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Theme: You Vs You

This event occurred on
June 29, 2019
12:30pm - 7:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
Singapore, South West

The TEDxYouth@SingaporePolytechnic, or TEDxYouth@SP in short, is founded by a group of SP students with the goal of providing fellow SP students with more ideas and inspirations to empower them to achieve more with their polytechnic diplomas. Hence the theme "You vs You".

Founded in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic is the first Polytechnic in Singapore. TEDxYouth@SP is a platform for many speakers around us to share their inspiring stories and promote their empowering causes among a broad and diverse audience. In essence, the inaugural TEDxYouth@SP is an exchange of ideas on how to effect positive changes and push our society forward.

Life is a collection of the decisions we have made, and every decision is a "You vs You" moment: the impulsive you vs the reflective you, the apathetic you vs the caring you, the laid-back you vs the aspiring you, the you that feels like giving up vs you that persisted.
The decisions we make hold the highest responsibility for how we are shaped as an individual, and that it has always been and will always be You vs You.

SingaporePolytechnic Auditorium
500 Dover Road
Singapore, South West, 139651
Event type:
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Dalton Ng Prescott

App Developer, Student
Dalton Ng is the youngest Singaporean application developer and founded Master, a platform that combines cognitive psychology and machine learning to help students replace the current conventional methods of learning. In 2018, a 16 year-old Dalton is a CEO and co-founder of Master and won Apple WWDC scholarship. Dalton and his team hopes Master to be a global Go-To App to help students globally.

Eugene Seah

Life Coach
“Eugene Seah is an ex-corporate zombie who spent nearly 15 years doing jobs he didn’t like just to pay the bills. For the past 5 years, he changed his career to pursue his passion and mission, now lives each day bursting with energy and life. He’s been invited to speak and coach in many countries and industries, and his inspirational story has been featured across several media including TV, radio and newspapers.”

Jackson Kwa

Jackson Kwa founded TechSociety in 2013 to impart next-generation tech survival, new age computing and tech entrepreneurial skills to young people to inspire them to be tech creators. In 2016, TechSociety also received support from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and Jackson was awarded the national champion of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Singapore, where he represented Singapore at the regional finals in Hong Kong, and global finals in Thailand.

Jeremy Tong

Mountain Climber, Entreperenuer
Jeremy Tong graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure learning and Nanyang Technological University, with a degree in Sports Science and Management. In 2017, he attempted Mount Everest but stopped short just 150m from the summit. This year, he passed the south summit at 8700m and finally completed his dream of summiting Mount Everest. On his summit push, Jeremy battled 35km/hrs winds and -40 degree celcius, reminding him that every second spent waiting and making a wrong move could mean the difference between life and death. Jeremy also dedicates his climbs to raising funds for beneficiaries which are close to his heart. He has raised over $25,000 for Children's Cancer Foundation and Singapore Cancer Society.

Joshua Simon

Radio Presenter, Director, Singer, Song-Writer
Joshua Simon is a radio presenter at Singapore’s Kiss92FM. Known for his deeply insightful interviews, his conversations with Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry and Britney Spears have garnered millions of views on YouTube and Facebook. Joshua is also an independent pop artist. He recorded an official cover commissioned by 20th Century Fox of the Oscar-nominated song ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman, recorded at Abbey Road Studios and filmed alongside Hugh Jackman and Keala Settle. He recently represented Southeast Asia in a similar marketing effort for Bohemian Rhapsody, a medley of Queen’s greatest hits recorded at London’s Metropolis Studios. Joshua Simon’s debut album ‘Filthy’ was released on Spotify and Apple Music on June 12.

Rhoda Fu

Rhoda is an adjunct lecturer with the School of Like Skills and Communication at Singapore Polytechnic. Dynamic and a lifelong learner, she has the experience of teaching local and international students at various levels from Secondary to IELTS and Communication Skills. Her calling is to ignite passion and help students discover their purpose in life. Currently, she is also a freelance English and Literature teacher at Between the Lines and Stars Incorporation.

Shazuan Shiraj

One deemed a youth-at-risk, Shazuan Shiraj now has one mission: to empower people. Be it through his course of study in Social Work or his artistry in music, he aims to uplift people through spreading positive energy. A full-time Social Work student, Shazuan has many experiences in leading at community events which enables him to fulfill that mission. He also makes music under the moniker ABANGSAPAU, where he aims to share his truths and experiences through sounds that resonate with people. Shazuan has been awarded with many accolades, including the Lee Kuan Yew Model Student Award and Lee Kwan Yew Gold Medal. Through the pursuit of his mission, Shazuan aims to inspire others through his journey and play his part in fighting for a better world.

Simon Leow

Founder of Happiness Initiative
Co-Founder of Happiness Initiative Simon is very fascinated by the science of wellbeing and is very passionate about helping people discover the choices they can make to be happier. He holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Simon lives in Singapore and travels frequently for consultancy work and for inspiration.

Su Min Li

Su Min, a 20-year-old student in Temasek Polytechnic studying digital film and television course, produced a film titled Sleep Well, Mother in 2017 which was inspired through living with her brother, who has Down syndrome. The 20-minute film highlights a mother suffering cancer who nurtures her son before she dies, and the struggles faced by her family raising a Down syndrome child, which further sheds light on Down syndrome. ‘Sleep Well, Mother’ became one of the three final-year projects commissioned by the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) and was exclusively screened over a year at SDC’s iWERKS Theatre. The film was awarded the Best of Film and Photography and Best of Show awards.

Victoria Cheng

Tech Blogger, Boxer
Victoria Cheng is a food writer, presenter and part-time boxing instructor and nutrition advisor. An award-winning entrepreneur and journalist who launched a tech startup, opened several restaurants, and founded her blog Gastronommy. Victoria combined her passion for food and writing and has contributed to several food publications as an editor for dining guides, judge on culinary panels and awards, and Presenter for food-related television. She was ranked as one of the Top 100 Tech Bloggers who influenced Hong Kong.

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