OluKai Partners with TEDxMaui

In an effort to support wide-scale, worldwide social innovation while also strengthening regional collaboration in Hawai’i, OluKai has partnered with TEDxMaui, an independently produced version of the globally renowned TED conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” On January 22, 2012, OluKai present’s TEDxMaui, a full-day thought provoking collective of 18 speakers from the islands and beyond. Inline with the mission of OluKai’s Talk Story series, the conference will spark learning and discussion throughout the world. Luminary speakers include Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, Ph.D., the first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the history of National Geographic Society and internationally recognized expert in the emerging field of cultural intelligence; New York Times bestselling author and Editor-in-Chief at O Magazine Susan Casey; Charles Hambleton the Associate Producer of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” based on the mass killing of dolphins; renowned scholar and author Dr. Pualani Kanaka’ole Kanahele who is of pure Hawaiian decent and was raised in the Hula tradition; and Byron Washom, an alternative energy pioneer named one of Fast Company Magazine’s “100 Most Creative Persons in Business;” among other inspiring speakers. A live webcast of the TEDxMaui event will be accessible through www.olukai.com with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:00am Hawaiian Standard Time. “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.” OluKai has a deep commitment to partnering with organizations that are actively pursuing Mauka and Makai initiatives (protecting the land and ocean) including Maui Cultural Lands, The Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and Junior Lifeguard Program, and Team OluKai/Kamakakoa, which is part of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association. About TEDxMaui TEDxMaui will bring together the most innovative and inspiring minds. This all-day event will gather innovators who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas. TEDxMaui will provide an opportunity to broaden understanding and knowledge in order to make Maui one of the most exciting and promising places to live and work. TEDxMaui attendees will hear new ways of thinking, learn about breakthroughs and be motivated by those accelerating innovation and improving the lives of citizens around the world. The goal is to have each person walk away feeling enlightened, motivated and dedicated to making a difference in their lives as well as the lives of others. About TED | TEDx TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. To learn more, visit http://www.ted.com/pages/about_tedx.