x = independently organized TED event


This event occurred on
February 16, 2019
1:00pm - 6:00pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
hong kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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).

Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
hong kong, Hong Kong, /
Hong Kong
Event type:
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Aanchal Wadhwani

Actress + Designer + Photographer

Desmond Cheung

Desmond is co-founder and General Manager of Plum in charge of business development and partnerships. He is also involved in day to day operations in Hong Kong. Before joining Plum, Desmond was an institutional sales manager at Allianz Global Investors responsible for sales, client relations and advisory business in the Hong Kong market. Before that, he was a senior consultant at Leatherteq, a sustainability technology start up where he focused on business development and sales. Before that, he spent 12 years as an equities analyst at Credit Suisse, The Royal Bank of Scotland and CIMB Securities covering utilities, consumer and media, and financials in various markets across Asia

Douglas Woodring

Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance
Ocean Recovery Alliance is focused on bringing innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean. In 2018 he received the Prince’s Award for Innovative Philanthropy by Prince Albert of Monaco, and has been recognized as a UN Climate Hero and a Google Earth Hero for his efforts. Ocean Recovery Alliance is one of the first NGOs to be working with both the United Nations Environment, and the World Bank. Doug has worked in Asia for over 25 years in a number of industries which have been at the forefront of technology within their sectors, mainly related to the environment and new media platforms. He also spent four years in the asset management industry and set up the framework for a Global Environmental Technology fund in 1998 with Merrill Lynch.

Felix Lam


Ivan Chung

Ivan Chung is an educator, and a spiritual, social justice, community development servant-leader and entrepreneur both in HK and in many international cities. Currently, he is the Residential Life/Education Manager at PolyU.

Rye Bautista

Artist and Theatre Actor

Tegan Smyth

Founder of Table of Two Cities

Organizing team


Hong Kong


Kowloon, Hong Kong