TED Event: 'Hearts And Minds', changed to 9 April

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

The second TEDxMonga conference will be held at Nangang Software Park on Saturday 9 April 2011. This will be a full-day event, on the theme of “Hearts and Minds”.

We all face situations every day where we need people to “buy in” to our ideas, whether as managers or marketers; teachers or designers; or simply ordinary people trying to get a job done. TEDxMonga II is dedicated to the question of how we persuade others to change their behaviour.

TEDxMonga II – Hearts and Minds Program

10:00 Doors open. Enjoy a cup of tea, chat with your fellow-guests, and take a look at the exhibits.
10:30 Opening Ceremony – our host Sophia Wright.
10:40 Great talks and ideas worth spreading from five local/international speakers:
•Chris Ke Sihai – Curator of TEDxMonga (UK)
•Claire Lin – Volunteer Project Leader (Taiwan)
•TK Tien – Principal Solution Architect & Strategist, Intel Corp (Taiwan)
•Bruce Lan – Musician (Taiwan)
•Magdalena Vince – Educator (Canada)

12:15 Buffet lunch, and time to network while enjoying the exhibition. Guides will be available to conduct tours of some of the gaming and technology companies housed in the building.
14:00 If you’re feeling active, take part in another TEDxMonga Challenge!
14:30 More great talks and ideas worth spreading from another five local/international speakers:
•Allia Hu and Resres Livuivuwan – Milingan Musical Theater (Taiwan)
•Dior Wu – Hypnotherapist and Counsellor (Taiwan)
•Pinky Chen – Executive Sales Leader (Taiwan)
•Vincent Lam – Author and Doctor (Canada)

16:00 Closing ceremony, and networking time.
18:00 After-party – to be confirmed.

Motivation and leadership is a wide topic, and we have tried hard to find speakers with different perspectives. This diverse program of talks covers everything from brainwashing to changing government policy, to education and training, to empowering women. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it, and look forward to seeing you there.

Please arrive ON TIME, as the formal program starts at exactly 10:30. Anyone arriving late will be asked to perform a dance on stage! Doors open at 10 am, so come at that time and meet your fellow-guests.

Tickets for TEDxMonga II are on sale now, price NT$2990 for a full day of inspiring talks, interesting conversation and illuminating activities. For student tickets, please go to the Events Listing Page.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

One thought on “TED Event: 'Hearts And Minds', changed to 9 April

  • March 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

    From Ted: This is a reminder that the Hearts and Minds conference will take place on 9 April, at 10:30am. (Please note that doors open at 10am, and we will not be waiting for people who arrive late.)

    A few people have written to us because the registration process was not very clear, and they didn’t get a confirmation. If you registered for the event, please check the following:

    You should first login
    after logging in, you can register for the conference
    choose an event
    input your details, and click next
    confirm your details
    choose to buy another ticket, or checkout
    select payment option
    If you didn’t get the confirmation then your registration is not complete. A few people missed the final step, so please confirm that everything is OK by checking your profile. If you have registered successfully then it is listed at the top.

    ** Speaker Change: Vincent Lam had to cancel his engagements in Taiwan and return to Canada due to family issues. He will be replaced by Jerry Kuo, CEO of Atlaspost.com, a startup company from Taiwan that won several awards in the USA and was recently purchased by Groupon.com. Jerry has successfully demonstrated that Taiwanese companies can compete internationally in the creative industries, built a very powerful team, reached hundreds of thousands of customers, and got buy-in from the leaders in his industry. He will be a great addition to our speaker line-up, and we’re looking forward to hearing his talk! **

    All the best

    The TEDxMonga Team

    PS – We will be featured on ICRT every day next week, as they have embraced our mission of spreading great ideas.


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