- When?: Saturday 8 Aug 2016
- Where?: ASB Arena, Mount Maunganui
- What?: 13 live speakers on stage + 2 entertainment acts + official TED videos + glorious food, for an audience of 720 people
WATCH THE TALKS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOzwUq6WGCAMichael 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:
- Co-founder of Transparency International, an independent, not-for-profit coalition promoting transparency and accountability in business and in government
- Newly appointed Group CEO of the International Centre for Sport Security, a global leader in sport safety, security and integrity
- 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
» Reports of drug cheating splash across our headlines every week. Systemic in Russia, crossing disciplines, its presence is felt throughout sport. Anti-Corruption pioneer Michael Hershman will shine a light into the dark corners of this world wide practice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7zMFJbBsD0Bryan 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.
» It’s a numbers game…. that line could refer to a night out where you’ve spun the wheel of chance, and lost your hard earned money. Or it could refer to a countdown; the days between birth and death. Or perhaps to taxes? For Bryan Winters, numbers have shaped our world. In his talk he contemplates how numbers, from the earliest counting system, to today’s modern computers, have effected massive change on society. Count yourself in to hear this amazing and entertaining talk.
MIKE AND SHARON BARTON
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx9JtIuj6_oMike and Sharon left careers in tertiary education in Auckland to go full-time farming in Taupo about 12 years ago. They became heavily involved in the science and policy driving protection of Lake Taupo’s water quality from the effects of farming; and have been recognised for their significant contributions to sustainable farming and the environment.
» Food! We all need it; it’s a matter of survival. And we want to have the best, then complain when the cost goes up. Beef farmers Sharon and Mike Barton are at the nexus of a new system and one that could change the way you look at your next meal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ngpKBPfF8Dr. Heather Hendrickson and her lab at Massey University in Auckland study various aspects of how bacteria evolve and exchange genetic material. She also goes on “phage hunts”, isolating and studying novel bacteriophages from New Zealand that are able to infect a wide range of bacteria. Heather enjoys talking about science. When she is not talking about science she is sometimes singing in her band “The Rulers of The World”. She owns, but does not yet really play, a Moog Theremini.
» We humans think we’re the top of the food chain, yeah nah! Without the benefit of “good” bacteria in and around us, we’d be dead. Meanwhile, ‘bad’ bacteria are systematically killed off with antibiotics. Trouble is that strategy isn’t going to work much longer. Without new therapies to enable the control of life threatening bacteria, we could be facing deadly consequences from a mere scratch. Heather Hendrikson gives us hope for the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9GEmyZ8B3QJoshua Konowe is a highly successful and awarded entrepreneur with a history of building businesses from the ground up and driving value for both customers and investors. 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. He is a single father of a 9 year old son, will travel to the edges of the earth for good food or good people. Most recently, he has developed a love affair for swimming.
» Startups – Great ideas waiting to burst into life! Million dollar babies for some but the majority fail before they get off the ground. Joshua Konowe has been there and will expound on why, and how to avoid going down the rabbit hole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uJIPZfwZFUArmon J. Tamatea (PhD) is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. He was previous to this a senior research advisor for the Department of Corrections and has worked extensively in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of violent, sexual and high-risk psychopathic offenders. His current research interests include psychopathy, gang communities, criminal justice and indigenous peoples, and institutional violence in prisons.
»This talk by Armon Tamatea may have you looking furtively at your neighbour, friend, partner, or work colleague and to beginning ponder, to wonder, could they be…..
What exactly is a psychopath? Not all are axe murders. So where are they and what do they do?
» Children have been in Johan Morreau’s life for many, many years. As a paediatrician he’s seen it all, through the good times and bad. Softly spoken, but vehement in his approach to bring about change so that every small person has a chance to grow up full of wonderment, unafraid of life, and empowered to achieve their full potential. That’s what a fully developed brain does for you. How hard can it be?
» Spring Street and Wharf Street are pavements enabling commerce and the passage of people; their names arise from features in the distant past. Engineer David Boothway, works with concrete in the pursuit of progress; but nature has a long memory.
However, caring for the sick isn’t all about the physical aspects of restoring health, as Robin Youngson will explain.
Jody Jackson-Becerra weaves her magic, using a traditional Pacific Island story told to her by her grandmother. But wait there’s more! You didn’t think it would be that straightforward did you?
Donna’s keen observations open the door to understanding.
How do you really gauge what another is experiencing? What should you do about it?
These are the questions that doctors must answer quickly and effectively, every day and every hour that they’re on duty.
Mike Jones is amazed at the stoic nature of Taranaki farmers whom he treats as they pass through the ED’s where he is practices Emergency Medicine. In his talk, Mike discusses the effect of circumstances on your perception of pain. It’s a fascinating tour from exclusive private clinics to remote Afghanistan.
SHAMA SUKUL LEE
Fast forward to 2013 and successful IT professional Shama Sukul Lee embarks on a very personal quest to find fulfillment. You ask what is the connection?
TEDxTauranga 2016 MC
Mark Wright is an actor, comedian, entertainer and raconteur. His professional acting career includes appearances in many renowned NZ series. He is also a talented improviser and presenter having represented NZ at Improv festivals internationally and hosted numerous live and televised events. Mark is also in high demand as an entertainer, MC and presenter coach. Despite an accomplished career, he is still perhaps most well known as New Zealand’s original “ODD-FELLOW”.
If you would like to talk to Mark about entertainment or MC gigs please contact him on 021 723 621 firstname.lastname@example.org
TE KAHU ROLLESTON
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umd4oL8oiaoTEDxTauranga 2016 Entertainer
Aotearoa/New Zealand’s poetry woven and cast by Te Kahu in English and Te Reo Maori. Be captured. Te Kahu Rolleston is a writer, creator and a spoken word poet. He is a NZ National Poetry Slam winner who loves words and their ability to inspire people.
THE JASON MCIVER COLLECTIVE
The Jason McIver Collective is the songwriting vision of Taupo-based, Motueka born musician Jason McIver. The JMC performs as anything from a solo act, duo, trio and full five piece band. At TEDxTauranga the JMC was; Jason McIver Vocals & guitar, Matt Hill lead guitar & backing vocals, John Boone djembe and percussion.If we had to sum up the music of The JMC, it would be a blend of blues inspired folk/rock with a twist of dub.
All songs are written by Jason McIver and available through Spotify and iTunes.
Check out these photos of our event.
SPONSORS OF TEDxTauranga 2016
We’re very pleased to be partnered with the following organisations for TEDxTauranga 2016.
http://www.powerco.co.nzPowerco strives to deliver reliable energy to your door. We keep the lights on and gas flowing to more than 430,000 homes, businesses and organisations across the North Island.
Our energy brings warmth, comfort and security. We do this safely and efficiently and when supply is interrupted we respond quickly so you can get on with your lives.
We are proud of our small town origins and local history. You will see us getting behind community groups and events – it’s important to us to support worthy causes and organisations.
At Powerco, we are preparing for the future to provide a trusted service that evolves with changing technology
IGNITION CO-WORKING SPACE
http://www.ignition.co.nzIgnition co-working space breaks the barriers of the traditional work space and is home to Tauranga’s growing community of entrepreneurs, self-employed, startups, contractors, professionals, business visitors and more.
“We’re supporters of TEDxTauranga because the event will stimulate innovation, which is the key that will transform Tauranga into a high productivity economy that is globally competitive within its market niches”
http://www.mackenzie-elvin.comMackenzie Elvin is a legal firm specialising in out-of-the-box solutions and innovative commercial thinking. We’re all about people and what they need. Mackenzie Elvin has a great team of specialists across a variety of areas who work together to provide solutions for you as an individual.
Mackenzie Elvin says:
“Mackenzie Elvin has always been a big supporter of TEDx. The sharing of ideas and new concepts is exciting and switches people on to new possibilities. We love being part of that process.”
TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL
http://www.tauranga.govt.nzTauranga City Council is managing our city’s growth into the future, by providing and maintaining infrastructure for our growing city; delivering efficient services to our communities; and investing in Tauranga’s future, while managing rates and debt.
Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth-largest and fastest-growing city, and home to around 124,600 people. Our city has New Zealand’s fastest-growing economy, skilled job opportunities and a strong labour market. Our region’s booming horticultural, manufacturing and marine industries are supported by New Zealand’s largest export port, a comprehensive infrastructure network and Tauranga’s innovative business culture.
http://comvita.comSilver sponsor Comvita was founded in 1974 by two Bay of Plenty beekeepers who set out to connect people to nature for the benefits of good health. Today, Comvita is a world leader in Manuka honey and fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract, which are core to the company’s health products range and found on shelves of retail locations in 18 different countries.
Comvita Chief Innovation Officer, Sharon Hollenstein, says:
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Comvita. We are proud to support an event that provides a platform for sharing innovative, inspiring and worthwhile ideas locally. It’s fantastic that the Tauranga community has access to its own independent Tedx conference, as part of a highly-reputable global initiative.”
https://www.officemax.co.nz/Whether you need office supplies and paper, technology products and solutions, health and hygiene products or furniture, we’ve got everything your workplace needs conveniently under one roof, saving you valuable time when it comes to sourcing your requirements.
You can easily place and order online, in-store or over the phone. We offer free, next business day on all orders placed before 5.00pm, as well as a range of invoicing options and convenient credit accounts.
Why are we supporting TEDxTauranga?:
“As a member of the Bay of Plenty community we are proud to support the TEDx event this year. Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand and as such, we need to work together to increase the amount of culture, arts and entertainment available to our community.”
BAY OF PLENTY TIMES
http://www.mynoke.co.nzLike you, MyNOKE is trying to make a difference. We have a little help; close to TWO TRILLION earthworms are working at the largest worm farm in the world to achieve this goal. We partner with companies, city councils and institutions in New Zealand, upcycling 150,000 tonnes of organic waste per year and producing valuable, high quality vermicompost for use in the farming and horticulture sectors. And of course, MyNOKE earthworms will consume all organic leftovers from this year’s TEDx Tauranga as well. One more step towards 100% pure New Zealand and a greener Bay of Plenty’
http://powersmartsolar.co.nz/Like you, MyNOKE is trying to make a difference. We have a little help; close to TWO TRILLION earthworms are working at the largest worm farm in the world to achieve this goal. We partner with companies, city councils and institutions in New Zealand, upcycling 150,000 tonnes of organic waste per year and producing valuable, high quality vermicompost for use in the farming and horticulture sectors. And of course, MyNOKE earthworms will consume all organic leftovers from this year’s TEDx Tauranga as well. One more step towards 100% pure New Zealand and a greener Bay of Plenty’
http://www.bluelab.co.nzBluelab Corporation specialises in the design and manufacture of electronic water-testing devices for measuring key parameters such as pH, conductivity and temperature. With the support of a global team they have achieved high recognition within their market segments for simplicity of product design, quality of their innovative products, and their high standard of customer service.
“Most great things are sparked by a single idea but it is through the convergence of many ideas that innovation occurs. TEDx provides a channel for sharing those ideas which stimulate innovation, enabling economic growth and sustainability, which is why Bluelab is proud to support the TEDx Tauranga event.”
TAYLOR BROS TRANSPORT LIMITED
CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS
https://www.craigsip.com/Grow Coaching works alongside businesses that aspire to grow revenue, grow profitability and grow cashflow sustainably.
What makes us different is our commercial and chartered accountancy experience and our ability to help businesses grow organically and through acquisitions, all under one roof.
Grow Coaching says:
“Sustainability and growth comes in all shapes and sizes, TEDx provides the platform for showcasing these ideas.”
PARTNER WITH US
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.
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