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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 TEDxEQChCh, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEQChCh 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.

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An astroparticlephysicist, a conspiracy theory theorist, and Nigel Latta walk into TEDxChristchurch 2014…

The immensely popular TEDxChristchurch returns to the Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday 1 November 2014 with the theme Explore, Dream, Discover, with the first wave of speakers announced including noted psychologist Nigel Latta, astroparticlephysicist Jenni Adams, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, conspiracy theory theorist Matthew Dentith, leadership expert Rob Hoult, climate change professor David Frame, urban planner Nick Williamson, champion problem solver Hannah Hudson, dance duo Silhouette Adagio and astrophotographer Mark Gee.

Futurist Stuart Candy

Futurist Stuart Candy

Stuart Candy is a futurist. What exactly is that? Well in his words, it is about helping people “think and feel about things that haven't happened yet.” It is about enabling people to play on a mental jungle gym of possible worlds, helping them access unique insights and explore each other’s insights.

Tech Entrepreneur Selwyn Pellett

Tech Entrepreneur Selwyn Pellett

In 2001, after a long history of working with multinationals, Selwyn Pellett decided he had enough. With $250,000, he co-founded Endace Ltd and Prolificx Ltd (now iMarda) and led both companies as CEO. These two companies have collectively exported close to half a billion dollars of premium margin (70% +) exports, and Endace was the first and still only New Zealand registered company to list on the UK’s AIM. He has also founded and invested in a number of other companies, from natural skin care to trucking.

Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste

Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste

Ruud is one of the amazing people that New Zealand imported from the world at large, in this case from the Netherlands (although he was born in Indonesia). He has held a few positions in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries but will be forever remembered within New Zealand as 'the Bugman'.

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