x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Ideas Empowered

This event occurred on
July 14, 2013
12:45pm - 5:30pm HKT
(UTC +8hrs)
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong

About TEDxWanChai
In an ever increasingly complex world, the challenges facing civil society, the private sector and government have become ever more interconnected and necessitate the integrated efforts and engagement across all sectors in order to build viable solutions for the future. Now in its 3rd year, TEDxWanChai is an independent & locally organized event that inspires people to change their lives, their futures and ultimately their world. The event will feature an exceptional line-up of speakers who are focused on ambitious initiatives to engage a wide range of stakeholders around a critical agenda for change. This year’s event links these stories together around the theme of “Ideas Empowered”

Shouson Theatre
2 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, 00000
Hong Kong
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Martin Tangney

Recognized iChemE international award recipient for "Innovator of the Year" Professor Martin Tangney shares his process of developing biofuel from the by-products of one of Scotland's largest industries, the Malt Whisky industry.

Fermi Wong

A sometimes amusing and illustrative account of the founder of Hong Kong Unison and her campaigning for racial equality and harmony in Hong Kong. Fermi now focuses her efforts on education, both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realizing other rights, through advocating for structural improvements in education policies.

Lisa Christensen

Canadian born environmentalist and social entrepreneur, Lisa shares that along her passion driven journey to Save Our Seas, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. And while the oceans are our life support system, and we depend on them to survive, she challenges that we must first Save Our Selves.

Sean Lee-Davies

A sometimes comical and challenging road trip by this young adventurous photo-journalist that set out to deliver a biofuel converter unit to a charity supporting street children. This required him driving from Singapore to Thailand on biodiesel and reporting on the biofuel projects along the way.

Doris Leung

A moving and heartfelt journey of this woman’s quest to build a private enterprise offering point-to-point transportation services for wheelchair users.

Xian-Yi Wu

This proactive and remarkable story of an award winning for-profit product company that serves customers without access to reliable electricity by designing and distributing solar light and power products throughout the developing world.

Jonn Lu

A dynamic and whirlwind journey of a passionate shark conservationist and the founder of the Project X Team, the largest and most active not-for-profit extreme sports group in HK.

Rachel Chan

This quirky and positive business woman always finds herself uncomfortable with the status quo. She has a diverse range of experiences - a policy maker in the HKSAR government, a diplomat in Brussels and London, a marketer in the HK Trade Development Council, and a consultant to the Hong Kong Design Centre.

Michelle Kim

This poignant and transformational story about a piano prodigy that learns of emptiness amongst fame, which drives her to use her gift in music to empower street kids in Hong Kong.

Organizing team


Hong Kong Sar, Hong Kong
  • Vincent Ng
    Sponsor Director
  • Devi Novianti
    Program Director
  • Andy Ann
    Marketing Director