Broome’s own Space Gandalf Greg Quicke will feature as one of 10 high-profile speakers at the first TEDxPerth event to be held in three years. Returning to Perth on April 1 after a three-year COVID-onset hiatus, the event will hear from several prominent West Australians, including Noongar elder and research professor Leonard Collard, WA Museum marine biologist Dr Nerida Wilson and former AMA WA president Dr Andrew Miller. The line-up will also feature self-taught Broome astronomer Greg Quicke, affectionately known as Space Gandalf, who will share his almost three decades of experience which has seen him featured on ABC and BBC. Nyiyaparli and Yindjibarndi woman Jahna Cedar from the central Pilbara will also speak at the event. The expanded format event is being staged at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for the first time on Saturday, April 1, with TEDxPerth general manager Nicole Riksman expecting the quality speaker line-up to attract a record attendance. “Our speaker curation team has been working hard behind the scenes to identify 10 alluring speakers covering topics and subjects that have application to a broad audience,” she said. “Given this is our first major WA event since 2019, we’re upping the ante to offer the people of Perth and Western Australia the chance to hear direct from some of our State’s most interesting people and personalities, as well as some visiting speakers.” Ms Riksman said additional speakers and a series of associated breakout events would be announced in the coming weeks as anticipation and curiosity for the event grows. “Ticket demand is already strong, so to secure your spot jump online and book now, and sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on new speakers and breakout events as they are announced.” Ticketing, partnership and event information can be found online at tedxperth.org.