TEDxHonolulu partners with Showdown In Chinatown filmmakers; new shorts will be screened at July 9 event…



The challenge: create a film short of 5 minutes or less in the film format of a visual narrative. The topic: “FLOW” [i.e. “Hacking Your Flow.”]

Select films will be screened at the 2016 TEDxHonolulu Conference at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall on Saturday, July 9th. Filmmakers that are selected will be given a ticket to attend the conference and screening.

For more information on how to enter and all requirements please email INFO@SHOWDOWNINCHINATOWN.com


The TEDxHonolulu speaker curator team welcomes Salina Storozuk and Solomon Enos to the July 9, 2016 “FLOW” event lineup. 

GROWTHcultureSPORT-225x225Deep meditation and creative adventures, these speakers use FLOW to choose their paths, unlocking their potential to live richer, more fulfilling lives.

Learn more, and be sure to get your Early Bird Tickets now!




Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for the July 9, 2016 TEDxHonolulu event “FLOW: Reaching Our Greatest Potential” at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. 


Take a look at Artist-In-Residence Solomon Enos’ amazing mandalic preliminary sketches for our speakers for TEDxHonolulu2016 FLOW. 


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We’re announcing our speakers for TEDxHonolulu 2016 FLOW! 

We’re very excited to welcome some really amazing people to our lineup of speakers for the July 9 TEDxHonolulu 2016 event FLOW. We’ll be introducing all of our speakers over the next few weeks, but here’s three people that you definitely will want to know about.


Writer, DJ and producer Christa Wittmier believes circulation is the key to health, and in order to be truly healthy, you need to allow your entire life’s circulation to FLOW. According to architect Bettina Mehnert, we need contemporary architecture where designs from the past and the present can FLOW and live together in a socially creative intensity. Andrei Natarov writes that communicating science to the public needs to be based on the dynamics of FLOW–combining challenges and rewards, the familiar and the mind-blowing.

Learn more about Christa, Bettina and Andrei. Click here for more information about the event and be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news.



Thank you to our speakers, our volunteers and to everyone who attended “The Future of Agriculture in Hawaii!”

It was a sold out event and a fascinating discussion among three of the most influential people nurturing the future of agriculture in Hawaii:

• Steven Chiang of GoFarm Hawaii, Hawaii’s premier beginning farmer training program.

• Kyle Datta, general partner of Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm.

• Vena A’dae Romero-Briones, Director of Community Development for Pulama Lana’i.

Stay tuned for the videos from the event. They’ll be online soon!


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The TEDxHonolulu Sustainability Team invites community organizations to partner with us in order to take our initiatives to the next level.

Justine Espiritu, TEDxHonolulu Sustainability Curator, tells us how her creative and dedicated team of volunteers helped TEDxHonolulu have its past three consecutive conferences certified as Green Events by the Hawaii Green Business Program.

If you’d like to be part of TEDxHonolulu’s sustainability efforts this year, please contact Justine! [more info…]



 Mahalo to everyone who helped make our visit to GoFarm Hawaii an excellent X-Adventure! 

X-Adventures are new TEDxHonolulu events that encourage participants to delve into an important idea, place or organization. They offer immersive, hands-on experiences for small groups of people who want to connect more deeply with one another and Hawaii’s change makers.

Details on our next X-Adventure will be coming soon.

Stay tuned!


 TEDxHonolulu welcomes Solomon Enos as its 2016 Artist In Residence

ENOSheadshotTEDxHonolulu is excited to announce that Solomon Enos, a Native Hawaiian and well known artist in our community, will be our Artist in Residence (AIR) for the 2016 TEDxHonolulu event.

This will be the second year for the TEDxHonolulu AIR project which invites a local artist to create an installation art piece and present a TED talk that reflects their work and selected theme for the event. This year’s theme will be on the concept of FLOW. Best selling author and social theorist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines FLOW as “the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing, characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity.” [more info…]


The TEDxHonolulu team is very excited to announce the theme of July 9, 2016 conference–“FLOW”

In the zone. Peak performance. Absolute focus. We’ve all experienced FLOW, those moments when the perfect combination of risk-taking, clarity and control takes us to an unlimited level of achievement. 

During the intensity of a FLOW experience, we feel fully aware and immersed in the moment. We’re learning more, gaining new insights and making new connections. We surprise ourselves and reach greater heights than we thought were possible. 

Learn more about the FLOW state by watching best selling author and social theorist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s TED Talk video below. [more info…]


“Farming Is The New Sexy” — TEDxHonolulu welcomes past TEDx speaker Steven Chiang as guest curator for its March 2016 kick off event…

CHIANG_bwHORIZONTALTEDxHonolulu is very excited to welcome ag-guru Steven Chiang to our team as guest curator for TEDxHonoluluSalon 6!  This March 2016 event will explore how people in Hawaii’s rapidly changing agri-economy are creating innovations in food production and distribution, raising our awareness, and making real, tangible contributions to our island community. [more info…]


THANK YOU to everyone who attended the TEDxHonolulu #CheersTo2015 event on Nov. 21 at Honolulu Beerworks! 

#CheersTo2015 was a fun-filled gathering that created new friendships and brought the team and our supporters together for some lively interactions. And of course there was a bit of beer tasting in celebration of our accomplishments this year–#CheersTo2015!  [more info…]


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