Hasbro toy designer among list of TEDxWellington speakers

TEDxWellington is at the St James Theatre on June 18.

TEDxWellington is at the St James Theatre on June 18.

US toy designer, technologist and self-described 'big kid inventor' Phil Sage will be one of the speakers at a TEDxWellington event next month.

Sage is the only international name on the ticket - a further 13 speakers and performers from Wellington and one from Palmerston North will share the stage at Wellington's St James Theatre on June 18.

Sage will shed insight on his work as senior director at toy making giant Hasbro, while others will cover topics including surfboard shaping, musical robots, self-love and sharks.

Hasbro toy designer Phil Sage will speak at TEDxWellington on June 18.
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Hasbro toy designer Phil Sage will speak at TEDxWellington on June 18.

The guests reflect the 2017 theme: 'what's your perspective?', which was announced last month.

READ MORE: TEDxWellington introduces a way to support charities 

Tickets are on sale for the talk through Eventfinda.​

THE SPEAKERS

• Phil Sage: toy designer and technologist at Hasbro.

• Bop Murdoch, Sarah Tuck and Jody​ Burrell: founders of CoLiberate​, where their mission is to shift the perception of mental health and improve wellbeing in the workplace.

From left, Bop Murdoch, Jody Burrell and Sarah Tuck, co-founders of CoLiberate - will share the stage at TEDxWellington ...
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From left, Bop Murdoch, Jody Burrell and Sarah Tuck, co-founders of CoLiberate - will share the stage at TEDxWellington in June.

• Clare Christian: project manager of The Canarium Nut Company Ltd, an initiative exploring the commercialisation of a tree nut that grows throughout Melanesia.

Irene Wakefield: founder of Prepair NZ which has a vision to empower and inspire young women across NZ.

• Jack Candlish​: founder of Organic Dynamic produces surfboards from locally recycled and renewable materials.

Irene Wakefield, right, with Olivia Leach, co-founders of Prepair NZ.
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Irene Wakefield, right, with Olivia Leach, co-founders of Prepair NZ.

• Jason Long: a composer, sound artist and researcher, and sonic engineering PhD student who is focusing on musical robotics.

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• Jo Cribb: has worked with some of New Zealand's toughest problems including child poverty, violence against women and child abuse.

• John Fenton Cockrem​: professor of comparative endocrinology at Massey University, who is working to bring korora (little penguin) back to coastal communities.

Jack Candlish of the Organic Dynamic Company will shed insight on the world of sustainable surfboards.
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Jack Candlish of the Organic Dynamic Company will shed insight on the world of sustainable surfboards.

• Marjan​ van den Belt: assistant vice-chancellor of sustainability at Victoria University, who is fighting for a more sustainable future.

• Melissa Cristina Marquez​: founder of The Fins United Initiative, that highlights the unusual sharks of the world and the threats they face.

• Nik Curry: posture and movement specialist who has developed an approach to body wellness that is educational, not treatment based.

Jo Cribb will talk about her work tackling child poverty, violence against women and child abuse.
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Jo Cribb will talk about her work tackling child poverty, violence against women and child abuse.

• Rebecca Stewart: co-founder and general manager of Pomegranate Kitchen,  a catering business which trains and employs former refugees as cooks.

• Tuaine-Nurse Tamarua Robati​: artistic director and tour director of the applied arts programme at Whitireia Community Polytechnic.

Rebecca Stewart, with some of the team at Pomegranate Kitchen, will speak about her work helping to upskill former refugees.
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Rebecca Stewart, with some of the team at Pomegranate Kitchen, will speak about her work helping to upskill former refugees.

 - Stuff

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