TEDxHongKong Launches First Asia Pacific’s Education Stream Event
Hong Kong, 9 May 2013 – Over 1,000 people will be converging to hear the most exciting developments in education at Asia Pacific’s first TEDx ED event on 15 June 2013. Educators, parents, innovators, and people from all walks of life will be coming together to share and learn what is next for education and learning.
Themed “School’s Out” TEDxHongKongED 2013 speakers will range from leaders of both traditional and unconventional education, to educators who engender learning beyond the classroom, and successful entrepreneurs speaking on the strengths and shortcomings of a traditional education.
This year’s TEDx ED will provide an experience that consists not just of lectures but also of opportunities for synergies to exist. The event will feature curated discussion time for community building, to promote discussion and meaningful networking beyond the event.
Dubbed the world’s best and most exciting conference, TED launched TEDx events to bring local communities together who share the same passion for innovation and change in the world. TEDxHongKongED will, for the first time in Asia Pacific, bring together some of the world’s experts in learning and education.
The event will take place at 1F and 2F, 633 King’s Road, Quarry Bay on Saturday, June 15 2013 from 10am to 4pm.
For more information please go to www.tedxhongkong.hk
Tickets are available from: http://TEDxHongKongED2013.eventbrite.com
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Gino Yu is the official license holder and spokesperson for TEDxHongKong.
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