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Theme: Boundary

This event occurred on
April 14, 2024
Sheffield, Sheffield
United Kingdom

The reason we chose “boundary” is because seeing the theme of the 2023 conference, "Possibility," gave us some inspiration. They stated that at TED 2023 they want to explore a strange and beautiful space called possibly adjacent to the world that is not eaten up by zero-sum battles.TEDxUniversityofSheffield chose this theme because it encompasses various aspects of our world, including personal life, science, and globalization.
Boundaries can exist geographically as borders between countries or cities, or they can be cultural, linguistic, and traditional divides. These boundaries not only shape our sense of identity but also influence our communication with and understanding of others. However, with the advancement of globalization, the concept of boundaries has become increasingly blurred, and the world is no longer a zero-sum game. People need to rethink how to find balance in this diverse and interconnected world.
As a British international student, I have a close connection with the theme of "Boundaries." Firstly, I have personally experienced the challenges and opportunities of crossing geographical, linguistic, and cultural boundaries. This may include adapting to new lifestyles, habits, and social norms, as well as understanding and integrating into different cultural backgrounds. Such experiences have given me some understanding of the concept of boundaries. However, I also feel that my understanding of boundaries remains somewhat limited, so I aspire to connect with speakers from different fields to collectively explore the "boundaries" in their worlds and present a refreshing TEDx experience to the audience.

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Amartya Deb

Senior Planning Officer Gloucestershire County Council. Based in the UK.
Amartya Deb is the author of the book "Wild Spaces in Urban Development: Grassroots Imaginaries in a Globalizing World".

Kevin Zhiwei Hu

Student at UniversityofSheffield
In his 20s, he has lived in four countries on average, and has been separated from his family in four places. Now he is currently a student in University of Sheffield, as both an Academic Representative of Economics Department and Undergraduate Student Ambassador.

Toni Liu

Career and Executive Coach
As a qualified Career and Executive Coach certified by the Association of Career and Executive Coaches and 10+ years of coaching talent at leading international business schools such as Imperial College Business School, London Business School, Bayes Business School and Henley Business School, Toni brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping clients navigate a career change, align cultural fit and develop their employability skills. Prior to her coaching career, Toni had a solid business background in the Global 500. She has developed programs and strategies for multinational companies such as SHL Consulting (now CEB), Fuji Xerox New Zealand, Retail Food Group Australia and the Open University. Toni has a degree in Business Law and Operations Management from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a fully psychometrically trained SHL user.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom


Beijing, China
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