Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler has been named
as one of the speakers at the inaugural TEDx Queenstown event
to be held at the Hilton on April 5.
TED is a non-profit organisation which promotes the message
''ideas worth spreading''.
It began as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago
and over the years has featured people such as Sir Richard
Branson and Bill Gates as speakers at its annual event.
Locally run versions of TED - called TEDx - are held
Mr Wheeler will be joined by film-maker Mathurin Molgat who
will present a business case for the regeneration of Kauri
forests, Te reo Maori teacher Jeromy van Riel who will talk
about indigenous people, scientist and PHD student Ella
Lawton and Queenstown adventurer Chuck Berry.