I was lucky enough to be amongst the attendees of TEDx Beijing this past Friday at CNEX Cafe in tanganika, middle-of-nowhere-Beijing which was in my opinion one hell of an event with quality participation, speakers, and organization.
Kudos to the organizing committee for putting it all together and making it memorable!
Despite the out-of-the-way location, the venue was fantastic and the only complaints about it were: “hard to find” and “too hot” in my book, that ain’t too bad considering the folks went out of their way to warn attendees about the distance and potential travel time.
The speakers were outstanding!!! Yes, there were a few instances where I was just not interested in their area of expertise but I loved how they all oozed passion for what they were doing and in most cases, passion for Beijing.
I was particularly inspired/impressed by Steven Schwankert‘s take on modern day exploration and utilizing the desktop’s potential, Hung Huang‘s tales about her adventures in media as well as Ines Brunn‘s passion about bicycles, not to mention her awesome show. Elyse Ribbons delivered a funny sketch about Robot Helper that saw tweet levels decrease as people were too busy laughing.
If you were not there, here is a primer of the action/reactions through tweets:
See you all at the next one!!