TEDxWellington is BACK!
Get ready, Wellington! Our local beacon of ideas, innovation, and inspiration is back in town.
That’s right, TEDxWellington is officially emerging from its hibernation, poised to bring fresh ideas worth spreading, stimulate thought-provoking discussions, and reignite curiosity.
The global pandemic forced us to pause our collective journey, prompting a period of reflection and recalibration. But Wellington, a city renowned for its vibrancy and innovative spirit, could not remain in the shadows for long. Now, we proudly raise the TEDxWellington flag in our city once more, letting it soar in the winds of inspiration.
Under the rejuvenated leadership of Alex Matthews, Tania Marie Smith, and Ciaran Jack – with unwavering support from the xWellington Trust and board members Hannah Wignall and Jase Te Patu, a new series of amazing TEDxWellington content is coming to our beloved capital – Ideas that have the power to change our world.
We’re practising a sustainable leadership model, empowering organisers to rotate the role of licensee year after year and uphold continuity for this important event. Alex is this year’s official licensee, and together, the trifecta is united to deliver an amazing TEDx experience for Wellingtonians.
Wellingtonians, and indeed all Kiwis across Aotearoa, are known for their pioneering spirit and knack for innovation. In honouring this spirit, we’re not here to discard the old, but to invigorate the familiar TEDxWellington you know and love, with a fresh perspective and a modern touch. Expect to see that spirit captured in our renewed vision for speakers and performers.
Our motivation is to broadcast Kiwi talent and shine a light on it: for us to see, and the whole world. We will ensure TEDxWellington is not just an event, but an accessible platform that empowers individuals from all walks of life, bridging communities, industries, and backgrounds through the power of ideas.
Buckle up, Wellington! We’re on the brink of an exhilarating journey, charged with new energy and the power of our collective imagination. So stay tuned, keep your eyes on the horizon and your minds open – great things are on the way!