x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Successful Failure

This event occurred on
January 29, 2011
2:00pm - 6:00pm KST
(UTC +9hrs)
Seoul, Seoul Teugbyeolsi
South Korea

"Society obsessed about success, not appreciating real value of failure"

The sentence above tells us about the dark side of Korean society. Korean society is too harsh to one's failures. Although it remains a valuable experience at last, people say "Failure is just failure." Even the venture businesses where failure is necessary abhor failures. Failure causes fatal losses in the representative's life. How about sports? Although it is getting better, all the spotlights and supports seem to exist just for the medalists.

Such an environment of Korean society is now an unbearable burden to many people. People do not challenge to do uncertain things because they are afraid of failures. Stabilized lives with low risks of failure is what people desire and endow the most value. The fact that only 12% of people aged from 20s to 30s, who were supposed to be the most active in challenging new businesses, found their own company shows us people are afraid of failure and also challenge. And is even making our future hopeless.

We the So V.I.P. members have long been searching for some practical methods that could change such atmosphere of Korean society. And holding a TEDx conference is what we chose. The 1st TEDxSinchon conference is about 'Successful Failure', and will be our first step to change society.

Yonsei-Samsung Library 6F
Yonsei University
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, Seoul Teugbyeolsi, 120-749
South Korea
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Organizing team


Seoul / Gwanak Gu, South Korea
  • Daekwon Son
    Operation Manager
  • Jungtae Kim
    Finance Manager
  • Donghui Kim
    PR/Media Manager
  • Sungwoo Park
    Operation Organizer
  • Minji Jang
    Operation Organizer
  • Juntae Lee
    Operation Organizer
  • Hyemi Lee
    Operation Organizer
  • Hyoju Jeong
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Hyein Kim
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Narim Ha
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Heesoo Oh
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Kun Huh
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Inyoung Choi
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Jiyeon Bang
    PR/Media Organizer
  • Shinyoung Park
    Finance Organizer
  • Yoowon Kim
    Finance Organizer