x = independently organized TED event

Theme: TEDxBJ80 HS

This event occurred on
December 19, 2023
Beijing, Beijing

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

No. 2, Baijiazhuang Road, Embassy District, Chaoyang District
Beijing, Beijing, 100120
Event type:
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Coco (Huiying) Lu

Coco is a senior at BJ80 who is engaged in the interdisciplinary study of arts, humanities, and politics. Apart from academics, she spends most of her extracurricular time between her funk/jazz band, dance team, and teaching.

James (Zimo) Zhang

James is a senior student studying at BJ80. He enjoys a wide range of music and sports like basketball and soccer. He is very vocal and never hesitates to share ideas, which helps him build on his confidence and public speaking skills. He is excited to talk about being "Free to be sad" and hopes that his presentation with Marsha is both inspiring and fun.

Jennifer Holstein

Jennifer is a BJ80 International Department alumna. She has spent her life building communities and has dedicated her life to searching for the secret to creating joy and happiness for others. In this talk, Jennifer shares her secret recipe for choosing your life, living within possibility and positivity, and turning away from societal/familial expectations. Jennifer came from where you are and needs you to know that the possibilities for your life are endless.

Joanna Guo

Joanna is an 11th grader in the IB Diploma Programme and is naturally curious about the world around her. With a passion for observing and learning, Joanna has pursued various interests, from sports to art to literature. Now, she's taking on a new challenge - speaking at TEDx for the first time. She will surely captivate the audience with her intelligence, charisma, and talent for public speaking.

Laura (Rouchen) Liu

Laura is a current grade 12 student. She is always looking for new ideas, she enjoys art, reading, and debating. She never hesitates to speak up and actively participates in discussions. Usually, you’ll find her engaged in various activities ranging from choir events to charity fundraisers. She does a little bit of everything!

Marsha (Xinyu) Wang

Marsha is a current grade 12 student at BJ80. She has participated in debates for over five years, most recently as the president and/or judge. Marsha is also involved in speech competitions and charity programs. She is a creative artist and a critical thinker and always has "eureka" moments in daily life. Marsha is excited to be presenting her first TEDx speech alongside James this year.

Organizing team