Tickets for TEDxTauranga 2019 go on sale mid April, yay!

Just 96 days until our event on 22 June 2019.

In the meantime, it’s our pleasure to announce the first three (of our 10) speakers for TEDxTauranga 2019:

First 3 Speakers for TEDxTauranga 2019

1. Stacy Sims

Stacy Sims is a question-asker and boat rocker (disruptor) when it comes to human performance and physiology.

She has asked the questions her academic predecessors said were too difficult to answer and gone after those answers.

Stacy has been widely recognized as a visionary for her thought leadership across the sports performance industry and will leave our audience with new insights into how to better understand themselves and biohack their routines for better performance.

2. Leo Murray

Changemaker and thought leader, Leo Murray, cares deeply about the survival of our species and our planet.

Catalysing a necessary paradigm shift for people to make changes out of love for the natural world rather than fear of what they stand to lose.

Specialising in regenerative sustainability, behaviour change and civil disobedience, Leo’s company Why Waste is reducing negatives impacts through waste minimisation.

Local to Tauranga Moana, this conscious activist is seeking to improve the current system by co-creating a new story for humanity.

3. Nick Bowers

Nick Bowers’ is an American entrepreneur, designer, and creator whose drone design helped Emirates Team New Zealand win the 36th America’s Cup.

Underneath it all, he is a dreamer.

From building wood boats and airplanes as a child, to his current positions as Lead Designer at Periscope Aerospace and CEO of Kodiak Aerospace & Founder of Kettle Cinema, the secrets behind his revolutionary drone designs might surprise, and will certainly inspire.

Quick Facts About TEDxTauranga 2019

  • When: Saturday 22 June 2019, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
  • What: 10 live speakers on stage + 3 entertainment acts + glorious food all day
  • Cost: $89 per person ($69 for Seniors + Students) Tickets will go on sale in April

2 More Ways You Can Help Us

  1. Can you help us spread the word?
  2. Who could you reach out to today to encourage them to join us for TEDxTauranga? (Send them to our email subscription page so we can keep them informed

Thank You To All Our Amazing Sponsors

  1. Powerco
  2. Simpson Grierson
  3. Tauranga City Council
  4. Bay of Plenty Times
  5. The Hits
  6. The University of Waikato
  7. Priority One
  8. Toi Ohomai
  9. Comvita
  10. Bluelab

Still room for one more to join this list, so reach out to Hannah Bougen / Mobile: 027 886 3437 / Email:

That’s it for now. Talk soon.


Sheldon Nesdale
Licencee for TEDxTauranga 2013 – 2019