What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.

                      — Pablo Picasso

Amidst many uncertainties, one thing we can safely say is that most of us have good intentions. But are good intentions enough? From every new year's resolution to all those would have, could have, should have, moments. When we fail to act, we feel the frustration, we miss an opportunity, we suffer the consequence. 

Yet just like a barrel of gas, though full of energy and potential, it won't go anywhere on its own. 

It's action that moves us forward. 

At TEDxXiguan 2019, we are inviting you to act on your best intentions.

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A full-day of ideas and connection 

You can expect:

  • Idea-centred talks. Here we value substance over style, ideas over identity.

  • More than 600 participants from different industry and disciplines with different backgrounds. Like you, they all come with good ideas. 

  • Well curated sessions and interactions.

  • More details will be released over time! 

Ticket Info

Standard ticket: 398 RMB 

Patron: 3,000 RMB 

If you are willing to support TEDxXiguan's mission on behalf of yourself or your organization, please join us as a Patron. Apart from the standard audience experience, you could receive the following privilege:

· Early access to the theatre

· Attend speakers' welcome dinner and after party

· Acknowledgement on the conference brochure

· Early access to future TEDxXiguan events

TEDxXiguan is a non-profit event organized by volunteers. "Non-profit" means that we are not driven by money, and "volunteer" means that all of the team members organize the event in their own time without any pay. The ticket price you pay goes directly to event production and is helpful for sustaining TEDxXiguan.

We offer a discount price for group participants of 10 or more (limited spots). Please email registration@tedxxiguan.com to learn more about group purchase.


Our location: Garden Hotel Guangzhou

LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou is the first landmark 5-star luxury hotel in Guangzhou, it showcases a perfect blend of Cantonese heritage and contemporary sophistication. LN Garden Hotel offers welcoming ambience, memorable experience and classic culinary tour.

It’s the perfect location for sharing ideas and making connections.


Terms and conditions

Please read the information below carefully before applying.

  1. Attendees are as important as speakers, that's why we curate our attendees too. If your application is approved you will receive payment instruction. If your application is unsuccessful, you need to re-apply. One application per time. We appreciate your support and understanding.

  2. If your application is approved, you will receive an email or message. Remember to click the payment link and finish the payment. The payment link is only valid for 48 hours. Once you clicked the link, you are required to finish payment within 4 hours, otherwise, the link will be expired.

  3. Due to the limited amounts of student tickets and early birds, if your application has exceeded the total ticket numbers available, you may need to re-apply for a standard ticket. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

  4. The application form lets us know more about you while designing better audience activities. The information provided will not be used for commercial purpose or shared with any other organizations or people.

  5. Tickets are non-refundable. If you are not able to attend the event for any reason, we suggest you transfer the ticket to a friend. After transferring the ticket, please email

  6. registration@tedxxiguan.com the new attendee's name and contact info so we could ensure they receive the same experience. 

  7. If you have any question, feel free to email us: registration@tedxxiguan.com


Who are the speakers?

We will release speaker info later -- one thing you can be sure of is that they all come with ideas worth spreading. 

Do you provide fapiao?

TEDxXiguan is a non-profit event organized by volunteers. We are not a company, so we can't provide fapiao.

What's the relationship between TED and TEDxXiguan?

TEDx is an initiative by TED Conference, it's designed so that people around the world can learn from TED's experience and organize TED-like events in their community, to share great ideas and encourage meaningful conversations. Each TEDx event is organized under a license from TED. Xiguan the name come from the historical community in Guangzhou - we are proud of the name, and bridging the traditional and the new. Event page on TED.com is here.

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