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TEDxHongKongED 2013 The First TEDx ED Event in Asia Pacific

6/15/2013 10:03 AM - 4:00 PM

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!)

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