TEDxAuckland – Aotea Centre

Have you heard of TEDxAuckland? On 3 August a phenomenal speaker line-up will appear in Auckland’s Aotea Centre. The itinerary includes talks from speakers from all walks of life; musicians, Acedamy Award Winners, designers, entrepreneurs, academics and former New Zealand Prime Minister and Administrator of the UNDP, Helen Clark

If you have never heard of TED it is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. This all started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago and TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

Double Academy Award winner Mark Sagar will be introducing Baby X. Dubbed “The future of Artificial Intelligence”. This showcase will allow attendees to interact with the installation, and it is the first time Baby X has been seen anywhere in the world! The showcase installation is the result of collaboration between Augusto and Mark Sagar’s laboratory for Animate technologies, with support from New Zealand Trade & Enterprise.


There will be performance from renowned musician and TEDxAuckland speaker Richard Nunns too. Throughout the morning Richard will perform collaborations with other New Zealand acts Waimihi Hotere, the New Zealand String Quartet and King Kapisi. Up-and-coming New Zealand singer-songwriters Ash Graham and Joseph & Maia will also join Richard on stage.

TEDxAuckland is a unique experience aiming to deliver tales of innovation, success and passion, igniting conversation and further developing the relationship between New Zealanders and the TEDx platform.

Interested? Tickets are available from The Edge for $70-90 + booking fee.

For a full list of this year’s speakers and all other updates visit TEDxAuckland.com