Ideas Worth Spreading & Doing TEDxAuckland


TEDxAKL-PosterMany of you know about the TED videos over on For the past year or so there have been TED extension events held around the world. The first one in Auckland was held last year at Westlake Boys High School over on the North Shore.

Speakers for 2009 included Kaila Corban on climate change, Ray Avery of Medicine Mondiale, Scott Gilmour of I have a dream, Brenda Frisk on 3D multimedia technology for education and training and 7 others. It was a full day event attended by 350 people.

The TEDx format is the same as for TED. These events bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are all  challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

TEDx are the local TED extension events with the same format. The next event is coming up in one weeks time on Sunday 26th of Sept at Westlake Boys again.   For more details you can click on the poster image at top left on on the next link for a pdf version TEDxAKL_2010-Poster.pdf

TEDx Auckland is proud to announce the following speakers*

  • Dr Privahini Bradoo Bridging the gap – With a PhD in Developmental Neuroscience from the University of Auckland and an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Fulbright Scholar, Privahini ‘Priv’ has managed to bridge the worlds of business and science
  • Jonathan Milne Creative Adventurer – Art Learning conection
  • Stephen Knightly Game Changer – Gaming for Good
  • Richard Loseby Global Adventurer – one of Penguin Books NZ biggest-selling travel authors; a global adventurer, storyteller.
  • Cindy Gallop IfWeRanTheWorld ( with Tim Gregory ) Cindy is the founder and CEO of, a radically simple web platform designed to help change the world one microaction at a time
  • Dr Divya Dhar Poverty Mobiliser  – Doctor, Humanitarian, Activist. Founder of the P3Foundation
  • Julie Bartlett Star Jammer (Star Jam) Julie is the CEO and co-founder of the StarJam Charitable Trust … a not-for-profit organisation offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to build confidence and character through performance.
  • Renee Liang Playwright & Poet  and fiction writer. As well as being published in a variety of journals and anthologies.
  • Team One Beep Imagineers
  • Plum Jungle Creative Collaborators – Plum Jungle are a creative collaboration between photographer – Pete Longworth, sound artist – Michael K. Chin (Tokyo Love-In) and film maker Christopher Baron. (‘Winner Audience Awards International’ New York Independent Film Festival)
  • Richard Webb Optimist – Having left New York 27 years ago to see the world…
  • Kate Smith Eating Big Fish – Challenger Brands
  • Ken Ring Prediction
  • Justin Scott Fair Trader Vittalink – Fair Trade
  • Gavin Blake Visual Communicator

*Speakers and performers are subject to change or cancellation at an time.

Divya Dhar - P3 FoundationGrey Lynn 2030 members may be interested in P3 Foundation with Divya Dhar.

Divya is P3 President, a doctor and 2010’s Young New Zealander of the Year.

She is helping to make a difference in the world through her involvement with the likes of Oxfam, Global Poverty Project, HealtheX and now the P3 Foundation.

Her personal drive is to eliminate the poverty cycle here and abroad, and this vision is the fundamental ideology behind the formation of the P3 Foundation.

The P3 Foundation (P3F) was set up in 2010 to mobilise young people to break the poverty cycle. We are an organisation run by young people, working together with young people, to end global poverty.

Our vision is:

  1. To educate young people (15 to 30 yo) about poverty, and develop their skills in finding solutions.
  2. To action solutions in alleviating poverty both here in New Zealand and abroad.
  3. To mobilise individuals to advocate for a better future.

There is also another TEDx event coming up at Tuesday morning 21st September at 2am in the morning. This event is called TEDxChange and is being held at the Business School at Auckland University. Read more over here.