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Theme: We have a Dream

This event occurred on
November 19, 2011
9:00am - 2:00pm MYT
(UTC +8hrs)
Kuala Lumpur, 14

TEDxYouth@KL will be celebrating its second consecutive annual conference this year in Kuala Lumpur.

For the uninitiated, TED is a global series of conferences driven by the passion of “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED is a platform that brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers to share their life stories. TED has hosted speakers such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jamie Oliver and David Blaine.

This year, the theme is “We Have A Dream”, and promises an even more interesting line-up of speakers prepared to share their untold stories.

Teach for Malaysia Co-founder, Keeran Sivarajah, Activist Anna karina Jardin and an educator Willie Poh are but a few names in an eclectic list of speakers which also also include a young futuristic car designer, activist and many more.

In addition, another special guest, Deborah Henry Priya, Miss Universe Malaysia, will be present to engage the audience.

Microsoft Auditorium KLCC
Level 29, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur, 14, 47500
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Deborah Henry

Deborah Henry is Miss Universe Malaysia 2011, and a refugee rights advocate who has been involved in helping refugees since 2008. Her concern lies in the issue of access to education for refugee children while they are seeking protection in Malaysia. She has helped set up a learning center for Somali refugee children and youths in Kuala Lumpur, and is currently expanding this to adult learning for Somali refugee women.

Willie Poh

Willie Poh believes education is the key to ‘saving’ the world. He has a bone to pick with outdated education systems which kill student interest in learning. He believes that the face of education needs to, and will soon shift drastically in the face of technology, and fully intends to be a driver of that change. As a lecturer he has incorporated experiential learning, contextual examples and alternative learning experiences. He also believes in taking education outside of the classroom, founding a mini hackerspace for his students. A student leader since his university days, he has been involved in a myriad of student organizations ranging from the student press and debating to astronomy.

Anna Karina Jardin

Anna Karina Jardin, a young Filipina youth leader and painter . She believed in working harmoniously with others. She has been committed in building better communities through sharing her talents and passion for the arts. She is the President/Founder of an Artistic Non Governmental Organization (Artistikong Kabataan Philippines Inc.) which exemplifies creativity and innovations in making solutions towards socio-cultural issues. She has been helping several communities build a better foundation through motivating its youth arms. She has been helping building better schools through artistry around the country. She has been behind the success of 11th international Youth Day in the Philippines celebrating the gifts of Human rights. A United Nations Millennium Campaign volunteer and a social worker, who understands the needs of the indigent communities around the country and works on it. Together with her NGO, she also initiates programs for recovery by Cancer patients and survivors. She was awarded as a Junior Ambassador for Mondialogo (Intercultural Dialogue) by UNESCO and Diamler Chrysler in Rome,Italy in 2006 for the Peace Calendar. She advocates for peace, the Millennium Development goals and youth empowerment locally and internationally. She has been featured in different magazines, newspapers and journals in different parts of the world. She has been featured on televisions for her works in making dreams come true for today’s generation and the next generation.

James Yap

A futuristic-minded 17 years old youth who is also currently studying in SMK Seri Saujana, named James Yap, is very passionate in automobiles and car design. This automobile enthusiast wants to make a difference primarily in the Malaysian and international automotive industry and to build better Malaysian cars, and plans to build the first true Malaysian supercar and sports car. Hence, he envisions to start a Malaysian automotive make that will be in par with top international brands. Not only that, he also want to expand the automotive make through entrepreneurship in different industries and businesses to bring a greater change to Malaysia, and by doing so, he can empowering people in the different channels of investments and entrepreneurship.

Khee Teik Pang

Arts programme director of The Annexe Gallery. Co-founder of Seksualiti Merdeka.

Joel Neoh

Founder of YouthAsia and CEO of Groupon Malaysia

Organizing team


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Prashun Kumar
    Project Manager
  • Shobana Nair
    Project Manager
  • Hafiz Muhammad
    Online Marketing
  • Fiona Ng
    Team Coordinator