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2 TEDxYouthDay Hong Kong x = independently organized TED event “Dare to Dream” (working title) November 20, 2010 Venue : Hong Kong Teachers’ Association Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School

3 About TED TED: Conference founded in 1984 for Technology, Entertainment, and Design is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED Conference annually in Long Beach and Palm Springs TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, UK each summer has award-winning TEDTalks video site, Open Translation Project and Open TV TEDx: TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together, with the aim to learn, share and discuss Ideas Worth Spreading.

4 TEDxYouth Day For Hong Kong Hong Kong is participating in a global TEDxYouth Day event, held on November 20, 2010 -- Universal Children's Day TEDxYouth Day brings together Hong Kong’s grassroots and prominent 'thinkers and doers’; with an amazing lineup of speakers, novel performances, experiential workshops and students sharing ideas that inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas, and empower young leaders. Target audience : age 15 – 25 TEDxYouth Day will live stream its talks on its website:

5 TEDxYouth Day’s Goals: Inspire local youth with interesting and meaningful career paths Mobilize youth to contribute to the local and global community Connect different communities within Hong Kong Become a reputable annual event in Hong Kong Attract 400+ attendees Showcase a range of programs that are unique, fun and thought-provoking

6 What Sets TEDxYouth Day Apart? Affiliation with TED, one of the most respected conferences in the world Global affiliation with other Universal Children’s Day TEDx events An eclectic mix of engaging speakers from unique walks of life Interactive and networking opportunities between speakers and youth Open workshops and performances between talks

7 TEDxYouth Day Schedule: November 20, 2010 (a one day event) TARGET AUDIENCE: – Age: 15-22yrs – Background: primarily local students, university students, and other youth OVERARCHING THEME: DARE TO DREAM 9:00 - 09:45Registration 09:45 – 11:15 Session 1: Dream & Creation 11:15 – 11:45 Break : workshops outdoors 11:45 – 13:00 Session 2: Passion & Perseverance 13:00 – 14:10Lunch Break : Live performances/workshops outdoors 14:10 – 15:30Session 3 – Connecting The World Inside Out 15:30 – 16:00Break: Live performances 16:00 – 17:00Session 4 – There Is No Box

8 Speaker Sampler : Dr. Laszlo – founder, Club of Budapest Alvina Lai – 12 years old tennis player Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele performing artist, Music Is Good Medicine ambassador (NGO for young people) Justine Tang – Student speaker who raise fund for a good cause Charles Watson-17 yrs. student founded HK based SolarLEAP to benefit student in underserved areas Jordon Disch – 17 yrs. student in Bejing, facilitator of ‘Generation Waking Up’ a global campaign igniting a generation of young people to shift the trajectory of humanity within the next four years toward a thriving, just, sustainable world. Sherman Chan – Sous Chef at Caprice (Four Seasons Hotel), living her dream in a male dominant work culture

9 Invitation to Present Help Share Your Story Help inspire youth by sharing how you found, pursued, and developed your projects or career. Some Questions to Keep in Mind: What is your background? Why is this issue of particular interest to you? Did you switch into this project/profession? If yes, then where did you come from and what was your turning point? What exactly do you do and how do you do it? What are the influences of your work (i.e. on the environment, or in a community), on a micro and macro scale? Are you being too serious? Try to relax and be funny too!

10 Other Ways You Can Help JOIN THE TEAM! We are looking for young, bright, talented youth to make this event happen! If you know of anyone with experience in any of the areas below, please contact us! Qualifications: Event planning PR/marketing Website design/new media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, blog updates) Finance/budgeting Sponsorship applications Networking (finding good speakers/volunteers)

11 Other Ways You Can Help SUPPORT AND SPONSOR US The event is organized by a group of passionate volunteer who are committed to serve the community on a non-profit basis. Your support for funding (in cash or in kind) is much needed. Help bring more speakers, workshops, and services to this event! SPREAD THE WORD Tell your friends, put it on Facebook, and come!

12 Supporting Organizations & Schools More are joining Organized by: Co-organized by: Supporting Organizations & Schools:

13 Organizing Team Contacts Contacts : Event management & Sponsorship : Jo Fok Event management : Nora Lim - Program: Athena Lam : Athena Lam Media & Press: Margaret Chen – Project management, logistics & volunteer : Mary Talbott – Registration & other enquires :

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