What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
What is TEDxLive?
TEDxLive is a webcast of the official TED Conference.The newly-launched TEDxDuxtonHill will be streaming Session 4 – The Audacious Project from TED2018, that’s happening in Vancouver.
18.30pm-18.45pm : Registration
18.45pm-19.00pm : Introductions
19.00pm-21.00pm : Livestream “TEDxDuxtonHillLive – The Age of Amazement – The Audacious Project”
21.00pm-21.15pm : Discussion
21.15pm-21:30pm : Closing Discussion
What is TEDxDuxtonHill?
TEDxDuxtonHill is an independently organized TEDx event, licensed by TED. It is completely volunteer-run and financially supported by generous partners.
This chapter of TEDx in Singapore is named after the Duxton Hill area, which sits in the Downtown Core of Singapore, on the former 13-hectares nutmeg plantation with 1,800 trees of Dr J. William Montgomerie (1797–1856), who first arrived in Singapore in 1819 together with the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles. Apart from being the first official surgeon in Singapore, his impact on Singapore’s early community went beyond medicine, extending to the administration of the town, new scientific discoveries as well as social activities.
What we particularly admire of Dr Montgomerie was his courage to be different and his progressive outlook. He was probably the only white person who chose to set up residence on the Southern bank of the Singapore River, which was mainly inhabited by the other ethnic groups.
He definitely was one of the few unsung heroes who contributed a lot to the initial founding of Singapore.
In addition to contributing to TED’s vision for ‘ideas worth spreading’, we also hope to promote the values of progressiveness and build a community of change advocates who are courageous like Dr William Montgomerie and be open to stepping up to be the change they want to see.