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TEDx Queenstown – Community Event Monday 8th September

TEDx Queeenstown Community Event 2014
The TEDx Queenstown team are delighted to announce our first community event on Monday 8th September in the QRC Executive Lounge.

We may have seemed quiet for a while as the TEDxQueenstown team rejuvinates, relaxes, skis and boards and…..gets bigger and better looking towards 2015!!!

The bigger part is true – we have more people helping out as volunteers, but I can’t promise they are better looking.  That’s up to you to judge.  And we haven’t really been quiet.  Trent has been flying around the world ‘TED’ing’ at different events, and we’ve been quietly planning our first informal TEDx Queenstown community gathering…

If you’ve heard about our events but still think ‘What is TEDx?’, this is the night for you.  If you still don’t know much about TEDx pop along for an informal chat to find out more about volunteering, hearing what it’s like to be a speak, and even what it’s like to be an audience member.

We are delighted to have along past speakers Dr Libby Weaver and Frederique Gulcher along with volunteers and audience members.

Go on – get excited, get involved.  See you on Monday 8th (that’s this Monday if you read this quickly!)

Map to location : Queenstown Resort College, 7 Coronation Drive, Queenstown



TEDxQueenstown 2014 : The Replay – all on one playlist…

Did you miss TEDxQueenstown 2014? Now’s your chance to relive the event in your own (Sense of) Place, just like the event’s theme.

All the videos have been added to a single YouTube playlist. Give yourself a few hours, invite your friends round, crack open your favourite beverage and some nibble, and let the discussions roll…  One click will play all the videos in sequence.

Please share this playlist with your friends so we can let as many people watch these talks as possible.
Thanks for your support which allowed this event to happen.

Vikram Kumar at TEDxQueenstown 2014 – Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear

Vikram Kumar thinks of himself as a technologist, a person who looks at technical issues from their interaction with society, economics, and cultural change.

At TEDxQueenstonwn he talked about how our online sense of place may be more fragile than we think. If we have nothing to hide online, does it really mean we have nothing to fear? Watch his thoughts on widespread government surveillance online.

Please comment on the video over at YouTube after watching it below.

Andrew Patterson at TEDxQueenstown 2014 – The Power of Confidence to Change Lives

RadioLIVE Correspondent Andrew Patterson has strong roots in Queenstown as a former resident in the 90s. He is a passionate business champion with a bold vision for young people and their place in society and believes that supporting and growing entrepreneurism and investing in youth builds their connection with their community and is vital to the future of New Zealand.

Please comment on the video over at YouTube after watching it below.

John Reid at TEDxQueenstown 2014 – The Power Of Animism

John Reid, a senior research fellow at the University of Canterbury’s Ngai Tahu Research Centre, takes us into the world of animism and explains it’s not about belief but experience. John explores the way in which indigenous and western cultures shape their identity and the identity of the world around them.

Please comment on the video over at YouTube after watching it below.

Mathias Lefebvre at TEDxQueenstown 2014 – What do we really need in our lives?

Mathias Lefebvre is known affectionately around New Zealand’s South Island as ‘Piano Man’. Despite never having a music lesson in his life, every day Mathias tells his story with music on the grand piano. His talk at TEDxQueenstown asks us to think hard about what we really need in our lives and how we can cooperate for a better future for all.

Please share your comments on YouTube after you watch his talk below.

Frederique Gulcher-Ingram at TEDxQueenstown 2014 – The Kaleidoscope of Queenstown

If a place could be described as a kaleidoscope, then Queenstown could be it.  A cultural mix, and the next stop being Antartica (I’m using some poetic license here ;->), it’s the people, geography and place that makes this town.

Frederique explores the Queenstown kaleidoscope in her TEDxQueenstown 2014 talk below.  Please share your comments on YouTube after watching.

Holly Arrowsmith at TEDxQueenstown 2014

Holly Arrowsmith is a talented young performer at the early stages of her career. Her words about her music and what she gives, and gets back from it sound like she’s a veteran in the business, yet it was only a few years ago she surprised her family by announcing her intended music path. Holly spoke at TEDxQueenstown 2014 about the honest in her music.

Her talk is below. Please head over to YouTube and leave your comments after.

Behind The Scenes At The Stage Setup

Just one event, 5 hours eh?

Not at all. Like any TEDx event there an organising committee, and a raft of volunteers, partners and more that make up the event team.

This great time lapse by Alan Wharton shows the effort made just on the morning of the event… from just after moving the screen, to last minute preps by the speakers and tech setup and testing.

Look out for more videos from the event coming online over the next few weeks.