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Theme: Positive Disruption

This event occurred on
April 6, 2013
2:00pm - 5:00pm KST
(UTC +9hrs)
Seoul, 11
South Korea

TEDxItaewonChange 2013 – April 6, 2013
Convened by Melinda French Gates.

Theme: Positive Disruption

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.

To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.

'Positive Disruption'라는 주제로 열리는 TEDxItaewonChange 행사는 전 세계 100여개 행사와 동시에 개최됩니다. 미국 시애틀 현지의 강연을 인터넷 방송(아카이브)을 통해 시청하고, 서울 현장에서는 다양한 강연도 들으실 수 있습니다. 개발도상국(아프리카와 아시아 등)의 개발을 주제로 다양한 아이디어를 나누는 자리입니다.

작년 TEDxItaewonChange에서는 탈북자 이현서씨와 다른 3분의 연사들을 초청하였으며, 특히 이현서씨는 2013년 TED의 무대에 서게 됩니다. 참고로 TEDxItaewonChange는 다른 나라의 행사들과 함께 빌게이츠 재단의 '전략적 파트너쉽'으로 협력하고 있습니다.

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates. TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDx(EventName)(Change), and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 3rd that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2012.

Seoul Global Tourism & Culture Centre
Seoul, 11
South Korea
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates: Host[Online Speaker] Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will host TEDxChange from the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington.

Cathleen Kaveny

Cathleen Kaveny: Religion, tradition, and modernity[Online Speaker] Cathleen Kaveny is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame Law School, and is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.

Halimatou Hima

Halimatou Hima: Investing in girls[Online Speaker] Halimatou Hima is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women & Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in her home country of Niger (UNICEF).

Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow: Shifts in agriculture[Online Speaker] Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.

Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra

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Seoul, South Korea