TEDxDongdaemun is a half-day event, with an expected audience of 100, prepared organized by a community of motivated and enthusiastic foreign students living here in South Korea.
Our main goal is to bring together a host of bright minds to give talks on a wide range of subjects. These idea focused talks hope to foster learning, inspiration and wonder - and provoke conversations that matter.
The event will feature a group of leading thinkers, innovators and entertainers representing such diverse field as technology, visual and performance art, design, music, economic and education, delivering brief (no longer than 18-minutes) talks that engage the audience.
Nowadays, more than 95,000 foreign students, over 5,000 of them Mongolian students, are studying in South Korea. Sadly, many of the foreign students do have an adequate opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and build networks between each other – that’s where we come in.
We intend to introduce a diverse range of speakers to our audience members, who also come from a range of different nationalities, in the hopes they can network and share together.
We hope that the TEDxDongdaemun event can provide a unique opportunity for all involved.
"Dongdaemun" means is District (Dongdaemun-gu) one of the 25 gu (districts) of Seoul, South Korea. In other words "Dongdaemun" means the gate in the east. During the Joseon Dynasty (1500-1900's) Hanyang (Seoul old name) existed in the east of the city. The name caught on because of the location of the Dongdaemun Gate.
It currently specifies one treasure arc, because in the past doors were developed from the old city was transportation. People from various countries such as Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan entered the Dongdaemun textile market and turned Gwanghui-Dong into the “Silk Road” of Seoul.
“TED is a think tank for humanity. It is a gathering of exceptional individuals, all with the ability to make a difference. We come, we listen, we participate, we learn, we apply and we improve.
At its core, TED is a community built on innovation and invention, and this is consistent with our principles. We also sponsor TED because it inspires us and helps inform our thinking, both personally and professionally, throughout the year.”
— Don Levy, Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures
On behalf of whole TEDxDongdaemun team
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.