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UPDATED: First glimpse at the TEDx Auckland lineup

UPDATED: First glimpse at the TEDx Auckland lineup

 We know you've been waiting anxiously for news of the TEDxAuckland speaker lineup, and now your patience is about to be rewarded.

Eighteen of our most interesting minds in technology, science, education and art are set to take part in a full day of stimulating talks, discussions and learning this October.

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They include internationally recognised architect Andrew Patterson; physicist, decathlete and political advisor Sean Gourley; change development specialist Paul Wood; physicist and pursuer of the Higgs Boson ‘god particle’ David Krofcheck; materials and biomedical engineer Michelle Dickinson; director of surgical research at Auckland Hospital and cofounder of medical startup SIMTICs John Windsor; art director of Apropos and founder of the 100 Days Project Emma Rogan; CEO of Arvus Group Matthew Simmons; and dental surgeon and founder of ICARE Assil Russell. 

Joining them are newly announced speakers Peter Young, documentary director of The Last Ocean; comedian, entertainer and social entrepreneur, Philip Patston; award-winning playwright, Pip Hall; and Aakash Polra, Jade Tan and Mohit Singh, the trio behind software startup MobileEye, which represented New Zealand at the global Microsoft Imagine Cup finals.

 Event organiser Elliott Blade hopes this year’s event will be the beginning of an inspiring relationship between Kiwis and the TEDx platform.

“It will be a great day of dynamite presentations from 18 of New Zealand’s brightest. The event will present a diverse mix of speakers - both familiar names and emerging talent – that we hope will ignite some great conversation and encourage people to discover new ideas.” 

Tickets are now available from The Edge.

When: Saturday October 6, 10am to 5.30pm.

Where: ASB Theatre in the Aotea Centre, Auckland