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TEDxQueenstown speaker Mark Balla

TEDxQueenstown speaker Mark Balla

TEDxQueenstown 2015 is accepting expressions of interest for speaker positions at its upcoming event.

Organisers of TEDxQueenstown, to be held in at Queenstown’s Memorial Centre April 19 2015, have announced the theme for the third event will be Illumination.

TEDxQueenstown co-curator Trent Yeo said, “After lots of discussion and brainstorming with the army of volunteers and peers, we decided Illumination perfectly epitomises Queenstown and has such potential to yield some great speeches.

“It’s already provoked a lot of discussion within the ranks as to what it means to all of us.

“We’ve been blown away by the people we have connected with over the last few months and have been inundated with speaker requests. Finding a right mix of speaker that fits with our theme and what Queenstown stands for is key”, said Yeo.

The first two speakers announced are Auckland-based sand artist Marcus Winter (aka The Sand Man) and Australian-based traveller, entrepreneur and social activist Mark Balla.

Marcus Winter creates live artworks by placing sand on a lightbox and Mark Balla is a self-proclaimed traveller, entrepreneur, and social activist.

The team is continuing to work with other potential speakers, and this year performances will come from not only inspiring orators but also the person who lives next door and has a great story to tell – those who illuminate their own world in their own unique way.

Anyone interested in taking part as a speaker should email speakers@tedxqueenstown.com for more information or visit the website and complete the initial expression of interest form.

 

 

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