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Theme: School's Out

This event occurred on
June 15, 2013
12:00am - 12:00am HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Quarry Bay
Hong Kong

School's Out.

In a world where we are becoming increasingly competitive and parents are scrambling to fill up their kids' minds with information, have we lost sight of what learning really means?

Relevant to Hong Kong, we have to ask ourselves - are we doing the right thing for our children? Are we doing the right thing for our city? Are we doing the right thing for our future?

This year, the TEDxHongKong team will be hosting the first TEDx ED event in Asia Pacific ever. TEDxHongKongED 2013 will showcase the current state of education both in Hong Kong and around the world, to inspire teacher, student, and parent alike to look at and to explore unconventional ways to nurture a style of life-long learning.

RSVP and buy your tickets now before May 15 for a 20% early bird discount! Regular tickets will be sold for HK$350 after. Last year’s TEDxHongKong event had over 800 participants with a packed waiting list - don’t miss out, register today!

633 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
(From MTR: Take exit C4, and turn left onto King's Road)
Saturday 15 June, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration starts at 9:00AM on the 1F. The program starts at 10:00AM.)
Early Bird Pass $280 (Eventbrite fee: $14.75) Until 15 May, 2013
Student Pass $210 (Eventbrite fee: $13.00)
General Pass $350 (Eventbrite fee: $16.50)
At-the-door Day Pass $400 (first come first serve!)

633 King's Road
Quarry Bay
Hong Kong
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Peter Kenny

CEO and Director of Branksome Hall Asia

Sophie Leung

Founder and Chairman of The Young Entrepreneurs Development Council (YDC)

Chris Brien

International Drumset Artist, Author, Composer, Percussionist, Educator and Clinician

Dr. Jadis Blurton

Principal of The Harbour School

Melissa Lee

Founder of The Fairytale Project

Merijn Everaarts

Founder and Owner of Dopper

Dr. Yvonne Chiu

Assistant Professor of Politics & Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong

Rob Lilwall

Adventurer, Author and Speaker

Francis Ngai

Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong

Douglas Kidd

Special Education Needs Coordinator of Generations Christian Education

Dr. Lamont Tang

Neuroscientist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow of The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

Julian Zhu

Training Director of Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong

Brett Hilliard

Pastor of Island Evangelical Community Church

Organizing team


Tai Po, Hong Kong


Hong Kong, Hong Kong