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Theme: Perception vs Reality

This event occurred on
September 16, 2018
Fremantle, Western Australia

The TEDxFremantle movement aims to bring the spirit of TED to the Fremantle community by organising events which provide a platform to globally showcase the power of local ideas and innovation to drive positive change.

Notre Dame Drill Hall
Corner Croke and Mouat St
Fremantle, Western Australia, 6163
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Anneka Pearton

Pianist/ Teacher
Anneka Pearton has 20 years of piano teaching experience and is the founder of the PianoEasy teaching method which is about nurturing love and a profound understanding of the piano and how music works. Her method heralds a worldwide educational shift towards enjoying expressing our musicality, not judging and testing, but sharing our songs and playing styles reflecting our individual tastes, expression, strengths and personalities.

Byron Joel

Byron Joel is a student and practitioner of eco-agricultural regeneration with a focus on mediterranean climate regions of the world. He explores and formulates ways in which human populations may develop regenerative cultures at bio-regional levels, anywhere in the world using Fremantle and the greater region of south Western Australia as a working example.

Emily Bird

Emily Bird is a writer, Ecoburbia resident and has a PhD in statistics. She has a passion for converting people with a negative perception of statistics into lovers and appreciators of the statistical way of thinking. Emily sees statistical foundations in everything from selfies to cuddly goats. She will show you that statistics is interesting, intuitive and has the power to clarify the lens through which you view the world.

James Eggleston

Energy Market Entrepreneur
James' qualifications are in Behavioural Science, Philosophy and Mechanical Engineering; combined he examines the nexus between human and machine behaviour – a perfect storm for innovating utility services. Building on his Doctoral research unlocking Australian apartments to battery and storage technology, James is part of a technology company using blockchain to turn the world's energy markets into an energy internet. Throughout his career James has always been described as a disruptive innovator and is motivated by shaping the world in the way that it ought to be. With a simple software update to existing electricity infrastructure, governments and the private sector can now accelerate the transition towards 100% renewable energy, better utilise the existing network and reduce the cost of electricity for all. Together we can create an energy internet.

James Wickham

Body Artist/ Poet
James is a 'curator of humans,' an artist, a good soul, and a creative genius. He will be curating a team of body paint artists- the Rainbow Tribe- into an epic performance of perception vs reality..

Moira Clay

Senior researcher/ Director
Dr Moira Clay is a senior executive in the health and medical research sector and Director of The Adventurers – a charity that began in Fremantle. She is a passionate advocate for childhood brain cancer research and has been an Adventurer since 2012, personally raising over $100,000 for childhood brain cancer research. She will share a story of hope about how ordinary people can inspire community and experts world-wide to find answers for children with brain cancer.

Noel Nannup

PhD/ Public Speaker
Dr Noel Nannup is a well-respected Nyoongar Elder. He is a known story teller and cultural guide, instructor and mentor. Throughout Noel's life he has worked to promote public awareness of the importance of caring for the environment. His career has been dedicated to educating young Western Australians about the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal people and their lands; and, throughout that process, Noel has played an active and leading role in reconciliation.

Paola Magni

Forensic Entemologist
Dr Paola Magni is a forensic biologist with a key focus on the application of natural sciences to crime scene investigations. She will explore the myths and uses of flies throughout history and into today’s modern crime scenes. In doing so, she hopes to change our perceptions on flies.

Sam Baron

Dr Sam Baron is Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Western Australia and holds two grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) on time. Sam will introduce both the physics and philosophy that underwrites the ‘end of time’. The idea that time does not exist has startling implications. If time does not exist, then a range of everyday notions seem to be meaningless; notions such as morality, agency and causation.

Tammy Bux

Tammy Bux is a strategist by day and storyteller by night. She is passionate about encouraging people to celebrate their challenges and triumphs through storytelling. Tammy will share her signature story of self-discovery and transformation, reminding us that by facing our greatest fears, we often find our true voice.

Organizing team


Fremantle, Australia


Perth, Australia
  • Barry Mannolini-Winwood
  • Dr Sajni Gudka
  • Natasha Desouza
  • Phoebe Pin
  • Robby lang