December 23rd, 2013
About this event
The importance of speeches was first introduced to Japan in 1873, and the first Japanese speeches were held at this time. This was the result of Yukichi Fukuzawa and the first students of Keio studying western speeches.
140 years later, our speakers and staff have joined together to rethink the power of speeches in modern society—to form and express personal opinions, and to co-create knowledge by the sharing of these opinions with others—and to search for an attractive format for speeches.
As a result, on December 23rd, 2013, on the Mita Campus, where the oldest Japanese speech hall remains to this day, the TED Talks planned by the student body will be held.
The "longitudinal threads" of Keio, starting from elementary school and continuing on to graduate school. The "crosswise threads," covering all fields of the humanities to natural sciences. The nurturing environment created by the interaction of these two directions, leading to a wide variety of education and research in the Keio style. The interesting people, who are formed in and emerge from this milieu.
Through TEDxKeio 2013, you will each rediscover your own Keio University.