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TEDxTeAro Review | Reflecting

dk at tedxtearo

100 enthused attendees, 8 wonderful speakers, 6 skilled partners, 3 lovely sponsors, 1 very happy licensee holder.

On Saturday, TEDxTeAro made me smile with my heart.

Ideas from the stage included:

sarah wilson

“fear is something we don’t usually run towards” / “adventure is any undertaking where the outcome is unclear” / “we breathe in and inspire” | Sarah Wilson

evan thomas

“everything always has a [maker] story behind it” / “[digital] fabrication is a grass roots technology” | Evan Thomas

emma saunders

“success doesn’t lead to happiness, happiness leads to success” / “19% chance of a faster diagnosis if your doctor is happy” / “[cultivate happiness through] compassion, conscious acts of kindness, gratitude” | Emma Saunders

anja geelen

“we’re genetically wired to be in nature” / “we are biologically designed for play” / “children download [real life] experiences into their brains” | Anja Geelen

anna guenther

“even though it’s a young industry there are already 300 crowd funding platforms out there” / “it’s a disruptive innovation” / “collaboration is the new black” | Anna Guenther

dan khan

“the innovation ecosystem needs to be led by entrepreneurs with 20 years of history” / “innovation is bred at the boundary of constraint” | Dan Khan

ben forman

“our teaching has yet to catch up with our environment” / “comfort is boring” / “go nuts, do stuff and have fun” | Ben Forman

alex hannant

“we can’t negotiate with a planet which doesn’t speak english and which is much bigger than us” / “create unreasonable ideas” / “social enterprises focus on a geniune need (rather than creating one to sell)” | Alex Hannant

My focus now:

  • how do we improve?
  • how do we ensure momentum is not lost?
  • how do we scale and match the personal nature of this event?

A HUGE thank you to everyone involved, the speakers, sponsors, partners, attendees, TED and its community etc etc etc

What were your highlights?

Onwards to TEDxTeAro 2013.

Related posts: Today I Will Be Busy | TEDxTeAro Goes Live, TEDxTeAro | Dates And Location Announced and Announcing TEDxTeAro | Steering A Very Important Ship

Today I Will Be Busy | TEDxTeAro Goes Live

all the tedxtearo 2012 speakers

The capitals first grown-up public TEDx event.

Honoured to be involved—here’s the agenda:

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

Will be streamed live on—watch / support if you are able.

Related posts: TEDxTeAro | Dates And Location Announced and Announcing TEDxTeAro | Steering A Very Important Ship

Announcing TEDxTeAro | Steering A Very Important Ship

tedxtearo logo

Cool ideas from the coolest little capital in the world…

Am chuffed to announce the launch of the TEDxTeAro event website which I’m honoured to hold the license for (many thanks to Catalyst90 and CORE Education for partnering in the application).

It’s an opportunity to do a few things:

  • give back to this inspiring TED community which has stretched all our brains / hearts
  • a chance to help others share their own stories (which I’ve been lucky to do in the past, here and here)
  • to offer my time and service to this fabulous city I now call home

This is Wellington’s first ‘grownup’ TEDx event (it held a youth event over two years ago).

Going to be one hell of an adventure.

Full launch press release available here.