TEDxManoa to feature inspirational talks by native speakers, networking

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Outreach Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Sep 8, 2012

TEDxMānoa logo
TEDxMānoa logo
Manoa Valley
Manoa Valley
The UH Manoa Library and Native Books announce the names of presenters at TEDxMānoa, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Hawaii International Imin Center’s Keoni Auditorium on the UH Manoa campus.
Presentations will be made by:
Manu Boyd (Cultural Director, Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa)
Rick Barboza & Palikapu Schirman (Hui Ku Maoli Ola)
Lisette Flanary (Academy of Creative Media)
Noelle Kahanau (Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum)
Vicky Takamine (Pa’i Foundation)
Pualani Kanahele (Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation)
Brandy McDougall (Hawaiian Poet, UH Manoa)
Wai’ale’ale Sarsona (Hoʻolako Like, Kamehameha Schools)
Puakea Nogelmeier (Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language)
Kealoha Wong (Hawai’i Slam Poetry)
Meyer ‘Ohana (Maile, Meleana, Manu)
Brandon Ledward (‘Aina-based Learning, Kamehameha Schools)
Tickets may be purchased at Native Books in the Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1000. General admission cost is $25; student admission is $20.
The purpose of the independently organized event, licensed by TED, is to focus on native ingenuity, knowledge and wisdom for solutions for 21st century issues in Hawai‘i.  By applying traditional knowledge as part of the solution for issues such as sustainability, a new purpose is given to old wisdom to solve current issues [NOW = New Old Wisdom].
Manoa is the perfect location for this event because of the wealth of learning and knowledge in the valley. It is also a gathering place to exchange ideas.
In addition to the presentations, the event will provide the opportunity for participants and speakers to network with each other at the Resource Fair outside of the Keoni Auditorium. Community organizations are invited to set up booths to disseminate information about their programs and services for the community.
Organizations are encouraged to publicize internships, collaborative initiatives, community programs and service learning positions for high school and college students.
TEDxMānoa is supported in part by a ‘Ahahui Grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
For more information on the TEDxMānoa event, please contact Teri Skillman at (808) 956-8688 or email skillman@hawaii.edu.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMānoa, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMānoa, a TEDTalks video and live speakers will be combined 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.
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/calendar/uh/2012/10/05/18844.html