TEDx to showcase change makers
TEDx, being held for the first time at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) will bring together some of the brightest minds in the South.
The theme for TEDxManukauInstituteofTechnology is The Changing Face of Manukau.
Organiser and award-winning writer Courtney Sina Meredith is honoured to showcase a programme of diverse speakers who are committed to the promise and culture of Manukau.
‘‘The future of Auckland belongs to the South and the more community initiatives we can build that nurture our young people, the better,’’ she says.
Social innovation, creative decolonisation and sustainability will be some of the local issues that will be the focus of the day.
Creative entrepreneur Ole Maiava who ‘‘loves the people of South Auckland’’ will be talking about ‘‘placemaking’’.
‘‘I’ve called my talk ‘A Place to the Face’. I want to tell more people about ‘placemaking’ and what it means; enabling the community to have a voice in the changing face of Manukau,’’ he says.
Also presenting is MP for Manukau East, Jenny Salesa who will throw light on Manukau’s past, present and future.
TEDxManukauInstituteOfTechnology will be held at MIT’s Manukau Campus on March 4.
(L-R) Ole Maiava, Courtney Sina Meredith and Jenny Salesa.