It started with a shady looking character wondering onto stage… he’s our stand-in MC for the day?
He clears the stage for our mihi from Pahu Akuhata, our respected local Kaumatua from Ngati Ranginui and Kapahaka performance from Arataki School. The bright smiling faces and thumping feet build energy in the room and we’re all focused for the day ahead.
Our eyes are drawn to the big screens where we see the Arena doors open and two very smart machines stealthily roll into the break out area. The winners of the “win a ride to TEDxTauranga in a Tesla” competition are here and we’re ready to roll.
The day started with a confronting question: who is truly to blame for the environmental damage caused by farming. The farmer or us? [click to continue…]
TEDxTauranga 2016 is fast approaching. For those of you who have tickets already we’ll see you next Saturday! For those who haven’t had a chance to get your tickets yet head to Eventfinda where you can buy online, or find out how to buy tickets over the phone or in person.
||Arrive early, grab a coffee, and meet and greet some fellow TEDx supporters.
||Be in your seat ready for Speaker session 1: Sharon & Mike Barton, Heather Hendrickson, Johan Morreau, and Donna Miles-Mojab
||Break for a rejuvenating early lunch. Grab a vegetarian frittata and a bliss ball, stretch your legs and check out some of the exhibits in Tech Alley
||Head back to your seats ready to be entertained. Then move in to Speaker session 2: Armon Tamatea, Jody Jackson-Becerra, and Michael Hershman
||Break for afternoon tea. Replenish your energy levels with a plate of samosas and a fresh fruit smoothie, find a comfortable corner, and dive into a discussion about which talk has left you filled with more questions.
||Head back to your seats in time for a musical delight and then in to Speaker session 3: Joshua Konowe, Shama Sukul Lee, and Robin Youngson
||Break a refueling snack of hot soup and bread as you ponder what might come next.
||Speaker session 4: Bryan Winters, David Boothway and Michael Jones
||Closing perspective and thoughts from the day
Times are approximate and subject to change on the day.