TEDxPerth 2012 Partners

TED is a non-commercial enterprise, and all TEDx events are similarly not-for-profit. TEDxPerth 2012 was only possible thanks to the generous support of a select group of companies and organisations committed to supporting the transformative power of ideas.

We'd like to thank the following partners for their generous support. These partners share our vision for a beacon that brings together Perth's finest thinkers and doers to showcase their awesome, fascinating and inspiring Ideas Worth Spreading.

Prinicipal Partner


iiNet is Australia’s leading challenger in the telecommunications market. Supporting more than 1.7 million broadband, telephone, mobile and subscription TV services nationwide, iiNet has come a long way since being founded in CEO Michael Malone’s suburban Perth garage in 1993. With its range of innovative products and award winning customer service, iiNet upgrades the lives of millions of Australians each day.

iiNet is proud to partner with TEDxPerth where innovation and creativity is at the heart of what the event stands for.

Foundation Media Partner

720 ABC Perth

720 ABC Perth broadcasts high quality, relevant and entertaining radio programs to the Perth metro area, reflecting the issues, opinions and concerns of a well-informed Western Australian audience. With relevant and insightful programming across the day that offers engaging talk back on contemporary issues, 720 is an active and informative voice for the local community.

Major Partners

Curtin University

Curtin is a future-focused university that offers technology-rich learning environments and unique industry experiences. With campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore and Dubai, we are a global and diverse university. Curtin’s progressive courses encourage innovation in science, medicine and health, built environment and sustainable agriculture, to name a few.

Department of Commerce - Industry, Science and Innovation Division

The development of Western Australian industry, science and innovation is about the future – about being responsive to global market trends; being ready to respond to new opportunities and challenges; and ensuring that future generations also enjoy high standards of living.

The Industry Science and Innovation Division is committed to this future, striving to make Western Australia’s industry, science and innovation systems work better, together.

Post Production Partner


Spawned from passion. Sandbox knows how to get your business message across. Whether it be promoting your message through TV Commercials and Corporate Videos or developing in-house Training Videos, the passionate team at Sandbox will ensure your vision turns into a reality.

Social Media Partner


Yelp's purpose is to connect people with great local businesses.

Founded in 2004, Yelpers have written over 33 million local reviews. Yelp Perth circulates the Weekly Yelp, which brings locals updates on the latest and greatest businesses and other cool happenings around town.

Affiliate Partners

Akamai Management Group

Akamai Management Group is a leading strategy consulting, corporate advisory and investment firm. Their firm is founded on an entrepreneurial culture of high energy, effective decision making and execution excellence. Their business model combines consulting skills and entrepreneurial innovation with real world expertise. Under the investment arm, Akamai owns and operates several diversified industrial companies based in Western Australia and Victoria.

Bikram Yoga Victoria Park

Bikram Yoga Victoria Park (BYVP) is WA's newest Bikram Yoga Studio. The studio offers 90 minute Bikram Yoga classes (beginner friendly) practiced in a heated room controlled by state of the art heating and humidifier system specially commissioned for the practice.
" I want to create a happy, authentic, creative, passionate, high energy and beautiful studio for people to come to practice bikram yoga. I invite people to this space to feel instantly inspired, motivated, welcomed and at ease with themselves" 

Carnegie Wave Energy

Carnegie is an Australian stock exchange listed company focused on the global commercialisation of its 100% owned CETO Wave Energy Technology. The CETO technology has been under development for over 10 years from initial concept to demonstration of a single commercial scale CETO unit in the open ocean in 2011. Carnegie will commence construction of its first grid connected demonstration project, the Perth Wave Energy Project in 2013 at Garden Island, Western Australia.

Desam Fashion Design

Desam Fashion Design produces quality uniforms, casual wear and uniforms at its factory in Osborne Park. Their success over the last 20 years has been built on 20 years of great customer service and “going the extra mile” for their clients.


From managing their day to day bookkeeping and compliance needs to providing their clients with the reporting and analysis needed to take their business forward, Smartbeans' accounting services has them covered via their team of qualified accountants and bookkeepers.

State Library of Western Australia

The mission of the State Library of Western Australia is to enrich the lives of Western Australians. The Library achieves this by enabling access to resources for information, learning, enterprise and recreation and by collecting and preserving our social and documentary heritage for current and future generations.

University Theatres

The University of Western Australia boasts some of Australia's most distinctive and exciting venues, from the sumptuous Winthrop Hall to the magical Somerville Auditorium. University Theatres manages these theatres, including the magnificent Octagon Theatre.

UWA Extension

UWA Extension runs a year-round program of short courses and events which provide both practical learning opportunities and enjoyable experiences across a wide range of topics. Whatever it is you are seeking, UWA Extension courses are a great way to get out, discover new ideas and meet other like-minded people.

Conversation Partner