x = independently organized TED event

Theme: See & Be Seen

This event occurred on
June 29, 2024
Auckland, Auckland
New Zealand

Join us for our 2024 TEDxParnellCollege event, the most popular TEDx Youth event in Auckland from 2022! Our event will be held on Saturday, 29th June from 2:15pm to 4:30pm in the Davis Theatre.

FREE TICKETS can be purchased with gifts to be received during the event for all the audiences through the link:

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-organised (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Davis theater
9 Davis Crescent, Newmarket
Auckland, Auckland, 1052
New Zealand
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Annabelle Xu

Annabelle Xu holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics with a specialization in stochastic optimal control and Bayesian inverse problems. Her expertise in these areas provides a robust foundation for her work in scientific machine learning at Infinity Studio, a geotechnical engineering technology company. Annabelle is driven by her passion for empowering others to think critically and make informed decisions, drawing on her extensive experience in mathematical problem-solving and innovative research.

Mike McMillen

Fabrication engineer / Workshop supervisor/foreman / ISO certified welder.
Mike, with an extensive background in ice speed-skating spanning over 45 years, has acquired enormous knowledge and experience in the area of training and competition as well as the area of attitude and mental conditioning. He has been New Zealand Open Champion, Australian Open Champion and Dutch Open Champion, as well as having raced 9 World Championships, 2 Olympic Winter Games etc. Mike has also broken 3 world records and gained 6 World Championship medals. Outside of his own sporting endeavours, Mike has provided coaching to a wide variety of people and is currently an International Referee for ice speed-skating. Sports psychology is an integral part of training in sport as well as in normal life. Outside of his sports career, Mike is an experienced engineer, currently working in the fabrication and welding industry, as well as an avid travel enthusiast.

Tristan Lu

All-rounded Musician
Tristan Lu, an accomplished musician and educator from Auckland, New Zealand, combines his talents in guitar, composition, and teaching to inspire others. As the founder of ‘MUSIC-gpt,’ he explores the fusion of AI and music. He has the unprecedented insights on overcoming challenges and unlocking your true potential inspired, by his unique perspective and innovative approach to personal growth and excellence.

Wesley Teh

All-rounded Innovator / Current student at Botany Downs Secondary College
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. Wesley has always been passionate about mathematics, science, puzzles, and technology since a young age. He has participated in numerous mathematics and science competitions, winning several awards for his achievements. His love for adventure has led him to undertake challenges like tramping for the Duke of Edinburgh and Alpine climbs from Air Cadets. He finds such experiences not only challenging but also rewarding as they push him beyond his comfort zone and help him grow as an individual. He is determined to continue learning, exploring, and making a positive impact on the world around him.

Organizing team


Auckland , New Zealand


Auckland, New Zealand