TEDxMaui is an all-day event presenting innovative and inspiring speakers and performers – who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas.

In an ongoing effort to support thought-provoking discourse while strengthening regional innovation in Hawai’i, OluKai presented its second TEDxMaui, the independently produced version of the globally renowned TED conference committed to “ideas worth spreading,” on January 13, 2013 in Kahului, Maui. Archie Kalepa, mentor to OluKai, big-wave surfer and innovative waterman, was on hand to speak about his experiences and knowledge of the ocean and passion that surrounds him.

The TEDxMaui event was the perfect platform to support the innovative ideas and opinions of those associated with the Hawaiian culture. OluKai continues to support the event as it aligns with the brand’s commitment to sharing its Talk Story, an online series of short videos and photography meant to inspire and connect across cultures, and conferences such as

TEDxMaui encourage global thinking and positive action. OluKai recognizes the importance of connecting global luminaries and sharing progressive ideas with Hawaiian leaders as it relates to local cultural issues. OluKai believes that everyone, no matter where they are can live Aloha. Sharing its passion and love for the ocean and cultures around it, Archie Kalepa (one of Hawaii’s great ocean sports pioneers) is the perfect mentor, visionary, and continued inspiration for the brand.