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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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For more photos of Graeme check out flickr here

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.


To see more photos of Cam head to Flickr 

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

Mark Balla TEDxQueenstown

To see more photos of Mark, head to flickr





Mark Balla

TEDxQueenstown……the after

So we’ve all slept a bit, drank a bit and marvelled alot as the dust settled. What you can achieve in 9 months of hard graft, conversations, meetings, discussion and love. We’re all tired but man what a ride!

The online presence before, during and afterwards was astounding. So much feedback about what you loved, devoured, took on board. We are currently sorting out videos to go online as fast as our legs will carry us but while we wait lets look at the day.

As a committee member I shall take away with me many things but here are some:

Community. I am so proud to be a part of such a creative, giving, loving community such as Queenstown. To have an event in this town is awesome to put it on and have so much ‘wow’ is another. The amount of love, help, stuff, hard work we received was overwhelming. And for that I am proud.

Ideas. There are so many ideas that came out of the day. But also came out of the whole experience. What would we do differently? What would we keep? What are we now wanting to share, to spread? All good stuff and all stuff to now become a part of.

People. As Dorenda Britten said, it is the people. Without you guys we wouldn’t have anything. The hours, the sweat, the ranting. Yes there was some ranting. Next year will be different but only in a good way. For today we have April 19th.

Video’s will be coming soon. Just wait.

Jane Guy