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Theme: The useful useless

This event occurred on
December 17, 2017
2:30pm - 5:00pm CST
(UTC +8hrs)
Chengdu, Sichuan

TEDxUESTC2017: The Useful Useless brings to the stage the pioneers in engineering, science, language, arts and culture for thought-provoking talks. We focus on the trivial things in several respects which have profound impacts. From Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis to science fiction; from how language differs our behavior pattern to the gender differences in information industry... TEDxUESTC speakers will share their unique ideas, stay tuned with us!

Baixue Tang,UESTC Library
2006,Xiyuan Avenue
Chengdu, Sichuan, 611731
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Feng Yang

Ms. Yang Feng was the Deputy Chief Editor of the renowned Science Fiction World magazine before she founded Chengdu Eight Light Minutes Culture Communications Co., LTD and became its CEO. For over a decade, she’s devoted her talent and enthusiasm to the promotion of science fiction in China. As the Deputy Secretary-General of World Chinese Science Fiction Association, she has garnered several Best Editor Awards both from the Galaxy Award and from Xingyun Award for Global Chinese Science Fiction.

Jinao He

He was a graduate of UESTC, from undergraduate to doctor, majoring in CCSE. During his degree study, he actively engaged in various teaching activities. After graduation, he employed himself in international education in secondary schools. He is currently a bilingual teacher in mathematics at Shu De Secondary School International campus, an AP Calculus AB & BC certified teacher and an IB Math HL & SL certified teacher.

Phil Crimmins

He is the co-founder of Mandarin Blueprint. He graduated from Sichuan University with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language,and he was also awarded an “Outstanding Thesis Award” for his dissertationtitled “Chinese Acquisition Methods from the Perspective of a Mandarin Learner”.For Mandarin Blueprint, he helped write a new order for learning Chinesecharacters that utilizes the same 3D spatial imaging techniques used by thememory champions.

Xushanshan Li

She is the co-founder of the platform of Female Explorer, the founder and the CEO of the 3E Workshop, and also the co-curator of TEDxChengdu Women2017. She has started her own business to help females fulfill their dreams with the spirit of optimism, courage and independence.

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Chengdu, China
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