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Theme: Beyond Today

This event occurred on
September 1, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

We live in the world focused on the now, but what if we can see beyond today?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. To live it to the fullest, you have to forgo your past and live beyond the present.

TEDxMCKl hopes to provide a clearer vision to pull people out of shortsightedness and into the future with a sense of purpose and hopefulness. A list of credible and influential speakers will engage with the audience in an interactive discussion, exposing them to topics ranging over health, technology and volunteerism. We believe that TEDxMCKL can help empower the youth of today with the tools to forge a path to a brighter world, beyond today.

Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 50470
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Afiq Abdul Hamid

- Scientist, Explorer, Wanderer. Programmer/Software Engineer by day, Science Communicator by night. - 26-year-old millennial reject with dreams of escaping Earth one day and wondering if anyone out there would care to join. - 2-time Malaysia National Famelab finalist, 2nd Runner up in 2017. - Started a Podcast - 60 years of the space age. - Have an epic Science YouTube channel/Science Epic Studios(SonofTerra92).

Cheng Yi Tan

- Chartered Educational Psychologist, licensed by the Health and Care Professional Council, UK. - Head Psychologist at Oasis Place, a place where people with developmental and learning differences come to relate, to restore and to refresh. - Passionate in working with children and young people on a range of developmental, learning and behavioral issues that trouble them, and the community around them. - Believes in the value of a diverse society, where individuals who are different from others, can be successfully included in the community through a change in mindset.

Daniel Lee

- Paralympic Athlete. - Started his wheelchair marathon journey by joining his first 10km run on his wheelchair in 2012. - Represented Malaysia in the Asian Youth Paralympic Games in 2013, playing sitting volleyball. - Currently training to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games in the sport of wheelchair racing. - Completed a 100km ultra marathon called Xtramile Run to raise over RM168,000 for the Dignity For Children Foundation.

David Sebastian Harding

- Local Musician. - Worked in a corporate pharmaceutical industry before he decided to pursue music fully and now has been doing it full time for almost 2 years. - Shared the stage with Yuna, Zainal Abidin, Salam Musik amongst others. - His band Kaya’s single “So Right” is currently no.1 on Malaysia English Top 10 chart.

Dixon Thum

- Bachelor Degree of Multimedia (Hons) from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). - ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Coach group workout trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Functional Training Specialist. - An avid fitness enthusiast that turned interest to profession. - Currently a full time social media marketing strategist-cum-entrepreneur, running his own Fitness & Nutrition Support Program. - Has been actively giving talks in different corporate companies such as Daihatsu, ICFO and etc.

Douglas Lim

- Douglas Lim is synonymous with comedy in Malaysia. He has earned the moniker of King of Malaysian Comedy by bringing laughter to people from all walks of life. - Nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy in the Asian Television Awards. - Starred and featured in local movies and TV Shows such as Hati Malaya, Los & Faun, Soulmate: Hingga Jannah, Homecoming, In The Groove, Komediri and Lawak Ke Der. - Started and headlined Malaysia’s most successful Stand-up Comedy Tour Group – the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians. - From 2009 till 2018, this group has played to sold-out shows in KL, Penang, Johor, East Malaysia and Singapore and is one of the most anticipated annual comedy shows in Malaysia.

Hazami Habib

- Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a “Think Tank” body focusing on science, technology & innovation policies and strategy projects. - Chairman of Science, Technology and Innovation Committee in APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (2017-2018). - Leads the Management of the Academy that comprises of around 500 STI experts in Malaysia. - Involved in several national and international level studies and programmes such as the National Astronaut Programme, National Science Challenge, ASEAN and so on.

Jiunn Wen Tan

- Teaching assistant at Asia School of Business which is in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management to build premier business schools in Asia. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate. - Was a fellow Teach For Malaysia, teaching in a local high need secondary school for two years. - With strong passion in STEM, led teams of students in his school to be the State Champion in a maker competition, 'Young Innovate', in 2016 and 'Young Innovator Challenge' in 2017. - Founded a STEM initiative with three other colleagues to coach students from high need schools in Arduino Programming and Design Thinking.

Weng Yee Cheah

- An environmentalist. - One of the Bayer Young Environmental Envoys of Year 2013. - Has a strong interest in waste management and has since spread her knowledge and experience to more than 80 schools nationwide through education and awareness programs. - Volunteered in a number of local environmental initiatives. - Aims to change our fellow Malaysians’ perception and attitude towards managing their waste and also to encourage the culture of recycling.

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Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia