TEDxDunedin 2012

TEDxDunedin was held tonight at the Apartment. Thanks to organisers and helpers – Jason Leong, Stuart Barson, Sam Schuurman, Luke Thompson, Michael Barker, Andy Weston and all the others who helped to make this a great evening for thinkers and change agents.

Great to meet Anne Dp of Mosgiel and many others from twitter tonight. Anne blogged about the evening over here

The Dunedin Study details are over here

Here are some tweets I prepared earlier as the evening unfolded. And further down a few photos.

Leonard Cohen – Anthem – video song

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

Stephanie D Wilson
NASA Astronaut and engineer

Stephanie flew on her first mission in space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-121, and is the second African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison. She is a veteran of three space flights who has logged more than 42 days in space (including most recently in 2010 on the shuttle Discovery).

Prof Richie Poulton
Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit

Professor Richie Poulton is Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit which conducts the Dunedin longitudinal study, one of the most detailed studies of human health and development ever undertaken. A multidisciplinary, longitudinal study of 1,037 babies born in Dunedin during 1972/73, the Study members have been followed up since birth, at age three, then every two years to age 15, and at ages 18, 21, 26, and 32. The latest assessment phase, at age 38, commenced in 2010 and was completed in March 2012, and was an outstanding success with 96% of the surviving Study members being assessed.

John Egenes
Musician,

John is a musician from Port Chalmers by way of Santa Fe and Los Angeles. He teaches digital music culture. As a fashion designer, he dressed Naomi Campbell.

Update: The video clip shown in between talks was “Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed”