Introducing A World First

On August 31st, TEDxAuckland is hosting a Salon event which will be the first TEDx event in the world to be held in complete darkness.

Hosted by Dans le Noir ? Rydges Auckland and shared with you by Vodafone NZ - this will be an unforgettable experience like no other.

TEDxAuckland and Dans le Noir ? are combining to provide you with a unique sensory, social and human experience.

A Sensory Journey: Dining in absolute darkness is a sensory experience that awakens senses and enables guests to completely re-evaluate their perception of taste and smell.

A Place to Socialise: Darkness eradicates shyness & erases preconceptions. Communication becomes more intense, authentic and spontaneous. Both with the people you sit with, and the TEDxAuckland speakers.

A Unique Human Experience: Blind people work not only as waitstaff but also as guides during this experience. Reversing roles, the guide becomes patrons’ eyes for the time of the dinner!

Event Information:

  • Enjoy a three course meal, with 3 different menu versions freshly created for this experience.
  • 2x Speakers will present in pitch black between meal courses.
  • Just like the food, information about the speakers has been hidden so attendee’s go into the event with zero preconceptions.
  • When: Saturday August 31st starting 6pm till late.
  • Where: Dans le Noir ? Rydges Auckland.
  • Price: $199.
  • The event will be followed by an afterparty at The Glass Goose.

If you would like to attend, you will need to register at the link below. Spaces are extremely limited, so make sure to get in quick.

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