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Theme: Quintessential Creations

This event occurred on
April 20, 2019
2:00pm - 6:30pm +07
(UTC +7hrs)
Ho Chi Minh city, Ho Chi Minh

TEDxĐaKao would like to introduce you to our upcoming event called "Quintessential Creations". In the spirit of the new year, let's think about our oriental heritage, what has been through a long history to make Vietnam and Saigon today. Thereby, we treasure our uniqueness with the world.

Especially, our cities and country are developing faster than ever, have you ever thought about how creativity meets authenticity?

Let's have a TED-tastic experience with us and find out all of your answers!

Dreamplex Auditorium
195 Dien Bien Phu, ward 15, Binh Thanh District
Ho Chi Minh city, Ho Chi Minh, 70000
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Christine Lek

phibyphipham (fashion brand), co-founder
Redefine Fashion Standards Christine was born in Saigon and grew up in SingaporeHer passion for fashion began when she started making her own jewellery and accessories in high school. After having completed her Bachelor’s degree in politics, Christine decided to follow her dreams and pursue a Masters in Fashion Management in the UK where she graduated at the top of her class. Since graduation, Christine has worked for various fashion companies such as Gap, H&M and other retail projects like analyst, producer and finally last year, she partnered with a Vietnamese fashion designer Phi to co-found her brand PHI by PHI PHAM. Come to TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations and discover her unique, in-depth point of view about personalising beauty standards.

Khiem Nguyen

Heritage Conservation & Vietnamese Architecture, Consultant
”The Teacher of Heritage Conservation and Vietnamese Architecture" Architect Nguyen Khiem graduated from University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (UAH) in 2006 with the graduation thesis Fine Art Museum achieved excellent grades and was selected to participate in Loa Thanh contest for excellent graduation projects in the country. In the same year, architect Khiem and his fellow classmates won an international award for designing an earthquake-proof house competition in Taiwan organized by APEC and British Council. Over 10 years of experience participating in architectural design consultancy for British corporations with projects related to heritage conservation and new development projects in Vietnam and oversea. Currently, Architect Khiem is participating in the teaching and the architectural council member graded the graduated project at UAH from 2018. Event information: TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations (20.04.2019) Website: www.tedxdakao.com | Ticket: bit.ly/TEDxDakao_QC

Lea Truc

Coding Instructor
The True Coding Instructor Lea Truc earned the M.F.A. in Luxury & Fashion Marketing at Savannah College of Art and Design while curating several couture fashion exhibitions and educational programs in Atlanta, GA. She also taught Marketing at Fisher College in Boston, MA before moving back to Vietnam to take a role in Product Strategy for OndoLog at Saigon Hi-Tech Park. As coding becomes a core skill in the future, Lea’s mission is to make coding and tech more accessible for women and minorities in Vietnam through the hands-on coding program {Cat Can Code}. She hopes to empower more people with this additional skill set. Lea is currently leading multiple STEM sessions organized by the U.S. Consulate General - Ho Chi Minh City. At Google Developer Group DEVFEST VIETNAM 2018, Lea is the only female presenter / coding instructor alongside engineers and Google developer experts. Event information: TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations (20.04.2019) Ticket: bit.ly/TEDxDakao_QC

Nhat Ly Nguyen

Lune Production | PhuSa Lab| SEAphony, Sound Director/ Music Producer/ Art Director
"Creativity and Vietnam’s Cultural Identity"- Nguyễn Nhất Lý A Musician? An Artist? Sound Director? Music Producer? Art Director? Nguyễn Nhất Lý begins his journey searching for cultural identity from his journey of creating My Village, Sunrise Wind, Samara, À Ố Show, Teh Dar, to Palao shows, and especially the SEA Sound Project - constructing the Southeast Asian Ethnic Orchestra Seaphony. Together with other creative partners, he looked into cultural material and steer creative directions for theatrical productions that have toured 16 countries, 4 continents. At TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations, Nguyễn Nhất Lý will share his point of view about the importance of embracing differences and diversity to leverage national potential through arts and Vietnam’s cultural identity. Event information: TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations (20.04.2019) Ticket: bit.ly/TEDxDakao_QC

Tam Le

Founder & Head Chef
The New Vietnamese Chef Tam Le is the founder and Head Chef of Saigonita, a closed-door restaurant serving Vietnamese-Mexican dishes and Head Chef of Đialect, a soon-to-be-open restaurant in Saigon serving modern Vietnamese cuisine. Prior to this, she served as the Business and Strategy Director of an international branding agency and has spent her entire career, up until now, working in the branding and advertising world. Tam has worked in 5 countries, across 3 continents, with each new experience informing her keen cultural empathy and truly global creative perspective. "Creativity: Lessons from the Kitchen and the Studio" is what she will be sharing at TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations, grab your ticket now and join us! Event information: TEDxĐaKao: Quintessential Creations (20.04.2019) Ticket: bit.ly/TEDxDakao_QC

Organizing team

Ngoc Anh

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Huy Tran
  • Khánh Nguyễnn
  • Linh Pham
  • Linhh Trann
  • Mỹ Linh
  • Tienn Nguyen