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TEDxUoA’s mission is to kindle curiosity and action in students by providing a platform for them to present their ideas and to expose them to motivational, inspiring and thought provoking speakers from different walks of life. With the involvement of TEDxUoA, students will be able to share and develop ideas; not only for their personal growth, but also to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and ideas in New Zealand.

Our first event held in October 2017 saw near 100 attendees engage with a range of diverse, inspiring speakers and several spectacular stalls. Our latest event held in late September 2019 almost immediately sold out immediately! Our attendees enjoyed the inspiring and meaningful talks as well as the topics discussed which they found relevant to them.



Our theme for 2019 was 'Chasing Horizons' - focussing on the uncertainty of the future and the courage we must possess to keep pushing forward, to hold our heads high as we sail towards the new horizon.

On Saturday the 28th, September 2019, we saw our most successful event to date. Joined by 6 inspiring speakers, 3 talented performances and 100 intellectual explorers, we searched for what it means to face the future through various topics ranging from science, technology, business and arts. We had numerous interactive activities such as VR & AR stalls to keep us all engaged and thinking throughout the event.

If you'd like to learn more about the speakers and performers we had at the event, click the button below.

TEDxUoA 2020

The theme this year was Distortion. 2020 has given us a cacophony of change, pandemics and disasters, as well as kindness in unexpected places. The distortion in our world has affected us in ways we would never have imagined. Distortion opens us up to a world beyond our own, allowing us to share ideas that are inherently unique. We believe that distortion is the beginning of innovation.


If you are interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending our event, get in touch with us!

  • Speakers: speakers.tedxuoa@gmail.com
  • Sponsorships: sponsorship.tedxuoa@gmail.com
  • Other: tedxuoa@gmail.com

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