TEDxHongKong is Live

I am watching TEDxHongKong Live. It is live for the next few hours until 5pm HK time, Tue Aug 31st. (3am MST/Calgary time, Aug 31, 2010).

Live-ish blogging (in reverse time order, latest first)

– Check out my live Twitter updates until I get a chance to put them here in this article.

– Martin talking about the Bamboo movement. Seems cool.

– Martin Tam is on the stage. Check out his articles “Industrialising Bamboo (2009)” and “Living Building (2007)“.

– Interesting “Stop reclamation” poster in Christine Loh‘s speech. Changing people’s mindset.

– Listening to Christine Loh speaking about Creativity live at #TEDxHongKong

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Here are some info from TEDxHongKong,

In the spirit of TED, we at TEDxHong Kong aim to convey to the community, businesses and institutions “ideas worth spreading” by putting together local and international speakers to inspire action and make a difference towards a sustainable Hong Kong. Through TEDxHong Kong and TEDxYouth Day we will engage the people of Hong Kong; challenge conventional wisdom through “creative action” and change the way we view the world through motivational, intellectual and entertaining experiences. The theme “Creativity in Action” will be used to highlight the role of innovation in tackling environmental, social and corporate sustainability issues critical to Hong Kong’s future prosperity.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHong Kong, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHong Kong event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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