TedxWellington took place on 5 March at a then-secret location that turned out to be Park Road Post, Peter Jackson’s post-production facility in Miramar.
This year’s theme was ‘trust’, so the organisers kept key details secret until the day including the venue location, speaker line-up and programme, a first for any TEDx event in the world.
“Wellington is a leader in creativity and unique ideas, and TEDxWellington was the perfect place for us to experiment with the idea of asking the delegates to ‘trust us’,” said producer and license holder DK. “It’s been tough keeping the details secret for so long but it was all worth it on the day. We’re honoured to have had the support of the Wellington community to enable us to put on an unforgettable day.”
Tickets for the event sold out in a mere two minutes and 12 livestream events were offered around the region, from Masterton to Whanganui.
Here are our favourites of the event:
Glenis Hiria Philip-Barbara, former chief executive of the Māori Language Commission, on saving Te Reo Māori
Charles Babb on the possibilities of diversity in video game development
Every talk of TEDxWellington can be found here. Check them out.