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October 30, 2015
6:00pm - 12:00am NZDT
(UTC +13hrs)
Dunedin, Otago
New Zealand

TEDxDunedin is broadcasting Dunedin's ideas to the world through local thinkers and doers. Our four stellar speakers will be sharing their ideas, personal stories, and entertaining anecdotes during a classy evening of food, drink, live music, and intelligent conversation. We hope you'll join us at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery at 6 PM, on Friday, October 30th.

20 Vogel Street
Dunedin, Otago, 9016
New Zealand
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Damian Scarf

Professor at University of Otago
In 2013 Damian became a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. The current focus of Damian’s developmental work is mental time travel and the delay of gratification in young children. Damian’s animal work currently focuses on the neurobiology of sequence learning in pigeons and cognitive abilities of parrots, including kea and kaka.

Howie Booth

MMA Instructor

Karyn Paringatai

Lecturer at University of Otago
Karyn grew up in Invercargill away from her family roots on the East coast of New Zealand. As a lecturer at the University of Otago, she has received multiple honours and awards for the work she has done in reviving the Maori culture and language. Her practice of teaching her students in the dark, as utilised by Maori years ago, has started a widespread conversation among academics about ancient forms of learning. Karyn never had much connection to her family until later in life, but the process of finding herself and where she came from saved Karyn’s life, as you’ll hear her talk about at TEDxDunedin.

Lisa Scott

When Lisa Scott returned from the Middle East in 2009 to discover all the jobs were gone, she decided to become a writer. Since then, her work has received several awards including a Qantas for Humour/satire in 2010 and Magazine Publishers' Association Journalist of the Year in 2011.

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Dunedin, New Zealand