Auckland will play host 30 local and international speakers at this year's TEDx event, which for the first time will be a multi- day experience.
This year's theme for the conference is ‘flipside', and will explore ideas such as
• The perspective you get from seeing an old problem in a new way.
• Turning hierarchies on their head and putting ideas ahead of ideology.
• Sidestepping power structures, gender, race and geography.
• Stepping outside your workplace, your country and even your hemisphere to connect with a community of speakers, delegates and partners united by a healthy disrespect for business as usual.
Elliott Blade, TEDxAuckland licensee and producer, says this year's event comes after seven TEDxAuckland events and the team wants to take TEDxAuckland to the next level of experience and engagement.
“Think of this year's TEDxAuckland as an ideas festival; celebrating new ideas, local producers and our city of Auckland,” Blade says.
“We would like to thank Event Partners Spark and the Panuku Development Auckland. Without them we couldn't have organised this multi-day TEDx event,” he adds.
The event will be held on May 5th and 6th at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf.
“Shed 10 allows the large innovative TEDxAuckland community and partners to create a unique, memorable fixture on Auckland's calendar,” says Blade.
“Our mission at TEDxAuckland is to become one of Asia Pacific's leading platforms for great ideas, creativity and actionable innovation.
This year TEDxAuckland is set in a more intimate venue and ticket numbers are strictly limited, Blade notes.
He says an application process will be introduced to ensure the audience is as diverse as the talks. People are encouraged to join the TEDxAuckland mailing list on tedxauckland.com to receive early bird announcements and event news.