TEDxLingnanUniversity shares ideas about making change

On 3 March, students, teachers and community members gathered to share ideas at the TEDxLingnanUniversity annual mainstage event.  The event featured eight speakers under the theme “Change Makers”, giving this diverse panel of presenters a platform to share how they are creating positive impacts on society.


The afternoon began with award-winning product designer Emily Tang telling the story behind her innovative toilet that helps Parkinson’s patients be more independent.  Change Makers also featured a mother-daughter duo: Inara Sharma, a successful amateur golfer, spoke about the importance of being pushed to pursue your dreams, and her mother, Shveitta Sethi Sharma guided the audience in considering how to grow in happiness.


Other highlights included a talk from Dr Yvonne Sadovy on supporting sustainable fish trade, followed by Chef Uwe Opocensky who is working to change the restaurant business with his zero waste practices and responsible food choices.


The event included lots of opportunities for audience interaction.  Shveitta Sharma led the attendees in guided meditation and Rebecca Chan, project officer of the community music programme in Hong Kong, had everyone singing in harmony.  A break-out session gave audience members a chance to meet and talk with the speakers about the ideas that sparked their interest.


To learn more, please visit the YouTube channel of TEDxLingnanUniversity for talks covered in this and past events, or follow its Facebook page for updates on upcoming events.