x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Artistry Within

This event occurred on
October 12, 2013
2:30pm - 6:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)

In line with TED’s mission of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxWeldQuay aspires to be a catalyst; which aims to inspire, change and cultivate the minds of the Penang community and the world beyond. Being a platform, TEDxWeldQuay looks to undertake its mission by showcasing undiscovered treasures and talents from the local and international scene. At the same time, we hope to also showcase Penang, the Pearl of the Orient, to the rest of the world through TEDxWeldQuay.

The Whiteaways Arcade
Lebuh Pantai
Penang, 10200
See more ­T­E­Dx­Weld­Quay events


Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.


2013 VIMA “Song of the Year” winner and Cabaret Song nominee for the USA-based 12th Independent Music Awards, the Penang-born songstress BIHZHU is blessed with a rich, soulful voice and a whole lot of heart.

Cheeming Boey

Primarily known only as Boey, he is best recognized by his illustrations on foam coffee cups, his daily webcomic I Am Boey, and the autobiographical graphic novel When I Was A Kid & When I Was A Kid 2.

Simon Faure-Field

Simon Faure-Field, chief executive of the Equal Strategy consulting firm, has been nicknamed "the smell guy" for his efforts to incorporate scent to buildbrands.

Yung Shen Koh

A design graduate who grew up making rap music and graffiti art as a teen, Shen is now a 26-year old former copywriter who sells t-shirts for a living, running The Swagger Salon — a clothing brand best known for its notorious LANSI caps.

Sam Coleman

A wandering troubadour of English language media, Sam has been an international editor across continents and countries, delving into lifestyle publications such as Expatriate Lifestyle and indie weeklies like Amsterdam Weekly or Budapest Week, as well as titles like Time Out KL and countless projects he'd appreciate not being reminded of.

Gary Thompson

Gary's over twenty-five years of experience in business development and strategic leadership in both the public and private sectors with emerging growth and leading global technology companies creates a powerful palette for innovative thinking and endeavors. Rather than entrepreneur, Gary prefers to call himself a business artist.

ChoonEan Goh

Penang-based Choon Ean fills much of her time and mind dreaming up contemporary art installations and collaborations that would spur people on to live life fully and bring positive change to their communities. Deep convictions, infused with an increasingly hodge-podged intrigue with the visual and verbal arts, led to the pioneering of the media department at DUMC (1998), the LiveWire! media network (2005) and the LUMA media arts centre (2012).

Organizing team

Yee Ling

Penang, Malaysia
  • Ming Ling, Lim
  • Mee Quin, Ooi
    Speakers' Management
  • See Mei, Chow
  • Shin Yen, Neoh
    Marketing Jedi
  • Li Qian, Sim
    Tickets' Management
  • Nicholas Choo
    Online Marketing Jedi
  • Royblin Neoh
  • Adrian Loh
  • Khong Ming Kok
    Technical / PA system
  • Eaddy Tan