TEDxAuckland confirms final speakers

TEDxAuckland confirms final speakers
The final list of speakers for this year's TEDxAuckland event have been released.

The TEDxAuckland organisers have just released details of the final speakers for next month's event, rounding out the line-up with a musician, time-lapse photographer and filmmaker, cosmetic dentist, author and more. 

Here are the final additions to the TEDxAuckland line-up: 

Brian Sweeney

Brian Sweeney is the New York-based chairman of SweeneyVesty and is dedicated to the idea of New Zealand exporting its services, innovation and creativity. Sweeney has a politics degree from the University of Waikato.

Dr Hisham Abdalla

Dr Hisham Abdalla is a cosmetic dentist, international educator, speaker and the bestselling author of 4D Leadership. Hisham is known for his quote, “Let’s seek health rather than fight disease.”

Joseph Michael

Joseph Michael is a filmmaker, artist and photographer. His latest work is a exhibition called Dark Cloud : White Light, a work comprising more than 300,000 individual photographs condensed into three minute video portraits of 12 remote New Zealand landscapes.  

Lillian Grace

Founder of Wiki New Zealand, a collaborative website making data about New Zealand visually accessible for everyone, Lillian Grace aims to make it normal to know your country. Formerly at The New Zealand Institute, Grace believes we need to make informed decisions, which starts with understanding the facts.

Welby Ings

Welby Ings is an award-winning designer, filmmaker and playwright, whose short film Boy was shortlisted for the 2006 Academy Awards. Ings is now a Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology and remains an outspoken critic of dehumanised systems of learning. 

​Richard Nunns

Nunns is regarded as the world's foremost authority on Maori instruments. He will also be performing at the TEDx event, collaborating with WaimihiHotere, the New Zealand String Quartet and King Kapisi.

TEDxAuckland takes place Saturday, August 3 in the Aotea Centre, Auckland. Visit the TEDxAuckland website for more information.