Speakers Announced – TEDxKinjarling

STATEMENT                                                                               11/11/2021

Plans for TEDxKinjarling have taken a leap forward this week with the confirmation that nine speakers (presenting seven speeches) have been chosen to present ideas worth sharing on the Albany Town Hall stage on 29 January 2022.

TEDxKinjarling, an independently organised event based on the tradition of TED Talks, recognises the city’s Indigenous heritage by naming the conference in the Noongar tradition.

A TEDx licence was secured earlier this year by Albany resident Kristen Pyrz-Brown, who was keen to play a role in sparking deep discussions and connections in the region after meeting a series of “inspirational” locals.

The nominated speakers, including some combined presentations, are:

● Penny Goodwin, Kendenup
● Martha Barnard-Rae, Denmark
● Ian Neil, Albany
● Kieran Bailey, Kendenup
● Gary Greenwald, Albany
● Carol Pettersen and Ben Beeton, Albany and Queensland
● Alison Lullfitz and Shandell Cummings, Albany

To view a bio of each speaker, visit

TEDxKinjarling will be held at the Albany Town Hall on 29 January, 2022 including live webcast contributions and inclusion in the TEDx global online network.

For more information about our incredible speakers and the event itself, visit

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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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.)

Behind TEDxKinjarling 

TEDxKinjarling is run by a committee of local volunteers and speaking coaches. Committee members include Kristen Pyrz-Brown, Karen Timmins, Tim Maisey, Kriss Logan, Anne Sparrow, Stuart Roberts and Matt Beamish.