TEDxHongKongED 2014

Dear members & alumni,

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. TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about.

RISD HK is proud to be a supporting organization for TEDxHKED to support David Hanson (RISD of Design Class of 96’), who will be the speaker of the event. Should you interested to join and spend quality time with David on 31 May, please find detail as follow:

TEDxHongKongED 2014
Date: 31 May 2014, Saturday
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Sunbeam Theater, 423 King’s Road, North Point
Fee: HK$450 / HK$350 / HK$250
(Members of RISD HK can get 10% discount off by using promotion code: RISD)








Greetings from TEDxHongKongED 2014! 

As you may know, TEDxHongKongED 2014 will be held from 10AM to 3PM on May 31 at the Sunbeam Theater, North Point and will focus on inspired learning. We are pleased to announce that David Hanson, Award Winning Artist, Scientist, and Creator of Human Robots (Rhode Island School of Design Class of 1996), has been confirmed as one of our speakers for the event.

We are also featuring other distinguished speakers and performers. A complete list of this year’s speakers can be found at www.tedxed.hk. As a member of the RISD Hong Kong Alumni Association, a supporting organization of TEDxHKED, you are eligible for a special 10% discount using the promotion code “RISD”. Tickets can be purchased through our website.

Please join us for a day filled with inspired learning and ideas worth spreading. We look forward to seeing you there!


The TEDxHongKong Team



David Hanson  Award winning artist, scientist and creator of human robots

David Hanson is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, a company that aims to create robots as socially adept as any human being. At Hanson Robotics, he developed a robotic facial hardware that establishes eye contact, recognizes faces and carries out natural spoken conversation. Hanson hopes these robotic faces prove useful to cognitive science and psychology and to the entertainment industry. A former Walt Disney Imagineer, this young entrepreneur and roboticist has been labelled a “genius” by both PC Magazine and WIRED, and has earned awards from NASA, NSF and Cooper Hewitt Design. Dr. Hanson aims to create a socially intelligent robot that may have a place in the human family in the near future.


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