x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Exploring Change

This event occurred on
April 8, 2016
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Speakers will talk about education, communication, lifestyle, and the arts. These talks are about changing the attitude and perspective of students in the face of daily struggles and challenges, or changing aspects of their lifestyles. The talks will inspire students to look beyond the typical “school, homework, sleep” cycle that is a problem at our school. This idea of “change” will hopefully shows students about the many other aspects of life, change their perspective on how to approach problems, or inspire them to change something in their lives.

Black Box Theatre
1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, -
Hong Kong
Event type:
Youth (What is this?)
See more ­T­E­Dx­Youth@­H­K­I­S events


Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Bhavini Raval

Associate creator director for Live Events at Luminous Experiential MSLGROUP
Associate creator director for Live Events at Luminous Experiential MSLGROUP. With a background in theatre, this incredible writer will share about the difficulties and benefits of change. Along with a spoken word dance piece, she will share about how to embrace change with anecdotes and her personal story.

Christopher Schrader

Founder of the 24 Hour Race (a global charity) and CEO of The Graduate (a platform for students to connect with experts to learn).

Dee Cheung

Yoga/Meditation teacher and cocreator of SUP yoga, Whoppee Club, and Float on HK
Cocreator of SUP Yoga (Yoga on paddleboards), Float On HK (HK's first sensory deprivation center in Floatation tanks, and Whoppee Club (concious global groovement via festive "whole" - istic heartbeat and smile driven events in HK). She'll be sharing about her experience with yoga and meditation and how that can lead to a change in lifestyle.

Gulnar Vaswani

Executive coach, facilitator, and group dynamics specialist
Gulnar specializes in supporting individuals and organizations put their best foot forward. She is a seasoned executive coach, facilitator, and group dynamics specialist who focuses on these main areas of training: Inclusion & Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Cross Cultural Leadership Effectiveness.

Jeff Hao

Inventor of the Hao Staff
At age of 40, Jeff, the oil company executive, tried to learn to play a small song on the Casio keyboard that he bought for his children. He quickly went on to play many original works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Elton John, Billy Joe, John Lennon, and Jay Chou … all because he built a notation system that anyone can read immediately. The patented Hao Staff (named after him and referenced against the traditional Grand Staff music notation) is now already used by thousands of people. That number is expected to grow into tens of millions in the near future, and hopefully, will teach people around the world how to play the piano in a matter of minutes.

Joshua Levy

Student at HKIS
‘Us’ - A Generation of Apathy HKIS Student Class of 2016

Katie Larson

Educator and scientist

Kevin Poon

Entrepreneur, fashion designer, event organizer, and blogger

Mohan Bharwaney

A high court judge based in Hong Kong
Mohan Bharwaney: A high court judge based in Hong Kong. He has practiced as a barrister, arbitrator and Senior Counsel in Hong Kong for over 30 years, specialising in personal injury litigation and insurance litigation.

Organizing team




  • George Du
  • Jordan Marzo
  • Rachelle Hung