The TEDxMaui organizational team recently announced the first five presenters in the lineup of their second annual event. TEDxMaui 2013 will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's (MACC) Castle Theater.
This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature a variety of speakers and entertainers from Hawai'i and beyond, drawing inspiration from this year's theme, "The Dream is Real."
TEDxMaui will feature engaging presentations on diverse topics such as renewable energy, science, education and the arts. There will also be a variety of musical and artistic performances. A speaker application process was opened to the public earlier this year, and closed in mid-October. While the final 2013 program is currently in careful development, the TEDxMaui team has unveiled five of their featured presenters. (See "TEDxMaui Presenters" sidebar.)
Beginning his career as a medical illustrator at Harvard Medical School, visionary artist Alex Grey is best known for his paintings which present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution. His art has been featured in Time, Newsweek, the Discovery Channel, and the album art of TOOL, the Beastie Boys and Nirvana.
In addition to announcing the first five speakers, event organizers also identified this year's hosts--Kainoa Horcajo, who returns as host again after helming the inaugurual 2012 event, and Lia Krieg, who brings her talents as a performer and as a teacher to the TEDxMaui stage. (See TEDxMaui Co-Hosts" sidebar.)
TEDxMaui organizers encourage students, local business owners, entrepreneurs, and all open-minded individuals seeking education and inspiration to attend.
Tickets are available for purchase through the MACC's Box Office by calling 242-SHOW (7469) or online at www.mauiarts.org.
Tuition for the daylong event is $100. Student and senior (over 65) tickets will be $75. Student and senior tickets must be purchased in person at the MACC Box Office in Kahului, as a valid student and age identification is required.
TEDxMaui will be limited to 1,200 participants with 100 spaces being reserved for students and seniors. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To learn about "ideas worth spreading," don't miss this second TEDxMaui event.