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Theme: Turning Points

This event occurred on
October 13, 2018
Crawley, Western Australia


The theme for this year is Turning Points

With an amazing line up of 10 inspirational speakers from the UWA community and beyond, get ready for a day of excitement, entertainment and enlightenment.

Ticket Prices and Release Dates

FIRST RELEASE 03/09/18 - 16/09/18
Standard $40 | Concession $30 | TEDxUWA Members $25

SECOND RELEASE 17/09/18 - 13/10/18
Standard $45 | Concession $35 | TEDxUWA Members $30

Door Sales $50

Registration opens at 9AM, for a 10AM start.

Please note morning and afternoon tea & coffee will be provided. There will be food trucks available outside for lunch.

Octagon Theatre
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia, 6009
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Ann O'Neill

Founder of Angelhands Inc
Dr. Ann O’Neill has survived what many would say is unsurvivable. However, she has done more than just survive, she has gone on to use her own personal experience with a horrific crime to selflessly help others and improve understanding around the victims of crime. Ann is now a specialist in the areas of trauma, criminal victimisation, and advocacy, working with Health, Justice, and Community sectors to promote recovery from extreme trauma via local, state, national and international roles. Ann is a Complex Care Coordinator and part of the Complex Needs Coordination Team (CoNeCT) within the WA Department of Health. She is an instigating/founding member of the WA Victims of Crime Reference Group and is part of the governance and operation within Angelhands Inc, a specialist NGO delivering post-crisis trauma recovery services and education within WA and across Australia.

Cameron Norsworthy

CEO of The Flow Centre
Cameron Norsworthy is a coach, author, and founder of The Flow Centre, an organisation dedicated to optimal training and coaching through psychology, physiology and neuroscience. Cameron was a junior British tennis player and was awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement Prize for reports surrounding flow and performance. He recently secured a publishing deal with Macmillan Publishers and Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency for a book on finding flow. Cameron is passionate about the optimal experience and has coached numerous World Champions, executives, and entrepreneurs to help them find success and improve their experiences.

Conrad Pires

Entrepreneur + futurist
Conrad Pires has had a life-long fascination with technology and what the future might hold. What started as a childhood dream of being an astronaut has evolved into a vision of making space accessible and affordable for everyone. He is the co-founder of Western Australia’s first space company building small satellites, Picosat Systems which takes advantage of advances in technology that has seen space become more commercialised in recent years. An alumni of the University of Western Australia, Conrad is also a graduate of the International Space University ISU and is an advocate for all things space. Whether speaking at conferences or schools, he hopes to inspire the community to join the New Space race and help grow the emerging Australian space ecosystem to the nation’s benefit.

Darren Lomman

Founder of GreenBatch
Darren Lomman created his first social enterprise, Dreamfit, when he was just teenager. Dreamfit designs and builds custom engineered equipment for people with disabilities. Dreamfit has now completed over 1,000 projects, has impacted over 10,000 individuals and families affected by disability across Australia and leveraged more than $10M in donations, in-kind support and volunteering. Looking for his next community cause to get involved in, Darren found it after hearing the statement “by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish“. In response, Darren has set out to create WA’s first waste plastic reprocessing facility, GreenBatch. The first project in development is turning discarded plastic beverage bottles into 3D printer filament, enabling anyone with a 3D printer to start printing stuff out of recycled plastic.

Lisa Newman

Developer of the HOT SPOT system
With over 25 years in the Sales Industry and an extensive career as a Radio Advertising Executive, Lisa Newman knows how to deliver! Her experience was finally put into a simple, easy to understand the program in 2013. Known as the Hot Spot System, Lisa has identified the key steps, or “Hot Spots” to the perfect sale without the ‘sales-y’ feel. It is her burning desire to empower the world with a Sales Tool Kit they can reach into and help influence others while allowing their product or service to shine. Lisa is an announcer on Boss Mode Radio with her weekly show “Story Selling”. On air, she enjoys sharing her skills and stories with people who want to give their product or service the true justice it deserves.

Pheobe Ho

Student + UWA Student Guild Welfare Officer
Pheobe Ho is an Honours student studying Psychology at The University of Western Australia. Largely driven by her personal experiences of anorexia and bulimia, she is a passionate mental health advocate and avid mental health lived experience speaker, having spoken at local and national levels. Pheobe currently works with Headspace Australia and is also a clinic receptionist at Western Australia’s only eating disorder outpatient clinic, and a research assistant at the UWA School of Psychological Science, evaluating a universal eating disorder risk reduction program. Determined to encourage others to be their best in her role as the UWA Student Guild Welfare Officer, Pheobe has been involved in training mental health lived experience speakers in safe, purposeful ways. She has expanded welfare initiatives and organised platforms encouraging open mental health conversations, in hopes to reduce mental health stigma.

Ryan Beckmand

Entrepreneur + humanitarian
Ryan Beckmand has a background in humanitarianism, education, entrepreneurship, and technology innovation. He has spent 3 years running a technology startup, growing from one person to over a dozen spread across Perth and Singapore. Ryan's turning point came in 2017 when he decided to move from the for-profit sector into humanitarian projects in developing countries. Most recently, he has come back to Perth after spending 5 months in Nepal and India where he assisted in disaster relief. He now acts as a consultant with both NGOs and technology entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between innovation and real world impact.

Shane Agnew

Educational and motivational speaker
Shane Agnew is an educational and motivational speaker, website designer and a custom 3D design and printing expert. In 2005, Shane was a typical twenty year old: living at home, working as a scaffolder and partying with friends every weekend. That was until a split second decision permanently and irreversibly changed his life. For the past thirteen years Shane has been hard at work rebuilding his life. Through his determination and brilliant sense of humour, he continues to live life to the fullest. Shane works to educate the community on the power of a positive attitude, and to never ‘judge a book by its cover’. Shane’s life is a powerful story of triumph over adversity.

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