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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!

Aloha TEDx Fans on Hawaii Island!

As we gear up for 2013 events, we’re on the lookout for folks interested in getting involved in local TEDx events on HawaiÊ»i Island. We’d love your involvement.

More than watching TED Talks, organizing or sponsoring a local TEDx event helps raise our community awareness of issues important to our way of life. By contributing your time or money you’re moving ideas worth spreading off the computer and into the hearts and minds of attendees.

“Presence” is often necessary and always illuminating for everyone involved in TEDx events. We take smalls steps towards our goals and raise our combined consciousness. It’s powerful education and really easy to get started.

We’re not asking for your time right now. Just a note from you indicating your interest in supporting TEDxHilo. When the time comes for our first meeting, we’ll send you another note to see if you’re still interested in being involved in TEDx.

The online form takes about 30 seconds to complete. Try it out! 

TEDx Events on Hawaiʻi Island

Timeline of TEDx Events on Hawaiʻi Island.

  • TEDxYouth held in Kailua-Kona – November 20th 2010
  • TEDxHiloLive held in Hilo – July 14th 2011
  • TEDxWaiakea held in Hilo – September 24th 2011
  • TEDxHiloLive held in Hilo – February 29th 2012
  • TEDxHiloChange held in Volcano – April 5th 2012



Also check out the TEDxHonolulu highlight reel and the TEDxMaui website.

Announcing TEDxChange in Volcano

Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus Volcano, Hawaiʻi (Map & Directions)

Thursday April 5th, 2012  –  4-8pm – Registration Open

What is TEDxChange?

TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues regarding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers.

The TEDxChange team works with TEDx organizers around the world to help facilitate meaningful discussions on topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development.

Announcing TEDxChange in Volcano, HawaiÊ»i – April 5th, 4-8pm

The Volcano Art Center will host this year’s TEDxChange event via global simulcast in Volcano, Hawaii from Berlin, Germany. Melinda French Gates will share “The Big Picture” theme of TEDxChange and will set the stage as Hawaiʻi Island residents gather to watch TEDxChange.

A special introduction to TEDx will be shared and discussions about TEDxVolcano will be open to those interested in sustainability and related local issues. Come support local planning efforts for TEDxVolcano.

Potential partners, presenters, volunteers and anyone wants to learn more or already loves TED, should attend.

Moderated discussion sessions between presentations will shift “The Big Picture” dialog of TEDxChange towards the planning and organization of a local TEDxVolcano event to help better understand our local community challenges, opportunities and ideas worth spreading!

Public Invited to this Free TEDxChange event!
Donations accepted.  Seating is limited!
Please register below.

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxChange, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxChange event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


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TEDxMaui – January 22nd

TEDxMaui Goes Off This Sunday

If you’re wondering what the big deal is with TEDx, look next door to Maui. Sara Tekula is putting together an incredible event with 20 presenters in what will most likely be a sell-out event for 700 attendees.

Read more about Sara Tekula and TEDxMaui.

About TEDxMaui

TEDxMaui will bring together the most innovative and inspiring minds. This all-day event will gather innovators who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas.
TEDxMaui will provide an opportunity to broaden understanding and knowledge in order to make Maui one of the most exciting and promising places to live and work. TEDxMaui  attendees will hear new ways of thinking, learn about breakthroughs and be motivated by those accelerating innovation and improving the lives of citizens around the world. The goal is to have each person walk away feeling enlightened, motivated and dedicated to making a difference in their lives as well as the lives of others.