We are proud to invite you to the 10th edition of TEDxChristchurch: Tūrangawaewae—A Place of Belonging.
TEDxChristchurch is on Sunday, 25 August. It's for everyone and, after two years of more intimate events, we're going big. Join us—and 1,700 of our closest friends—for a full-day event in the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium. It'll be a jam-packed ride with insightful and inspiring speakers, a delectable menu of local food, and of course, the famous red dot.
Already announced speakers include:
- Australian blogger Constance Hall
- American civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson
- Feminist economist Dr Marilyn Waring, CNZM
- Barber & men's mental health advocate Matt Brown of My Fathers Barbers
- Al Noor Mosque Imam Gamal Fouda
- Q+A Host Jack Tame
- Resilience expert Dr Lucy Hone
- Pou Mātai Kō Mananui Ramsden
- Jo Robertson from The Light Project
- Equitable education designer David Clifford
- Biologist & researcher Dr Sarah Kessans
- Musical group Mundi
- Musical group Yurt Party
More speakers announcements to come!
On this page, you can get tickets to TEDxChristchurch. Your ticket purchase gives you access to hear all of the speakers in this full-day lineup. If you are 25 or under and also want to attend the youth event, get your TEDxYouth@Christchurch ticket, visit www.tedxyouthchristchurch.com
TEDxYouth@Christchurch is on Saturday, 24 August. This event is specifically produced for youth, by youth. If you'll be 25 or younger on 24 August, grab your ticket and get ready to be inspired, intrigued, and challenged by the stunning speaker lineup the team has carefully curated over the past year. It's brought to you by the same team who brought you TEDxYouth@AvonRiver event last year, and features a half-day event at the James Hay Theatre.
Tickets are only available in limited release amounts, so don't delay in securing your seat at our biggest event yet.
TEDxChristchurch, TEDxYouth@Christchurch, and all TEDx events are run on a non-moneymaking basis.
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 TEDxChristchurch, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxChristchurch 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.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.