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Exploring place from Four Square to MEGA – TEDxQueenstown

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Exploring place from Four Square to MEGA – TEDxQueenstown 2014


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 TEDxQueenstown speaker – Vikram Kumar

Iconic Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell, internationally renowned nutritional biochemist Dr. Libby Weaver and MEGA Limited CEO Vikram Kumar will bring their different perspectives to TEDxQueenstown 2014. This TEDxQueenstown follows last year’s highly successful inaugural event and sets out to explore ‘Sense of Place’ - ideas around who we are, where we live, and what is important to us.

Frizzell, Dr. Libby, and Kumar will be part of a diverse line-up of speakers exploring this multi-faceted theme. Co-curator Trent Yeo is excited to welcome such a variety of esteemed speakers to the event.


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TEDxQueenstown speaker – Dick Frizzell

“Sense of place is about how we choose to define ourselves. These speakers will bring us on a journey to explore different aspects of that.”

Dick Frizzell represents culture and identity as the creator of numerous Kiwiana icons. He brought the Four Square Man to fame and his work is widely recognized as symbols of NZ culture.

Dr. Libby is an authority on health and wellbeing. She is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists and holistic health experts, and author of women’s health books including Rushing Woman’s Syndrome, Real Food Chef, and Beauty from the Inside Out.

Vikram Kumar promises fascinating insights on place in the digital world. With a career ranging from strategist at Telecom to boss of InternetNZ to head of MEGA.co.nz, Kumar is an Internet expert with strong views on its economic, social and cultural opportunities and challenges.

Yeo says Queenstown is the perfect setting to explore ‘Sense of Place’.

“Queenstown is an extraordinary place which has drawn people from all over the world to live and call home. It is hence a very fitting stage to explore how we define the meaning of sense of place individually and collectively.”

TEDxQueenstown: Sense of Place will be held on 22 February in the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Ticket sales and additional speakers will be announced at the start of January 2014.
Join the conversation now on twitter, facebook or at www.TEDxQueenstown.com

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