For Immediate Release Wednesday, 22 August 2012 Auckland, New Zealand
CLOCK TICKING FOR TEDxAUCKLAND EARLY BIRD TICKETS
Tickets to TEDxAuckland are selling fast, leaving prospective attendees with only a few days to purchase tickets at the special early bird price of $70 + booking fee.
Early bird tickets for TEDxAuckland will end at midnight on Monday, 27 August. After this date all tickets will be priced at $80 + booking fee.
Speakers announced so far include physicist and political advisor Sean Gourley; change development specialist Paul Wood; physicist David Krofcheck; materials and biomedical engineer Michelle Dickinson; architect Andrew Patterson; co-founder of medical start-up SIMTICs John Windsor; founder of the 100 Days Project Emma Rogan; CEO of Arvus Group Matthew Simmons; and founder of ICARE Assil Russell.
Additional speakers will be announced early next week.
TEDxAuckland will take place on Saturday 6 October at the ASB Theatre in the Aotea Centre. Eighteen speakers are set to take part in the full day event which will run from 10.00am until 5.30pm.
TEDxAuckland is proudly sponsored by Yellow®, Kordia, New Zealand Post, Sony, Powershop, Scoop Media Cartel, Digital Arts Network, Flitter and Deafradio.
Early bird tickets are now available for purchase from
The Edge for $70 + booking fees.
For more information about this year’s speakers and all other updates visit http://www.tedxauckland.com/
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2012
Venue: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Time: 10am - 5:30pm
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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED's media initiatives include
TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently
launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the
Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and
interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any
TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and
TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a
single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has
established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional
individuals with a wish to change the world are given the
opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which
offers individuals or groups a way to host local,
self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows
program, helping world-changing innovators from around the
globe to become part of the TED community and, with its
help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and
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