TEDxHongKongED Never Stop!

Apr 18, 2015

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Incu-Lab is the supporting organization of the event


This year’s TEDxHongKongED theme is “Never Stop”. With the world increasingly interconnected and changing faster than ever, the TED community fully embraces the reality that learning is a lifelong journey.  Join us and 1,000 fellow TED fans on April 18th at Cyberport, where we will share the day with 16 inspirational and brilliant educators, innovators and thought leaders from around the world. This year’s speakers will explore the ways in which emerging technologies are impacting learning and understanding across age, profession, culture and uniqueness of situation, thereby helping us establish lasting bridges. Spend the day celebrating and learning about the individual, and collective, achievements in the field of education.

For more information and tickets, please go to www.tedxhongkonged.org

Confirmed Speakers Lineup:

 Ryan Hynek | Master of Ceremonies

American comedian & a multi-finalist in the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition & regularly opens for top-named comedians in Hong Kong and the U.S.

David Goldsmith | Author, Co-founder of Goldsmith Organization

Being an award-winning author of Paid to THINK, David advises CXOs on creating opportunities to drive business innovatively.

Ronald Li | Founder of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Consortium (SCRMC)

International pioneer in stem cells with multiple accolades by renowned international authorities, Ronald Li is also the founder of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Consortium.

Jameson Gong | Founder TakeOut Comedy, Comedian, Entrepreneur

Jami Gong opened the first full-time Comedy Club in Asia with English & Chinese lineups- The TakeOut Comedy Club HK

Andrew Smith | International Entertainer and Author

Well-known balloon specialist artist and public speaker with impressive performance, Andrew Smith has performed for well-known clients including multinational corporations, celebrities, and royalty.

Mikael Kraemer | Fifth Generation Philanthropist and Art Expert

Mikael is a fifth generation art expert that conceptualised The Final 100 Days of the Year of the Dragon, bringing 18th century furniture and objet d’art to Singapore, the first of its calibre to be showcased in South-East Asia.

Xyza Cruz Bacani | Magnum Fellows 2015, Award Winning Photographer

A Filipino Street and Documentary Photographer who has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, and CNN; and the winner of the Manum Fellows Award for the 2015 MAGNUM FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Marco Koeder | Digital Business Director of J Walter Thompson, Tokyo

The co-author of “Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business”, Marco Koeder has 13 years of experience in digital marketing in Japan.

Kenneth Lau | Journeyman, Student and Break Dancer

Kenneth is a Tae Kwon Do black-belt holder and has explored a variety of martial arts styles; his focus now is on breakdancing and hip-hop.

The Grace Notes | The Hong Kong Women’s Choir

A renowned all women a capella group in Hong Kong, the ladies all share a common passion of singing and delivering beautiful music using only their voice.

Rog and Tina Thomas | “The Girl Behind the Face”

Rog and Tina Thomas are a pair of loving parents to their adopted daughter, Mui, who suffers from a life threatening skin disorder Harlequin Ichthyosis.

Julie Borth | Primary School Teacher, Singer & Community Organizer

Julie Borth is a Primary School teacher, and in her spare time she is the team leader of volunteers who reach out to women and Mama Sans working in the red-light districts of Hong Kong.

Benjamin Grubbs | YouTube Asia Pacific Head of Family Entertainment & Learning

Having previously worked at Turner Broadcasting, Yahoo! and eBay, Benjamin now works for YouTube and oversees the regional strategy and development for producing & distributing content on the video platform.

Mariko Sanchanta | Regional Managing Director, Burson Marsteller

Mariko is responsible for advising clients across Asia on all aspects of media strategy, and she is the President of Women Media Networks in Hong Kong, a non-profit group committed to elevating more female leaders in the media and communications fields. She is also on the Advisory Council of the 30% Club, which is committed to getting more women on boards of directors.

Chan Kwan-Ming, Kessay | 15-year old Winner of the SOTY2014 Performing Artist

Kessay is the receiver of the SCMP Student of the Year Award in 2014 for the Performing Arts category, in recognition of impressive achievers in A Capella.

Anthony Willoughby | Founder, Mammoth Hunters & Original TEDx Speaker

Anthony Willoughby is the developer of a visualization process called “Territory Mapping”, inspired by his experiences with tribal chiefs of remote villages in Papua New Guinea and Kenya.

Piotr Grzywacz | Head of Learning & Development at Google Japan

Former Morgan Stanley and Google regional executive, Piotr Grzywacz is a Tokyo based entrepreneur and leadership development expert.

David Gething | Doctor, World Marathon Challenge Winner 2015

Hong Kong based Australian, David Gething is the winner of World Marathon Challenge 2015, completing 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days, setting two new world records in the process.

Gene Yu | Executive, Author, Major (Ret.) U.S. Army Special Forces

Former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and author who currently runs a social network platform and a martial arts fight gear and apparel company, Gene Yu is perhaps most well known for his highly publicized rescue mission of Evelyn Chang.

Tentative Event Schedule:


10:00am – 11:00am Session 1 – Let’s Rumble!
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Session 2 – Sights and Sounds
12:30pm –  1:30pm TED video/ Lunch
1:30pm  –   2:30pm Session 3 – Family Ties
2:30pm  –   2:40pm Break
2:40pm  –   3:40pm Session 4 – Warriors
3:40pm  –   4:00pm Closing
4:00pm  –   6:00pm After Party

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