Global TED Talk Sensation Molly Wright to feature at TEDxPerth Event

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Mar 30, 2023

One of the world’s most prominent TED talkers Molly Wright is the latest speaker announced to feature at the flagship TEDxPerth event to be held on 1 April 2023.

Wright stunned the world in 2021 when, as a seven-year-old, she delivered a talk about early childhood education and how children thrive when parents and carers connect, talk and play with them ‘early and often’.

Her talk was a viral phenomenon, becoming the most popular TED talk of 2021 and reaching millions of people across the globe.

Wright will take to the red circle once again, this time beaming in from United Kingdom to share how the simple act of reading to children sparks imagination and creativity.

Her 2021 TED talk is now available in more than 36 languages, has been seen over 9.4 million times on, over 47 million times on Facebook and shared over 580,000 times

She will be joined by 13 other speakers delivering talks at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 1 April 2023. The event will include breakout Q&A sessions and other activations.

TEDxPerth General Manager Nicole Riksman said the inclusion of the international sensation on the speaker list primed this year’s event to be one of the best in its 10-year history.

“Molly’s original talk was born from an initiative of Minderoo Foundation and we can’t wait to welcome Molly to TEDxPerth to share the prequel for her thought-provoking idea.

“We are set to deliver our largest event to date with an exceptional line-up of speakers, giving the audience valuable insights from some of the world’s key thought leaders.”

Ms Riksman said tickets were still available and audience members would have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of speakers in the 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