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Theme: Overcoming Barriers

This event occurred on
May 4, 2018
Beijing, Beijing

How to overcome barriers to be successful in life. Speakers will explain their experiences about this topic and will explain how to overcome such things to be successful in life.

Canadian International School of Beijing
No. 38 Liangmaqiao Road
Beijing, Beijing, 100125
Event type:
Youth (What is this?)
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Carolina Liu

IB MYP Student
Carolina is 14-years-old, in 9th grade, and has been here for 11 years. That’s all the basic (boring) information that you probably don’t need to know about. She’s a committed StageCats member, a passionate dancer and an enthusiastic drummer.

Dr. Sajid Khursheed

IB Design Technology Teacher at Canadian International School of Beijing
Dr. Sajid Khursheed is an IB Design Technology teacher at the Canadian International School of Beijing. He received his Ph.D. degree from BUCT-China and holds three master degrees. He has worked in education for more then 22 years. He has participated in many different talks at radio and CCTV-News channel programs. He likes cooking and traveling.

Hannan How

IB DP Student
My name is Hannan How, Iʼm in Grade 11 at CISB. Iʼve recently been to couple of public forum debate, Model United Nations, and other form of competition that requires speaking. The reason that I have myself involve in these activities is to help me develop my own skills that are required in the future.

Jasmine Xie

CEO Nova Universal
Jasmine Xie started her first business at the age of 19 and is currently the founder and CEO of Nova Universal, a creative talent and production agency based in Beijing and London.

Jerry He

IB MYP Student
I’m Jerry He, studying in the Canadian International School of Beijing. I take great joy in studying and the upcoming TEDx event at CISB provides a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills such as public speaking. Under the topic of "Overcoming Barriers", I will be presenting information on a barrier which we all face: Confidence.

Jerry Tse

CEO Sunshine dance Studio
Engineering Masters Graduate turned Street Dancer Jerry Tse danced internationally before founding Sunshine Studios in 2006. He has since expanded globally and now develops arts towns across China. Sunshine’s dance students’ credits: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, and more.

Louis Lin

IB DP Student
My name is Louis, currently a grade 12 student in the CISB. I began my journey at CISB in Grade 5, since then, this school shaped me as a person. I actively participated in many extra-curriculum and served with many titles: Student Council President, MCF Vice-President, Harvard Model United Nation, Speech and Debate, Debate Society, Drama productions and Global Issues Network, etc. It's my honour to be here on stage to share with all of you my story.

Michelle Gropp

CEO of Lead with Words
Michelle Gropp is a Canadian entrepreneur whose company, Lead with Words, leads presentation training for international organizations. She was a facilitator for the Global Leadership Summit in Beijing, speaks 4 languages, and has visited 40 nations.

Nicole Toe

IB Student
Hey y'all! I'm Nicole and currently am a grade 10 student. I spend most of my days listening to the Hamilton soundtrack while researching the hot seasonal debate resolution. I was born in Chicago, and am insanely proud of both my Chinese heritage and the blend of Asian + Western upbringing. I am beyond honoured to speak at today’s TEDxYouth event, and hope that you enjoy it, as I know I most certainly would!

Tiko Tiko

TIKO: FROM Georgia, LIVES in China. EXPERIENCES – US embassy, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, communication and trade show companies. PREFERS – creative working style. BELIEVES – in free from stereotypes mind. PROJECTS – in Asia, Europe and Africa. MOTTO - “Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion”. WEAPON – IMAGINATION.

Zoe Chen

IB Student
Zoe from grade 11 at CISB. I am an American-born Chinese, I have grown accustomed to moving between two geographical locations, two cultural settings and two education systems throughout my life. I have dedicated most of my time towards activities such as art, debate, music and the sciences. It been a great honor attending this year's TEDxYouth@CISB -- a great example of a platform where different perspectives and ideas are discussed.

Organizing team

Dr. Sajid

Beijing, China