TEDx Mandurah 2022 reveals speakers for May event
TEDx Mandurah is back for 2022 with a host of guest speakers ready to explore the idea of “identity” at the May event.
After a successful launch in 2021, where “morphability” was the main theme, 13 new speakers were recruited to share their thoughts and ideas at the Mandurah Performing Arts Center on May 28.
Inspired by world-renowned TED talks, TEDx events are independently organized and allow ideas to be shared around the world.
Jackie Campbell, TEDx Mandurah Licensee and Speakers Coach, said during this year’s theme brainstorm, “identity” seemed like a natural fit.
“With everything that has happened in the world over the past few years, there have been a lot of changes in the way we choose to see ourselves both as individuals and as communities,” said said Ms. Campbell.
“We believe and hope that as a community we become more aware, more tolerant, more curious and more enthusiastic about how we can all fit in and work together to create a strong and resilient community.”
See all the speakers coming to TEDx Mandurah for 2022 below.
Dr. Brett Dellar
The first guest speaker announced by TEDx Mandurah, Brett Dellar is passionate about mental health, specifically men’s mental health and the stigma surrounding it.
Founder of the moMENTum revolution, he believes that behind every mask hides a face and behind every face hides a story.
Dr. Dellar will share the story behind his own mask with TEDx Mandurah attendees.
Born in Fremantle and adopted soon after, Jo Abraham grew up loved and adored by her family.
She continued her career in Western Australia’s mining industry, but like all good stories, there’s always a twist.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Rudson Barcoma calls Mandurah home after a long and complex journey.
A registered nurse by training, Mr. Barcoma has a history with a bit of everything: first, second and third identities, airplanes, bridges, nurses, island hopping, clubs, universities, migration, church and basketball.
With extensive lived experience and formal qualifications in change management, Belle Lockerby has been leading the charge of change for 20 years.
A published author and life coach, she uses her skills to help women gain confidence, both personally and professionally.
Ms. Lockerby will share with TEDx Mandurah attendees how change is tied to reshaping our assumptions about identity.
The former BBC broadcaster may not be on the air anymore, but he hasn’t let those skills go to waste, instead turning them into crisis response and cybersecurity.
As a recognized leader in corporate digital strategy, cyberattack and data breach response, what Jamie Wilkinson has to share could very well save your children’s legacy.
What do you get when you combine seemingly conflicting passions for numbers, chickens, technology, superheroes, permaculture, camping, Lego, sustainability, creative freedom and data-driven science ?
As co-founder of a sustainable off-grid farm in Fairbridge, Sarah James is part of a community that brings all of this and more together.
With over 20 years under her belt as an educator, it’s no surprise that Angela Tomlinson is now an accomplished speaker, coach and author.
Accustomed to speaking in public or bringing new ideas for in-depth discussion, her choice of topics is likely to surprise even those who think they know her well.
TEDx Mandurah describes Clare Gibellini as a multi-talented, multi-disciplinary, multi-focused, multi-faceted, multi-modal woman who won’t back down from a challenge.
A strong advocate for people with disabilities who has worked in the sector for over 15 years, Ms. Gibellini is a neurodivergent leader who is passionate about the growing opportunities for leadership of people with disabilities.
Bringing “massage for the mind” to Peel Region is Vicki Bowden’s specialty.
It helps people train their brains to organize their thoughts and allows them to navigate their own chosen paths at their own pace.
TEDx Mandurah attendees will learn more about neurofeedback when Ms. Bowden takes the stage.
Dr Jacinta Delhaize
A Mandurah woman whose research career has taken her all over the world, Jacinta Delhaize is an astronomer whose passport pages are stamped with England, Croatia, South Africa and several places in between.
Currently, Dr. Delhaize depends on meerkats waiting for much bigger things to appear. You’ll have to attend his talk to understand what it has to do with reshaping assumptions about identity.
If you’re looking to kick a habit or finally get started on a regular exercise routine, Kagan Ryder has you covered.
The personal development guru is knowledgeable about all things identity, helping people transform both physically and mentally to achieve their best selves.
Activist, law reform campaigner and former WA Australian Youth of the Year, Noelle Martin has lived the experience of actions that impact identity.
After discovering that predators had stolen photos of her from social media and altered them into sexually explicit images, Ms Martin opened up about her experience.
Her activism eventually led to laws that criminalize image-based sexual abuse across Australia.
Dr. Bob Mead
A biochemist and molecular toxicologist, Bob Mead established the BSc program in Forensic Biology and Toxicology at Murdoch University in 2004.
Dr. Mead has over four decades of forensic experience and will be able to tell TEDx viewers how the human body – even after death – can retain powerful determinants of identity.
Tickets for TEDx Mandurah go on sale Friday. For more information, head to the TEDx Mandurah website.