Instead of waiting the usual year for another event we thought you lovely Wellington people deserve one earlier… therefore, today we’re announcing the second public and grown up TEDx event in the capital!
Date: 29th June 2013
Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery
Times: tbc (although likely to be in afternoon-early evening again)
As with last year, we’d really love your help finding some amazing speakers.
The idea is to celebrate Wellington and the surrounding area via fantastic stories from folks who can tell a superb story. Have a look at last years talks to get some inspiration and looking forward to hearing your suggestions:
Are you a super-savvy press officer, based in Wellington and interested in being involved in TEDxTeAro 2013?
—plan and oversee the press release schedule for the forthcoming 2013 event
—compose all releases and gain copy approval from the nice folks at ted.com
—distribute said press releases through mainstream media contacts across Wellington and NZ
—collate and log coverage for final report
—cover and the Twitter stream at the 2013 event
—the go-to press contact for all media enquiries
You’ll need to be:
—experienced—in all the points above
—team player—to be part of the gang
—connected—to the mainstream media in Wellington and NZ
—committed—have the time and passion to be involved
—smiley—this is supposed to be fun
If you’re interested please fill out the following:
It’s official, those lovely people from TED have granted us a license to run another Wellington TEDx event!
We’re aiming for more of the same: amazing speakers, fabulous performances, interactive / fun networking activities, live-stream etc. – again with a focus on crafting an experience which celebrates the stories of the capital (and surrounding areas).
Will be a Winter event and obviously we’ll let you know when venues and dates are confirmed!
To that end, please do subscribe to the blog (see the email box to the right), follow us on Twitter and / or friend us on Facebook to be kept abreast of the news and developments. We’ll be putting a call out for volunteers to be part of the team again plus suggestions for speakers like we did last year.
As an aside, check out this New Zealand TEDx Regional Organisers Workshop blog post and if you can support the other TEDx’s please do.
Time to double-check on all the information needed ready for tomorrows first public TEDx event in New Zealands capital city:
The whole event will be livestreamed via the front page of this site plus through the events Facebook page. It will also be streamed through many of our partners and sponsors Facebook pages as well—if you don’t have a ticket you can still experience the event.
1.00pm Networking Hub doors open
1.40pm Event doors open / live stream starts
1.45pm Mihi Whakatau
2.00pm Welcome / Intro
2.20pm Sarah Wilson : Deconstructing Fear : a Personal Adventure.
2.40pm Evan Thomas : Designing for mass customisation.
3.00pm TEDx Video : Chosen / introduced by Kaila Colbin, TEDxEQChCh Curator.
3.15pm Emma Saunders : Happiness is a boardroom strategy.
3.35pm Anja Geelen : Reconnecting with childhood through play.
3.55pm Review / End of part one / Networking Hub break
5.00pm Welcome back
5.10pm Anna Guenther : How crowdfunding is going to change the world.
5.30pm Dan Khan : Thinking small, big impact.
5.50pm TEDx Video : Chosen / introduced by Jose and Trent from TEDxQueenstown
6.05pm Ben Forman : Digital Thinking vs Analogue Thinking.
6.25pm Alex Hannant : Why Social Enterprise is a good idea, and how we can get more of it.
6.45pm Close / Thanks / Networking Hub
7.30pm Go home smiling
Please arrive early to gain full value from the Networking Hub and to ensure you don’t miss anything. Entry to the event space will only be available in between the TEDx talks and not during.
This is a paperless event so if you need a copy of the agenda you’ll have to print this out.
This is a dedicated space next to the main event area for networking, refreshments and opportunities to connect with the speakers, partners, sponsors and other attendees. Music will be provided by Eb & Sparrow.
You all should’ve received an email about this. Please update your profile with as much information as you desire to ensure you make the most of connecting with the TEDx community (speakers, organisers, sponsors and other attendees).
Your name is used to create you a badge for the day which will also have your own individual QR Code, allowing others to scan and save your profile information in the app (amongst other things).
Only available to attendees of the event—if you didn’t receive email information about the above please get in touch.
Please do bring your phones, laptops, tablets etc
Free wifi will be available and we encourage you to Tweet out throughout the sessions (don’t forget to use #tedxtearo in all related tweets).
Cheap Car Parking
Park at TePapa carpark for just $9 (the whole day) rather than paying $4 an hour. Just swipe your ticket at the validator on the day.
So that’s it.
Make sure you sleep well tonight, for tomorrow, we drench our brains and hearts with some wonderful insightful stories.
Lots of well wishes to small little film production tomorrow as it premieres here in Wellington.
We tried our hardest to get one of the cast members to speak at TEDxTeAro, but alas, contractual obligations meant we’re Hobbit free… this year ;-)
Dan Khan is Programme Director at Lightning Lab, New Zealand’s first Tech Startup Accelerator programme targeting high-growth potential digital startups and offering terms favourable to entrepreneurs.
Dan is passionate about creating a sustainable tech startup ecosystem in New Zealand and has been actively involved in building the tech startup scene in Auckland over the last few years; organizing both events at the grassroots level, and helping others bootstrap StartupWeekend throughout NZ. In his past, Dan was founding engineer of Europe’s largest social network; CTO of a number of failed venture-backed startups; and last founded 1791diamonds, a high-fashion online jewelery brand selling diamond rings throughout the world.
Follow Dan on Twitter: @leancto
Having someone deconstruct the tech investing scene in NZ (and beyond) will expand all our brains—what do you think of this area of business?
Evan Thomas has recently completed his studies at Massey’s Industrial design school and is now part of the team at DesignBrand. He can be easily described as a passionate maker and enjoys creating rather than purchasing to fulfill a need, be it a desk for a tight spot or surfboard for summer. Over the last few years he has furthered this trait and explored his interest in digital fabrication.
He would like to see the benefits digital fabrication break free from its niche status. To put its application within a context which is useful in everyday life where as a result, it will allow individuals to understand its potential within a relevant and meaningful context.
What great provocations and brain fodder. We’re really looking forward to hearing more about this emerging field and wonder where you think 2D and 3D modelling / printing can help in your day to day lives?