TEDxHongKongED 2013 The First TEDx ED Event in Asia Pacific
In a world where we are becoming increasingly competitive and parents are scrambling to fill up their kids' minds with information, have we lost sight of what learning really means?
Relevant to Hong Kong, we have to ask ourselves - are we doing the right thing for our children? Are we doing the right thing for our city? Are we doing the right thing for our future?
This year, the TEDxHongKong team will be hosting the first TEDx ED event in Asia Pacific ever. TEDxHongKongED 2013 will showcase the current state of education both in Hong Kong and around the world, to inspire teacher, student, and parent alike to look at and to explore unconventional ways to nurture a style of life-long learning.
Speakers will include:
Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun - Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council
Dr. Jadis Blurton - Founder and Principal at The Harbour School
Peter Kenny - Founder of Branksome Hall Asia, renowned international private school
Rob Lilwall - Adventurer who walked from Mongolia to Hong Kong
Melissa Lee - Public Art Curator in Hong Kong working with Ai Wei Wei
Julian Zhu - Trainer at Dialogue in the Dark, helping others experience Blindness
Douglas Kidd - special education needs expert and coordinator
Chris Brien - Drummer Extraordinaire whose work has impacted ADHD Students
Yvonne Chiu - Associate Professor at HKU
Merijn Everaarts - Entrepreneur and Founder of Dopper
Speakers will be presenting from one of the following four themes:
Perspectives from within the classroom
Perspectives on learning outside of the classroom
Entrepreneurship (and failure) as a way of learning
Education Science, Philosoph, and Policy
RSVP and buy your tickets now before May 15 for a 20% early bird discount! Regular tickets will be sold for HK$350 after. Last year’s TEDxHongKong event had over 800 participants with a packed waiting list - don’t miss out, register today!
633 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
(From MTR: Take exit C4, and turn left onto King's Road)
Saturday 15 June, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration starts at 9:00AM on the 1F. The program starts at 10:00AM.)
We encourage attendees to come earlier to secure a seat they would like - we expect the venue to fill up quickly, and so those who come earlier will have a choice between sitting on the 1F where the speakers will be presenting, and sitting on the 2F where the event will be livestreamed in a more relaxed discussion-friendly environment.
Please PRINT and bring your ticket(s) to the event entrance.
Early Bird Pass $280 (Eventbrite fee: $14.75) Until 15 May, 2013
Student Pass $210 (Eventbrite fee: $13.00)
General Pass $350 (Eventbrite fee: $16.50)
At-the-door Day Pass $400 (first come first serve!)
[Please visit our website for more information at www.tedxhongkong.hk]
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