TEDxAuckland is shaping up to be a sell-out event with the main floor of the ASB Theatre reaching full capacity less than two weeks after the first speakers were announced.
The October event will present a diverse range of speakers that will ignite conversation, encourage new thinking and expose attendees to world-changing ideas from the minds of New Zealand’s top scientists, artists, educators and technologists.
With momentum building, TEDxAuckland is announcing the names of more inspiring New Zealanders who will take the stage alongside an already impressive line-up of speakers.
Event organiser Elliott Blade believes this year’s speakers have what it takes to draw the crowds and spark an inspiring relationship between New Zealanders and the TEDx platform.
“We have chosen to host the event at Aotea Centre in Central Auckland so that we can accommodate the expected demand. For many people this will be their first TEDx experience and I hope that it will be the beginning of an inspiring and thought provoking relationship with TED and the TEDx platform.”
Newly announced speakers for this year’s event include distinguished documentary director of The Last Ocean, Peter Young; Comedian, entertainer and social entrepreneur, Philip Patston; award-winning playwright, Pip Hall; and Aakash Polra, Jade Tan and Mohit Singh, the trio behind software start-up Mobileeye.
These inspiring individuals will present their ideas alongside physicist and political advisor Sean Gourley; change development specialist Paul Wood; physicist and pursuer of the Higgs boson ‘god particle’ David Krofcheck; materials and biomedical engineer Michelle Dickinson; internationally recognised 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 dental surgeon and founder of ICARE Assil Russell.
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. A complete speaker line up will be announced in September.
TEDxAuckland is proudly sponsored by Yellow®, Kordia, New Zealand Post, Sony, Powershop, Scoop Media Cartel, Digital Arts Network, Flitter, Deafradio and The Goat Farm.
Tickets are now available for purchase from The Edge for $80 + booking fees.