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TEDxAuckland: Wood, Dickinson, Hall, Patterson & Windsor

TEDxAuckland Video: Paul Wood, Michelle Dickinson, Pip Hall, Andrew Patterson, John Windsor

http://www.tedxauckland.com/

[About TEDx, x = independently organized event]

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

What's Your Prison?: Paul Wood at TEDxAuckland

At the age of 18, Paul was a high-school dropout in prison for murder. While spending time in maximum security he discovered the life enriching quality of learning. This led him to voraciously pursue both formal and informal means of education. He acquired both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology and Philosophy whilst in prison and by the time he was released he was two years into a Doctorate in Psychology. Paul is now a respected coach and consultant who uses his knowledge and experience to assist individuals and organisations achieve their developmental goals. Paul will be using his own journey to illustrate and discuss the universal ingredients of successful personal change and growth.

Nanogirl, My Quest to Become a Superhero: Michelle Dickinson at TEDxAuckland

Michelle has a PhD in biomedical materials engineering, runs New Zealand's only nanomechanical testing laboratory and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. Her passion for both sports and science has enabled her to travel the world on the search for her next adventure or research project. With specialist knowledge in nanotechnology, Michelle has contributed to the development of cutting edge technologies. Secretly, however, Michelle has been working on advancing these developments to help her to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a real life superhero. In her spare time you will usually find her outside kitesurfing, cycling, running, paddle boarding, or inside practicing martial arts. Her recent move to academia from industry was a step towards her goal of inspiring females to push the boundaries in both science and sports, and to encourage environmentally sustainable living through engineering design.

http://www.medickinson.com/

Wet Hot Beauties: Pip Hall at TEDxAuckland

Pip Hall has worked as a full time writer in theatre, film and television for 17 years. An accomplished playwright, Pip has multiple awards to her name including New Zealand's most significant and prestigious theatre honour, the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award. Pip also works extensively in television and film as a writer, story liner, story/script editor, developer, creative producer and actor.

Rebuilding Architecture from the Ground Up: Andrew Patterson at TEDxAuckland

Andrew is arguably New Zealand's most internationally recognised and published Architect. Last year the worlds most searched architectural Journal, London based 'World Architecture News' named his firm, Patterson Associates as one of five Architects world wide "who's work is set to shape Global Architecture in the 21 century."

He is the designer of New Zealand's only new build 6 Green Star rated project -- Geyser, in Auckland. Rated as international innovator Andrew believes if that if New Zealand is to sustainably succeed its built environment must equal or better its natural environment.

http://www.pattersons.com/

Fighting Organ Failure: John Windsor at TEDxAuckland

Professor John Windsor is a surgeon who holds a personal chair in surgery at the University of Auckland. His current research includes the role of toxic mesenteric lymph in the promotion of multiple organ failure; the investigation of specific mitochondrial therapies to restore cellular bioenergetics; the mapping and modulation of gastric electrical activity; and the development of medical devices. Over the last five years, John has published 80 manuscripts, raised $6m in grants and given over 100 invited talks, including Visiting Professorships to Harvard, Oxford, Karolinska, Singapore, Cape Town and Delhi. John is also co-founder and director of the startup SIMTICS Ltd that has developed the 'Integrated Cognitive Simulator' for procedural and surgical skills training.

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