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TEDxWellington 2015 | Daring Acts Of Trust

2015 TEDxWellington

Today we announced the theme / date / call for speakers & performers for this years TEDxWellington.

This will be my fourth as lead producer of a TEDx event (not counting TEDxWellingtonWomen which I’m the license holder for although only mentoring the team there). Each previous event has sold out and built on the success of the previous one in terms of quality, scale plus experiential design.

The TEDx event format has a great deal of rules governing it’s production. This, quite rightly, ensures continuity of brand quality and assures the ethos remains intact (that of, ‘ideas worth sharing’).

“When I have something to work against, it liberates my imagination”
Jørgen Leth

This year, with TEDxWellington, we’re trying something which has never been done before (to our knowledge): we’re not sharing the most important parts of the event. That being the:

  • location
  • speakers / performers
  • exact number of tickets
  • programme for the day
  • breakout session details

Why?

It’s an experiment. A journey. An attempt to explore the ‘what if’ which was thrown out to the team who then made it better and gave it back. To bank in some of the trust from the previous years events and believe in the adventurous side of our community.

Here’s to trying something daring!

UPDATE (27.5.15): Here’s some stats from the first 24hours after our announcement:

24hrs updated

North America Visit | Looking For Adventure

Eckhart Tolle life is an adventure quote

Open to advisory / speaking gigs, peppermint-tea-meets, creative trouble-making etc

Current itinerary:

  • Weds 24th Sept—Vancouver : session with IBI Group
  • Fri 26th—Portland : potential session with DOWA
  • Tues 30th—Bozeman : attending #Hatch11
  • Sunday 5th Oct—San Francisco : downtime and catchups
  • Weds 8th Oct—Wellington

Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.
Eckhart Tolle

Anyone?

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