TEDxPerth 2012

On Saturday 8 December 2012, we showcased the fascinating and inspiring ideas of 15 of Perth's finest thinkers and doers at the biggest TEDxPerth event to date. Our speakers shared their Ideas Worth Spreading on topics ranging from mental health, music improvisation, sports psychology and social media to citizen science, public art and more!


TEDxPerth 2012 took place on a beautiful sunny day at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia. Our attendees enjoyed morning tea, lunch and afternoon in the shade of the trees in the courtyard outside.

Live Broadcast

TEDxPerth 2012 was broadcast live on ABC Extra.

Listeners tuned in from all over the country (and the world) to hear the Ideas Worth Spreading of some of the brightest and most creative minds of Perth. For more information on ABC Extra and digital radio on ABC, visit: abc.net.au/digitalradio.


Tasha Broomhall

Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategist

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman

Robot Maker

Martin Hagger

Sports Psychologist

Jonathan Holloway

Artistic Director

Andrew Jaspan


Bernadette Jiwa

Brand Storyteller

Andra Kins

Writer & Artist

Melissa Langdon

Social Media Strategist

Carmen Lawrence

Former WA Premier

Brad Norman

Citizen Scientist

Kate Raynes-Goldie

Experimental Game Designer

James Trevelyan


Steven Tingay


Pamela Medlen

Reporter, Presenter

Sam Longley


James Lush


Andrea Gibbs

Comedian, Actress

Lucky Oceans


Cat Hope & Decibel

Experimental Musicians

Boom! Bap! Pow!

Soul, Funk & Pop