TEDxMānoa : New Old Wisdom [NOW]

October 5, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Keoni Auditorium, Imin Conference Center, EWC Add to Calendar

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Library in collaboration with Native Books present TEDxMānoa on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM in the Hawai’I Imin International Conference Center’s Keoni Auditorium. The purpose of this independently organized event, licensed by TED, is to focus on NEW OLD WISDOM -- native ingenuity, knowledge and wisdom for the 21st century Hawai‘i. 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]. The final schedule for TEDxMānoa features an amazing program of speakers hosted by Amy Kalili from ‘Oiwi TV.


9:00 Talk #1 -- Al Lagunero (Artist/Arts Educator), New Old Wisdom,

9:15 Talk #2 -- Rick Kaponowaiwaiola Barboza & Matt Kapalikū Schirman (Hui Ku Maoli Ola), Restoring Hawaii's Natural History....Before it is History

9:30 Talk #3 -- Noelle Kahanu (Bishop Museum) & Vicky Takamine (Kumu Hula/Pa’i Foundation), It’s Na’au or Newa: the Maoli Arts Movement

9:45 Talk #4 -- Brandon Ledward (Kamehameha Schools ‘Aina-based Learning), Growing people, communities, and the land: ‘Āina-Based Learning in the 21st Century

10:00 TED Talk by Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes



10:45 Talk #5 -- Mahinapoepoe Paishon-Duarte (Halau Ku Mana & Paepae o He’eia), Sustaining the Continuum of Inter-generational Knowledge and Learning

11:00 Talk #6 -- Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona (Hawaiian Charter Schools Program), Hoʻolako Like, Kamehameha Schools,Eia tita, kou kalipa

11:15 Talk #7 -- Umi Perkins (Educator & Historian), Moʻolelo Refigured: Developing a New Hawaiian History Textbook

11:30 Talk #8 -- Puakea Nogelmeier (‘Ike Kuokoa, Hawaiian Language Newspaper Project), Hawaiʻi's Legacy of Literacy

11:45 TED Talk by Rob Harmon: How, market keeps streams flowing



1:15 Talk #9 -- Manu Boyd, Kumu Hula (Cultural Director, Royal Hawaiian Center), Balancing Cultural Consciousness and Robust Resort Retail With Kama‘āina Focus

1:30 Talk #10 -- Brandy McDougall (Hawaiian Poet & Fulbright Scholar), Ola (i) nā Mo'olelo: Living Mo'olelo

1:45 Talk #11 -- Aaron Salā (Na Hoku Hanohano Musician), Ma ka hana ka ‘ike: Thinking Before and Knowing Beyond

2:00 Talk #12 -- Meleanna Meyer (Filmmaker, artist and art educator) & Maile Meyer, (Native Books/Na Mea Hawai’i, Pu’uhonua Society), Hawai’i Loa Kū Like Kākou

2:15 TED Talk by Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree



3:00 Talk #13 -- Nāʻālehu Anthony (Paliku Documentary Films, Hokule’a Captain),ʻŌiwiTV: The Future of Television

3:15 Talk #14 -- Lisette Flanary (Filmmaker/ Academy of Creative Media), Maka Maoli: Storytelling on Screen Beyond Stereotypes

3:30 Talk #15 -- Kealoha Wong (Physicist, Hawai’i Poet Laureate) & Taimane (‘Ukulele Virtuoso), The Poetry Of Us

3:45 Talk #16 -- Pualani Kanahele (Kumu Hula, Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation) & Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani (Educator, Recording Artist), Mau a Mau/Continuum

4:00 TED Talk by William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"

4:20 Amy Kalili, TEDxMānoa Host

Registration begins at 8:00 AM. If there are any remaining tickets available, they may be purchased at the door before the event begins.

TEDxMānoa will be professionally filmed and the footage uploaded to the TEDx talks Youtube Chanel for global viewing in the near future. To minimize excess noise, the doors for the sessions will remain closed until the coffee breaks.

Some tickets are still available and may be purchased at Native Books in Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1000. Phone : (808) 596-8885. General Admission $25/Student Admission $20 with current ID.

In addition to the presentations, the event will provide the opportunity for participants and speakers to network with each other at the Resource Fair downstairs on the garden level. Organizations have been invited to set up a booth to disseminate information about their programs and services, to publicize internships, collaborative initiatives, community programs, and service learning positions for high school and college students.

TEDxMānoa is supported in part by a ‘Ahahui Grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and a community grant from Kamehameha Schools.

For more information on the TEDxMānoa event, please contact Teri Skillman at (808) 956-8688 or email skillman@hawaii.edu.

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.

Ticket Information
General $25/Student w/ ID $20

Event Sponsor
UHM Library, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Teri Skillman, 956-8688, skillman@hawaii.edu

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