One of my favorite things about living in Hawaii is traveling a short distance to neighbor islands to attend great events. I was thrilled to receive an email announcing that the Maui Arts and Cultural Center will be hosting its third annual TEDx Maui event. Each of the Hawaiian Islands have their own unique attractions, so why not combine a fantastic event like TEDx into your next interisland trip to Maui?
TEDx Maui 2013, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Photo by Jessica Pearl)
I personally am a fan of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) podcasts, so I am excited to hear that the TED movement is spreading to Hawaii via TEDx. TED’s website defines TEDx as “a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.”
According to TEDx Maui’s website, the first five presenters to be announced so far include; Dr. Samuel ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon, Dave Kalama, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Maya Soetoro-Ng. Kerrie Urosevich, Ph.D, and Kimi Werner. Each presenter has their own extraordinary personal story that I am sure will be both interesting and inspiring.
TEDx presenter Kimi Werner caught the world’s attention when her deep sea diving excursions with great white sharks went viral across the internet and in the news. Kimi’s love for the ocean inspires her art and is a true inspiration for the incredible life she lives here in Hawaii.
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is a fantastic venue for this event. In fact, I highly recommend visiting the center’s website to preview the 2014 event calendar that includes an array of world-class performances throughout the year.
TEDx Maui at The Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Photo by Jessica Pearl)
Although TEDx Maui 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, September 28th, tickets are on sale now. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit the TEDx Maui website. This is an excellent opportunity to start planning for your next interisland trip to Maui!