TEDxChristchurch was launched this week at the EPIC building in Christchurch.
The first announcement of speakers for the event include comedian Dai Henwood, student superhero Flat Man, filmmaker Slavko Martinov, futurist Stuart Candy, entrepreneur Selwyn Pellet, poet Ali Jacs, Nvader founder Daniel Walker, musician Jen Turner, and Ben Uffindell, editor of The Civilian.
The 'curiouser and curiouser' theme was also revealed at the launch, which curator and licensee Kaila Colbin says is a challenge to their audience: "We want people to be curiouser, to be ever more interested in the world we live in and the extraordinary people who surround us."
Anyone hoping to secure a ticket the the conference will need to submit an application here, filling in a short form.
“It’s one of the questions we get asked often: why make people apply?” says Colbin. “The truth is, our audience is like no other audience. They are interested, open-minded, engaged, and ready to be active participants on the day – and perhaps to carry forward some of the ideas worth spreading that come out of it. Their mindset is what makes TEDxChristchurch so powerful, and the application process is a big part of that.”