Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsay Rounds out TEDxMaui Speaker List

January 3, 2012, 8:05 AM HST · Updated January 3, 8:06 AM
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Ekolu Linday. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Maui Cultural Lands President, Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsay has been added to a list of inspirational speakers participating in the upcoming TEDxMaui conference.

Each of the speakers from Hawaii and beyond will spend 18 minutes or less, sharing their thoughts in the conference devoted to “ideas worth sharing.”

The theme of the 2012 edition of TEDxMaui is “The Courage to Dream”, and takes place on January 22nd at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Paula Fuga. Courtesy photo.

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TEDxMaui, which can be described as Maui’s largest education conference, features a variety of speakers and entertainers, sharing their big ideas on stage in 18 minutes or less.

Additional speakers include Paula Fuga, Hawaii recording artist; Maui Taiko; Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine; Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, the first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society; Charles Hambleton, the Associate Producer of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, and others.

Conference organizers have also announced the signing of Hawai’i OluKai as the event’s presenting sponsor.

“OluKai’s presenting support of the inaugural TEDxMaui is a tremendous opportunity to share revolutionary ideas with global TED community within the context of the Hawaiian culture,” said Kerry Konrady, Director of Marketing for OluKai. “Our support will be enduring as we collaborate with the passionate organizers, speakers and attendees of TEDxMaui to create a global destination for community progression.”

TEDxMaui encourages students, local business owners, entrepreneurs, and any and all open-minded individuals seeking education and inspiration to attend.  The TEDxMaui event is limited to 700 participants.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MACC’s Box Office, by calling 808-242-SHOW or online at www.mauiarts.org. Tuition for the daylong event is $99. Student and elder (over 65) tickets will be $75.

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