TEDx County of Hawaiʻi Premieres Saturday

November 11, 2021, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated November 11, 9:16 AM
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Hawaiʻi County will host the online premiere of TEDx County of Hawaiʻi this weekend.

THe premiere will air via Zoom this Saturday, Nov. 13. The event is free to the public and will showcase 10 speakers
from across the state of Hawai‘i who will share their perspective on the event’s theme, “Local Insights Grow Global Solutions.”

The presenters vary in expertise covering everything from energy and technology to Hawaiian culture, botany, chemistry, and design. The virtual event will broadcast all 10 presentations along with live Q&As and messages from other local leaders on the urgent steps we all can take to reduce our carbon impact and curtail the effects of Climate Change.

The event’s speakers include:

  • Dr. Greg Asner
  • Celeste Connors
  • John De Fries
  • Brandon Jirō Hayashi MSc, CEM
  • Robert K. Iopa
  • Dr. Katie L. Kamelamela
  • Dr. Cliff Kapono
  • Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani
  • Mahina Paishon-Duarte
  • Yishan Wong

To register, visit and click the register button.


This special TEDx event is part of The Countdown, which is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. In sync with the pivotal 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Countdown Summit will unveil some of the imaginative and scalable solutions that we’ll need to turn the tide on climate change and create a healthier and more equitable world for all.

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