x = independently organized TED event


This event occurred on
March 25, 2017
1:30pm - 5:30pm KST
(UTC +9hrs)
Seoul, Seoul Teugbyeolsi
South Korea


ABOUT TEDxKoreaUniversity:
TEDxKoreaUniversity is an independent student body in Korea University aiming to extend TED’s mission of exchanging ideas worth spreading in the field of technology, entertainment and design. Through our event of TEDxKoreaUniversity, we want the audience make meaningful choices by listening to the stories of our 6 speakers.

TED’s mission is spreading ideas. We firmly believe in the power of ideas to change people’s attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. We are eagerly hoping to provide a fun gathering to those curious souls who wish to engage actively in exchanging ideas, and to offer free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most extraordinary and creative thinkers.

In the very spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that allows people to share a TED-like experience in a broader sense. Though TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, individual TEDx events, including TEDxKoreaUniversity, are fully self-organized and financed.

Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
Korea University
Seoul, Seoul Teugbyeolsi, 02841
South Korea
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Science on Air

Science Communication Team
Science is often falsely accused to be difficult topic. It makes people hard to become intimate with science. To be honest, science is difficult. However, it is not boring. There are science communicators who connect science and world by making people interested in it. Especially, the speakers help other people to have experience that science becomes interesting.

Chan Yang Shim

Graffiti Writer
Have you seen 'Black Women in Traditional Korean Hanbok'? It is a graffiti work of the speaker that attracts public's attention with its unique beauty. He have hard time until he became one of the famous artists having a number of jobs from an employee of chicken factory to a wifi installation engineer. However, to be happy, he has kept the graffiti in his mind. Anybody has passion but not everybody works on his/her way. The speaker will encourage 'anybody' who has passion not to give up their dream.

Ja Young Chae

Korean First Generation Presenter
When people are asked about what makes presentation successful, they normally come up with technical methods like appropriate gestures, a neat and attractive design of visual materials, voice full of confidence, etc. However, presentation is actually determined by its 'contents'. The speaker tells us what has to be considered the most important for a successful presentation.

Jun Soo Kim

Owner of Humanities Bookstore
Although we all know that the humanities can be the foundation of study and human being, it is being neglected than other academic fields. It is because it doesn't require expertise and can be 'read' easily. However, it is actually hard to 'read' carefully because of its depth. It can be seen as much as you know. Are there any bookstores selling books of humanities? We introduce the speaker who run humanities bookstore which is in front of Korea University.

Kyoung Rin Park

Independent Curator
We sometimes have experience that trivial choices come back so bigger that they affect our lives. The text read on someday morning can make the relationship with a new person and the idea by chance can make a great exhibition. The speaker gives message for us to pay attention on trivial choices. They bring us a crucial moment involuntarily when we do our best everyday, every moment. Which choice do you make at this time?

Moon Sik Woo

Korean Positive Psychology Laboratory Manager
For last century, psychology had focused on the negative aspects of human mind. However, positive psychology by Martin E. P. Seligman studies the positive aspects of human mind and how to pursuit 'happiness'. The speaker is the first person who introduced positive psychology in Korea and has studied the way of being happy. What is it to be happy and how can we be happy? He will tell the secrets of happiness.

Organizing team




  • Eun Bin Ro
    Team member
  • Geon Tae Park
    Team member
  • Haein Park
    Team member
  • Hagyeong Lee
    Team member
  • Hee Yoo Jung
    Team member
  • hyun gyu Jeon
    Team member
  • Jeong Sunhyung
    Team member
  • ji won do
    Team member
  • Ji-young Jeon
  • Jiye Park
    Team member
  • Jiyoung An
    Team member
  • Jiyoung Kim
    Team member
  • Kyoungryeol KO
    Team member
  • Minseo Park
    Team member
    Team member
  • Sunju Kim
    Team member
  • Young Eun Ahn
    Team member
  • 정 현
    Team member
  • 정은 김
    Team member