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Theme: School's Out

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
June 15th, 2013

About this event

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!)

Confirmed Speakers

  • 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

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Venue and Details

633 King's Road
Quarry Bay,
Hong Kong

Event Type (what is this?) Education

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Gino Yu
Taipo, Hong Kong

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Young-Sheng Wang
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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