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Only Two Days Left ’till TEDxHilo 2012

Mahalo for your Support!

Final touches are underway and will continue through tomorrow evening. About 5 tickets left. Tell your best TED fans it’s time to act on the tickets for TEDxHilo 2012.

Volunteer applications are still being accepted. Open volunteer session Friday night at the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo. Come around 7pm.

If you’re unable to attend, you can check out our TEDx Presentations on the Official TEDx YouTube Channel:

Also stay tuned for future TEDxHilo Announcements.

About TEDxHilo Presenters

Island thinking and ideas are at the root of our cultures. Ideas shared through the coconut wireless reach out to everyone. We have an innnate understanding that people matter most in a culture of aloha.

People are sharing ideas everywhere on Hawaiʻi Island. From beaches and backyards to classrooms and farms, the best ideas in the world from every culture are imanating from Hawaiʻi Island. Our local TEDx events continue this growing trend and oral tradition.

In the spirit of TED events everywhere, we invite eeveryone to come share your “ideas worth spreading.” Let us know, help us learn, understand and raise awareness in otheres so we may all articulate the challenges and solutions to make positive change happen in our tiny bit of paradise.

We invite you to share your ideas and TEDxHilo experiences. We encourage you to help spread these ideas through our Twitter feed, Facebook page and of course the coconut wireless to help move Hawaiʻi Island forward.

About TEDxHilo Attendance

First and foremost, EVERYONE is invited and welcome to attend TEDxHilo. This is a public event and the price to attend is the same for everyone. 

We are on a limited budget and also limited to 100 attendees (see below). Our strategy is to work within our limited resources to attract attendees to the event.

Instead of paying service providers, we’re relying on key organizers with the necessary skills and experience to get the jobs done. These folks have dedicated their time and resources to deliver the services required to deliver the event. Some of your event organizers have made promises to other service providers in work trades and other arrangements to make the event possible. This includes the use of personal funds to pay for items in advance of ticket sales including the venue, printing and other related equipment rentals. Part of this strategy relates to certain restrictions on sponsorship and other TED branding restrictions.

So our strategy is to get the folks capable of acting on the ideas presented. In some cases, these folks are investors, policy advocates, decision makers and business leaders and grass roots activists who have demonstrated an ability to create positive change on Hawaii Island in the past. One specific tactic for selling tickets is to request names and email addresses of persons from the presenters themselves that they feel can buy tickets and will directly benefit from seeing their presentation. Not all presenters participate in this tactic and none are required to do so.

Please know that if you receive a flyer with the word, “Invitation” on it, more thought has gone into your receipt of this invitation beyond a email blast or email list rental per se.

Related verbiage from;

Attendance: Up to 100 individuals may attend your event. (Only individuals who have attended an official TED conference in person may organize an event with more than 100 attendees. I.e., the primary license holder — the individual whose name is on the application form — must have attended a TED conference. Having attended a TEDx event does not qualify you to host an event for more than 100 guests.)

One of the goals of charging for our event is to raise money to attend a TED Conference and bring back the so called, “ideas worth spreading” to our local TEDxHilo organizers.