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Theme: 10,000 Hours

This event occurred on
September 5, 2010
1:00pm - 1:00pm CST
(UTC +8hrs)

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Chen and Peng

Peng & Chen work mainly focus on media, publishing, photographing, creation, editing and art direction. They are currently creative directors and editors in ‘The outlook magazine’. Before that, they worked as creative directors and chief editors for magazine ‘Colors’ under Italy’s ‘Benetton’ brand and also as researchers for FABRICA, the international creative communication center in Italy; creative directors and brand directors for Yifei Media; executive editors for human science series of ‘Vision’ and chief photographer for magazine ‘Vision’; art directors and editing directors for magazine ‘ZING’; creative directors and chief editors for culture and art series of Hermes. They also cooperated with Singapore publisher, Page One, and British publisher, Southbank, to produce series books of creative brands A-Z and were invited by Shanghai MOCA to be curators for ‘Unseen’, the international edgy photographers’ exhibition. Peng & Chen studio’s artworks participated in Roma Photography Festival, Italian Far East Film Festival, Spanish International Photography and Video Festival, ‘China’s Contemporary – Art, Architecture and Visual Art Exhibition’ in Holland, ‘Victime De La Mode’ Fashion and Art exhibition in France, China’s Contemporary Art Biennial in Montpellier and other international exhibitions. Peng &Chen studio was reported by ‘Vogue’ (French version), ‘Vanity Fair’ (Italian version), ‘Paris Match’ (France), ‘I-D’ (Britain), ‘Marie Clarie’(Italian version), ‘D Republlica’ (Italian republican supplement newspaper), ‘Rolling Stone’(Italian version), ‘Casa Brutus’ (Japan), ‘Switch’ (Japan) and other international magazines.

Yiqing Mao

Mao Yi Qing, General Manager of OXAI Aircraft 1983-1987 Studied in Shanghai Arts & Crafts College and majored in furniture design, at the meantime, co launched the Bei He Photographing Salon. 1988-1993 Started working in society 1993-1999 Founded his own company and worked on construction and interior design business 2000-2010 Founded OXAI Aircraft, and worked on the R&D and manufacture of F3A Pattern aircraft, MOZI Human Powered aircraft, MOZI Single Seat Solar Powered aircraft, MOZI Double Seats Amphibian aircraft

Calvin Chin

Calvin Chin is co-founder and CEO of Qifang, China's leading online student loan service and the first Chinese company recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. He has previously worked in entrepreneurial and leadership roles in education, banking and technology startups in New York, Silicon Valley and Shanghai. He serves as an advisor, lecturer and mentor to students, entrepreneurs and startups on strategy, fundraising and social responsibility, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Social Innovation Park Fellow and was named 2009 Chinese Business Leader of the Year by Horasis and Baker & McKenzie. He has an MBA from TRIUM (NYU, LSE, HEC Paris) and a B.A. from Yale University.


born in 1960, Stanley Wong ping-pui, better known as anothermountainman on the local art scene, is a homegrown artist who received his education and professional training in hong kong. following his graduation from the hong kong technical teachers’ college [design & technology] in 1980, Stanley worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before embarking on what was to become a productive and rewarding career in advertising. over the next 10 years, he was on the creative teams of some of the most distinguished advertising agencies in town. in 1996, Stanley was the first chinese to undertake an overseas position in the asian advertising industry when he became the regional creative director at bartle bogle hegarty [asia pacific] in singapore. he returned to hong kong in 1999 as chief executive officer and executive creative director at tbwa [hk] advertising. in 2000, Stanley joined centro digital as chief creative officer/ film director. there, he experienced, for the first time, the joy of directing. two years later, Stanley set up threetwoone film production limited, specializing in advertising film production. since then, Stanley has produced over 100 tv commercials. in 2007, he established 84000communications. apart from his commitment to advertising, Stanley has a passion for fine arts and photography, often focusing his subjects on social issues. his affection for his birthplace is strongly reflected in his art. in recent years, his works on 'redwhiteblue' , depicting the positive spirit of hong kong using the ubiquitous tri-colour canvas, have won critical acclaim both locally and internationally. a selected of the works are permanent collections at hong kong museums, the victoria & albert museum in england and other oversea museums such as holland and china... in twentieth century, he presents as guest lecturer through numerous colleges and universities in local & oversea, eternally contribute to design education is major segment in the rest of his life. in 2005, redwhiteblue travelled to venice as one of the two art works from hong kong presented at the 51st venice biennale. Stanley's excellence in photography and fine arts have been recognized in numerous exhibitions and awards. throughout his career, he has won more than 400 awards in graphic design, advertising and fine art at home and abroad. in 2004, Stanley was inducted into alliance graphique internationale, a prestigious institution whose membership comprises the most elite graphic designers from around the world.

Nick Barham

Since coming to China in 2005, Nick has worked on Nike’s Olympic campaign, taken two Beijing bands on China’s first rock road trip for Converse, and helped the Shanghai Watch Company get some international visibility by collaborating on a limited edition range that ended up in Collette. Before coming to China, he lived in London, where he worked at a design agency called Karmarama. He’s the author of a book on British youth culture called Disconnected.

Qiongxiong Liu

The founder of IMART, who has 12 years media working experience and currently holds the post of chief editor for City Pictorial. The IMART initiated and managed mainly by Qiong Xion Liu 5 years ago has become the first large scale platform for young people in China to trade and exhibit their innovations and original designs. Up to now, hundreds of such events have been held in more than 10 cities across China, that are considered at the moment to be one of the most influential non-governmental activities for creativity. Meanwhile, he founded “creativity-backed charity” NGO “iFAIR China Fair Trade Center”, “Island Library” particularly for community space, as well as charity projects such as “Intern Plan” project that inspires young people for wise career pursuing.

ARCHIE Hamilton

Archie has been at the forefront of youth branding for over 15 years, since he cut his teeth in his early 20's selling sponsorship for extreme sports and music festivals in Europe. During the this period he led the extreme sports revolution partnering with brands like Microsoft Xbox, Nike ACG, Kronenbourg, Shark Energy, Arnette, Quicksilver, Rossignol, Billabong and Ripcurl. Archie arrived in China in 2005 to set up a company that would focus on both on building the Chinese music industry from the ground up and generating compelling creative and content for brands with a youth bias. He is regularly asked to speak on Music, Branding and Communications in China at conferences globally and has spoken at Music Matters (Hong Kong), Canadian Music Week, Transmission (Canada), Snowball (Finland), SXSW (US), Spikes (Singapore), Printemps du Bourges (France) on Music, China and Brands. He has a BA in Economics from Durham University (1998) and is a Qualified Management Accountant, FCMA. 2004. SPLIT WORKS is a Beijing and Shanghai-based CONCERT PROMOTER. Founded in 2006, Split Works has produced two of China's largest annual music and arts festivals : YUE FESTIVAL & JUE | Music + Art. We produce Asian tours for talented Chinese and foreign artists across all genres, from punk to folk. We also produce branded music campaigns through our sister company, youth-marketing agency SPLATTER <> and have had the privilege of working with brands like Bacardi, Converse, Smirnoff, Apple, TransmitCHINA etc. We love China; we love music, and our mission is to promote music that people in China will love.

Grant Horsfield

Mr. Grant Horsfield, Founder and Chairman of the naked Group Ltd (BVI), which comprises of naked Development Ltd (HK), an environmentally conscious leisure property development company and naked Retreats Ltd, a hotel management WOFE company operating in China. Before coming to China in 2005, Mr. Horsfield worked both in England and South Africa with more then 10 years business ownership experience. In 1997, Mr. Horsfield began working for the JSE listed company Softline Limited. By 1998, he was the Regional Director for their networking division and benefited considerably from the Information Technology boom over the following 2 years. His success helped him launch e-Bites Limited, which he did in 2000. e-Bites was both a publishing company and a call-centre facilitations company based in Cape Town but operating nationally in South Africa. Mr. Horsfield grew this company to be leading market player before choosing to step away and do an MBA from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. During this time he wrote his now published book titled “The Poverty Penalty – The Price of Being Poor”. A large portion of this book is dedicated to understanding the importance of incorporating local communities in any developments, especially in undeveloped and poor areas. Grant is putting his research into practice in China. In China, Mr. Horsfield is the brainchild behind ‘naked Retreats’, a boutique hotel in Moganshan, which was launched in 2007. naked Retreats has grown rapidly in popularity and is now consider among the most premium destinations to escape Shanghai. Furthermore, Mr. Horsfield’s efforts in including the local communities created jobs and pride for the local community. For this project, he received an environmental award from the Huzhou Government in 2008. naked Development is currently developing a wellness eco resort called ‘naked Stables’ which aims to become the first LEED platinum certified resort of over 100 rooms in the world. It strives to innovate and set a new standard of sustainable design, build and operations in the luxury resort industry.

Anita Huang

Anita Huang, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Tudou will be the curator for "Unleashing Creativity from the Young Chinese Animators" video presentation at TEDxShanghai. Anita is responsible for the brand management, consumer marketing and business development for Tudou and overseas the annual "Tudou Video Festival." With 10 years Internet industry experience, Anita was formerly the Marketing Director for Google Greater China region, and Search & Community Business Director of Yahoo! Taiwan. Anita holds M.S. degree in Interactive Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, and B.S. in English Literature from Fu Jen University, Taiwan. She is an independent travelers been to almost 40 countries and a certified yoga instructor. (Chinese: 土豆网) is the leading online video platform in China, where users can upload, view and share video clips. Tudou went live on April 15, 2005 and has grown into one of the world’s largest content delivery networks hosting 38 million videos, including amateur video-blogging and user-generated videos, professional content such as movie clips, TV series and music videos from our content partners, as well as made-for-Internet original programming produced by Tudou. With the brand slogan “Today’s TV Network, Tomorrow’s Tudou,” the company’s vision is building a video destination where people can find what they want to see, share what they create, and connect with like-minded people. Tudou never stops working toward this vision since 2005.

Shu Li

Dr. Shu Li is the chairman of WA Regenerative Medicine Ltd. He has been active in the field of regenerative medicine for over 20 years. He founded Laguna Beach based regenerative medicine clinic, PingClinic, web portal He is also the holder of a US patent, Negative Gravity Therapeutic Methods, and the co-author of two books PingLongevity, and Asian Longevity Secrets. Dr. Li served as Founder, President and CEO of Jazz Semiconductor, a member of the Board of Directors of Huahong NEC, and a member of the Advisory Board at the Paul Merage School of Business Administration, the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Li also served as SVP at Conexant Systems, VP & GM at AlliedSignal/Honeywell, as well as senior management positions at Motorola and Intel. Dr. Li was on the faculty of the University of Arizona, and a partner with “the father of Toyota production” Dr. Shigeo Shingo. Dr. Li has published extensively in prestigious scientific journals. Dr. Li received his PhD in Applied Sciences from Harvard University.

Yongqi Lou

Prof. Lou Yongqi holds a PhD on urban design theory and practice from Tongji University; he is the Vice Dean of College of Design & Innovation of Tongji University. He plays an active role to promote collaborations on interdisciplinary sustainable design education, research and practice internationally. He is the Executive Board Member of Cumulus Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media (2010-2013, ), the Scientific Committee member of The Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) Italy (2009-2011, ), Coordinator of The Network on Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability in China (, The member of International Advisor Committee of Danish Design School Kolding. In 2002, he founded his own design studio Tektao (, which combine practice and research together. He has finished large numbers of works in the area of architecture, urban design and exhibition including United Nations Pavilion, China-US Sustainable School in Liangping City, etc. His Chongming Xiaoqiao Sustainable Community design Research Project ( is an example of how design society can contribute to the sustainable future in systemic and holistic ways. His published works include two books, “Tektao Files” (2007) and “Environmental Design” (2008), “An Acupunctural Design Approach (2010)”. He is the author of many international and national published papers on urban planning, design innovation and research. He was also invited as keynote speaker or invited speaker of many international conference such as Changingthechange 2008 (Torino), ICOGRADA 2009 (Beijing), Asia Design Ed Conference 2009(Hongkong), etc.

Zheng Zheng

Zheng Zheng, was born in 1977, in Sichuan Province, China and graduated from the Film and Media Academy of Chongqing Normal University. After graduation, he stayed on at the school to become a lecturer. October 2007, he established his production company Open-Air Theatre Studio, and held First Chongqing Independent Film & Video Festival as a leader. From then on, CIFVF was hold in November every year, and the edition of 2010 will be the fourth one. Now, he is preparing his new feature projects entitled The Fossil and Are You Able to Swim 2003, Singing for the Death and Life, Fiction, DV, Color, 105’ Special Prize, The 11th Beijing Students Film Festival 2004 2004, Harvest Time, Fiction, DV, Color/W&B, 37’ Selected, Int’l Competition, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, 2005 Winner, Short Film Prize, Global Lens 2006, Global Film Initiative, USA 2005, Hei-Hei, Fiction, DV, Color, 27’ 2006, A Girl Named Xiaoyun, Fiction, BETA, Color, 45’, Chongqing TV Station 2007, Thirty, Fiction, DV, Color, 11’ 2009, I Think You Are Dancing Beautifully, Fiction, HDCAM, Color/W&B, 95’ 2010, Lovers in the Water, Fiction, RED-4K, Color, 94’ (in post-production)

Chris Trees

Founder of MGT Engineering Ltd., a China based Design, Consultancy and Sourcing Company, providing media equipment, energy efficient lighting solutions and sustainable transport. He is British, 50 years old, married, with 2 children. His down to earth approach to the problems of climate change and dwindling fossil fuel resources is as simple as it is painfully obvious. A manufacturing engineer, his experience in operations management, project analysis and technical sales in industries as diverse as metal finishing, storage and handling, and advertising, has given him a pragmatic insight into problem solving. On coming to China as Vice Director Development with the subsidiary of a world leading advertising group, he witnessed at first hand the headlong rush towards a western-style automobile driven economic and social model. Chris soon left his well-paid job in the multi-national company, as his ideas to save energy and protect the environment were systematically disregarded in favour of “conventional” solutions. With both children grown up and with the full support of his wife Florence, he decided it was time to put into practice his ideas in a way that would best impact the problems facing the world, especially the developing world. From an early age the bicycle played an important role in his life as a practical and cost effective means of transport. This allows him to argue the case for human powered transport from the position of your ordinary man in the street, not some super-human pedalling machine that others could never hope to imitate.

Organizing team


Shanghai , China
  • wen wen
  • Yu Shi
  • Iman Stratenus
  • Richard Kelly
  • Jesse Price