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TEDxWellington 2016 Sells Out | In 2 Minutes!

TEDxWellington tickets sold out

Tickets for TEDxWellington 2016 have officially sold out in a record time of 2 minutes!

Congratulations if you managed to nab a ticket—can’t wait to meet you!

“Eventfinda is proud to be a partner of TEDxWellington. Demand for the 2016 event has been huge with this morning’s sell-out one of our fastest ever across all event categories. The TEDxWellingon team have a proven record creating unforgettable experiences and no-one wants to miss out.”
James McGlinn, Eventfinda CEO

As you know this year’s event will be a pretty special day with 12 live speakers / performers sharing ideas worth spreading at an incredible secret-venue.

For those that missed out we’re pleased to announce that there are a number of free TEDxWellington livestream events hosted at venues throughout the wider Wellington region on the 5th of March. These events are a great way to catch all the talks whilst connecting with your local community in this shared experience.

Last year we had over 2,500 people watch the stream of the TEDxWellington live and we’re very excited to have the following venues hosting a screening of our event:

  • Hutt City Libraries at War Memorial Library
  • Eastbourne Library
  • Wainuiomata Library
  • Naenae Library
  • the Walter Nash Centre’s Taita Library
  • Wellington Central Library
  • Roxy Cinema

More venues will be added to this list in the coming weeks. Any venues that would like to host a livestream event just make contact with us.

As for the lucky ticket holders, you should have received an email with the details on the pick-up location and transport to the secret venue by now (let us know if you haven’t). Don’t worry, we’ll also follow up in the coming weeks to clarify everything anyway.

And regardless of how you’re part of the TEDxWellington 2016 experience, it’s set to be an incredible day and we look forward to interacting with you all!


TEDxWellington 2016 Tickets ON SALE NOW | BUY BUY BUY

TEDxWellington tickets on sale now

TEDxWellington tickets are now SOLD OUT.

Read the official SOLD OUT announcement.

What you need to know:

  • Date: Saturday 5th March 2016
  • Venue: still a secret! (Why we’re doing it this way.)
  • Time: 10am meet at central Wellington pick-up point, 7.30pm (latest) you’ll be dropped back at said pick-up point
  • Ticket numbers: very limited, and restricted to two tickets per person—so be quick!
  • Price: $135 per ticket*

*this covers transport to and from the secret venue, all food and nibbles throughout the day (including lunch, afternoon tea and after event party), 12 amazing live talks / performances plus more delightful treats.

TEDxWellington 2016 promises to be a unique experience, with talks and performances from incredible locals.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ticket Sales Date Announced | Mark Your Diaries / Calendars

TICKET On sale

This is it!

TEDxWellington 2016 tickets will be on sale at 9am on Friday 5 February via our ticket partner, Eventfinda.

Ticket numbers will again be limited and remember, last year 400 tickets sold out in under three hours so put a reminder in your calendar and make sure you get in quick to nab yourself a seat at this unique live event. There’s a cap of two tickets per person, so if your whole gang wants to come, you’ll need to let them know too.

TEDxWellington on Saturday 5 March is a full day of inspiring live talks from incredible locals. Our theme this year is ‘Trust’, and so the TEDxWellington team are trying something that has never been done at a TEDx event anywhere in the world: we’re keeping many of the details secret until the day—including the venue and speaker line-up. We know you’ll be blown away by these and we’re excited to take you on this journey.

Tickets this year are $135, with food, refreshments, treats plus transport to and from the secret venue included.

You’ll meet us at the central Wellington pick-up point at 10am and will be dropped off back at this point by 7.30pm. We’ll send ticket-holders more information on parking and transport to the pick-up point closer to the date.

As a thank you to our wonderful supporters who have attended TEDxWellington Salon events throughout the year, we’re doing a special early release of tickets for these attendees. Check your inbox for details if you participated in one of these in the next week for special details about this offer!

TEDxWellington operates as a non-profit, and we couldn’t do any of this without our incredible sponsors including foundation sponsor Optimation, Creative HQ and Hutt City Libraries.

And our wonderful partners: Eventfinda, The Amazing Travelling Photobooth, Fujixerox, Append, US Embassy, Flight Coffee, Tuatara, GoodBuzz, Rydges Hotel, and Multi Media Systems.


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Clarification | Screenings Of Opening Night Of TED’16


More TED experiences.

We’re excited to see that Wellington is being treated to more great TED-related experiences, with a few cinemas around the Wellington region screening of the Opening Night of TED’16, a couple of days after our TEDxWellington event.

The screenings offer 90minutes of the best bits of this years TED conference, taking place in Vancouver, Canada on February 15-22. It’s essentially the opening night condensed into one tasty film morsel.

Just for clarification, the TED organisation runs a main event every year, however, groups of volunteers across the world work hard to organise unique TEDx events in their cities. Like here in Wellington and other places across New Zealand.

TEDxWellington is a full-day live event, with inspiring live talks from incredible locals and unique interactive experiences held on 5th of March—the Opening Night of TED’16 is a film of the another event organised separately and not by or affiliated to TEDxWellington.

You can view the film at these local cinemas from the 7th March onwards:

It’s looking like March is going to be an inspirational TED month and a way to keep experiencing ‘ideas worth spreading.’

Speaker Alumni Feature | Cassandra Treadwell Twitter Takeover

Cassandra Treadwell

Taking this years TEDxWellington theme quite literally this week!

Today, we’re handing over our Twitter account to 2014 TEDxWellington past speaker Cassandra Treadwell, director and CEO of charity organisation So They Can. Cass’s work involves introducing people to the idea of reciprocity of giving, and with our event theme this year being trust, we thought this was a perfect way to put these ideas into practice.

Cass will be Tweeting from @TEDxWellington for the day, so feel free to send her any questions you might have. You could ask about her work, her travels or just about the experience of speaking at TEDxWellington—all for this Friday 16th January only.

Here’s her most recent update since her appearance at our last event:

And if you haven’t already seen it, here’s Cass’s 2014 talk is a stunning tale of learning, giving and receiving:

We’ll be back to our regular Tweeting after Friday, so stay tuned for updates on TEDxWellington 2016—now only a few weeks away on March 5th.

Calling For Volunteers | Be Part Of TEDxWellington 2016

2016 volunteer applications thanks

Submissions closed—please see below.

ADDENDUM: we had a record volunteer applications (previous event it was 45). We put together the below for sharing:

2016 volunteer applications stats

Original callout.

We are looking for motivated, kind and energetic people to help out the weekend of the TEDxWellington event.

You will be delivering on many aspects of the event including:

  • facilitating certain parts of the delegate journey
  • being front of house legends
  • getting involved in general set-up and pack up duties

You’ll gain experience of working with a great bunch of people to put on a unique and memorable event (which has never been done before), plus help shape our continuing TEDxWellington story. Sound like a good deal, huh?

Preference will be given to those who are available for both Friday 4th afternoon / evening pack in plus the actual event day which is Saturday 5th March (plus pack-out obviously).

If you fit the bill from above and are available we’d love to hear from you via the form below.

Please note that those who are successful will be notified in January 2016. Due to the high number of applications we usually receive we are not able to contact those individually who aren’t selected to volunteer.

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