TEDxADMU: Why coordinate
This is a press release from TEDxADMU
MANILA, Philippines – Seeking to bring together a global brand, TEDxADMU is set to hold its third TEDx talk on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Henry-Lee Irwin Theater.
TED is a non-profit organization and global community that steadfastly believes in the power of ideas. It is devoted to spreading ideas in the form of thought-provoking talks and brings the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share and discuss ideas in the light of Technology, Entertainment, and Design.
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, celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage.
To successfully impart ground-breaking ideas to the future game changers, TEDxADMU will feature noteworthy speakers who have excelled remarkably in their respective fields to ignite deep discussions. They are catalysts of change and innovation who have reached the apex of success because of their unyielding drive and powerful ideas.
Among the influential pool of speakers are:
- Jim Paredes: popular Filipino musician, producer, writer, photographer, television personality, workshop facilitator and activist
- Fr. Pedro Walpole, SJ: Director of Research at the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Ateneo de Manila University, and also the Coordinator of Reconciliation with Creation for the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific
- Dr Queena Lee-Chua: Full time math and psychology professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, a daily newspaper columnist, and an author of various science and math books
- Dr Roberto Guevara: Teaches the Theology of the Catholic Social Vision through his Theology 141 classes at the Ateneo de Manila University
- Congresswoman Kaka J. Bag-ao: Representative of the Lone District of Dinagat Islands
- Julian Tanaka: The first openly transgender male to win in the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Student Council Elections who also strives to encourage fellow young transgenders to fight for their personal dreams and stand firm against inequality
TEDxADMU will form connections with its theme of Why-Coordinate. It is expected to draw 1,000 guests and applicants to the program. It will also be featured online via live streaming and the videos will be posted online and in the official TED website www.ted.com. – Rappler.com