Event organizers estimated that one hundred entrepreneurs, students and activists gathered for TEDxHilo at University of Hawaii’s Hilo campus. Participants watched and discussed keynote talks on the theme of “Positive Disruption.”

TED is a nonprofit focused on “Ideas Worth Spreading”. The name itself, TED, represents Technology, Entertainment and Design. TEDxHilo is an official satellite TED event.

The licensee for TEDxHilo, Brent Norris, commented “I want to get the folks that are able to create change in front of the ideas that make the change possible.” When asked about the TEDxHilo event, Norris said “I like the big thinking, so I like it because you know Hawaii Island is, you know we’re the Big Island.”

Besides TEDxHilo, in the last month 380 TEDx events were held in 76 countries. Video of the talks on positive disruption are now available online.

Shots and Editing: Paulo Zarpellon
Reporting: Jeff R.