A Recount of TEDxTauranga 2016: What fits your future?

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.

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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? Continue reading

What Have We Got Planned for TEDxTauranga 2016?

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.

9:00am Arrive early, grab a coffee, and meet and greet some fellow TEDx supporters.
10:00am Be in your seat ready for Speaker session 1: Sharon & Mike Barton, Heather Hendrickson, Johan Morreau, and Donna Miles-Mojab
11:40am 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
12:50pm Head back to your seats ready to be entertained. Then move in to Speaker session 2: Armon Tamatea, Jody Jackson-Becerra, and Michael Hershman
2:15pm 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.
2:45pm 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
4:20pm Break a refueling snack of hot soup and bread as you ponder what might come next.
4:35pm Speaker session 4: Bryan Winters, David Boothway and Michael Jones
5:50pm Closing perspective and thoughts from the day

Times are approximate and subject to change on the day.

Introducing Joshua Konowe and Armon Tamatea

It’s time to announce our next two speakers! One is a highly successful and awarded entrepreneur coming all the way from New York and the second is both a clinical psychologist and a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato.

Get your tickets now for TEDxTauranga 2016 through Eventfinda.


Joshua Konowe

TEDxTauranga 2016 Speakers

Joshua Konowe
Joshua is a judge at Georgetown University’s entrepreneurial MBA program, a mentor at the Founder Institute, and volunteers at the Children’s Science Center, a non-profit in Washington DC.


Armon Tamatea

TEDxTauranga 2016 Speaker

Armon Tamatea
Step inside the mind of a psychopath this year with our speaker Armon Tamatea! A clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology; his current research interests include psychopathy, gang communities, criminal justice and indigenous peoples, and institutional violence in prisons.
Check out our current list of speakers and their full biographies here on our 2016 speakers page.

Introducing Our Next Two Speakers

The TEDxTauranga 2016 volunteer team is proud to announce our next two speakers for this years event on the 20th August.

Get your tickets now through Eventfinda.

Mike and Sharon Barton

TEDxTauranga 2016 Speakers

Mike and Sharon Barton
Firstly we have Mike and Sharon who are heavily involved in the science and policy driving protection of Lake Taupo’s water quality from the effects of farming.

Dr. Heather Hendrickson

TEDxTauranga 2016 Speaker

Dr. Heather Hendrickson
And secondly we have Dr. Heather Hendrickson; her and her lab at Massey University in Auckland study various aspects of how bacteria evolve and exchange genetic material.
Check our current list of speakers and their full bio’s here on our 2016 speakers page.

TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY!

TEDxTauranga 2016: Tickets on sale Tuesday

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WE KNOW THE DATE

WE KNOW TWO OF THE SPEAKERS

AND NOW WE KNOW WHEN THE TICKETS ARE ON SALE

This Tuesday, at 9am, tickets for TEDxTauranga 2016 officially go on sale. The TEDxTauranga volunteer team is excited to bring you 10 live speakers, 3 TED videos, live entertainment and a special screening of the winning video from the Enspire Youth Video Challenge on the 20th August at ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui. Oh, and don’t forget the food, we feed you too*!

General admission tickets are $100 + booking fee and we also have a limited number of discount tickets available to students and senior at $70 + booking fee**. Tickets will be available here from Tuesday.

The last three years TEDxTauranga has sold out, so don’t miss your chance to experience this amazing event.

To see our latest updates checkout TEDxTauranga.com/news

 

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*Our menu is still in progress (stay tuned) but we aim to cater to all our audience members by supplying options for diabetics, vegetarians, vegans and those with dairy and gluten intolerance.

**Discount ticket holders must present the appropriate photo ID on arrival at the event.

This Year TEDxTauranga is Bringing the World to You!

This Year TEDxTauranga is Bringing the World to You!

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We at TEDxTauranga are absolutely thrilled to announce Michael Hershman as our second speaker who will be live on stage on the 20th August.

Michael Hershman, based in Washington D.C., is an internationally recognised expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability and corruption. Michael has also been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute in their list of the top 100 most influential people in business ethics worldwide.

Some of Michael’s accomplishments include:

  • hershman (1)Co-founder of Transparency International, an independent, not-for-profit coalition promoting transparency and accountability in business and in government
  • CEO and President of The Fairfax Group, a world leading risk management firm
  • Member of the board of the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Served for two years on the FIFA Independent Governance Committee

We look forward to welcoming Michael to the TEDxTauranga stage on the 20th August at ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui.

Keep an eye out for more announcements as tickets go on sale on the 10th May. 
Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

First Speaker Announcement for TEDxTauranga 2016

First Speaker Announcement for TEDxTauranga 2016

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We are excited to announce the first of our speakers for TEDxTauranga 2016:- Bryan Winters

Bryan Winters has survived several Information Technology revolutions in his thirty years in the industry around the world. With experience ranging from the once largest company on the planet to being self employed, he is fascinated by the impact of computing on society. An internationally published author, Bryan and his wife Rosie live near the beach at Mount Maunganui, describing himself as an ageing surfer.

We look forward to welcoming Bryan to the TEDxTauranga stage on the 20th August at ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui.

Keep an eye out for more announcements in the coming days. 
Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

NEWSFLASH – AUGUST 20th 2016

NEWSFLASH – AUGUST 20th 2016

What’s special about August 20th? It’s the new date for TEDxTauranga!

The team have been working feverishly to bring you a better than ever TEDxTauranga!

What’s up next? April 19th we’ll be announcing the first three of our speakers for 2016.

Tickets go on sale 10 May so mark the date in your calendar!

Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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TEDxTauranga 2016

20 August 2016
ASB Arena
Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

TEDxTauranga 2016: Speakers Update

TEDxTauranga2016: Speakers Update

Nominations for Speakers for TEDxTauranga 2016 have now closed and we are well into meeting and interviewing speakers for the event. The quality of nominations this year has blown us away and it has generated some keen discussions on who should be progressed to the next stage. Our “speakers team” have been excited about some amazing national and international speakers who have committed to be on stage, and we are all eagerly waiting for the announcements. In the mean time we can leave you with a teaser about one of our topics that promises to keep us all enthralled on the big day……
· Interesting protein alternatives for the future

Cheers, Prathima
Speakers and Marketing team member for TEDxTauranga 2016

If you were invited on stage for TEDxTauranga 2016, what idea would you share?

If you were invited on stage for TEDxTauranga 2016, what idea would you share?

If not you, then who do you know that has an idea worth spreading?

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone who can tell us an idea worth spreading
  • Someone who can teach us something new
  • Someone who is deeply fascinated with their own favourite topic (that kind of passion and enthusiasm is contagious)
  • Someone who can share that fascination with us by telling an engaging story
  • Someone who can prepare a talk between 5-15mins long
  • Their delivery could be:
    • As they are, just talking
    • Or with the support of a few powerpoint slides (photos are fine, graphs are fine, 1 word or 1 sentence on a slide is fine – but no bullet points are allowed)
    • Or with a physical prop
  • Someone who has a connection to the Bay of Plenty area is an advantage (but not essential)

Nominate a speaker for TEDxTauranga 2015 or Apply to Speak

What might they talk about?

Here is a list of the latest talks on the TED.com website. Can you think of someone who could give a talk like one of these?

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  1. The secret sneaker market — and why it matters
  2. The chilling aftershock of a brush with death
  3. How I’m working for change inside my church
  4. The moral bias behind your search results
  5. This is what LGBT life is like around the world
  6. A musical escape into a world of light and color
  7. A breakthrough new kind of wireless Internet
  8. The coolest animal you know nothing about … and how we can save it
  9. A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors
  10. The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line
  11. How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed
  12. Art that lets you talk back to NSA spies
  13. The enchanting music of sign language
  14. How I teach kids to love science
  15. Social services are broken. How we can fix them
  16. Deep under the Earth’s surface, discovering beauty and science
  17. An Internet without screens might look like this
  18. We can now edit our DNA. But let’s do it wisely
  19. The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before
  20. The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds
  21. Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories
  22. Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women
  23. The future of flying robots
  24. How we can make the world a better place by 2030
  25. Home is a song I’ve always remembered
  26. You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how
  27. Design at the intersection of technology and biology
  28. Soon we’ll cure diseases with a cell, not a pill
  29. Climate change is happening. Here’s how we adapt
  30. Why some of us don’t have one true calling
  31. How my mind came back to life — and no one knew
  32. Stunning photos of the endangered Everglades
  33. Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local
  34. Alzheimer’s is not normal aging — and we can cure it
  35. 4 powerful poems about Parkinson’s and growing older

When is TEDxTauranga 2016?

  • Saturday 9 July 2016, 10am to 6pm
  • Venue: ASB Arena, BayPark
  • Audience: 1000

Nominate a speaker for TEDxTauranga 2015 or Apply to Speak

Cheers,

Sheldon Nesdale
Lead Organiser of TEDxTauranga / Saturday 9 July 2016
2016 Theme: “Curious?”

Who Would Make A Great Speaker for TEDxTauranga 2016?

Nominations/Applications are now open for speakers for TEDxTauranga 2016!

We are looking for speakers who are either based in the Bay of Plenty or have close ties to our region.

Who should we talk to next?

 

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone who can tell us an idea worth spreading
  • Someone who can teach us something new
  • Someone who is deeply fascinated with their own favourite topic (that kind of passion and enthusiasm is contagious)
  • Someone who can share that fascination with us by telling an engaging story
  • Someone who can prepare a talk between 5-15mins long
  • Their delivery could be:
    • As they are, just talking
    • Or with the support of a few powerpoint slides (photos are fine, graphs are fine, 1 word or 1 sentence on a slide is fine – but no bullet points are allowed)
    • Or with a physical prop
  • Someone who is based in the Bay of Plenty (Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, KatiKati, Kawerau, Waihi, Opotiki etc) or has a strong BOP connection (eg used to live here, has family here)

Nominate a speaker for TEDxTauranga 2015 or Apply to Speak

What might they talk about?

Here is a list of the latest talks on the TED.com website. Can you think of someone who could give a talk like one of these?

ted-speakers

  1. The secret sneaker market — and why it matters
  2. The chilling aftershock of a brush with death
  3. How I’m working for change inside my church
  4. The moral bias behind your search results
  5. This is what LGBT life is like around the world
  6. A musical escape into a world of light and color
  7. A breakthrough new kind of wireless Internet
  8. The coolest animal you know nothing about … and how we can save it
  9. A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors
  10. The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line
  11. How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed
  12. Art that lets you talk back to NSA spies
  13. The enchanting music of sign language
  14. How I teach kids to love science
  15. Social services are broken. How we can fix them
  16. Deep under the Earth’s surface, discovering beauty and science
  17. An Internet without screens might look like this
  18. We can now edit our DNA. But let’s do it wisely
  19. The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before
  20. The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds
  21. Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories
  22. Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women
  23. The future of flying robots
  24. How we can make the world a better place by 2030
  25. Home is a song I’ve always remembered
  26. You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how
  27. Design at the intersection of technology and biology
  28. Soon we’ll cure diseases with a cell, not a pill
  29. Climate change is happening. Here’s how we adapt
  30. Why some of us don’t have one true calling
  31. How my mind came back to life — and no one knew
  32. Stunning photos of the endangered Everglades
  33. Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local
  34. Alzheimer’s is not normal aging — and we can cure it
  35. 4 powerful poems about Parkinson’s and growing older

When is TEDxTauranga 2016?

  • Saturday 9 July 2016, 10am to 6pm
  • Venue: ASB Arena, BayPark
  • Audience: 1000

Nominate a speaker for TEDxTauranga 2015 or Apply to Speak

Cheers,

Sheldon Nesdale
Lead Organiser of TEDxTauranga / Saturday 9 July 2016
2016 Theme: “Curious?”