TEDxManoa presentation to be held at Imin Center in October

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L. Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Outreach Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Aug 18, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012
Keoni Auditorium, Imin Center at the East-West Center
On Friday, October 5, 2012, TEDxMānoa is coming to the Manoa Library. The purpose of this independently organized event, licensed by TED, is to focus on native ingenuity, knowledge and wisdom for solutions to 21st century issues in Hawai‘i. 
We have obtained a TEDx license and have booked the East-West Center’s Imin Center, Keoni Auditorium for the all-day event.
By applying traditional knowledge as part of the solution for issues such as sustainability, a new purpose is given to old wisdom to solve current issues [NOW = new old wisdom]. UH Mānoa is the perfect location for this event because of the wealth of learning and knowledge in the valley. It is also a gathering place to exchange ideas.
TEDxMānoa will provide inspirational talks by native speakers and networking opportunities for the community. There is a wealth of traditional knowledge and practices that inform daily life in Hawai‘i that are ideas worthy of being spread.
The TEDxMānoa event is conceived around the concept of New Old Wisdom [NOW]. We want to highlight the innovative ways that organizations in the community are applying traditional wisdom in new contexts to solve problems and improve sustainability in Hawaiʻi’s.
The event will feature presentations by native speakers using a comfort model of family, hui and halau to stress the importance of collaborative/communal/ ancestral ‘ike and mana‘o. We will include geographic representation from across the pae ‘aina, and offer speakers a chance to give their talk in ‘olelo Hawai‘i.
The talks will be filmed and uploaded to the TEDx YouTube Channel for open access viewing (with English subtitles for Hawaiian language presentations).
In addition to the presentations, the event will provide the opportunity for participants and speakers to network with each other at the Resource Fair outside of the Keoni Auditorium on the Lanai of the East-West’s Imin Center. Community organizations will be invited to set up booths to disseminate information about their programs and services for the community. We encourage organizations to publicize internships, collaborative initiatives, community programs, and service learning positions for high school and college students.
The TEDx format is a day-long presentation of talks that are 5-18 minutes in length. The TEDxMānoa event will begin with an official TED Talk on DVD from TED.com. The final list of speakers will be announced in September.
For more information on the TEDxMānoa event, please contact Teri Skillman at (808) 956-8688 or skillman@hawaii.edu.  For a map to the Imin Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/campus-maps/hawaii-imin-international-conference-center-at-jefferson-hall.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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 TEDxMānoa, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMānoa, a TEDTalks video and live speakers will be combined 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 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.