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Theme: Paradigm Shift

This event occurred on
March 28, 2015
10:30am - 5:30pm HST
(UTC -10hrs)
Honolulu, HI
United States

Paradigm Shift: Those transformational “Aha!” moments when everything changes and there’s just no going back. Join the TEDxHonolulu community to share ideas and experiences that sparked radical new directions in our worldviews and how we engage our communities. Hawaii’s boundary-breaking thinkers and leaders will explore how continuous innovation spurs us to imagine new futures for our rapidly changing world. This one-day event will be filled with thought-provoking speakers, intellectually curious audiences, hands-on activities and powerful new visions for creating a better world through the ongoing process of Paradigm Shift.

1130 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States
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Voices from the Inside

“Transpired from a creative writing program at the Womenʻs Community Correctional Center, we have evolved into a group called ‘Voices From The Inside.’ We deliver a dramatic presentation of our personal life stories through our writings, along with a skit and song. Our team consists of three women who represent three hundred women behind us. We have been through many challenges in finding forgiveness, compassion, humility and most of all integrity in our efforts to change. Through this journey we have discovered that not too many people have the same vision as we do, and a lot of us are misinformed of what change means to us. Our purpose is to inspire our youth, motivate parents and captivate our leaders. We are a vehicle used for reconciling the past and healing the present so we can embrace our future. As ex-inmates in this transformative process we are likely to instill value in our communities.”

Brandon Hayashi

Brandon Hayashi co-chaired the inaugural Kanu Energy Challenge and was president of the Rebuild Hawai'i Consortium. His research on the effects of electric light on the human body and brain shows that limiting our exposure to it can improve our health and prevent catastrophic accidents.

Cheyne Gallarde

Cheyne Gallarde is a self-taught photographer who was born and raised in Hawai‘i. He has an affinity for the midcentury, and an insatiable curiosity. He combines his theatre and graphic design experience to craft unique photos, using very simple equipment to bring sophisticated ideas to life. Cheyne’s thought-provoking exhibit “Wat School You Wen Go?” just finished its run at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House Museum. He is currently finishing up his second book and preparing for his third crowdfunded publication.

Hayden Atkins

Hayden Atkins, founder of Pedal Power Hawai'i and Project Coordinator for Kupu Hawai'i, shows us how bike power can revolutionize our consciousness about how we generate and use energy.

Ian Monroe

Ian Monroe from Stanford University's Earth Systems department shows us how to use our phones to stop climate change.

Jennifer Dotson

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan founded Oceanit in 1985, a self-funded ”Mind to Market” company that produces home-grown research, development and engineering providing innovative solutions in aerospace, engineering, information technology and life sciences. Patrick has extensive experience on boards and commissions and has successfully developed nationally focused research programs, such as the National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS), and the National Electric Vehicle Demonstration program, both collaborations with DARPA. He has served as the honorary consul to the Republic of Indonesia in Hawai‘i from 2001-2013. Patrick received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Hawai‘i and his BS in Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Steven Chiang

Steven Chiang has contributed to almost 400 businesses from a wide range of industries across the U.S. in his career as a leader, mentor and management and technology consultant. He has held a variety of managerial and executive positions at high technology and global consulting and outsourcing firms, and currently serves at the University of Hawai‘i as the Director of the Agribusiness Incubator Program. Steven has helped the average client of the Agribusiness Incubator Program more than double their profits each year. He has been an invited presenter on the topics of agribusiness and entrepreneurship in five countries, but is most passionate about helping Hawai‘i’s agribusinesses contribute to Hawai‘i’s economy, employment and food security. In 2012, Steven co-founded GoFarm Hawai‘i, which has become the premier beginning farmer training program in Hawai‘i and a role model for other programs due to its innovative approach to turning the Ag-Curious into commercial farmers.

Vicki Johnson

Organizing team


  • Justine Espiritu
    Sustainability Curator
  • Tara Buckley
    Registration Curator
  • Joseph Heaukulani
    Interactive Curator
  • Tehani Diaz
    Scholarship Curator - Digital Media Scholarship Campaign
  • Valerie Rivera
    Speaker Concierge
  • Joe Cardiello
    Speaker Coach
  • Shannon Hines
    Partnership Coordinator
  • Quincy Solano
    Partnership Coordinator
  • Inah Golez
    Partnership Contract Coordinator
  • Sherry Campagna
    Partnership Team
  • Ian Tierney
    Sustainability Team
  • Rachel Goldberg
    Sustainability Team - Digitall Media Sustainability Campaign
  • Doorae Shin
    Sustainability Team
  • Nate Hunter
    Sustainability Team
  • Mike Brady
    Sustainability Team
  • Nicole Chatterson
    Sustainability Team
  • Elliot Van Wie
    Sustainability Team
  • Jennifer Killinger
    Interactive Coordinator/Video Producer
  • Rachael Yergan
    Stage Manager/Interactive Team
  • Alan Tamayose
    Interactive Coordinator
  • Jeffrey Vierra
    Interactive Coordinator/ Digital Media
  • Sariah Howard
    Designer - Visual Coordinaotr
  • Sylvia Flores
    Registration Team - Digital Media Volunteer Campaign
  • Ashlyn Chang
    Registration Team
  • Paul Klink
    Registration Team
  • Lina Lombardo
    Registration Team
  • Daisy Hartsfield
    Registration Team
  • Jasmine Healy
    Registration Coordinator
  • Anthony Olegario
    Registration Team
  • Hue Oldham
    Registration Team
  • Justin Pequeño
    Scholarship Coordinator
  • Marissa Villegas
    Scholarship Team
  • Neenz Faleafine
    Speaker Committee Member
  • Kealoha Wong
    Speaker Committee Member - emcee
  • Marshall Bennett
    Designer - Digital Media
  • Karen Tanigawa
  • Trey Takahashi
    Digital Media - Speaker Campaign
  • Mariko Chang
    Artist in Residence Curator - Digital Media Volunteer Campaign
  • Nathan Leo
    Communications Coordinator Website - Designer - Productions Coordinator
  • Patrick Williams
    Communications Coordinator
  • Samantha Hudson
    Partnership Coordinator - Productions Team
  • Vance Morimoto
    Productions Team