x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Exploration

October 14, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Kyoto, Kyôto
This event is invite-only.

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).

Igakukan hall No.1
56-1 Tojiin Kitamachi, Kitaku
Kyoto, Kyôto, 603-8577
Event type:
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C.J. Marks

Teacher / Consultant / Professional Speaker
C.J. MARKS has been a professional educator for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego with degrees in Ethnic Studies and Sociology, he helped start the Preuss School...one of the top charter schools in the United States. Upon moving to Japan C.J. has taught at every level of the Japanese school system(K-12) and served as the Educational Coordinator of ECC for 5 years. C.J. was a founding member, promotor and coordinator for one of the most influential event planning and party entities in Kansai. In addition, he is an award winning speaker (Toastmasters) currently ranked #3 in the nation.

Kyohi Kang

Founder of Atmoph
Growing up in Japan and under the influence of Gundam and such, Kyohi Kang dreamed to become a robotic researcher one day. After graduating from the University of Southern California and jumping into the industry, he realized that the reality was a bit different from what he expected and returned to Japan working as a programmer. With the rapid development of VR and LED screen, he started his own company creating digital windows that showcase views from different countries. Aims to provide mental relaxation for people who live in a cramped place

Shinji Tani

University Professor
Aside from university professor, Shinji Tani is also a member of the Japanese Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and other associations.

Yin Woo Young

University Student
At the age of 21, Woo Young Jin has been to different countries and experienced respective cultures. However, growing up in Korea, she notices that the vast majority blindly follows the fashion trend instead of searching for what suits oneself the most. She believes this type of fashion choice also reflects on the expression of self-identity and wish to spread the notion of self- exploration and expression on self- identity as the result.

Organizing team


Kyoto, Japan