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Now Recruiting for 2016!

We are looking for new team members for our TEDxQueenstown 2016 Event to be held in April. Are you self-driven, enthusiastic and ready to commit to being part of our next fantastic event?  We are particularly looking for people to fill the below roles.  If you think you have the motivation and the skills we’re looking for, email people@tedxqueenstown.com We will be holding interviews for our new team members on Saturday September 5th.


You will be the person charged with creating our event branding for 2016 including the logo, fonts and theming.  We are looking for a full design brief which can then be translated to all printed and digital media, T-shirts, programs and signage.


The partners team are fundamental to getting us to event day.  You need to be a skilled relationship builder who can work with existing partners and develop new ones to help us fulfill our sponsorship and in-kind donation requirements.

Guest Experience

This team develop the ‘packaging’ of our event.  They make sure that the guest’s experience right through from ticketing, to goodie bags to the break-out spaces is memorable for all the right reasons. We need innovative, think-outside-the-box types who are going to help 2016 be our best event yet!


Food food food! Some would argue the most important part of any event!  You have free reign to design the menu for the day, get in touch with suppliers and work within budget to produce a break-out dining experience everyone will be raving about.

Volunteer Coordinator

Are you good at managing people, keeping up morale and pitching in to help? Our follies are vital to the running of our event and we need someone with boundless energy who can keep everyone in check while making sure they’re still having lots of fun!


Other roles are also available.  Don’t see anything you like here?  Get in touch and let us know what your skills are and we may very well have a spot for you.  Email people@tedxqueenstown.com to let us know what you’re interested in and how much time you can commit.



TEDxQueenstown Lydia Kan ‘Buying Time By Giving Up My Home’

Lydia lives her dream everyday. She travels to opportunities worldwide as she sees fit, spends time with friends and at important occasions. Lydia lives her dream everyday. She works globally with leaders and women, supports charities and social entrepreneurs, and spends time with family and friends all around the world. And she can do this because she has lived without a home for 3+ years.

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TEDxQueenstown Dane Barclay ‘Get Comfortable With Your Discomfort’

Dane’s passion, expertise and knowledge is in how humans can thrive under pressure.
He works with Olympic and Commonwealth games medalists, touring professionals, elite athletes and coaches as well multinational companies.
Dane has written for a variety of national publications and appeared on national television and radio as well as presented at World Congresses -discussing topics relating to high performance psychology.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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TEDxQueenstown Marcus Winter

Using a light box as a canvas Marcus Winter manipulates millions of grains of sand for a living. Winter’s extraordinary ability to tell a narrative through the seemingly simple movement of grain is enchanting. His dexterity allows him to conjure evocative images in seconds before they’re dashed aside ready for the next evocative representation.

Winter is a graceful storyteller whose work spans multiple disciplines for numerous clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi and NZ Maori Tourism. Winter developed the performance side of his work at Otara Fleamarket using spray cans on cardboard, later training in Bogata, Columbia using Indian ink as a medium before transitioning to sand. Not only has Winter taken his craft from the streets to the stage but also to international audiences onboard some of the worlds largest cruise ships!


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TEDxQueenstown TEDxWomen Event

Welcome to the first TEDxQueenstown TEDxWomen’s event for our town! Live streamed from the global conference TEDWomen on Saturday 30th May 2015.  The aim is to gather together from 10am-2pm. Come join us to eat, drink and watch some of the content which celebrates women around the world…….. This is free RSVP limited event.

Venue: The Sherwood, Frankton Road, Queenstown
RSVP: janeguy79@hotmail.com 


More info to follow…..