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Theme: Fresh!

This event occurred on
October 11, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

A TEDxLive event gathers together a TEDx community to watch a live stream of the TED conference and to get “a taste of TED.” The Hong Kong TEDx community is happy to announce the broadcast of TEDxHongKongLive TEDGlobal2014! We will be showing a live feed broadcast of a select day of TEDGlobal 2014 from Rio de Janeiro for free to the community in Hong Kong.

This event is the result of collaborations among the different TEDx events in the Hong Kong area. We would like to provide this unique opportunity for those of you whom have worked so hard to bring the diverse array of TEDx events to the city to experience a full TED Conference session. Priority entry will be provided to affiliated TEDx organizers & volunteers.

TEDGlobal is heading to Latin America. TEDxHongKong will live simulate the event on Saturday, October 11, 2013. We are bringing the event from the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro to Hong Kong and to celebrate the outpouring of innovation, dynamism and creativity taking place all over South America and the global South. Fresh thinking can be found in every direction, in emerging geographies as well as in the western hemisphere. TEDGlobal focuses on the Global South’s rise in influence and power – plus relevant stories from the rest of the world.

About the Event
Date: 11 October, 2014, Saturday
Conference size: 1,000 people
Registration Fee: Free registration; RSVP Required. (Register will open soon.)

Hong Kong Science Park
Hong Kong Science Park
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Event type:
TEDGlobal2014 Simulcast (What is this?)
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Gregory Slayton

The Honorable Gregory Winston Slayton is an American professor, diplomat, author, businessman, and philanthropist. Born in Ohio, Slayton now resides in Hanover, New Hampshire with his wife and children. He is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and continues to work as a venture capitalist. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at UIBE Business School in Beijing. Slayton was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Consul General and Chief of Mission to Bermuda, a position he held for four years from his swearing in by Secretary of State Rice on August 15, 2005 until August, 2009.

Viki Min

Viki is currently in the Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design after she graduated from Automation Engineering at Xiangtan University. Viki believes that she does not need be NO.1. She wants to be herself and there is a special side. She finds that she can focus deeply on the inner growth when she is in NEW environments: new places, new people, and new experiences.

Maik Friedrich

Raised in Germany, Maik left his professional career in a private bank to use his experience to support young people in their life journey. Educated in Germany (Banking), the United Kingdom (International Business) and the USA (Theology), Maik moved to Hong Kong in 2006 to serve students in Asia as staff in different non-profit organizations before joining EA. Hong Kong is also the place where he met his wife Katie who also works with EA. He is passionate to see people discover their gifts and unfold their talents, and live life to all its fullness.

Martin Talvari

Martin is passionately curious about in technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to traveling the world promoting and organizing SLUSH and Startup Sauna events, Currently based in Helsinki and originally from Estonia, Martin spent 6 years studying and working in structural engineering field under scholarships in Estonia and Finland. Later he developed 3D BIM software at Tekla Structures. Areas of interest include 3D, augmented reality, smart houses, smart cities, IoT, BIM as a platform applied in gaming, gamification, biotech, healthtech and fintech.

Organizing team


Taipo, Hong Kong

Hay Wun Ivy

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Jong Lee
  • Rachel Lo
  • Alexandar Leung
    Digital Marketing Director
  • Cora Mok
  • Amy Tin
  • Natalie Yip
    Event Manager (System Planning)
  • Keith Leung