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TEDxQueenstown 2016 call for speakers

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TEDxQueenstown has announced a call for speakers for its fourth annual event, which will be held on April 17, 2016.
Though this year’s theme is yet to be announced, TEDxQueenstown is calling for prospective speakers with an ‘idea worth spreading’.

TED is a nonprofit organization, showcasing short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. In the spirit of TED, TEDx events are independently organised by local volunteers.

One of the most exciting events on Queenstown’s calendar, last year’s event drew a 300 strong crowd to the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Speakers including number one photography blogger Trey Ratcliff, archaeologist Leslie Van Gelder and social activist Mark Balla, wowed the crowds.

Mark Balla said that talking at TEDxQueenstown was an ‘extraordinary, life-changing experience’.

Dubbed ‘The Toilet Warrior’, Mark’s organisation ‘We Can’t Wait’ aims to provide safe, sustainable sanitation in schools and communities in India.

“The team gave me incredible support in the days and weeks leading up to the event,” said Mark.

“I consider the TEDxQueenstown team to be partners in the work that I am doing in India.”

TEDxQueenstown is now looking for dynamic voices with a unique story to tell for its 2016 event. Anyone who has an idea worth spreading or would like to nominate a speaker is encouraged to apply at: http://www.tedxqueenstown.com/apply-speaker/

Successful applications will be auditioned on November 16, 2015.

For more information on TEDxQueenstown, visit:www.tedxqueenstown.com

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