Help Out

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Why Help?

TEDxTauranga 2019 is going to be 2.3 times as awesome as chocolate covered strawberries.

There is no doubt about that.

Half of the awesomeness comes from the speakers you’ll hear on the day.

We typically interview 100+ potential speakers and about 10 will be chosen to share their ideas with you. So you can be sure they will be up to the very high TEDx standard.

The second half of the awesomeness comes from awesome people like you meeting other awesome people for the first time.

We are honoured to put the event in place that will help make those moments happen.

We need your help before we all get together on the 22 Jun 2019.

4 Ways You Can Help

  1. Spread the word in your conversations with friends and family (and strangers)
  2. Write about how excited you are about TEDxTauranga on Facebook and in emails to people you know, submit content to newsletters you subscribe to
  3. Put up our A3/A4 poster
  4. Initiate publicity stunts on your own so the event gets the exposure we need, but we can deny knowledge of your activities…

Here are some resources to help you along:

Put Up Our A3/A4 Poster

  • Our A4 TEDxTauranga 2019 Poster is coming soon

Shareable Text (via Facebook/Email?)

Here are a few statements that you can share of modify to sound a bit more like you (or see the long-form examples below):

Option 1:

Hey, I’m getting my tickets to this years TEDxTauranga, yay!

And here are some “Quick Facts” about TEDxTauranga 2019:

  • When?: Saturday 22 Jun 2019, 10am to 5pm
  • Where?: Holy Trinity Auditorium, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
  • What is it?
    • 10 live speakers on stage + 4 TED videos + 3 entertainment acts + glorious food + 850 other interesting people in the audience to meet and talk to
  • Ticket Price? $100 Tickets on sale soon

Option 2:

“Hey, I just watched another awesome video on It was about xyz. Did you know that a slice of TED is coming to Tauranga on 22 June? I’ve already got my ticket, it’s gonna be great. 10 live speakers, 850 in the audience. Awesome. You going to come?”

Option 3:

Hey mum, can I borrow $100? I’ll pay you back next week… Yes, yes, the kids are fine, I just want to get a ticket to TEDxTauranga… What is it? It’s an event with live speakers that teach us something new about the world we live in… You want to come to? But I need you to babysit damnit!

Option 4:

I’ve only just discovered TED Talks, have you seen them?

I use it learn more about the world. In these 15 minute videos experts can describe the details of what they do in a fascinating way.

I had no idea I’d be so interested in things like robots playing tennis, carnivorous insects, eye diseases, nuclear fusion, and parental happiness.

Stop what you are doing right now. Set aside 15 minutes. Go to and browse the titles of the talks featured on the home page. Choose one and watch it now.

Addicted yet?

Well, make a TED talk a daily habit and join us in person for TEDxTauranga on Saturday 22 June 2019.

Shareable TEDxTauranga Photos

Combine any of the text you see on this page (or on our website) with a photo from our Facebook Gallery or Flickr Gallery page, or choose from this small library.

(To save: right click a photo, “save as”)

Shareable Graphics

Coming soon

Shareable TEDxTauranga Videos

Grab the embed code for our videos from previous years and share those too.

Long Form Text (For Newsletters, Media etc)

200 Word Version:

Have you ever watched a TED Talk?
They are between 5 minutes and 18 minutes long, and every week day a new one is put online. They are free to watch, anywhere in the world.
Each video has an “idea worth sharing”. One moment you might learn about the life of a bee, the next, you’ll learn about programming bacteria, or engineering food, or artificial intelligence, or dinosaurs, or capitalism, or space travel, or kindergartens, or poverty, or poetry, or maths, or dreams.
Watching these videos is addictive, but the real treat is a live event like TEDxTauranga:
  • When?: Saturday 22 June 2019, 10am to 5pm
  • Where?: Holy Trinity Auditorium, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
  • What is it?
    • 10 live speakers on stage + 4 TED videos + 3 entertainment acts + glorious food + 850 other interesting people in the audience to meet and talk to
  • Ticket Price? $100. Available Now from
For more info (and to subscribe via email) go to
TEDxTauranga is a non-profit event driven by a team of almost 30 volunteers with the help of legendary sponsors.

250 Word Version:

Have you heard about TEDxTauranga?

  • When? Saturday 22 June 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Where? Holy Trinity Auditorium, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
  • Price? $100.00 (+ credit card fee)
  • Info?

What is TEDxTauranga?

It’s a day long event with 18 items of content (approximately 15 minutes long each). There are 5 components:

  1. Live speakers on stage
  2. Live entertainment
  3. A selection of the best TED videos
  4. Top quality food and beverage
  5. Networking with like-minded individuals
It’s an opportunity for Bay of Plenty residents and friends to:
  • Engage with local speakers and each other
  • To experience a TED-like event
  • To find ideas worth spreading
What is TED?
  • The history of TED  started in 1984 with the convergence of Technology, Entertainment and Design
  • Since 2006 TED has been available online and is a collection of over 2000 talks
  • Each talk is just 5 to 18 mins long
  • A new talk is added every week day
  • You can watch them all, for free, anytime
At TEDxTauranga every 15 minute component on stage will be different from the next:
  • One might make you think
  • Another, cry
  • Another, change the way you live
  • Another, motivate you to tell others
  • Another, change your mind about something you’ve always believed
  • Another, expose you to something you never knew could be so interesting

I do hope you’ll join us.

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300 Word Version:

No matter who you are, where you come from and what your religious and political beliefs are, TED, a non-profit organization, welcomes people from any culture and discipline to share and spread the power of the ideas.

Originally converging Technology, Entertainment and Design, TED Conference was created in California, in 1984. Blended with shorter artistic performances, the concept is to bring leading thinkers and personalities in talks 5 – 18-minutes long.

These are described by the audiences as persuasive, courageous, ingenious, fascinating, inspiring, beautiful, funny and informative.

Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and the former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown were among the most notorious TED speakers.

TED Talks nowadays are available online for free (a new talk added every weekday), translated into many languages by volunteers, and cover almost all disciplines including business, science and global issues.

If the idea is to help to make the world a better place, don’t get surprised by feeling more empowered and changing your attitudes after a passionate TED talk or event, as all are.

In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, local and self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDx Tauranga, where x=independently organized TED event.

As part of the TED global community, the qualified and ebullient TEDx Tauranga team of volunteers carefully organizes the intellectual and emotional experience with knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenters as well as like-minded audiences.

At our TEDxTauranga event, TEDTalks, video and live speakers will combine local and global matters to spark deep discussions and connections.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

So, if you are driven by curiosity and passion, join us on the 7 October 2017 at the Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga!

Book your ticket or find out more at



TEDxTauranga Logos

  • Put these on your own website and link to our website or tickets page.

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