Celebrate the Journey at TEDxHastingsSt 2020

Back for its third year, the annual Hawke’s Bay TEDx Event, TEDxHastingsSt, will be held in Havelock North after successful events in both Napier and Hastings. The 2020 event will be held in the Blyth Theatre at Iona College on Saturday 12th September.

Buy tickets now: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/tedxhastingsst-2020/havelock-north

TEDx is a global phenomenon with over 3000 independently organised TEDx events produced around the world each year. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers.

At TEDxHastingsSt 2020, 6 live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group on a wide range of topics from Artificial Intelligence to Personal Development. The speakers this year will include: Rommie Nunes, Andrew Harris, Bhavna Nagar, Clive Barrow, Jules Congalton, Wayne Forrest.

Paula McSporran who looks after the speakers is enthusiastic about the range of talent this year. “We started working on the presentations before lockdown, and we didn’t know if we would actually be able to host the event in 2020. However, the speakers are really looking forward to presenting at what is shaping up to be a great event.”

The 2018 event focused on visions for a more culturally vibrant Hawke’s Bay. Last year’s theme looked more practically at how to achieve that inspiring vision. And this year, TEDxHastingsSt  will begin to apply that vision.

After a year full of uncertainty, the theme of Celebrate the Journey will encourage us all to renew our long-term vision as we look to the future. It is easy to celebrate the beginning or end of something, but celebrating the journey itself is often forgotten.

Dennis Draeger, Licensee for TEDxHastingsSt, is excited to be hosting the event within the current environment. “As with our previous events, we will have unique experiences only for attendees which will not be captured on film.  Our previous events were always electrifying, and attendees often didn’t want to leave. This year will be even more exciting and motivating as a much needed relief from our current circumstances. After a tumultuous 2020, we want to end the year strong and excited about the future.”

The event this year will take place over a Saturday afternoon, where attendees can expect to be challenged and inspired as they experience the fantastic speakers in an amazing venue. The ticket price includes light refreshments provided by local food and beverage suppliers, the event concluding with a wine and cheese soiree where there will be an opportunity to network with other attendees and the speakers.

The 2020 event has again been organised by the devoted volunteer team at TEDxHastingsSt with support from their sponsors and key partners. Tickets are on sale now from www.eventfinda.co.nz. More information about TEDxHastingsSt 2020 can be found at tedxhastingsst.com.




Media Contact – Dennis Draeger

Phone   – 021 051 3056

Email – dennis@aigatsonforesight.com  

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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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

 TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ted-conferences.

About TEDxHastingsSt

TEDxHastingsSt is an independently organized TEDx event based here in Hawke’s Bay. We love the Bay, and we want to promote the wealth of talent and expertise based here.