A local team committed to showcasing the depth, imagination and innovation that exists in Fiji and the Pacific.

We want to showcase this by creating a space for the first ever TEDx platform in a Pacific Island country here in Suva, Fiji’s capital.

If you are interested in being a part of the team please email


Raijeli Nicole

Raijeli Nicole is a leader in advocacy in Fiji and the Pacific region who believes in creating platforms for people to share their experiences, stories, ideas and innovations so we can work towards a better Fiji and better Pacific.

She has a range of experience across the non-government (NGO) sector both within Fiji and internationally and has also worked in private and government roles throughout her career with particular focus on children’s and women’s rights and violence prevention.

Raijlei helped created TEDxSuva to provide a platform for innovative thought and to showcase the ideas that are created from Fiji to ensure young people and people from the Pacific can see how great ideas can become innovative all over the world.


Speaker Trainer
Matt Young

Matt Young is a professional actor best known for portraying 18th Century navigator James Cook in Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, an Australia/New Zealand/Canada tri-produced and award-winning docu-drama miniseries, which has been viewed by millions of people across the globe. In Fiji, it has aired on Mai TV and the Australia Network.

After moving to Fiji in 2014, Matt founded Matt Young Company, or MYC, a consultancy which provides coaching in acting, public speaking, and media appearances. Clients have included Miss World Fiji, USP’s COP 21 delegates, FIPRA Award-winning singer Knox, and law firm Munro Leys. He also conducts weekly acting classes for upper primary students, teens and adult acting students through Acting Club Suva at The Fiji Arts Club Playhouse.

Team Details

TEDxSuva Organizer
Evlyn Mani

Organising Team
Lisa Kingsberry, Anare Motokula, Jordie Kilby, Paefou, Panapa, William Parkinson, Neisau Tuidraki, Soli Middleby.

Master of ceremony
Merewalesi Nailatikau

Broadcast Team Fiji TV
Fernando Lobendahn

Sound & Tech
Mitieli Kau

Joseph Hing

Speaker Trainer
Matt Young

Web Designer/Developer
Prayush Chetty

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