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TEDxWellington held at Park Road Post Production

TEDxWellington held at Park Road Post Production

The top secret venue for today’s TEDxWellington event has been revealed as Park Road Post Production - the internationally renowned post production company.

TEDxWellington is one of a select few public events to be held at the facility, which is based in the Wellington suburb of Miramar. Park Road is part of the Weta Group of Companies and is owned by film-maker Sir Peter Jackson.

TEDx events provide a platform for creative ‘ideas worth spreading’ from local regions to be shared with the world.

“The technical and innovative leadership of Park Road’s staff and filmmakers is a perfect fit with the creativity and excitement offered by TEDxWellington,” said producer and license holder, DK.

“Park Road has been incredibly supportive of our endeavours and we’re grateful for the opportunity to be in this amazing building. Keeping this a secret has been tough for the TEDxWellington team over the last year, however we know this made it an intriguing and special surprise for people arriving at the venue today.

“TEDxWellington will continue to put on audacious and surprising events, so Wellingtonians can expect to see more of these kinds of experiences on offer,” he said.

Park’s Road’s Head of Marketing Vicki Jackways said the facility was delighted to play host.

“We regard Park Road as a home for creative people not only in film-making but across the creative arts and other fields spanning digital, sound and images. So we see a natural fit with hosting TEDx as coming up with breakthrough thinking and creative problem-solving is very much part of our DNA. We are excited about the event and I’m sure TEDxWellington participants will have a fantastic experience here at Park Road.”

Tickets to TEDxWellington sold out in two minutes this year. The full-day event’s theme is ‘Trust’, with key details - the venue location, speakers and programme - only revealed to ticket-holders today. This has never been done before ever with any other TEDx event globally.

For those that missed out on tickets, free livestream events are being hosted throughout the Wellington region today plus a couple further afield. Local people can drop into the following venues to watch the event live: Hutt City Libraries at War Memorial Library, Eastbourne Library, Wainuiomata Library, Naenae Library and the Walter Nash Centre’s Taita Library, plus Wellington Central Library and the Roxy Cinema.

This is the fourth TEDxWellington event to sell out. Fans can follow TEDxWellington on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for emails on the website for news and other updates.

TEDxWellington has the founding sponsor Optimation and is sponsored by Hutt City Libraries, Creative HQ, RealMe and RaboDirect, plus supported by Wellington City Council and the US Embassy.

Current partners include: Append, B&F Papers, Eventfinda, Fujixerox, Karma Cola, Mojo, Multi-Media Systems, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Rydges Hotel, Strategy Design & Advertising, The Amazing Travelling Photobooth, the Biz Dojo and Tuatara Brewery.


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