The Human Adventure: Program

TEDxPerth speakers are amazing humans, pushing boundaries to change the world. Will you be there to hear their Human Adventures? Join us for a full day of ideas worth spreading. Be inspired by the everyday heroes who will speak and perform. Add yourself to the ranks of curious minds. Tickets here.

Speakers and Performers

Craig Challen

Australian of the Year, Techincal Cave Diver and Veterinarian

Fadzi Whande

Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Social Justice Advocate

Owen Merriman and Michael Gatt

Bringing 'creative side-hustles' to life

Kirsty Pratt

Advocate and activist for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Paul Iskov

Head Chef and Restaurateur

Yoke Mardewi

Author & Specialist in Wild Sourdough

Samantha Grover

Soil Scientist and Lecturer at RMIT

Danail Obreschkow

Astrophysicist at ICRAR

Marcelle Riley

Noongar Textile Artist

Jacqueline Alderson

Professor of Biomechanics

Daniel Midgley

Linguist, teacher and broadcaster

Silvia Lozeva

Aspiring Go scholar, academic and novelist

Pankaj Sharma

Social impact entrepreneur and advocate

Jessamine Soderstrom


Simon Amos

CEO, director and keen cyclist

Parys X

Music producer and visual artist

Rick Webster

Special Guest

Brian O'Brian

Special Guest
Film Program

Fire and Earth

A film for TEDxPerth

Singing For Our True Hearts

A Film for TEDxPerth

Parallel Harmony

A Film for TEDxPerth


A Film for TEDxPerth

Fragments of Beauty

A Film for TEDxPerth


A Film for TEDxPerth

Quobbalitj Wangkiny (Beautifully Speaking)

A Film for TEDxPerth

Curtin University

Partner Activation

City of Perth

Partner Activation

Curtin University

Partner Activation

City of Perth

Partner Activation


Partner Activation

The Human Library

'Read' a Human Book

Hewshott River Stage

Speaker Q&A Stage


GLEAMoscope VR

100 St Georges Terrace Stage

Speaker Q&A Stage

Bailar Productions


Emilie Otto Creative

Interactive Art Installation

Laugh WA Inc

Laughter Yoga

Lego Travellers

Follow our journey

Gavin Buckley

Main Stage Host

Julia Wilson

Terrace Stage Host

Anthony Hasluck

River Stage Host