TEDxHastingsSt 2019 occurred on 10 August. Thank you to everyone who came out, all of our presenters, and all of our helpers!

If you are interested in speaking at a future event, please scroll down to find our proposal to speak. If you wish to stay informed of any news such as when the videos for 2019 are uploaded, the date for our next event, and ticket discounts; please sign up for our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/d2804d4fc652/tedxhastingsst

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Register to Speak at TEDxHastingsSt

If you would like to speak at TEDxHastingsSt, please click https://forms.gle/BAxDWDq5TY5rPV2T7 and register your interest. We will be in touch soon after to let you know what we think. Even if we don’t use your idea immediately, we may want to invite you to register for another event where your idea may be more appropriate.

We are always looking for people interested in sharing their ideas. What kind of ideas? Ideas worth spreading, of course. What does that mean? Usually, we want ideas that are unique, innovative, or novel. Sometimes, we focus more on how the speaker could present a common idea in a fresh, unique way. We’re looking especially for ideas that can be backed up with quantitative research, but we are often interested in ideas that cannot be quantified if they are interesting enough.

TEDxHastingsSt 2019 happened on 10 August successfully with 6 speakers and one dance company,

We are now looking for speakers for 2020.

Are you doing something different? Do you want to spread your idea, invention, creation with Hawke’s Bay and the world?

If you are interested in committing to the following, then please fill in the form at the bottom and our team will be in contact.


  • Your idea presents a new approach in technology, entertainment, design, or anything else
  • You can deliver your idea in less than 18 minutes
  • You are able to work with coaches to polish your presentation
  • You are available for a Saturday presentation in 2020 (date to be confirmed)
  • You want international exposure for your idea (videos of event posted online)

If you’re ready to commit, please click https://forms.gle/BAxDWDq5TY5rPV2T7 and register your interest.

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About TEDx

What is TED & TEDx?

TED is an annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline – technology, entertainment, design, science,  business, development, etc. The talks at the conference, called TED Talks, are then made available to watch for free on the TED website, https://www.ted.com/.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading” TED has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience for local communities. At a TEDx event, live speakers spark deep discussion and connections within the local community.

For more information, please take a look at



TEDxHastingsSt 2018

On  7 July 2018, 125 people gathered at MTG Hawkes Bay to listen to 8 Speakers talk on Culture:-organizational culture, personal culture, national culture, Maori culture.

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What attendees have said

I loved it! Well run, great speakers and right here in Hawke’s Bay. Felt inspired and fulfilled when I left. I especially liked how the speakers hung around in the foyer so we got to mingle and talk to them casually 🙂

― Fulfilled Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

The chance to meet and hear challenging presentations by excellent speakers and then to discuss and meet with local people who are concerned is a movement which meets the needs of our time.

― Timely Attendee, TEDxHastingsStSalon Nov 2018

Inspirational speakers Good location Great food selection Appreciated and valued the Powhiri process

― Listed Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt 2018

Challenging, intriguing, stimulating, emotional, fascinating, informative, vivid

― Descriptive Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

Well organised. Good variety of speakers.

― Organized Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

It was so inspiring! And since it is quite a small venue it was very a personal, relaxed atmosphere. Lots of questions going back and forth between speakers and audience. Big plus: speakers based or grown up in Hawke’s Bay.

― Inspired Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

It was an amazing experience, and one that people should not miss out on.

― Amazing Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

We enjoyed the day very much. Met some very interesting people and heard from some most interesting speakers.

― Interesting Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

Great selection of speakers and a current topic of “culture” was perfect.

― Selected Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018

It was a well organised event with a wide range of speakers dealing with relevant topics and good business ideals.

― Professional Attendee, TEDxHastingsSt July 2018
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