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Theme: WA Climate Leadership Summit

This event occurred on
November 23, 2020
9:00pm - 9:00pm AWST
(UTC +8hrs)
Kings Park, Western Australia

We're seeking ambitious and forward-thinking leaders. In the race towards a carbon neutral world you may already be leading the way, or you may be looking to join the run. Either way, TEDxPerth Coundown is for you and we'd love to meet you. On 25 November 2020 over 240 of our State’s most ambitious and forward-thinking leaders will come together at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park.

TEDxPerth aims to stimulate new action by bringing together ambitious, future-focused people from every field, including business, government, finance, campaigning and research.

This invitation-only, carbon neutral event is part of TED’s global Countdown initiative, championing and accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. Across our planet, Countdown aims to build a better future by halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.

We are TEDxPerth, so you’ll experience some of WA’s biggest and boldest ideas, shared as short powerful talks, along with international contributions from TED and served with a delicious lunch.

State Reception Centre
60 Fraser Avenue
Kings Park, Western Australia, 6005
Event type:
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Anne Poelina

Dr Anne Poelina is a Traditional Custodian of Nyikina Warrwa Country around the Fitzroy River in Western Australia's West Kimberley region. Anne's internationally-recognised advocacy in human rights and earth justice rights has always highlighted the sacred relationship between humans and the natural world. Dr Poelina is signatory to the 2010 Redstone Statement which calls for all citizens and organisations of the world to act together to restore the balance essential for continued human existence.

Brendan Hammond

Brendan Hammond in Project Director for the Asian Renewable Energy hub and Head of Australia for Intercontinental Energy. His early career in mining spanned the African and Australian continents over twenty-four years and from this came his continued passion for regional development. Experience, and great mentorship have formed Brendan's conviction that every aspect of a business is served by sustainable practice and that our real purpose ios to leave behind a better place for our children.

Chantal Caruso

Chantal is the Director of Policy and Research at Clean State. With 15 years' experience across government, academic, startup and non-profit sectors, Chantal is the lead author of the Clean State Jobs Plan, 26 big ideas for 200,000 jobs. Previously, in her role as Senior Advisor to former Greens Senator and Deputy Leader Scott Ludlam, Chantal spent almost eight years between Perth and Canberra and was responsible for eight federal portfolios including Housing, Cities, and Transport.

David Carter

David has worked with the same fishing company for his whole career, starting as a graduate deckhand and working his way to CEO. David has made his commitment to sustainable fishing practice a hallmark of his career. In the Australian fishing industry he has transformed the tricky climate conversation into the main event.

Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen is the Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia.

Miranda Taylor

Miranda Taylor is the Chief Executive of National Energy Resources Australia. The NERA aims to keep Australia's energy industry ahead of the sector's global, breakneck transformation.

Organizing team


Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Perth, Australia
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