About TEDxMandurah

TED is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas worth sharing; TEDx events are independently organised TED events enabling fabulous ideas to be shared all over the world.
TEDxMandurah is a full day filled with thought-provoking speakers, brilliant performers, and conversations that will really get you thinking about what is possible.

About TEDxMandurah

TED is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas worth sharing; TEDx events are independently organised TED events enabling fabulous ideas to be shared all over the world.
TEDxMandurah is a full day filled with thought-provoking speakers, brilliant performers, and conversations that will really get you thinking about what is possible.
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We are in amazing times, the likes never seen before with the global environment changing month-to-month. From bushfires to droughts to pandemics.

It has brought out the best in us, highlighted the worst, showcased skills, brought friendships, developed understanding.

The one thing that our takeaway is from 2020, within our lives, whether we went through positive or negative the ups or the downs Is the ability to adapt and change to suit the environment, to suit the day, the job, the surroundings.


The Art of Change

Is simply that – the Skill to Adapt (or Morph) to meet any change in surroundings or circumstance.

Aspect 1

Our Environment changes all the time. From day to night, wet to dry, hot to cold, dark to light. Dealing with this in many ways, from clothing, using tools or the ability to transform from one place to another. Everyone’s journey is different even though all roads may lead to the same destination.

Aspect 2

How is it that one person can mentally deal with emotion, trauma, loss, grief and others cannot? Mindset changes can motivate us to adapt, move on, and overcome, or to give up entirely. What creates one man strong and another weak?

Aspect 3

Physical ability is not just about being fitter, healthier and stronger than others, but about being the best you can be with what you have. Paralympics shows us that you can win a race without legs, your inner sight can show you the way, and teams work together as one. Realising that normality has different settings for each individual and it is about making whatever you have, work for you.

art of change

Mandurah and the Why

Our city’s name ‘Mandurah’ is derived from the Noongar word ‘Mandjar’ meaning ‘meeting place.’

Mandurah is an important ancient meeting place for aboriginal people who would walk here over many weeks to take part in cultural ceremonies amongst tribes, to work together on governance concerns, to celebrate and share ideas and stories.

Far from an ancient tradition, the people of Mandurah still love to come together on the banks of our waterways to celebrate, spin a yarn and share ideas and dreams.

TEDxMandurah is underpinned by the TED Talks value of ‘ideas worth sharing.’ We could not think of a better way to celebrate and share the fantastic ideas and stories that have begun to define Mandurah than with an event that creates a platform for people to share their journey, to have a voice and start a groundswell towards the future.

Holding this event at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, on the shores of Mandjar Bay connects the past and the present for the future.

The Team

The one common synergy everyone has, is that they are all different. It is about diversity, and learning and understanding from each other. These team members came together with the goal of creating something that is of interest to many.



Jackie loves to listen to stories and help others tell theirs. So often these stories can be super helpful to find solutions to problems, build and strengthen relationships, open doors to opportunity, and so much more. Through Arca Morai she supports small business owners to position themselves to be recognised as an authority in their field, creating opportunities for them to grow and scale their business.

She believes that we were put on this earth to do more than to work to generate money to pay bills and that by working together to solve problems and give each other support to solve problems we can all achieve far more than we ever dreamed possible.



Digital Strategist

Esther is a Digital Strategist, fancy title for what is in fact an internet guide. She assists people in taking themselves and their business online. This is what she loves. Getting involved with you, within your business.​

She has helped Entrepreneurs, Politicians, Corporates, Inventors and Authors take their business to the next level by helping them define their niche, their target audience and to focus.



Community Manager

As well as being the Community Manager at MakePlace Co-Working Space in Mandurah, Megan Humble runs a start-up called Shop Local 6210, an initiative focused on helping people to support local business by shopping consciously and, in the process, creating a circular economy.

She has a passion for small business, innovation and start-ups, for the value of collaboration and being a part of social change and for connecting small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups to opportunities.

Arca Morai

Arca Morai

If you had to put Arca Morai in a box with a label, that label would say ‘Marketing’… but it wouldn’t really fit comfortably.

Arca Morai is all about people’s stories – their personal stories, their business stories, their ‘Hey, Guess What! I have a fabulous idea’ stories.

It’s about helping people to uncover, craft and use their stories to show up exactly how they want to… supporting them find their unique voice, put their very best self forward and be heard.



Based in Mandurah, Perth, the most isolated capital city in the world, Teck Design and Marketing understands the impact isolation can have on a business and a business owner. Therefore, we focus on the global aspects to take your business to be in front of your clientele wherever they may be.

Being a Digital Agency in this current climate allows us to showcase the many wonders of the online world, the internet, and the many things on offer.

Shop Local

Shop Local

Supporting local business by shopping consciously. Making small changes to your habits to reduce the amount of $ we spend in the big companies. This can mean a takeaway coffee from a local drive-thru instead of McDonald’s or honey from a local supplier instead of Woolworths. It can mean being mindful of the brands we choose at the supermarkets. It could mean shopping from a small online business instead of Iconic. I think you get it now.

Let’s all come together and share our own little ways or changes and just get around local business in general.

About TEDx

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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