The OIST Graduate University was established to conduct internationally outstanding education and research in science and technology. Since its formation, OIST has attracted world class faculty and students form over thirty countries and has become a melting pot of ideas where people from myriad backgrounds and disciplines work together on challenging problems. Great ideas are fostered in an environment in which people meet and work together beyond the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines. The amalgamation of ideas is not restricted just to science but encompasses various aspects of life. This has created a community that interacts at an unprecedented level of depth and coverage. This unique feature of OIST, where knowledge is freely exchanged, inspired us to host a TEDx event that would showcase to the world ideas about communication, science, history, philosophy, and nature, that would lead us to the future and contribute to promoting the advancement of creative minds in Okinawa, Japan and throughout the world.