x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Grow. Discover. Dream.

This event occurred on
November 19, 2012
3:30pm - 6:30pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

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Discovery College
Discovery College, 38 Siena Avenue
Discovery Bay
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Event type:
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Bruce Taylor

I am currently teaching secondary Humanities at Discovery College in Hong Kong. Prior to arriving in Hong Kong, I taught Economics and Humanities outside of Chicago, Illinois. During my previous post I started The Youth Labor Committee (, a student led anti-sweatshop and worker rights organization. We worked closely with groups including The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, Labour Behind The Label, and Sweat-free Communities to help spread awareness of global labor issues. Our work focused on labor exploitation within multinational corporations, primarily within the developing world and saw the launch of a major campaign against factories in Jordan resulting in the arrest of the senior management for labor abuses. I hold degrees in both Economics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign and I have studied and taught about issues surrounding globalization, international finance and foreign policy issues throughout my career.

Tracey Read

Tracey Read has spent the last 6 years on a plastic pollution journey. She has involved the community in beach cleanup programs, been a guest speaker in schools, sailed through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on a research expedition and most recently co-ordinated the cleanup of the world’s largest known plastic pellet spill which occurred in Hong Kong.

Tra My Hickin

I’m born in Hanoi, to a Vietnamese mother and an English father, and on the third year of my birth I was burdened with a brother. I am a raving rabid Beatles fan, but l quite fancy the sounds of the strokes and the arctic monkeys as well, not to mention several hundred other artists. I love art, and I like looking at how others choose to express themselves, especially their identity.

Gary Stokes

Gary Stokes is a Hong Kong based ocean conservationist / photographer. Whether he’s working as an independent photojournalist or with The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Gary has been spent the past 15 years raising awareness to the plight of our oceans.

Organizing team


Hong Kong, Hong Kong