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Theme: 贞观 (Zhen Guan)

This event occurred on
November 1, 2015
1:30pm - 6:30pm CST
(UTC +8hrs)
Xi'an, Shaanxi

Zhen Guan literally means to show people the right way of life;

The Reign of Zhen Guan unfolded a prosperous Tang dynasty, a result of an honest and capable political administration soliciting and accepting good opinions that benefit the people.

It is Zhen Guan that makes the then Chang’an (the ancient Xi'an) a top city in the world.

With more than one thousand years passing by, now it is time to recapture the spirit of Zhen Guan.

Excellent talents from all walks of life will be invited to TEDxXi’an. They gather to share with people the most diversified and open thoughts and ideas which will inspire people to explore deeper into this complex world for all possibilities and new sparks.

Today, instead of bring you back to the past, Zhen Guan, with accumulating influence, will offer you a glimpse of the future.

Xi'an Concert Hall
South YANTA Road
Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710061
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Linkface team

Facial recognition start-up
Linkface is a start-up cofounded by four women who are masters of advanced artificial technology. They have built astable and efficient system for facial recognition via deep learning and their aim is to develop world-leading original technologies in this field.


Biotechnology scientist
Dr. Zhang got Summa Cum Laude in his doctoral thesis in Germany. In 2012, he won German Michelson-Preis—the best doctor degree graduate award, making him the very first Chinese to win such an honor. He is an leading expert in massive gene sequencing in China which will radically change clinical medicine in the years to come.

Hongzhen LI

Marketing expert
Hongzhen Li, founder of Racemind City innovation laboratory, is now Vice president of Racemind Group. He worked for Brand Union, a subsidiary of the WPP Group, as Managing Partner in China and was Senior Director of Operations of Ogilvy China for Branding Assignments. He is committed to researching in city branding and has deep and unique insight into it.


Real estate expert
Jia Qian joined China Vanke Co. in 2000 and has worked at Shenzhen Vanke headquarters, Vanke Guangzhou Real Estate, and Vanke Beijing Real Estate since than. He is currently General Manager of Vanke Xi’an.


Peking Opera actor
One of the top four contemporary male Dan performers (the Dan refers to any female role in Peking opera).The best pupil of Huisheng Xun, a great Peking opera actor.

Mu Ze LI

Travelling writer
Mu Ze is the Chief Brand Manager and Marketing Director of the Lonely Planet Beijing office. He has written his experiences into several Lonely Planet guides. His footprints have been made all over the European continent and 15 Asian countries. During his many trips, he discovered the world as it is and met people as they are.

Rong Qian CAO

Radio anchor
Rong Qian is the Vice Director of Shaanxi Music Radio (FM98.8) and anchor of several channels. As one of the founding members of the production team for the Chinese podcast Page Seven which has been recommended by iTunes, he helps us open our ears to the voice that has long been ignored.

Tingzhe XUE

Tingzhe Xue is a pianist and composer under Universal Music China. Xue, together with Yundi Li, is the student of Zhaoyi Dan, a top-level piano educator in China.



Yuefeng YUAN

App developer
After graduating from Zhejiang University in 2008, Yuefeng Yuan joined Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company. He is responsible for the innovation in the mobile interaction of Taobao APP, including AR, VR, code scanning and vocal print and is the technical director of the Nov.11 Shopping Festival interactive games.

Yunsheng SU

Urban planner

Organizing team


Xi'an, Shaanxi, China


Xi'an, China
  • glen Ong
  • Jessie WAN
    Team member
  • Jiawei WANG
  • jie kang
  • Jin SUN
  • Kunmei Du
  • Liang Han
    Team member
  • Siyuan HUANG
  • songze Wu
  • Tingting Shi
  • Tong ZHANG
  • Xue BAI
  • Yitong LU
    Team member
  • Yong Zhang
  • Zake Zhang
    Team member