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Theme: Lesson One

This event occurred on
June 6, 2015
12:30pm - 6:00pm CST
(UTC +8hrs)
Guangzhou, Guangdong

When we think of our future and trying to figure out the right direction, we find that almost all of our projections into the future link with Education. It’s about our next generation, what knowledge they learn, what skill they have and most importantly, what kind of people they will become, and this, essentially decides our future.

In his first TED Talk, Sir Ken Robinson said that we cannot see the future, but children can. Our task is make sure when they see it, they can make something of it.

It’s a calling for us at TEDxXiguan, we decided to apply for this special liscence of TEDx events - TEDxXiguanED (Education) - to do a conference only about Education, this will also be the first TEDx ED event in mainland China. This is not a lecture about education, it’s a reflection and discussion about future. We carefully curated our speakers, refine their speech drafts time and time again; we will also carefully select our audience, only to make sure everyone come to our event has their own ideas and willing to share with others. Also they will be able to take what they make of at our event back to their fields, to make decisions about our shared future.

After preparing for almost a year, finally this exciting conversation will start, on June 6th, at Art 289 Space.

Same as all TEDx events, all speeches will be recorded and made available online for free. Because of limit on audience size, we will select live audience base on your application. Only the ones receive payment link and successfully made payment can come join us during the event. Please click on “Read More” at end of this page for more information.

Art 289 Space
289, Guangzhou Dadao Zhong
Yuexiu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510095
Event type:
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The British School of Guangzhou Orchestra

The British School of Guangzhou Orchestra started in September 2014, and has grown from strength to strength in a very short space of time. The Orchestra is fully inclusive. There is no audition process to gain entry, regardless of ability or age. The educators believe in “Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young."

An Liu

Hugely passionate in education, lifelong learning and problem solving. He hopes to help people to become more active, more responsible for themselves and more energetic as human beings.

Christine Haslett

Christine has worked in Education for over 10 years. She grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the conflict known as the troubles. It was here that she learned the value of a good education, through the work of dedicated professionals who sought to inspire a community of young people to move beyond their circumstances and achieve more.

Kateryna Gavrylova

Kateryna Gavrylova is a classical musician pianist and contact improvisation dancer from Ukraine. She goes to her music through the dance and to her dance through the music. She found that people dance not because of they learnt how to dance but because they love it. She loves Contact improvisation because it's keeps her open minded, experimental and positive.

Leticia de Lassus

Leticia has been working in Montessori Education for more than 10 years. She is French-Italian, and have been always international, open-minded, curious. She is passionate about working with children and learning from them. And she’d like to support more children, and more human beings by taking Montessori Education further.

Songsheng Ye

He loves teaching, and loves nature even more. He practices a natural lifestyle. RTC GAIA School is the first private primary school whose values are Nature, People-centred and Independence in Hong Kong. It’s founded by a group of teachers who believe nature will be an essential part for future education.

Trudy Staalman

In 1989, she started volunteering at local orphanages in Guiyang. From 1992 onwards, this became her main vocation. Since then, she increasingly sought to work for handicapped children and young people, to help them reach their given potential.

Yu Peng

Organizing team


Guangzhou, China
  • Sherry Lin
    Curator | PR & Partnerships
  • Zoe Zhu
    Curator | Marketing & Communications
  • Jojo Qiao
    Curator | Events Operation
  • Fiona Lin
    Officer | Marketing & Communications
  • Darius Jiang
    Officer | Technology
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    Graphic Designer
  • Joey
    Graphic Designer