World-leading Ocean Scientist to Headline Flagship TEDxPerth Event

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Mar 22, 2023

One of the world’s most prominent marine scientists, Dr Sandor Mulsow, is among three new names announced to speak at the flagship TEDxPerth event to be held on 1 April 2023.

Dr Sandor Mulsow, former head of Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources at the International Seabed Authority and star of the Deep Rising documentary, will discuss concerns about deep sea mining – how it is practiced and regulated - and the risk it presents to marine environments and the planetary ecosystem.

Dr Mulsow will be joined by renowned Australian businessman Peter Holmes à Court, Perth-born international musician and producer CLAUDIO, as well as 10 other speakers announced last month.

The event will be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 1 April 2023 and will feature a host of activations, breakout panel sessions and associated events.

TEDxPerth General Manager Nicole Riksman said the calibre of speakers was shaping up to be one of the best in the event’s 10-year history.

“The selection of TEDxPerth speakers is a rigorous process, and the 13 we have the pleasure of hosting this year were curated from more than 240 nominees, spanning a wide variety of speaking topics that will keep audiences both informed and entertained,” she said.

“We’re thrilled these wildly talented speakers will join us on stage in Perth to share their ideas.”

Peter Holmes à Court will discuss the definition of success – or rather how it should be redefined – based on his own experiences in business, entrepreneurialism, philanthropy and activism.

Internationally-acclaimed composer, producer and songwriter CLAUDIO, whose 2017 TEDxPerth talk has clocked over 2.5 million views to date, will discuss how the path to artistic fulfilment is less about ideas and more about observing and dissolving lifelong emotional blocks that keep us in creative paralysis and accidental imitation.

Ms Riksman said tickets were still available and audience members would have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of speakers at more intimate breakout events run on the same day.

Ticketing, partnership and information for the TEDxPerth event on 1 April 2023 can be found online at