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In case you missed TEDxXiguanLive 2018...

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In case you missed TEDxXiguanLive 2018...

How to attend the TED conference without leaving Guangzhou? Go to TEDxXiguan! TEDxXiguan organized the TEDxXiguanLive event on 29th Apr, the Live on its tail means it’s a simulcast event, live-streaming from the TED Conference, where the most forward thinkers and doers of our time take the stage in turns and give the talk of their lives under 18 minutes.

Yet not all of the TED talks will be published on TED.com, not to mention you will only be able to see them when the buzz is gently hushed. That’s why TEDxXiguan organizes this Live event, wishing to bring the ideas into our community in their most original form in a timely manner.

100 audience joined the party, we watched the talks and enjoyed snacks and wine. Discussion topics including gender equality; the future of Internet; how should we work and how should we set goals; the power behind China’s tech innovation and many more. The audience left feeling a healthy dose of critical thinking and open-mindedness.

For more TEDxXiguan events please follow its official WeChat account: tedxxiguan and website www.tedxxiguan.com.

View pictures of this event at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhcMG2v

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Recap of TEDxXiguanLive on Feb 19 2016

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Recap of TEDxXiguanLive on Feb 19 2016

TEDxXiguanLive as it's happening

TEDxXiguanLive as it's happening

“Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen.”
                     — Shonda Rhimes, Writer & Producer, TED2016 Session 1 speaker

Last night in a space where old historical building meet modern creative minds, TEDxXiguanLive concluded with some great conversations. 

We streamed live from TED2016 in Vancouver, and we chose Session 8: Nightmare? as our content.

Image from blog.ted.com 

Image from blog.ted.com 

This session started by Al Gore, former U.S. vice president and Nobel Prize laureate. In his 4th TED Stage appearance, he passionately pointed out for the climate crisis we are facing, we need to change, we can change, and we will change. In one of his slides, our beloved city Guangzhou is featured as one of top 10 cities at risk from sea level rise in 2070 by assets at risk. 

“When any great moral challenge is ultimately resolved into a binary choice between what is right and what is wrong, the outcome is foreordained because of who we are as human beings … That is why we’re going to win this.”

Image from blog.ted.com

Image from blog.ted.com

“The greatest failure of the human race is that we’ve left one billion of our members behind,” says social entrepreneur Andrew Youn. His nonprofit, One Acre Fund, is dedicated in a mission of changing it, by making tools and techniques accessible to small farmers in the same time provide asset-based loan. “It’s like Amazon for rural farmers,” he says. “Wherever we deliver services, farmers use our tools to climb out of poverty.”

Image from blog.ted.com

Image from blog.ted.com

Now with CRISPR, gene editing seems to become a tool at anyone’s reach. According to Jennifer Kahn a talented high-schooler can do it, where can this technology lead us, and what are the potential dangers? 

Image from blog.ted.com

Image from blog.ted.com

We then heard the beautiful singing from Rhiannon Giddens, her voice bring history to life through music.

Because of video stream became not as smooth at this point, we moved into planned conversation. There are some great conversations and some audience even felt the conversation part was the most enlightening session. We discussed climate change, some weird imagination of gene editing, and what we can do to stop extreme poverty. 

There will be more TEDxXiguan events down the line for year 2016, as we have announced our theme - Constructive Disruption - share with us what’s your take and what do you expect.

If you have taken some nice pictures, please share them and tag #TEDxXiguan#. 

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Below is the album from our event, you can also visit flickr.com/tedxxiguan

TEDxXiguanLive

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Save the date! Attending TEDxXiguanLive

Have you ever dreamed of attending TED Conference? Yes I am talking about THAT TED conference Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall and many more great minds have spoken at. Here is a little peak into the ‘taste’ of TED Conference.

 

But attending TED Conference can be very expensive. You normally need to travel to Vancouver, or Long Beach, not to mention the entry ticket is around 8,000 US dollars. Even if you decided to buy a license to watch it from home, it will cost you 100 US dollars. And, who wants to watch these great talks ALONE without like-minded friends to talk with and have some fun in the same time?

So we, TEDxXiguan, decided to bring the TED experience closer to you in Guangzhou, free of charge.

What you can expect?

Imagine a home party, a full house of people just like you, who pay extra attention to our society, the planet (and many other planets!), who cares, striking to make some difference, with food & drinks. And of course, watching the TED Conference LIVE STREAMING together - can anyone name anything better?

Who we are looking for?

We expect you to be curious, open-minded, respectful and tolerant. Does that sound just like you? We think so!

What you should bring?

Your great ideas to share with others, and a small amount of cash to cover some food & drinks. All purchase will be made directly to the venue or our vendors, TEDxXiguan will not be handling any money or have any income.

When is it?

On the night of Feb 19 (nothing better than doing this for the first Friday night after CNY), save the date and stay tuned, application will be opened soon and venue to be announced too. 

Spread the word!

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