This year, the TED movement
was proud to return to Malaysia with INTI International University & Colleges (INTI) as its Inspiration Partner for the second year running. Since 2009, TEDxKL
was set in motion by the simple vision of bringing inspiring individuals together to share their experiences with its audience. In keeping with this purpose, INTI has also organized their very own TEDxINTI in conjunction with its 30th Anniversary in March. #TEDxINTI
is a series of 5 TEDx events held across 5 INTI campuses nationwide.
Speaking of the partnership, Timothy Johnson, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Product & Partnership of INTI said, “Our partnership with TEDx serves as a platform to fuel our students’ minds with inspiration – it is about inspiring change through-provoking topics. By bringing leading thinkers, visionaries and doers together, we are able to spark deeper conversations, strengthen connections and inspire not only our students impact and change for the nation”.
The TEDxINTI initiative began at TEDxINTIIU and TEDxINTIPenang while the upcoming conferences are to take place at INTI’s Kuala Lumpur, Subang and Sabah campuses. Previous speakers include INTI alumni such as Edison Lim, a visual artist who specializes in magic; Heydi Quah, one of the youngest NGO founders who runs six schools for almost 600 refugee children; and Marcus Low, founder or Hostel Hunting who during his college days at INTI, created an online application that would help fellow students solve their accommodation woes.
By featuring ground-breaking individuals, TEDxINTI has initiated great thoughts, ideas and conversations amongst students. INTI hopes that its TEDx clubs in each INTI campuses to spur more public speaking workshop and activities.
This year, TEDxKL explored ‘Resonance’ as it theme this year and featured 13 prominent presenters including Usman Riaz, a Pakistani musician; Alena Murang, Borneo art forms pioneer, Honor Harger, an
artist-technologist from New Zealand; Saidah Rastam, a musician, composer and author; Anne Tham, an education reformist; Dr Rajiv Bhanot, a social entrepreneur; Bernard Goh, an artist director; Anne Dequerry, a bio-conversion advocate; Fabrice Schnoller, an engineer, freediver and acoustics researcher; Izmir Yamin, a rocket scientist; Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO of the Iclif Leadership & Covernence Centre; Bibop G. Gresta, Chairman and COO of Hiperloop Transportation Technologies; and Hands Percussion, the Malaysian drumming and musical group.
TEDxKL 2016 was held from 1pm to 7pm at the Calvary Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 20th August 2016. For more info on TEDxINTI kindly visit: www.newinti.edu.my
Khir Khalid merupakan perunding pemasaran bertauliah yang berdaftar dibawah badan profesional Institute of Marketing Malaysia. Bergiat dalam keusahawanan sosial, menulis blog dan kandungan digital > BIODATA.