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Theme: Return

This event occurred on
June 21, 2023
Shenzhen, Guangdong

Welcome to our second annual TEDxYouth@BISZ event!

For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the mission of TED is to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” Last year, we celebrated our differences and our shared identity by choosing the theme of “growing up internationally in China.” This year, after much reflection regarding the years we have lived under the covid pandemic and its haunting effects still present on our lives, we have decided to focus on the theme of “return.”

As a noun, “return” can mean “the act of coming back to a place or condition.”
As a transitive verb, “return” can mean “to put back to a former or proper place.”
As an intransitive verb, “return” can mean “to go back or come back again.”

As China, and the world, attempt a return to normal, it has left each of us to contemplate what that normal looks like, all we’ve experienced over the past three years, and whether or not that return to the so-called normal is something we even want anymore. There are more turns to take, more turns to make, more to return to, more returning turns.

This morning, we are here to share our returns. Our returns are all unique but we are returning together, witnessing the way this world has changed, and growing into the people we wish we would become.

So thank you for returning to our TEDx event.

BISZ gym
Yanshan Road, Wanlian C Building, BISZ campus
Second Floor
Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518000
Event type:
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Anna Zhao

A rising senior at BISZ, Anna is interested in linguistics and cultural studies. She enjoys playing musical instruments, snowboarding, and boxing.

Gavin Liu

A rising junior in BISZ, Gavin is a passionate golf and basketball player who is also interested in learning history and the humanities.

Philip Yang

A rising tenth-grader, Philip has interests in swimming, playing basketball, playing oboe, etc. With the upcoming global “renaissance” trend, Philip is also exploring new aspects of life such as ping-pong and volleyball.

Wendy Wang

A rising senior at BISZ, Wendy enjoys paper books, serif typefaces, and Lana Del Rey's music.

Organizing team

Keyi (Wendy)

Shenzhen, China