(JANUARY 17, 2012 – ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) – In an effort to support new global thinking and positive action, OluKai presents TEDxMaui, January 22, 2012, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. OluKai is also expanding the access point by broadcasting TEDxMaui live through OluKai.com . The live broadcast begins at 9:00 a.m. Hawaiian Time / 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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TEDxMaui presenter line up is now complete with the additions of renowned Hawaiian recording artistPaula Fuga , Maui Cultural Lands President Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsay , and the Japanese drumming group Maui Taiko who will join 18 other luminaries such as 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 Timesbestselling 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 .

TEDxMaui, an independently produced and local version of the world-renowned TED conference, 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 worth spreading.”

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 Ted.com.

About OluKai
OluKai is a true premium ocean lifestyle brand with a distinctively different point of view and deep values. We are committed to building a unique and better class of products that blend ocean heritage with modern performance while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the planet.

Through our Fit by Nature, Crafted by HandTM design principle, we build every pair of footwear with signature anatomically contoured footbeds to deliver the perfect balance of instant comfort and lasting support. Each pair features beautiful, quality materials and handcrafted details inspired by island culture.

In every facet of our business, we’re committed to respecting the people and the environments we touch. Inspired by the strong tradition of giving an offering or tribute in Polynesian culture, we established the ‘Ohana Giveback Program to support the efforts of those who continue to give back to preserve local cultures and traditions.

We are committed to be an environmentally responsible company as well as pledging to actively support and work for a clean environment and a better quality of life. Visit us at Olukai.com.