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This event occurred on
April 6, 2013
12:00am - 12:00am CST
(UTC +8hrs)

About this event

TEDxNanjingChange 2013 – April 6, 2013
Convened by Melinda French Gates.

Theme: Positive Disruption

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.

To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.

但破坏可以是积极的, 有时是至关重要的,甚至变革的催化剂。它可以挑战旧观念,激发谈话,激活当局和暴露的新的可能性。破坏对于全球的问题的挑战,提供了一个以独特的见解和新鲜的思路。要解决全球健康和可持续发展中最棘手的挑战,我们需要积极的破坏。这是真正有效的路径。

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates. TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDx(EventName)(Change), and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 3rd that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2013.

Event type:
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Organizing team


Nanjing, China
  • Linwei He
  • Hezhi Jiang
  • Xueni Hu
  • Shuai Zhou
  • Bo Zhang
  • Lei Zhou