x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Exploration

October 27, 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
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Atticus Sims

Co- founder and CEO of Kyoto VR
Born and raised in the United States, Atticus Sims came to Japan initially as an English teacher. After his first experience with VR technology from one of his friends, see saw the possibility of the technology combined with the traditional art of Japan. He co-founded Kyoto VR in 2016, aiming to create a thriving VR art community in Kyoto.

Kyohi Kang

Founder of Atmosh
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 jump 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 have 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


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