TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) is coming to New Zealand in the form of TEDx TeAro. For the latest updates you can check out tedxtearo.com/blog.
Emma Saunders from Empathy has recently been announced as a speaker joining Anja Geelen from Tawa Montessori Preschool, Ben Forman from Stem Creative, Alex Hannant from Hikurangi Foundation, and Anna Guenther from PledgeMe.
If you are nearby this is an event you will want to checkout. Tickets aren’t on sale yet but with only 100 available you had better be quick if you want to go in person.
Videos from past TED and TEDx events are available on TED.com including one of my favorites from brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor. “She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one.”:
More about TED:
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.