Organizers of TEDxMaui recently announced their lineup of speakers and performers for their second annual TEDx event, which will bring together celebrated presenters from Hawai'i and beyond sharing their big ideas on stage in 18 minutes or less. (See 2013 TEDxMaui Presenter Lineup sidebar.) This independently organized event, licensed by TED, takes place on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.
With the theme "The Dream is Real," TEDxMaui 2013 is intended to educate, inspire and connect great minds by honoring innovators who have passion, curiosity, creativity and adaptability to change the world with revolutionary ideas.
TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a national nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading." TED holds an annual conference in Long Beach, California, that has featured speakers such as Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Philippe Starck, Hillary Clinton, Eve Ensler and former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Presentations from the TED conference are available for free at TED.com.
TED talks have been viewed by millions of people worldwide.
In the spirit of TED, TEDxMaui is a locally produced TED-like event.
Presentations from TEDxMaui will be uploaded onto the TEDxMaui Website and on the TEDx YouTube channel. A few presentations may be selected to appear on the TED.com Website.
Two of last year's TEDxMaui presentations have enjoyed feature placement on TED.com--one from humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine, and most recently, from Maui's own inventor and scientist Dr. Gary Greenberg.
The TEDxMaui 2013 team consists of founder Katie McMillan, producer Sara Tekula of Noni Films & Media, speaker liaison Danielle Vieth, and online communications director Peter Liu of Kaiscapes Media. The team encourages students, local business owners, entrepreneurs and all curious, open-minded individuals seeking education and inspiration to attend.
Tickets to TEDxMaui are on sale now through the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Box Office by calling 242-SHOW (7469) and through their Website at www.mauiarts.org.
Tuition for the daylong event is $100. A limited number of student and elder (over 65) tickets are available at $75. Identification will be required for age verification.
TEDxMaui will be limited to 1,200 participants with 100 spaces reserved for students and elders. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Last year's event was a big success, selling out over a week before the event.
For more information about TEDxMaui, visit www.tedxmaui.com.
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