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Theme: Openness to Experience

This event occurred on
May 13, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm CST
(UTC +8hrs)

Dear friend, the theme of our first TEDxDUT event is Openness to Experience, around which the thirteen outstanding speakers, each versed in their own crafts, will share their personal experiences and insights into how the openness of mind is formed during certain episodes in their lives, and/or how they view a particular issue faced with in daily life, and come up with ideas of possible changes one can make about it, which will have positive influence on the world around them. Also, extraordinarily lucky we are, to be able to host this grand event in the newest and reddest lecture hall in the whole campus, a great match to our mission of Collective Openness. Welcome to join us in this different journey!

Octagonal Building A301
No.2 Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, P. R. C.
Dalian, 116000
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Judith Jadron

A respected and loved American professor in DUT who has extraordinary life experiences. She initiated several courses taught in English during the 10 years of teaching in our university, such as Public Speaking, International Relationships, Argumentation in Communication, etc.

Lei Hong

A senior student majoring in sculpture. Always seeking for self-fulfillment, she is definitely one of the most active minds on campus. She will narrate and reflect on personal stories of how she came to realize what true freedom rests upon.

Mengxi Liu

A senior student interested in advanced education science. She will share her experiences of overcoming insomnia, and how she got to know better of herself during the process.

Yi Yang

Former Chairman of DUT Model United Nations, an honor student majoring in mechanics. He will share his ingenious explanations about science fictions and the enormous influence it may have on people in the real world.

Mengning Zhang

Majoring in architecture, she has very active thinking on how architects could help make people's daily life better during their work. And in her talk, she will introduce a new type of interactions within neighbourhood.

Haolian Xiao

As a maths major, he not only excels in academics, but also has been a senior team leader of a translation group for the Open Courses Project, which he will share experiences and reflections on.

Jialun Han

A senior student majoring in civil engineering who is about to finish the five-year course plan within four years. He will talk about how university students should make the best of their time and energy to achieve goals they have in mind.

Yalong Li

President for the Liberal Arts Student Council, majoring in public administration. Critical thinker as he is, sometimes he still finds it hard to keep his emotions or judgements from being affected by others, and so do the vast majority of us, which leads him to this topic about mass hysteria, and in what way we shall act to avoid being a victim of it.

Chenfeng Shi

Last summer, he went to Kenya for three months as an international volunteer, working as a fundraiser for local organizations and companies. There, it dawned on him that money from the international aid may not be the best way to solve the problem of poverty in Africa.

Jiawei Luo

Former Chairman of DUT Model United Nations, also delegate representing China for the World Model APEC. Proficient in both English and international affairs.

Dacheng Jin

A second-year student, enthusiastic about creating music that tells stories and provides the audience with brand new experiences with the piano.

Nazar Najam

A Pakistani PhD student in DUT, who traveled to many different countries for study, sharing his experience of English learning.

Houlin Wang

After two years of graduation, he comes back to this school trying to introduce a new concept of on-campus social life called the Shared Space, where students spend their extracurricular life and share ideas worth spreading.

Organizing team


Da Lian, China
  • Yi Yang
    Director of speakers' training session and in charge of the ticketing procedure
  • Mengxi Liu
    In charge of general affairs
  • Houlin Wang
    In charge of on-line promotion
  • Lei Hong
    In charge of stage design
  • Yuxi Leng
    Producer of promotional materials
  • Zhen Gong
    Producer of the demo video