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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

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?

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! 

TEDxHilo Flickr Photostream

Mahalo everyone for being present and sharing in the discussion at TEDxHilo 2012. Looking forward to continuing the discussion.

Meanwhile, we’ve uploaded the event photos to the TEDxHilo Flickr photostream.

Take a look!

Upcoming TEDxHilo Events

Feb 29, 2012 TEDxHiloLive
Hilo, HI, United States
Event Type: TED2012 Simulcast (TEDxLive)
Apr 5, 2012 TEDxHiloChange
Hilo, HI, United States
Event Type: TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)

Mahalo a nui loa for a great TEDxHilo 2012

WOW! Mahalo for the Giant TEDxHilo perception shift! 

Thank you for literally, coming from every part of the island to participate. 

Try out a Taste of TED for those of you that may have missed the event. Our own event photos and videos will hit the interwebs soon.
Several of you have expressed interest in future events. Great! Because we have two dates licensed and scheduled (click links below for more detail):
Feb 29, 2012 TEDxHiloLive
Apr 5, 2012 TEDxHiloChange
TEDxHilo Attendee SnapshotIMPORTANT!
The February 29th TEDxHiloLIVE Event will concluded in an organizational and informational meeting for future TEDx Events. Physical attendance is not required. We’re paying for additional bandwidth to have online, interactive meeting services in place so you can participate using your own internet connection.
There’s plenty interest in holding more TEDx events. I renewed the license for next TEDxHilo event, tentatively scheduled it for April 1st, 2013. Nothing is set in stone. Everything is open to organizer input. We are also expanding into more locations as several attendees have requested TEDx events around the island. We can all help support and have a role in these emerging events.
Special mahalos to the super-accommodating, Caroline from Hawaii Energy for hooking everyone up with LED lights, reusable bags and those awesome “Phantom-Power-Monitoring” surge protectors -how cool! Special mahalos to Cody Anderson at Bolo Graphics in the mall for the TEDxHilo sign and sticker printing. Special mahalos to Nina Tanabe at the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo for facilitating TEDxHilo. Special thanks to Laura Kinoshita for ingenious marketing and organizational support.
Special mahalos to Bill Collins for jumping in and offering to take on stage host responsibilities. Also big mahalos to Zion and Molly for taking on the videography and much more. Special mahalos to Justin Avery for delivering some much needed additional video support and more. Also special thanks for a few folks you may not have met, Mati, Doughty Leigh and Rob Williams, who made so many things possible by running me into town around after losing a driveshaft on my truck just days before the event. These are the folks that setup/took down the rooms, loaned their space, equipment, vehicles, in-kind donations, their time and energy and more things that I could ever remember right now.
Mahalo a nui loa kakou
We were all rewarded with an awesome day and I’m sure they would each agree that it was a most rewarding and valuable event for Hawaii Island. I’m certain that I speak for everyone when I say, “we hope you will consider getting involved in future TEDxHilo events.”
Special aloha a lokahi to the other attendees and event organizers who held TEDx events on the same day and everyday of the year.
Thank you again from the bottom of our collective hearts for working so hard to make TEDxHilo exemplary for everyone involved. We absolutely loved your contribution and share your manao.

TEDxHilo Tentative Agenda Announced

TEDxHilo – February 4th, 2012

Tentative Agenda:

Leilehua Yuen Opening Invocation
Event Introduction
Speaker Introductions Begin
Jana Bogs – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
Josiah Hunt – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
Nancy Redfeather – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
Michael Kramer – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
Lunch with Presenters Announced
Return from Lunch – Review, Recap and REIntro
Sherri Miller – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
Richard Ha – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
Susan Cox – 15mins
Presenter QnA – 10mins
3-3:30pm Open Discussion
4pm Event Closed