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.

TEDxUoA 2023: Beyond Me

This year we want to strive to discover the world through new perspectives, going beyond what we already know. We want to push past the barriers of our own knowledge and explore the world around us to allow our minds to adapt to an ever changing society. This is what we hope to achieve in TEDxUoA 2023: Beyond Me. Join us as we journey into new frontiers.


Distortion (2020)

Our theme for 2020 was 'Distortion' - The distortion in our world has affected us in ways we would never have imagined. It has forced us to slow down, rethink, and regroup.

The theme of Distortion allowed us to discuss ideas that have warped our perceptions as a society and how they continue to affect our future. We shone a light on ideas that would potentially change the way our audience perceived the world. Distortion can seem frightening, but we recognise that it acts as a necessary positive motivator. Individuals learn and grow only by exposure to conflicting ideas that challenge their existing worldviews.


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
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