x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
May 18, 2018
Kamuela, Hawaii
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Gates Performing Arts Center, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd.
Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743
United States
Event type:
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Aislinn Carrol

Aislinn is a teen activist, public policy nerd, and a proudly self-proclaimed "bossy girl".

Fátima García

Fátima was born and raised in Mexico City. She is a journalist and photographer who loves interviewing people to capture the stories they have to tell.

Hali`a Buchal

Most of Halia’s family vacations are spent visiting and camping in national parks and other protected places, and through these experiences she has developed a strong interest in environmental conservation.

Juliette Devost

Juliette Devost has been attending HPA since 1st grade. She has always been interested in learning about the world and the environment. She enjoys teaching and learning from kids, and her TED talk is a part of her semester-long capstone project in her Global Issues class.

Kiawehokua Tarnas

From a family of beekeepers, Hokua is passionate about bees and their importance in our lives.

Kristina Novotna

Kristina Novotna is a from the Czech Republic. She plans to study psychology in college

Matt Ching

Matt has been born and raised in Hawai’i. He is interested in investing.

Matteus Pouchain

Matt Pouchain is a Brazilian student entrepreneur who lives in Maui. Driven by a deep passion for entrepreneurship, he strives to be his best self, become a better entrepreneur and turn a profit in every venture.

Sameer Maragh

Sameer is an aspiring Aerospace Engineer from Jamaica.

Sanghyup (Johnny) Yoon

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Johnny’s family moved to the Big Island in 2012.

Xiaoli (Ivy) Tang

Ivy Tang grew up in China and started playing GO at the age of 8. She is interested in exploring the way artificial intelligence changes human lives.

Organizing team



Adrienne Gwyn

Kamuela, HI, United States