Back for its third year, the annual Hawke’s Bay TEDx Event, TEDxHastingsSt, will be held in Havelock North after successful events in both Napier and Hastings. The 2020 event will be held in the Blyth Theatre at Iona College, on Saturday 12th September.
At TEDxHastingsSt 2020, 6 live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group on a wide range of topics from Artificial Intelligence to Personal Development. The speakers this year will include Andrew Harris, Bhavna Nagar, Christine Spring, Clive Barrow, Jules Congalton, & Wayne Forrest. In addition to our speakers we are incredibly honoured & excited to announce special musical guest Amanda Palmer, who will be making an exclusive live appearance at the event.
The 2018 event focused on visions for a more culturally vibrant Hawke’s Bay. Last year’s theme looked more practically at how to achieve that inspiring vision. And this year, TEDxHastingsSt will begin to apply that vision. After a year full of uncertainty, the theme of Celebrate the Journey will encourage us all to renew our long-term vision as we look to the future. It is easy to celebrate the beginning or end of something, but celebrating the journey itself is often forgotten.
The event this year will take place over a Saturday afternoon, where attendees can expect to be challenged and inspired as they experience the fantastic speakers in an amazing venue. The ticket price includes light refreshments provided by local food and beverage suppliers, the event concluding with a wine and cheese soiree where there will be an opportunity to network with other attendees and the speakers.
The 2020 event has again been organised by the devoted volunteer team at TEDxHastingsSt with support from their sponsors and key partners.
About TED & TEDx
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.