NCKU students organize TEDxTainan to share new thoughts-2014-12-16

◎ By NCKU Press Center


TEDxTainan, one of the TEDx conferences held to promote ideas worth spreading, will kick off this Sunday, December 14, at Tainan Wu Garden. A group of students from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, are involved in organizing the event.

The curator of TEDxTainan, Chia-En Lai, a psychology student in NCKU said, “We shape our own future by organizing inspirational talks in this event together.”

The theme of TEDxTainan this year is “The Era for New Thoughts.” Lai said, We have invited a total of 15 speakers from different fields including designers, educators, entrepreneurs, makers, inventors, and many more to share their inspirational stories and new thoughts.

Jonathan You, one of the team members, talked about why he joined TEDxTainan saying, “I joined TEDxTainan in order to contribute to the community in whatever ways I can, especially in translation, where I can help more people understand the talks.”

Economics student You taking care of the budgets and cash flows said, “Everyone has his or her own roles in organizing this event, and it takes the enthusiasm of this whole group to get the job done. No one is expendable.”

TEDxTainan was organized by students who love Tainan and want to share local culture to the world. Most of members are NCKU students and alumni. They would like to invite people in Tainan to connect with international community.

NCKU alumni and one of founders of TEDxTainan, Yen-Chi Ho, said, I feel there's strong need for the local talents to connect to the world more tightly, to show the world what we've got and to become an international paradigm.

One of TEDxTainan speakers this year is Wei-Mu Lee, a Tainan-based theater director. He will share his own story of how to generate new ideas based on his theatrical profession.

Another speaker Dr. Wen-Yu Su, NCKU professor of information engineering, will talk about his invention of a new coffee-maker called “Lulu’s Hand.” Also, he will share his idea of where Lulu's Hand begins and a goal to help coffee lovers to brew a perfect cup of coffee.

TEDxTainan, an independently organized TEDx conference, featured in local concern about Tainan. 

More than that, it invites many kinds of innovative thinking as well. As a platform for speakers from diverse discipline and culture, TEDxTainan with yearly conference and events shares the ideas on technology, art, education, and everything in between.
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