x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Blossom

This event occurred on
March 3, 2018
Nanjing, Jiangsu

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

TEDxYouth@NIS is happening on March 3rd, 2018 at Nanjing International School. Our goal is to provide a platform where the people of Nanjing can share their ideas worth spreading in either English or Mandarin.

验。我们的活动被称为TEDxYouth @ NIS,其中x = 独立的TED
项目。在我们的TEDxYouth @ NIS活动中,TEDTalks视频和现
系。 TED会为TEDx提供总体指导,并且TEDx是我们独 立举办的

TEDxYouth@NIS 将于2018年3月3日在南京国际学校举行。我们的目标是为大众提供一个不受语言限制并分享有价值理念的平台。

Nanjing International School - Blackbox Theatre
XueHeng Road 8
Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210023
Event type:
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Angela C

Student at Nanjing International School
Angela has been a student at Nanjing International School for almost thirteen years. Self-diagnosed with a serious case of obsessive reading disorder, books have become a home to her as much as Nanjing. At TEDxYouth@NIS, Angela will be sharing stories and results from her recent project exploring the use of fiction to teach empathy to local Chinese school children and her realization that empathy is not taught, but inspired. In her talk, she will examine how children’s books can be used to gently deliver the spark of empathy that will one day grow into a wildfire.

Anneliese Gegenheimer

Graduated student at Johns Hopkins
Anneliese is currently a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Hopkins-Nanjing Center studying international relations and focused on energy, resources, and the environment. She is a former consultant for IBM and the founder of the Chicago Student Invention Convention, a nationally recognized program in the US that empowers elementary and middle school students to solve problems through invention. She has also started invention and girls education programs in Tanzania and India. In her talk, Anneliese will share the power of youth invention and how we all play a role in fostering problem-solving and creativity to empower our future leaders and innovators.

Hu Yutong

Artist / Founder of the Rainbow Project
人人都是艺术家。AT彩虹计划是艺术对日常生活的介入与思考。艺术不只是艺术家的作品,每个人以充满生命力的态度独立思考,拥有自由自在的创造力与想象力,都是艺术家。自由,等于创作,等于人类,生活本身就是创作的表現,创作也是人类存在的唯一可感形式。 每个人都能发现自己与艺术接触的方法,AT彩虹计划就是在提供这样的平台。

James Gu

Sustainable farmer
Sustainable agriculture is the base for survival of a sustainable society. Current agriculture practices are polluting our air, water and soil, which makes it unsustainable. Permaculture recycles local resources and uses nature elements to grow healthy produces. It doesn’t need chemical factories that create dirty and poisonous smoke and water. We have practiced permaculture at Time Farm for more than 5 years. Our experience has proved permaculture is feasible and can grow enough foods to feed our community. I will share the ideas behind permaculture and how we did in these years.

Joe Barder

IT Director at Nanjing International School
A Third Culture Kid and product of international schools, Joe is the IT Director at Nanjing International School managing the IT infrastructure as well as working with students and teachers on the educational application of technology. He has run workshops at international school conferences on everything from using Hip Hop to make meaningful connections in the classroom to leveraging social media to build networks of interest for parents and students. When he is not working with technology in school he enjoys skateboarding, playing basketball and surfing (waves, not the internet).

Kasson Bratton

Head of Middle School at Nanjing International School
Kasson is a husband, father, and enthusiastic educational leader. He also is a lifelong Hip-Hop lover and connoisseur of the finest this genre has to offer. In previous talks, he has discussed the notion of Hip-Hop as a way of being and leadership lessons gleaned from Rap music. At TEDxYouth@NIS, Kasson will examine the genius of hip-hop wordplay, as well as the importance of not just hearing, but really tuning in to the music we listen to everyday.

Shareena Mundodi

Consultant and Capacity Builder at The Concept Lab - Shanghai
After moving to Shanghai, Shareena has founded Sugar Mama, a custom cake business, and is a consultant and capacity builder for TCL – The Concept Lab. TCL is an entrepreneurial platform to help people to develop their ideas into businesses.

Organizing team


Nanjing, China


Nanjing, China
  • Sonya terBorg
    Team member