TEDxTinHauWomen to host its annual sold-out event at ICC, Hong Kong on 6th December, 2019


20th November 2019 – (Hong Kong) TEDxTinHauWomen will host its annual sold-out event in Hong Kong on 6th December, 2019, and explore the theme of “Bold & Brilliant”. They have a line-up of inspiring speakers – drivers of social, cultural, industrial and personal innovation – to share their stories with 650 women and men. 

 December 6, 2019
Time: 1pm – 7pm, including two networking sessions
Price: HKD$600, for tickets, click here.
Address: sky100, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

The TEDxTinHauWomen annual talks are designed to showcase women and girls as change-makers and innovators in Hong Kong, as well as to provide a platform for sharing ideas important to the community. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

● Brenda Scofield, “Old & Bold – An Alternative Journey Through Life”

A former drama teacher, the one-time owner of Fetish Fashion and minority sexuality activist, a certified counsellor and a promoter of opera and chamber music through a family foundation.

● Chi Chi Cheng, “How I Found The Meaning of Fortune Through Art” 

A multi-disiplinary artist who experiments with mixing different mediums such as food, participatory art, performance, sound, installations, paintings and videos.

● Dr. Angélica Anglés, “In the search of Life on Mars”

A planetary scientist, astrobiologist, astrophysicist (and pianist) whose research is centred around the search for extraterrestrial life on Mars. She is also part of the landing site selection team for the next NASA mission Mars 2020.

● Gigi Chao, “A billion dollar dowry, 10000 suitors and a love that cannot be celebrated”

An accomplished architect who was thrust into the spotlight in 2012 when she turned down her father’s HKD500M dowry offer to any man who could walk her down the aisle. The complication? She is a lesbian already in a long term relationship.

● Jesamine Dyus, “The poet in all of us – reimagining the classic fairy tale” 

A hip hop hobbyist and spoken word poet – specializing in slam poetry (a form of poetry that combines elements of performance, writing, competition, and audience participation). 

● Ritu Hemnani, “An Inheritance Worth Sharing”

An author, journalist, teacher and voice actor who promotes inclusiveness and diversity through her writing.

●  Valentina Tudose, “Embracing Unconditional Love”

A relationship coach, specializing in open relationships. 

Together, the seven speakers with diverse backgrounds will explore the idea of how different people with varying perspectives and views can be Bold and Brilliant in their own ways. Being Bold takes individual courage, and being Brilliant rallies others to make change collectively. Audience members – both men and women alike – will be inspired to be Bold and Brilliant without having to apologise for it. 

The Friday afternoon event also features four experiential zones by JPM, Allen and Overy, BAML and the TEDxTinHuaWomen committee. The experiential zones aim to help build local communities that create exponential impact, while providing attendees exposure to local sustainable brands including Glowgear Pro, Cosmo Crew, Retykle, Redress and more.

The December 6 event coincides with the global TEDWomen event to be hosted in Palm Springs, California. Held over a half-day, the program includes exclusive streaming of talks from the global TEDWomen event in Palm Springs, a line-up of local speakers with “ideas worth sharing”, networking and community activities. The Hong Kong “Bold & Brilliant” event is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe between December 4-6 that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen.

Leadership Team available for comments and interviews:

●      Jen Flowers – Co-Chair and Head of Curation

●      Daniella Lopez – Co-Chair and Head of Marketing Communications 

●      Jaki Spiers – COO

●      Victoria Gilbert – Head of Operations 

●      Mairi McInnes – Head of Sponsorship 

●      Nichola Stones – Creative Director

Facts at a glance

What: TEDxTinHauWomen presents 2019 Bold and Brilliant *Without Apologies
When: December 6, 1-7pm including 2 networking sessions
Where: sky100, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Who Should attend: Everyone and anyone are invited to join. The talks are specifically geared towards women but men are not excluded! 
Follow TEDxTinHauWomen on social media:Facebook: TEDxTinHauWomen
Instagram: @TEDxTinHauWomen
Linkedin company page: TEDxTinHauWomen
About TEDxTinHuaWomenFounded in 2017, TEDxTinHauWomen is a women-dedicated community in Hong Kong. The name pays homage to Tin Hau – the Chinese Goddess of the Sea – and recognises Hong Kong’s unique coastal and spiritual history. Its yearly sold-out event brings together innovative women – and men – to explore a diverse range of ideas and to drive change in their community. For more information, visit www.tedxtinhauwomen.com. 

About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised 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-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) 

About TEDWomenTEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED’s most iconic moments yet. 
TEDWomen brings together a global community of women and men interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action. Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world.