HKUST
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Theme: Outliers

This event occurred on
March 9, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from the HKUST community towards the first ever TEDxHKUST conference in 2012, the organizing committee decided that it was absolutely necessary to continue the event and bring it back for its second execution in 2013.

Theme of TEDxHKUST 2013: Outliers

It was chosen to highlight individuals within our community that have not necessarily followed a conventional path in their lives. They are people that have challenged the status quo, embarked on the roads less travelled and developed a high tolerance for risk and uncertainty.

These individuals have not taken "no" for an answer, and persisted against all kinds of forces to turn their aspirations into reality. They have redefined what it means to be successful and happy by carving their own path and deviating from the established norms.

The theme was chosen for its relevancy to the students at HKUST. We are living in a transformational period in which we are constantly faced with disruption of traditional ways. This suggests that our generation is entering a world that is constantly evolving and changing. To cope with this, it is important for students to acknowledge and understand the benefits and develop a tolerance for uncertainty.

The speakers chosen for TEDxHKUST 2013 represent just that. We have put together a line-up of unique individuals that come from a diverse range of backgrounds but share one trait in common: being different from the average. Their own story of success started off as a string of uncertainties and eventually became the greatest lessons of their life.

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Clear Water Bay
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Organizing team

Avni
Jain

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Organizer
  • Lisa Reith
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Lera Lindholt
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Ankita Roy
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Mandeep Gill
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Priya Anoop
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Min Sang
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Shelly Govila
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Pooja Changani
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Ishaan Handa
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Alice Chow
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Nam Yeon Kim
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Vanessa Lau
    Organizing Committee Member
  • Chan Chin Hung
    Organizing Committee Member