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Theme: Charitable Impact

This event occurred on
August 1, 2012
12:00am - 12:00am HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong

‘Ideas Worth Spreading' conjures up real stories of regular people that have striven to create something that is remarkable. People that have achieved this by helping others and actually create a triple benefit
• the people they assist through their efforts
• the representative community these people are part of as the benefit builds better community spirit
• and the person themselves that utilize their own strengths for betterment of others, gains in personal satisfaction.

TEDxWanChai therefore seeks to illustrate several remarkable, albeit regular people that have helped others and made the world a better place.

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Shouson Theatre
2 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, 00000
Hong Kong
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Scott Neeson

An inspirational and informative story of an ex-President of 20th Century Fox International, that took a mini-sabbatical through Asia, when a two-day stop-over in Phnom Penh became a four week mission that started him on the path to establishing the Cambodian Children's Fund.

Carrie Tang

This delightful and contemporary review of a youthful Hong Kong Citizen that seeks her own purpose and reason in life. This wonderful account living in Hong Kong presents us with many questions about ourselves – what is it all about? In her own words “ I realize that dreammakers can be everyone, and it is amazing that even kids can be dreammakers if we find the way to ignite their hope and passion.

Hongthong Sirivath

A fascinating and educational journey of a Laotian who won scholarship to study agriculture in Thailand and was instrumental in developing the first Lao language "Village Rights" guidebook on land and natural resources.

Bertha Lo

A challenging and passionate account of an ocean conversationalist and her reconciliation with herself and the struggles she faces. In doing so, Bertha sheds light on the problems sharks are facing and what the general public think about sharks

Hin Lee

Lee Hin, an outstanding pianist, is an ADA Angel of the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. He started learning piano when he was 11 and attained ATCL Performance's Certificate in the Trinity College London.

Rob Lilwall

A grueling and sometime comical trip undertaken for personal development and to assist the charity, viva. Rob completed an intrepid journey “Cycling Home from Siberia” in 2004 and since then has looked for bigger challenges.

Robin Hwang

A topical and enlightening story of a family's quest to mitigate hunger and fight poverty while reducing food wastage in Hong Kong. Founded in 2001 and registered in 2010, Foodlink collects safe-to-eat surplus food from participating hotels and F&B outlets and delivers the food to those in need, thereby generating a sustainable food-recycling system.

Richard Brubaker

A practical and inspiring story of a young Adjunct Sustainability Professor, consultant and social entrepreneur. His Talk outlines the simple principle that before change can happen, and impact felt, someone must take a step forward, extend a hand, take the chance. For Rich Brubaker, taking his first steps past shouldn't, couldn’t and wouldn't seemed natural. They were the "opportunity" to have an impact when others wouldn't. And over time, whether it is a manager, mentor, or adviser to others, it is often about taking the first step. From awareness to action. From engagement to impact. A step forward...a single step forward.

Organizing team


Hong Kong Sar, Hong Kong
  • Ali Bullock
  • Trisha Foley
    Program Director
  • Devi Novianti
    Sponsor Manager
  • Susan Madon
    Stage Manager
  • Nellie Lee
    F&B Director
  • Jocelyn Luko
    Master of Ceremonies