More speakers announced for TEDxQueenstown


A high-profile British executive coach has joined the list of speakers at next month’s TEDxQueenstown talk.

Oonagh Harpur has more than 20 years’ experience on boards in private, public and not-for-profit sectors and is a well-regarded business strategist. She is passionate about building sustainable businesses.

A campaigner for “enterprise with integrity” across the United Kingdom, London-based Harpur’s Queenstown talk bears the title Love and Integrity in Business.

She is joined by two other speakers also newly-added to the local TEDxQueenstown programme – educator Steve Henry and musician John Boone.

Henry will talk about the need for tertiary institutions to create innovative, viable business models and Boone poses the question of connecting people through rhythm, the pulse of life.

Already in the line-up of speakers are Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, Queenstown film-maker Mathurin Molgat, extreme adventurer Chuck Berry, Te Reo Maori teacher Jeromy von Riel and scientist Ella Lawton. The over-arching theme is “The Next Adventure”.

TEDxQueenstown is an independently organised event associated with the global internet phenomenon TED (Technology, Education and Design). TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading. Speakers at a TED conference or TEDx talk have the chance to be exposed to millions of viewers worldwide.

TEDxQueenstown will be at the local Hilton hotel on April 5. Tickets, limited to 100, go on sale this Friday at 10am.