Past Events

Future Technology

20 May 2024
State Theatre Centre of WA

Whether it’s large language models, quantum computing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology or even cryptocurrency, you live in a time of unprecedented change.

We listened to five remarkable scientists and their world-premiere TEDx talks. Each one accessibly explaining their cutting-edge technological discoveries – giving us a glimpse of your future.


24 November 2023
Quarry Amphitheatre

We sat under a rising full Moon to explore the world to which humanity is returning. 

In the next ten years NASA’s Artemis missions will put the first woman and person of colour on the Moon, along with the first permanent base. Western Australia is playing its part in this historic step for humanity.

We heard from an aerospace engineers,an  astro-geologist, an eclipse hunter and a lunar rover engineer – each of them with a world-premiere TEDx talk showing how WA is part of the 21st century space race.

TEDxKings Park Youth 2023

29 July 2023
The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Where young thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, campaigners and changemakers from Perth and WA came together to celebrate ideas worth spreading and strive for a better future.

We heard from young scientists, campaigners, artists and people just like you, each with a remarkable story to tell.


28 June 2023
The Supreme Court of Western Australia

You know the feeling of hot indignation, frustration, and maybe anger, when you are on the receiving end of an injustice. Until that moment, justice is a concept we blithely assume is a given.

Some of us fight for justice, for ourselves, and others. Some of us are unconscious contributors to another’s injustice. But whatever our role, it’s essential to our society – and that’s why in 2023 we examined Justice in its many forms.


23 November 2022
The Rechabite

Are you proud to be you? In a time when our identities are increasingly multifaceted and ever-more detailed, it’s ironic that they’re prone to damage and even theft.

Identity was a journey through four, thought-provoking and challenging speakers, each with their own moving, unique and beautiful perspective on what makes us… us.


21 September 2022
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

How do we learn? Why do we forget? How does love work? Our brain is the most complex, and least understood part of our body.

Australian supercomputing is challenging our preconceptions of where intelligence lies. And the latest advances in neuroscience are re-shaping our understanding of the organ that defines us. 

This was our most thought-provoking event yet!


30 July 2022
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

TEDxYouth@KingsPark is the new name for 2020’s hugely successful TEDxYouth@Perth, brought to you by the same committed team of talented young people.

Presented in the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, TEDxYouth@KingsPark brought nine remarkable speakers, three performers, a short film program and interactive experiences together, all in one amazing afternoon.

Life On Earth

2 February 2022
Hacket Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip

Extraordinary animals, big and small, were the inspiration for the third in TEDxKingsPark’s phenomenally popular series of science-based events.

Four brilliant scientists, with tales from their fascinating research, unlocked the mysterious and hidden world of the animal kingdom.

Principal Partner: Murdoch University


1 December 2021
Hacket Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip

With 70% of our planet covered by water, our oceans are the beating heart of our world.

Principal Partner: Murdoch University

Climate Summit for Young and Emerging Leaders

6 November 2021
State Theatre Centre of WA

Countdown is TED’s global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.

At our Countdown event, six remarkable, future-focused, innovative young leaders spoke about how they are actively working towards net zero. Their fresh ideas are practical routes to a better, more sustainable world.

Principal Partner: Murdoch University


1 September 2021
Hackett Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip

TEDxKingsPark took our audience to space with four amazing speakers, all selected from WA’s busy and remarkable space sector. 

Mysterious radio signals, planets orbiting distant stars, lasers to the moon and the early universe were just some of the subjects covered in this the first in our series of evening science events held at WA Museum Boola Bardip.

Major Partner: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre