth year, it is the second-largest TEDx event in Australia that gives the public an opportunity to be inspired, challenged, and witness first-hand thought provoking discussions on a broad range of subjects.

The jam-packed schedule features performances, live speaker Q&As, interactive stalls and displays, and the exclusive TEDxPerth after-party. If you haven’t seen a TedxPerth talk before, here are three to whet your appetite.

Can working on your weaknesses reward you in surprising ways?


Is this wetsuit capable of deterring sharks?


Do you see a world without waste?


Book now

It’s one of the biggest events on Perth’s social calendar so purchase your tickets early through perthconcerthall.com.au, by calling 9231 9999 or booking in person at the Perth Concert Hall Box Office, which is located on the ground floor at 5 St George’s Terrace. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm weekdays, and 90 minutes prior to evening performances.

Volunteer call-out

TEDxPerth is a volunteer run and not-for-profit team and there are opportunities to help with ticketing, marketing, exhibits, logistics and catering – on the day and in the weeks leading up to the event. If you’d like to get involved, simply complete this survey.



Do you have a Tedx talk in you?

TEDx is an international community that organises TED-style events anywhere and everywhere that celebrates locally-driven ideas and elevates them to a global stage. TEDx events are produced independently of TED conferences where each event curates speakers on their own based on TED’s format and rules.

Organisers say “it’s all about the ideas”. They receive hundreds of applications to speak, but only a dozen speaking slots are available in the program. Competition for selection is fierce so if you have an idea to share, how do you stand the best chance of being selected?

You can start by answering these three questions “concisely and convincingly”:

  • What is your idea worth spreading? This is not what you’ve done, or plan to do. Instead, what is the idea that you need your audience to understand?
  • Why you? Why are you the best person available to deliver this message?
  • Why will the audience care? How will your idea relate to them, their family and/or their community?

Think you’ve got what it takes? Then submit your idea here.

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