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Brent Norris

September 13, 2013

TEDxHilo 2013 has been postponed. Event organizers reached a general consensus to postpone the event in an effort to provide the highest quality presenters and experience to all attendees.

We’re committed to bringing you an amazing TEDxHilo. As soon as we get a new date, we’ll post it here (and everywhere else).

Mahalo for your support!

Organizer meetings continue. If you’re interested in getting involved, please let us know.

TEDxHilo Organizer Meeting Update

Last night’s meeting
In attendance: Jennifer, Andrew, Neal and Lars(via Google Hangout). Really productive brainstorming on event theme, date and venue. In your absence we made some decisions and we’d like your input to be sure we’re not making any mistakes.
We used the d-school brainstorming method to come up with a theme title of, “RE:Generation” and an event date of “September 21st” and we’re looking into holding the event at the “University of Hawaii Hilo“. 
September 21st, 2013
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Looking for your input especially regarding the date. Our next step is to reserve the space and announce the broad details. Does anyone want to propose a sub-title? Anyone know why Saturday 09/21/13 might possibly be a bad day? Benefits, like: International Peace Day. Any on-island events that might conflict? Any input = good input.
The next organizer meeting is scheduled for May 1st, 6pm at the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo. Please help us organize by choosing one or more roles on the volunteer form on the TEDxHilo website. 
Replies to the RE:Generation theme have all been positive so far:
“I think that theme is great! I love double entendres.”

“I like RE:Generation. Without more information on the theme it’s tough, but

as far as sub-titles, how about   -RE:Connect, RE:Commit, RE:Create

Organizer Meeting Tomorrow Night!

The next organizer meeting scheduled for 6pm tomorrow night in Hilo will be available via Google Hangout.
  • New organizer introductions
  • Event Date discussion and decision making
  • Event Theme discussion and decision making
  • Event Committee fulfillment (volunteer form edits)
  • Next meeting date, time, location
Meeting will be held in an abbreviated “Design-Thinking” methodology. If you were at the D-School / Unreasonable at Sea event, this will be a familiar format. If not, check out:
To save time, please sign up to be an organizer on the volunteer sign-up form:


TEDxHilo Organizer Meetup Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm

TEDxHilo Safety CommitteeIt’s not too late to get involved in organizing your local TEDxHilo event.

What: TEDxHilo event planning meeting.
Who: Anyone interested in helping, TED Fans, Students and more.
Where: Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo
When: 6-8pm Wed. April 17th, 2013


This Wednesday will be our third meeting. Key decisions will be made about our next event. This is your opportunity to get involved in the planning and direction of TEDxHilo 2013.

Come join the efforts, get involved in or start a committee and help us put together another great event for Hawaii Island. Limited Web Conference connections are available. Urls will be provided to anyone interested in attending remotely.

TEDxHilo 2013 Planning Meeting

TEDxHilo 2013 Planning, Organizing and Get-together

Looking for original organizers and new faces to help us chart the direction for TEDxHilo 2013. Looking forward to meeting you!

Note: When you go in the entrance to the Innovation Center, proceed down the hall and up the stairs. We’ll be meeting in the upstairs conference room.

Want to skip the organizing and sign up now to volunteer?

The next TEDxMaui

The next TEDxMaui will take place on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This all-day event will present innovative and inspiring speakers and performers who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas.

TEDxMaui 2013 The independently organized learning event will bring together celebrated presenters from Hawaii and beyond, sharing their ideas on stage in 18 minutes or less. Admission includes tea and coffee, the conference, snacks, lunch, a gift bag and admission to reception/after party. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului, Maui: Sun., 1/13, (9am) $100. Tickets are now on sale! Visit:

The TEDxMaui team has revealed additional presenters in their 2013 lineup!

Tickets for TEDxMaui 2013: The Dream is Real are now available through the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office! Order online or call 808-242-SHOW (7469) now!