Tony is co-founder of TEDtoChina.com and curator of TEDxGuangzhou . Since the launch of the website in November 2008, it has become a daily obsession for him and a source of inspiration for many non-English speaking Chinese. The main motivation behind this site is to ignite changes through conversations about ideas and to inspire young people with heartfelt stories.
Tony believes in the free flow of knowledge and ideas across boundaries. He is also a staunch advocate for free software. Also a voracious reader and a word hunter, Tony likes digging into the history of words and learn their stories, which he found out to be an interesting way to learn about other cultures.
TED, Innovation from China, world-class education for all
I think there should be a museum of language to be built in many countries, to make a showcase of the diversity of human language and raise public awareness of endangered languages - idea inspired by Wade Davis' talk.
Sustainability, Youth education, nature, explorations, and TED
It all began in the summer of 2006 when I started using Ubuntu, and I got to learn TED from some other Ubuntu users, and was ever hooked on to this amazing website. I like the TED philosophy of sharing with the world one's ideas for building a better future. Here, TEDsters help me realize that there's always hope for a better future, and that we are not far from that goal, if we can implement concerted efforts now.
I wish to write a book documenting this wonderful conference, passionate TEDsters and the people behind it. I think this kind of conference can pave way for inspiring local innovations in China, where I come from, and where rich opportunities for changing is bountiful.
In June 14, 2009, together with my friends in Guangzhou, we hosted the first-ever TEDx event in mainland China. The name of the event is TEDx SYSU. It was a big success. We are considering rolling out further mini TED-style events in Guangzhou, do join us if you feel inclined.