Meet the TEDxChristchurch 2016 Speakers!

It's back! As one of the Foundation Event Partners for TEDxChristchurch, Ministry of Awesome is proud to host a TEDxChristchurch Speaker Lounge so you can engage with the following speakers from this year’s event:

Sophie Rea (Poet, Youth Worker)

Grant Ryan (Inventor)

Travis Horton (Geologist, Whales)

Kerry Coulshed / Taipei Teahouse (Musician)

Raf Manji (Citizen)

Ella Guillemot-Mene (Musician)

Amy Fletcher (De-extinction)

Come along and have a chat about their ideas worth sharing in the form of a panel discussion hosted by our very own Kaila Colbin followed by mingling.

This event is held as part of the XCHC Friday line-up. Cash bar onsite.

For speaker bios, please visit:


  • Sophie Rea

    Poet//youth worker//maker of crafted goods.

  • Cacophony Project

    We will turn birdsong into data and use the best of breed IT technologies to dramatically improve our pest trapping ability. #PredatorFreeNZ

  • Raf Manji

    Change Agent who Dreams about a Brighter Future and Plans to Make it Happen. Former banker, strategist, social entrepreneur, now a Christchurch City Councillor.


  • XCHC

    Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) is a startup space for the creative industries to both showcase and produce work in Christchurch, New Zealand



XCHC Exchange Christchurch

376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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