Media Release | 2016 TEDxHonolulu | 5/1/16


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TEDxHonolulu Reaching New Levels of High Performance with “FLOW”

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Honolulu, HI – May 1, 2016 – Tickets are now on sale for the TEDxHonolulu 2016 conference on July 9, 2016, 10:00am at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme FLOW: Reaching Our Greatest Potential.

“During the intensity of a FLOW experience we’re learning more, making new insights and connections, and reaching new levels of high performance, self-knowledge and creative excellence.” says TEDxHonolulu lead curator Genesis Leong.

The day-long event will feature speakers from the worlds of sports, business, technology, education and the arts. Speakers will share how they experience and intensify their encounters with FLOW, and how they use FLOW to continuously improve their physical, social and mental performance in their professional and personal lives.

TEDxHonolulu Speakers include: UH researcher Dr. Andrei Natarov, architect Bettina Mehnert, world-class surfer Garrett McNamara, super blogger and DJ Christa Wittmier, and Native Hawaiian artist Solomon Enos, Artist in Residence for TEDxHonolulu 2016, among others.

Tickets are now on sale

  • “Early Bird” on sale through May 31: $65
  • “Advance Tickets” on sale through June 30: $80
  • “General Admission” on sale through July 8: $95

TEDxHonolulu is organized entirely by volunteers who donate their time and talents to create a unique conference experience with concurrent programs that feature an Artist in Residence program, award winning sustainability program, collaborative partnership programs and many more.

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on <>. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

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Updated 6/19/2016