Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDxQueenstown - Ideas Worth Spreading

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…..

TEDxQueenstown Graeme James ‘The Beautiful Tension of Taste’

Graeme James started learning violin when he was seven years old and continued to study classically while playing in orchestras until he left for university at age 17. He then taught himself many instruments before buying his first loop station in 2010. Lucky for us he did as he shows here in his talk ‘the beautiful tension of taste’. Prepare to be blown away.


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Graeme James

TEDxQueenstown Cam Calkoen

My name is Cam Calkoen. I dream of a world where everyone is presented with opportunity, and our bodies are not barriers to succeeding in our dreams and aspirations. It is dreams that have brought the world to what we see today. And our aspirations will propel it into the future.
No one can walk or talk at birth. But some people, like me, are presented with this likelihood for the rest of our lives. I chose to defy the odds, and now I have the opportunity to showcase what can be achieved when we see opportunity, clarify purpose, and enhance an inspired attitude.


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Cam Calkoen


TEDxQueenstown Mark Balla ‘Toilet Humour is Serious Business’

Sometimes life leads you to far flung places and puts you in positions that you never dreamed. When you follow the rabbit hole and embrace it with both arms you might never realise it how it might change your life. Mark’s simple and personal story is beautifully expressed from a guy who just wanted to do the right thing. Mark discovered something that could at the very least change people’s lives when he started an organisation called ‘We Can’t Wait’.

For Mark’s website We Cannot Wait

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Mark Balla