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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.
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