Media Release | 2013 TEDxHonolulu | 10/3/13


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Leilani Pemberton
The Limtiaco Company
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Genesis Leong
TEDxHonolulu Lead Curator
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TEDxHonolulu Celebrates “Cultivating Community” at Fourth Annual Conference

Tickets on Sale Now at Hawai‘i Theatre

Honolulu, HI – October 3, 2013 – TEDxHonolulu will celebrate “Cultivating Community” at its fourth annual conference on Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the historic Hawai‘i Theatre. TEDxHonolulu, a local independently organized event licensed by TED, will engage Hawai‘i’s diverse multi-cultural community with live entertainment and inspiring presentations from some of Hawai‘i’s most brilliant minds.

In the spirit of this year’s theme, “Cultivating Community,” TEDxHonolulu will feature 12 speakers representing various fields, such as technology, entertainment, art, science, and education. Respected thought leaders and community organizations of Hawai‘i, like Pacific Tongues, Ian Kitajima of Oceanit, Terry Hunt of the University of Oregon’s anthropology department and more to be announced, will share their personal and professional insights on how we can cultivate community and drive social change.

“Upholding the community theme, the TEDxHonolulu team hand selected esteemed executives, educators, artists, philosophers and in general moving individual’s to ensure Hawai‘i’s many community groups will be incorporated in this year’s dialogue,“ said Genesis Leong, TEDxHonolulu license holder and lead curator. “We look forward to speakers and attendees exchanging ideas and using their new found motivation to improve our collective future.”

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Tickets are available for purchase at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, online at or by phone at (808) 528-0506. There is a Hawaii Theatre Restoration Fee charged on all tickets.

About TEDx / TEDxHononolulu
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHonolulu, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxHonolulu, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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