Our team of 24 volunteers are hard at work on TEDxTauranga 2017.

We’ve already considered 86 potential potential speakers and we’ll be working hard at selecting our final 10 over the next few months.

3 things I need your help with today:

  1. Save the TEDxTauranga date in your calendar: 10am to 7pm Saturday 7 October 2017
  2. Join our Facebook event (and share it on your news feed)
  3. Send the following content to your friends by email (or even talk to your friends face-to-face. I know it’s 2017 but that form of communication still works apparently)

Forward this bit:

Dear your_friends_name

Have I told you about TEDxTauranga?

  • When?: 10am to 7pm Saturday 7 October 2017
  • Where?: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

It’s a day long event with 18 items of content (approximately 15 minutes long each). There are 5 components:

  1. Live speakers on stage
  2. Live entertainment
  3. A selection of the best TED videos
  4. Top quality food and beverage
  5. Networking with like-minded individuals

It’s the highlight of my year because I get to:

  • Engage with speakers and other cool BOP people
  • Experience a TED-like event
  • Find ideas worth spreading

What is TED?

  • The history of TED  started in 1984 with the convergence of Technology, Entertainment and Design
  • Since 2006 TED has been available online and is a collection of over 2000 talks
  • Each talk is just 5 to 18 mins long
  • A new talk is added every week day
  • You can watch them all, for free, anytime

At TEDxTauranga every 15 minute component on stage will be different from the next:

  • One might make you think
  • Another, cry
  • Another, change the way you live
  • Another, motivate you to tell others
  • Another, change your mind about something you’ve always believed
  • Another, expose you to something you never knew could be so interesting

I do hope you’ll join me.

TEDx audiences describe the talks as one or more of the following:

  • Persuasive
  • Courageous
  • Ingenious
  • Fascinating
  • Inspiring
  • Beautiful
  • Funny
  • Informative

Want to stay informed about TEDxTauranga?

We’ll have 10 live speakers on stage, entertainment, healthy food, and 750 other like-minded people in the audience for you to meet.

Enter your email address here and keep up to date with TEDxTauranga

I think you’ll love it!


Your dearest friend,

Yay! Thanks, much appreciated!

What’s next?

  1. Keep watching TED talks yourself
  2. Share your favorites with friends and family
  3. Re-watch the amazing speakers from past TEDxTauranga events: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013: TEDxTauranga Video Page

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon 🙂


Sheldon Nesdale
Marketing Team Lead for www.TEDxTauranga.com / Saturday 7 Oct 2017

“Ideas worth spreading”

Phone: (07) 575 8799

Mobile: 021 128 5046