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This event occurred on
March 11, 2023
Shenzhen, Guangdong

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Shekou International School
Net Valley
Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518067
Event type:
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Arthur Niu

Arthur Niu was born in ShenYang, China. Have lived in Hong Kong and ShenZhen, he speaks both English and Chinese fluently. He enjoys watching talks and reading during his free time. He studied in SheKou international school in ShenZhen and he would like to take more actions and further improvements for the TEDx talk.

Athena Wang

Athena Wang is a Singaporean student studying at Shekou International School. She is an aspiring lawyer who has always been fascinated by the power of the law, with self-guided research occupying a fair amount of her spare time. As an ardent pursuer of knowledge, ever eager to deepen her understanding of the world, Athena also loves delving into social issues. At school, she leads activities such as Model United Nations ( and Debate Club among several others, with the goal of cultivating global change. In the future, Athena hopes to tackle the growing injustice of the justice system — the very issue that is explored in her TED Talk, “Redefining ‘Fair’”.

Bonnie Yuan

Bonnie Yuan was born in Hong Kong. She lives in ShenZhen, China, and speaks both English and Chinese fluently. Bonnie enjoys reading. Inspired by how much change we can bring to the Earth now, she wants to inspire other people by giving a TEDx speech.

Daniel Chi

Daniel Chi is born in Guangdong, China. Having visited multiple ancient Tibetan Buddhism temples starting from an early age of 7, he is deeply influenced by the way Buddhism links with life; especially the theories Buddhism promotes. Motivated by his interest in Buddhism, he aims to highlight the significance of the Tibetan land and explain the correlations of Buddhism with quanta physics based theories and how it influenced his perception of the world. He hopes to continue his investigation, by taking action at his school in Shenzhen, China.

Eleanor Doige

Eleanor is a student at Shekou International School in Shenzhen, China.

Emily Chen

Emily is a grade 5 student at Shekou International School in Shenzhen, China.

Emma Tan

Emma Tan can’t believe she’s already a junior at Shekou International School, Shenzhen, where she’s a full-time nerd who loves to read and write. She found the COVID-19 pandemic to be something straight out of an apocalypse novel, and has been obsessed with it since it started. Having surprisingly lived through lockdowns in both China and her native Singapore, her TEDx talk is both a speculative look at what education will morph into post-COVID, and a cautionary tale about the how educational inequalities we’ve overlooked in our haste to leave the pandemic behind, will come back to haunt us. On a brighter note, she offers something post-apocalyptic societies don’t get: solutions, and a look at the future the pandemic has given us the creativity to face.

Fulin Ming

Fulin Ming was born in Shenzhen, China and grew up witnessing the city's significant economic development and urbanization as a major manufacturing center. As an observant and passionate sociology student, she investigates social issues, including labor treatments in China. She hopes to continue her passion for sociology by taking action in the local community while also raising awareness to the world through TEDx.

Joseph Kim

Joseph is a grade 5 student at Shekou International School.

Landon Li

Landon Li was born in Akron, Ohio and lived in California for nine years. He is American-born Chinese and speaks English and Chinese. He likes to play games and sports such as volleyball and soccer. He has fun hanging out with friends, but is worried about the future. In his talk, he and Lukas Sanders informs people about how they can control their future.

Lily Su

Lily is a grade 5 student at Shekou International School in Shenzhen, China.

Lukas Sanders

Lukas Sanders is Dutch and Chinese and was born in Shanghai, China. He has lived in China his whole life, staying in many different city’s including Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenzhen. He has been exploring many hobbies throughout the past years and is exploring what he really likes to have an idea about what he wants to do in the future. He also builds on what he, likes for example he found technology really interesting. Therefore, he branched out on those topics and tried 3D modeling, 3D design and also graphic design. You will be guided on how to craft your future in his talk, with two very different approaches.

Natalia del Rio

Natalia del Rio war born in Florida, USA, 2010. Because her parents are Latin, she can speak both Spanish and English. When she turned eight, she moved to Singapore and was introduced to the IB curriculum, where she started learning Chinese. Five years later, she moved to Shenzhen, China, her current residence. One of her main beliefs is that everyone should be equal and someone’s culture, religion or gender shouldn’t determine their social standing. As a child, Natalia mostly heard about gender discrimination and inequality, which is why she chose to first raise awareness about this issue, then hopefully continue to improve the issue of world inequality.

Nausheen I. Chen

Public Speaking Coach
Nausheen I. Chen is a French-Pakistani public speaking coach, a 2-time TEDx speaker and corporate trainer. She has 15+ years of training, speaking and coaching experience - from Fortune 50 giant Procter & Gamble to bootstrapping a communications strategy startup to $1 million in revenue. She has coached CEOs and C-level execs of high-growth companies for public speaking and media interviews on the BBC, Forbes, TEDx, Bloomberg, Business Insider, TechCrunch and more. Nausheen is currently empowering leaders to speak with high impact on stage, on camera and with their teams.

Romain Pzou

Romain Pzou was born in Hongkong. Having lived in China, he speaks both English and Chinese fluently. He enjoys reading and math, and exploring more about our planet. Inspired by a documentary by David Attenborough, he decides to inform and educate people about climate change in his talk, as well as giving solutions to solving the crisis. He hopes to continue to teach others about this problem, and have people take action for it.

Vanes Lin Ying Yan

Vanes Lin was born in Hong Kong. Because she practices English since a little girl, she speaks English, Cantonese and Chinese fluently. She enjoys spending afternoons snuggled with her dog and reading. She also enjoys watching television with her parents right after dinner. Inspired by the unequal experiences on sports when she was in primary, she wants to stand up for herself and others who have experienced gender inequality too. Vanes hopes she can spread the word with her teammates and make a change by taking action at her school in ShenZhen, China and in further talks.

Zachary Holz

Zachary Holz was born in America, but has lived and taught in 5 countries. He is an avid learner and traveler and has also been a writer, photographer, and musician. You can also find him in a classroom, where he continues his 16 year teaching career helping young people reach their potential and analyze English Literature. Zach has a passion for helping others through education and believes in the power of curiosity and obsession to change your life.

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