TEDxHanRiver Speakers

We want your ideas!

Dearest Distinguished Thinkers, Doers, and Pioneers, Thank you for your interest in speaking at TEDxHanRiver! We would be delighted to hear more about what you can contribute to the conference, and hope that you will consider having your valuable speech at TEDxHanRiver. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. It is a private non-profit organization that holds annual conferences with the motto ideas worth spreading. Its core purpose serves to invite speakers, who are ardently contributing toward humanity’s development, to share “ideas worth spreading” with people all over the world through various sources of media. TEDxHanRiver would like to serve as the foundation for Koreans to communicate and share ideas across the Globe: to spread creative ideas, foster competent professionals, and to develop a strong community that will support Koreans to make great impact in today’s society. We are very proud to be the first ethnically focused TEDx conference! TEDxHanRiver conference will be inviting ten prominent guest speakers, including thinkers, doers, professors, artists, and corporate executives. The conference will be held on August 3 rd, 2010, at the Time Warner Center in New York City. TEDxHanRiver will have fifty students from various, eminent colleges and universities and fifty working professionals from all over the U.S. People will be inspired by your ideas and speech and will have the opportunity to inspire others. In addition, your speech will be recorded and broadcasted through our website (http://www.tedxhanriver.org) and potentially TED official website (http://www.ted.com). The theme of TEDxHanRiver 2010 is “The Start.” Believe it or not, it was not easy for us to come up with a theme. In the end, we arrived at something broad, but pertinent to TEDx event. Our theme, Talks for The Start, means that we expect each TEDxTalk (a) to be forward-oriented; (b) to have an explanatory or predictive angle; and above all (c) to be motivating for our audience. Quite simply, ideas empower. A good idea, properly leveraged, can have an immense effect on our future. Please find included in this package detailed information for invited speakers regarding TED and the TEDxHanRiver conference. Our team of organizers is passionately dedicated to this event and we hope that you will, by sharing your ideas, share in our excitement. Thank you very much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely,

The TEDxHanRiver Team

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From left: Al Gore at TED2006; Jane Goodall at TED2003; Brian Greene at TED2005

About TED
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. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. In fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience of CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono. TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TEDTalks and TED.com; and the TED Prize. Today, more than 500 talks from past TED conferences are now freely available online at TED.com

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About TEDx
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share in a TED-like experience. At TEDxHanRiver and other TEDx events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TEDxHanRiver
The Han River is one of the great historical significance of Korea. Han River was the foundation of where the ideas and business blossomed and spread our name to the world as well as being the home of the capitol city „Han Yang,‟ which was later renamed Seoul. TEDxHanRiver would like to serve as the foundation for Koreans to communicate and share ideas across the Globe: to spread creative ideas, foster competent professionals, and to develop a strong community that will support Koreans to make great impact in today's society. We are proud to be the first ethnically TEDx conference!
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TEDxHanRiver will foster the spread and application of great ideas. Imagine world’s most fascinating and engaging speakers coming together for one day to share their passions and discuss their visions for the world. Korean pioneers are now the power of world to ground-breaking research, extraordinary ideas, and remarkable people and TEDxHanRiver looks forward to showcasing this brilliance and enabling these great ideas to be put into action. TEDxHanRiver will bring together a diverse group of students,

professionals, and academia leaders. In recognition that Korean ideas are dominating the world for innovation, originality, and excellence at every level of study we have chosen to invite undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, faculty members, and community leaders to present their own ideas at TEDxHanRiver and perhaps more importantly, to discuss each other’s ideas. Our group of attendees and speakers will represent some of the brightest minds from the Korean community and will come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. TEDxHanRiver is to give shape to such a gathering in an organized and concrete manner to promote active interchange among Koreans. TEDxHanRiver will provide a platform for the brightest minds to be inspired and to inspire others. We are committed to creating an event where participants are challenged to communicate their passions in an exciting and engaging dialogue. At TEDxHanRiver, speakers will give the best talk of their lives and then will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas. The format of TEDxHanRiver will allow speakers and attendees to digest and debate the talks and encourage the exchange of ideas and information amongst all participants.

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Your presentation, or “TEDTalk,” should last no longer than 18 minutes: long enough to say something of significance, but short enough to hold everyone's attention and to be easily watched as a recorded video. The TED format has proven a carefully prepared talk of this length can have astonishing impact. Conversely, not all of the presentations at TEDxHanRiver will be 18 minutes long, due to the considerations of individual speakers and the overall time limit. TEDxHanRiver will be following many of the TED speaker rules. For example, speakers are banned from “selling from the stage,” and there is strict enforcement of the clock. An additional benefit of speaking at TEDxHanRiver is that your presentation will be made available online following the conference at the TEDxHanRiver website, and possibly on TED.com, where some talks have been attracting online audiences upwards of a million worldwide. TEDTalks have been viewed more than 100 million times worldwide and this exposure has transformed the careers of many TED presenters and performers. TED has never paid speakers to appear, but has always committed to creating an experience that's tremendously fulfilling and beneficial on all sides, and as a TEDx licensee we plan to do the same. If you are unfamiliar with TED or the format of a “TEDTalk,” we invite you to view some of our favorite talks at TED.com.

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What: Where: When: TEDxHanRiver Time Warner Center 10 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY‎(Not confirmed) Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Registration and Opening 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Talks from our invited speakers, with intermissions 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch at Porter House New York (http://www.porterhousenewyork.com/) 2:00 am to 5:00 pm: Talks from our invited speakers, with intermissions (http://www.landmarc-restaurant.com/) Who: 100-130 attendees and speakers consisting of a diverse group of Korean students, working professionals and professors in the United States of America 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Dinner at Landmarc (Team, advisors and speakers only)

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Ju Shin Lee Jiho Lee Victor Himchan Ko Sunyung Cho Jin Ku Jang Ji Yeon Ryu Hyemi Lee Will recruit three more

Advisory team
Dr. Jung-Ha Hwa, Assistant Professor School of Social Service Admin, University of Chicago Dr. Yoon Young Cho, Economist The World Bank Dr. Young-Hoon Park, Associate Professor The Johnson School, Cornell University Dr. Andy Yun, Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School, Mass General Hospital Dr. Jin Hyung Lee, Assistant Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA Will invite five more

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Not confirmed

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