TEDxPerth 2013 Partners

TED is a non-commercial enterprise, and all TEDx events are similarly not-for-profit. TEDxPerth 2013 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.

Principal Partner

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.

Major Partners

Sunday Times PerthNow

The Sunday Times & PerthNow provide an effective and trusted environment to communicate with over 796,000 highly engaged West Australians across print, web, tablet and mobile platforms. With a wide range of news and lifestyle content focused around key consumer groups, our team ensure the news is delivered to West Australians in a lively, entertaining and credible manner, clearly underpinning our passion for WA.

City of Subiaco

The City of Subiaco is recognised as a local government leader in a range of areas such as environmental and social initiatives, and long-term planning for the future. It is located in the inner metropolitan area of Perth and includes Subiaco, Daglish and parts of Nedlands, Shenton Park, Crawley and Jolimont. A major centre for employment with a diverse and growing business sector, the city provides important services, including town planning and public recreation facilities, to more than 19 000 residents.

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.

Affiliate Partners

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.

Social Media Partners

Generative Communications

Generative Communications are Perth's experts in social media and communications training. We help organisations build trust and support through positive, ethical and generative approaches to workplace communications and social media management. This is what sets us apart.

Generative Communications is led by Dr Melissa Langdon – an academic, adviser and presenter at TEDxPerth 2012.

Talk Social Media

Talk Social Media helps you build your business profile. We assist you to understand the principals and philosophies of how social media works and why your business should be involved. We show you how to see tangible results, and we teach you how to have fun with social media.

Talk Social Media offers tailor made solutions to suit your business and assist with developing your online marketing and social media strategy. We specialise in the Travel & Tourism Industry.

Wine Partner

Wise Wines

Wise Wine offers a total wine & food experience with stunning views over the native forest & Geographe Bay. The perfect place to visit to wind down after TEDxPerth.

The Wise Vineyard at Eagle Bay is the most northern winery of the Margaret River region and has been awarded five stars by James Halliday and ranking with the top 5% of wineries Australia wide.

Visit our spectacular cellar door and enjoy our great range of wines or take a bottle and cheese platter down onto lawn amongst the vines.

Team Clothing Partner

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.

Co-Working Partner


Spacecubed is a network of Coworking, Collaboration and Innovation Spaces and Communities across WA, facilitating a diverse mix of 
entrepreneurs and innovators who want to get their idea off the ground. To reduce this barrier, Spacecubed offers a range of work spaces, meeting rooms, events and collaboration opportunities. Spacecubed has also provided a space for the TEDxPerth team to meet and develop their ideas.

Technology Partner


PerthICT – a leading provider of technical services within the education sector. PerthICT helps introduce innovative technology into a classrooms ecosystem, enhancing students learning and imagination. PerthICT, assisting in the evolution of learning through the use of technology.

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.