Press Release – TEDxQueenstown
Queenstown New Zealand, March 20, 2013: Love and Integrity in Business, Rhythm as the Pulse of Life and the future of tertiary education are subjects that join an already exciting conversation at TEDxQueenstown the NEXT adventure, to be held on …
London Governance Guru, Academic Innovator, and Drummer join the TEDxQueenstown lineup
Queenstown New Zealand, March 20, 2013: Love and Integrity in Business, Rhythm as the Pulse of Life and the future of tertiary education are subjects that join an already exciting conversation at TEDxQueenstown the NEXT adventure, to be held on April 5.
Oonagh Harpur has inhabited boardrooms since becoming CEO of a £20m business in 1988. There she got the idea she called “Love and Integrity in Business”.and began exploring what this idea might mean. From 1997 she campaigned for enterprise with integrity across the UK as CEO of the Institute of Director’s HUB Initiative, then Enterprise Insight. In 2002 she put her ideas into practice in a £1+bn global business, learning first hand what it took to integrate values into the culture of 25+ offices from Hong Kong and Shanghai to Dubai and New York. Oonagh offers an exciting and clearly articulated way forward for business and governance.
As the music and news industries struggle to innovate viable business models, educator Steve Henry takes a close look at tertiary institutions and suggests they have much work to do as they face those now familiar threats. After 30 years motivating those who are willing to learn, he notes the greatest success happens when people learn through experience of real projects, something few tertiary institutions enable in ‘business as usual’. Those who can provide real experience combined with knowledge and reflection will do best and those who stick with the traditional models will struggle as technology enables learning to be delivered away from campuses, anywhere, anytime. He will show how this thousand year old industry is on the cusp of profound change
Can we connect people through Rhythm, the pulse of life? That’s the question posed by musician John Boone whose award winning, interactive percussion business operates mostly in the corporate events industry. John has brought together his experience with theatre and music and to create Rhythm Interactive, which has delighted thousands of people of all ages throughout Australasia and Asia,
These three speakers join Lonely Planet’s Tony Wheeler, Filmmaker/skier Mathurin Molgat, Extreme adventurer Chuck Berry, Te Reo Maori teacher Jeromy von Riel and Scientist Ella Lawton for TEDxQueenstown – the next adventure – to be held at Hilton Queenstown on April 5. Tickets (limited to just 100) are only available from 1-night. They go on sale on March 22 at 10am.
TEDxQueenstown is supported by several inspiring Queenstown businesses. Organisers thank Queenstown Resort College, Artbay Gallery, Hilton Queenstown, for their energy and efforts in helping to stage the inaugural TEDxQueenstown, The NEXT adventure. Also sincere thanks to our in-kind partners that are providing valuable services: Nemo Workroom, 1-night, Shipleys, LightSpeed Technologies, 3 Fold Print, Sign It Signs, Fetch NZ, Orange, Cup & Cake and Fluid.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.