TEDxWellington at Wellington City Council Meeting | Covid19 City Recovery Plan

There’s been some exciting action happening behind the scenes as we prepare for TEDxWellington 2021 (which we plan to be the largest, most impactful event yet)!

Yesterday, DK from the TEDxWellington leadership team (alongside a number of other selected members of the public) participated in the virtual Wellington City Council meeting to discuss the criteria for the City Recovery Fund, in response to Covid19.

In just a few minutes, DK delivered an elevator pitch with one simple goal; Ignite support from the Councillors for Wellington City Council to consider TEDxWellington 2021 a key part of the City Recovery Plan.

Here is a quick overview of the points shared:

  • TEDxWellington is an event that is uniquely placed to amplify the stories of the region to a global audience whilst offering an opportunity for the city to come together
  • With nearly 2000 people in attendance, the 2021 event would be a superb chance for the city council to engage with its residents during the breakouts
  • We’ve had 7 sell-out TEDxWellington events (including 11 Salons)
  • There have been 2,100 attendees to the main events, another 1,100 at the Salons and a further 13,000+ livestream attendees
  • 20% of attendees are from outside of Wellington
  • The videos of the TEDxWellington talks are approaching nearly 1 million youtube views
  • 150+ volunteers have been involved with us over the years
  • We’ve featured in a number of international blogs/workshops and podcasts
  • We’ve received great support from local partnering brands and organisations (some have won awards for their work!)
  • All our speakers go through a 5 week coaching experience
  • TEDxWellington operates across sectors and is a key event for connecting those in the region
  • In 2021 we will again focus on Wellington regional talent to amplify to the world.

The entire council meeting was almost 3 hours long – If you’re interested to hear what the Mayor and others in the Wellington Community are discussing, please see the recording here.

If you’re keen on reading more about the Wellington City Council’s Agenda and the Recovery Fund, please click here. (Page 45 onwards).

In other news;

Earlier this month a previous TEDxWellington Speaker Ged Finch was featured on Arch Daily. In Geds’ own words “it’s as big as it gets in the Architectural world!”

Ged is pioneering sustainable solutions for construction, with the aim to reduce the amount of construction waste that ends up in landfill. We’re enormously proud of Geds’ achievements and stoked that his TEDx talk was featured alongside his write up.

Community is at the heart of everything we do at TEDxWellington.

We know that our event, through sharing ideas, has had and will continue to have a significant positive impact on the lives of those in our community and around the world.

We believe in being open and transparent with you all and encourage you to share your own ideas on how TEDxWellington may play a part in recovering from Covid19. Let us know your feedback and share this post with your friends and whanau so we can hear from as many of you as possible. We’re here to support you and are asking for support from the council and yourselves to make TEDx 2021 an event that makes a difference.

Spread the word, spread the love, and keep spreading great ideas.