Our speakers for 2019 come from a range of backgrounds. They will share their ideas about questioning assumptions 10 August, 2019.
Darth Cornelius is a Writer, youtuber and community worker who specializes in indigenous culture, human ecology and socioeconomics. While working with Whaia Te Tika, he used ancestral stories and the knowledge of traditional incantations, to empower young men to take leadership of their own lives. His talk will help us question the assumptions we often make about the power of an individual to affect change at a global scale.
Dugald is a developer at Respond, a company committed to soil Rehabilitation. Dugald is committed to improving our soils using knowledge gained over his years in working with the land. His talk will help us question our assumptions about the global economy, food security, and their effects on the environment.
Lani Morris, grew up in Napier, New Zealand, and then explored the world. Lani has over thirty years experience as an independent organisational behaviour practitioner. She is wise and passionate about practical ways to increase human empowerment and happiness. The key focus of her work is to help people reclaim power over themselves, their lives and their work. Her talk will help us question our assumptions about the why we do what we do.
Linda’s story is one of the adventures and deep insights she has discovered while living a nomadic lifestyle. This talk will weave together past and present assumptions concerning universal issues of relationships, parenting and learning methods; meaningful ways of embracing the complexities of our twenty-first century. While Linda has explored a life in harmony with nature, the challenges of deep water sailing, and fulfilment of teaching her children to read, she is a dreamer, who fluently expresses herself through words, images and yoga practices. Her talk will help us question our assumptions about our plans for our individual lives.
Russell is skilled at finding someone’s underlying purpose in life and helping them reflect and answer the question we all have “What’s my why?” He helps clients get the best possible outcomes to make the connections and make sense of their thoughts so they can transform their lives! Russell has over 25 years experience in career development. His talk will help us question the assumptions we have about the adolescent mind.
Chris Heath is a technical writer and illustrator based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Chris brings clarity to a business’s documentation, making it easier to read – saving their readers’ time.His talk will focus on harmony in design: using geometry to reveal intangible relationships between what we design and the natural world around us. With this perspective, we can question our assumptions about the simplicity of the world around us.
Narelle Huata is the CEO at Te Wananga Whare Tapere O Takitimu & The Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Theatre. Using the educational philosophy “from the womb to the tomb”, Narelle will help us question the assumptions we often make about continuing education.
Kahurangi will once again perform a haka powhiri to welcome the event. The Kahurangi Māori Dance Theatre was at the forefront of the renaissance of Māori Performing Arts. Formed in the early 1980’s by Tama Huata and a team who shared his vision to present Māori performing arts in a dynamic and contemporary manner, their touring teams have travelled the world promoting cultural understanding, and inviting audiences to participate in their programmes. Kahurangi is based in Hastings, New Zealand in the territory of the Ngāti Kahungunu tribe on the East Coast of the North Island. Their touring programmes annually incorporate USA, Canada, Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Inspirational speakers Good location Great food selection Appreciated and valued the Powhiri process
Challenging, intriguing, stimulating, emotional, fascinating, informative, vivid
Well organised. Good variety of speakers.
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.
It was an amazing experience, and one that people should not miss out on.
We enjoyed the day very much. Met some very interesting people and heard from some most interesting speakers.
Great selection of speakers and a current topic of “culture” was perfect.
It was a well organised event with a wide range of speakers dealing with relevant topics and good business ideals.
Our Early Early Bird tickets have sold out, but you still have time to buy the Standard Tickets for $67 before they go up again to $77. If you are ready to buy now, click https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2019/aug/tedxhastingsst. Last year, some of the feedback requested that we offer ticket sales from multiple locations. So, the main reason … Continue reading Tickets for Early Birds 2019
Today, I was interviewed as a member of Rotary on Radio Kidnappers about TEDxHastingsSt. Lynne Trafford presents Rotary Wheels every Monday at 10 in the morning on 1431 AM and 104.7 FM here in Hawke’s Bay. Lynne is a charming woman with a pleasant and distinct voice. I, on the other hand, have a voice … Continue reading Radio Kidnappers interviews TEDxHastingsSt