x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
April 26, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
(UTC +8hrs)
Tianjin, Tianjin

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).

TTMILS Auditorium
No.71 Fourth Avenue
Tianjin, Tianjin, 300457
Event type:
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Edward Norton

Teacher Actor
My name is Edward Norton and I'm from Canada. I graduated from the University of Victoria. I was an actor but now teaching in China at Maple Leaf International School.

Jiangyuan Guo

My name is Arabella, I love painting and designing. I love acting and always take part in the art Festival at school. I have my Drama club at Maple Leaf and had organized a drama Festival in 2016.

John Hatfield

My name is Mr. Hatfield and I am from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in Canada. I went to St. Thomas University in New Brunswick to study English and History. This is my second year teaching in China at Maple Leaf International School. I love watching movies (horror movies are my favourite) and playing soccer in my free time. I am excited to be part of this Discovery themed TEDtalk!

Michael Sartor

Teache + Musician
Michael Sartor is a teacher from Etobicoke, Ontario. He comes from a family of teachers, athletes, travellers, and innovators. He received his Honors BA studying Humanities at York University and earned his teaching qualifications at Nipissing University. He is passionate about creativity, collaboration, and community building, interests that have driven him as an educator, an entertainer, and a musician. Through his lessons and school involvement, he hopes to inspire those around him to create and grow and find things to be passionate about. To find purpose and meaning.

Pengfei Ma

My name is Pengfei Ma. I'm now working at XDF as a teacher. I have been to many countries, travel is a part of my life. I love to make speeches and spreading ideas.

Phil Edwards

After many years of working in business in management and marketing, Philip Edwards is honoured to have received a teaching qualification to join Maple Leaf. He enjoys travelling with his wife and discovering new adventures around the world. He is dedicated to continuous learning.

Weidong Jin

Student + Musician
My name is Weidong Jin, a senior student at Maple Leaf International School. I love music and released an album on the internet. I'm the founder of BC Band in TTMIS and held two concerts in 2017.

Xintong Zhang

I like music, arts and reading books. I like learning different languages and culture, I think I am an open-minded and positive person. I can skate, swim and play tennis. I've been to Sri Lanka as an international volunteer, it was a great experience for me. I enjoy sharing my experiences and stories with others and learning new ideas, hope I can have a nice time with TED!

Organizing team

Zi an

Tianjin, China


Tianjin, China
  • Zhongye Ju