GREAT MINDS DON'T THINK ALIKE

When you listen, watch or meet someone who thinks differently to you, do you stick to your beliefs and ideas or do you open your mind? We explore this theme in TEDxTauranga 2014

TEDxTauranga 2014

  • When?: Saturday 19 July 2014
  • Where?: ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui
  • What?: 9 live speakers on stage + 2 entertainment acts  + official TED videos + glorious food for a sold-out audience of 505

WATCH THE TALKS

PUAWAI CAIRNS

PUAWAI CAIRNS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62EarHyXUa8

Talk Title: Forgotten grandfathers: Newly discovered stories from the Maori men of World War I.

Puawai is a Curator at Te Papa Tongarewa. She took us on a journey discovering the motivations and emotions of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli, and what she discovered with the help of social media.

BEN WARREN

BEN WARREN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6yHstdVlAk

Talk Title: Modern lives are longer lives? Why that might NOT be true for you.

Through the story of his own journey to health, former professional golfer, nutritional and health expert Ben helped us discover why, as a society, we aren’t living longer, healthier lives and what exactly we could do about this

DR IAN G. MCLEAN

DR IAN G. MCLEAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guICSziYMxc

Talk Title: Love your children? Keep their enemies close.

From the wilds of Canada, through warzones in the middle east to small town New Zealand, Biologist Dr. Ian G. McLean explained how our ability to adapt our behaviour to whatever threatens us will allow us to survive in the face of adversity.

MARTY HOFFAT

MARTY HOFFAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJjEebBrQCY

Talk Title: Still a clean, green New Zealand? Three opportunities to rescue our slipping image.

Do you know how many discarded tyres there are in the landscape of NZ? What happens to your old TV when it goes to the dump? Marty is co-founder and trustee of The Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust (EERST), Chair of the Community Recycling Network (CRN) and is the director of a Tauranga based waste minimisation consultancy Waste Watchers Ltd. His ideas on waste minimisation challenged our perceptions of how we deal with waste in New Zealand.

DR RODNEY FORD

DR RODNEY FORD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JrHteOsII

Talk Title: Daily bread: Can ANY human body handle gluten?

Gluten – friend or foe? Did Dr. Rodney Ford, MB. BS. MD. FRACP, and a pioneer in the field of paediatric food allergies, convince us that nobody is equipped to digest gluten? Through decades of research, Dr. Ford believes that abundant health can be achieved by anyone who eats the appropriate foods.

VIKKI KELLY

VIKKI KELLY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbB4SKzHC7w

Talk Title: The three second kiss: Why our future depends on it.

Mindfulness is available to us all. We are losing our ability to relate to one another but with a few simple tools we learnt to reverse this process– We PUCKERED up with development coach Vikki Kelly to rediscover this lost art and improve our relationships with each other.

JAMES ROSS

JAMES ROSS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfsU_3WEUNQ

Talk Title: Learning differently: What if words in every book leaped up and came to life?

How do you go from school drop-out to finding power in seeing words in three dimensions? James Ross is passionate about showing people how dyslexia can be nurtured by teaching 3D learning

DR LIZA SCHNEIDER

DR LIZA SCHNEIDER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7OqUanLDNQ

Talk Title: Sustainable healthcare for our pets: Why the answer is not in the bag.

Dr. Liza Schneider is a holistic vet. She works hard to help in the pursuit of happier, healthier lives for our pets. Could we learn from these principles and apply them in our own lives?

NICOLE MASTERS

NICOLE MASTERS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE_HHLBP82s

Talk Title: Down and Dirty: A pile of reasons to fall in love with soil.

Are you a “germaphobe”? We let Agroecologist, Nicole Masters, explain how deeply microbes affect everything about us and learnt why taking action to save the health of our soil offers a wide range of benefits not only to the environment but to society as a whole.

ALICE SEA & AARON SAXON

ALICE SEA & AARON SAXON

Entertainer.

Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Alice Sea has been sweeping her sound waves across our shores since 2008. She used an array of instruments when performing including the didgeridoo, tin whistles, djembe, finger harp, guitar, blues harp, ukulele, flute, vocals & synth.

CALISTA

CALISTA

Entertainer.

15-year-old Tauranga singer Calista reached the semi finals in NZ’s Got Talent last year. She has a huge future ahead and wowed the audience with her extreme talent.

SHELDON NESDALE

SHELDON NESDALE

Emcee.

Your emcee for the evening was Sheldon Nesdale, the licence holder for TEDxTauranga.

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SPONSORS OF TEDxTauranga 2014

We’re very pleased to be partnered with the following organisations for TEDxTauranga 2014.

PLATINUM SPONSORS
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OTHER SUPPORTERS

And thanks to these amazing companies and people that gave us huge discounts and massive donations of goods/services and time:

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Sponsors of TEDxTauranga are innovative, leading organisations which are seen as forward-thinking organisations. If your organisation is dynamic with a community focus, we’d love to hear from you.

THANK YOU

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Hooray! Another Video From TEDxTauranga 2014: Dr. Rodney Ford

I just updated our video page with the 9th (and final) video from TEDxTauranga 2014. Dr. Rodney Ford: Daily Bread: Can ANY human body handle gluten? Watch on our video page Watch straight from YouTube Yay! In other news, I have assembled my team for TEDxTauranga 2015....

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