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Theme: Dare To Dream

This event occurred on
November 20, 2010
6:00pm - 12:00am HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Tai Po
Hong Kong

With the spirit of TED to share ideas or personal stories that inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas, and empower young leaders, TEDx Youth Day Hong Kong targets 400+ English / Cantonese speaking youth age 15 – 25; spaning local and interantnal secondary schools as well as major universities in Hong Kong.

The event will bring together a dirverse and eclectic line up of speakers aged 12 to 70, whom are discerningly selected because of their youth related vocation and their contribution to their communities. There will also be performances from Bboy dance, skate boarding, laughter yoga to local and international perfromancers to bring our audience an entertaining and fun experience.

Lee Hung Kwei Elementary School
Wan Tau Tong Estate
Tai Po
Hong Kong
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Eric is the managing director of Appareo, a company founded by three students from the City University of Hong Kong. The company offers innovative biological in Asia for the health quality of food products. These solutions make testing more efficient, economical and accurate, to enhance the safety of consumer products, and to protect the environment.


Wayne is the founder of Givers HK, a charitable organization recognized by associations such as the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It encourages youth to have positive mindsets and choose meaningful lives by providing them opportunities to organize and participate in projects and events. The organization is run on business model, with an experienced managing team to provide resources and skill sets for youth to learn from.


Erwin Huang, is the is the Deputy Chairman of TSL Jewelry Hong Kong Limited. He experienced working as a garbage collector earning 50HKD a day in Tze Wan Shan for six days in the programme 窮富翁大作戰 in 2009. During these 5 days he was only in possession of an iPhone, which recorded his experiences. Erwin has since then done many talks on his experiences in schools.


Tim Bowman is a multi award winning freelance photographer, who is always interested in taking on new projects. He fell in love with the idea of photography when he discovered quite early on he was not very good at drawing. Tim enjoys variety in his photographic diet covering everything from kickboxing to weddings and his photos have been printed in sporting and lifestyle magazines as well as corporate publications. His most recent humanitarian photography project, “From Cambodia, With Love” has just been published.


Justine is a consultant at Verdee Bamboo Living, a company that combines design, durability for its environmentally-friendly products. She is also a co-founder of Aloha Corporation, and an advisor for Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association.


Derek Kwik, a sports advocate in the HK financial sector, is the first Chinese person in the world to run across The Four Deserts. His motto is: "Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever". He represents the relationship between endurance and success.


Billy Potts founded Hong Kong Handsome Bag Co. with his friend, Joseph Ng in early 2010. Together, they make bags, furniture, and all manner of objects from environmentally-friendly, recycled materials. The company believes in cooperation between designers and craftspeople in supporting the local industry and works with the Hong Kong Women Workers Association, a local NGO in Kwun Tong, to make their products.


Jake Shimabukuro is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, performing for crowds up to 50, 000 and appeared on television shows like NBC’s The Today Show. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an instrument with unlimited potential to play jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock. Jake often visits schools to talk with and play music for the children of Hawaii. He is the key spokesman for the “Music is Good Medicine” organization, which uses community outreach programs to emphasize the importance of a healthy life and mind as well as promoting music and the arts.


Freddy Law is the founder and director of Inter Cultural Education – an enterprise that aims to empowering global learners in a diverse environment through integrating personal development workshops for local youth. Freddy is also a founding director of Social Investors Club, a company that provides capital and other value-added support to social enterprises driven by the mission of creating positive social impact in Hong Kong through self-sustainable, market-oriented operation models.


Gloria Tang Zhi-Kei, commonly known as G.E.M., which stands for Get Everybody Moving, whose 2008 debut won her 10 major awards. She became a professional singer at the age of 16. G.E.M. graduated from True Light Girl’s College in Yau Ma Tei. She has appeared on screen in shows such as TVB’s “耳分高下”(Boom Boom Ba). G.E.M. became the first minor to win the female newcomer singer Gold award from CRHK Ultimate 903 (903專業推介). In May in 2009, G.E.M. recorded her first studio album, 18, and has return back to Hong Kong since. G.E.M. is also a youth ambassador for Project Kaisei.

Organizing team


Tai Po, Hong Kong
  • Jo Fok
    Organizer, Event Management & Sponsorship
  • Vivian Lau
    Organizer & Sponsorship
  • Nora Lim
    Event Management
  • Mary Talbott
    logistics & volunteer
  • Athena Lam
    Program & Speaker
  • Alick Lau
    Logistics support
  • Margaret Chen