If you love to rub shoulders with the most inspiring and influential young people on the planet, then this is something you won’t want to miss. TEDxYouth@KL, a community-run, TED-inspired series is back for the sixth year running. It’s happening next Saturday, 12 December 2015.
Themed “Made in the Future,” this has potential to be one of the largest TEDxYouth@KL events to be held in Asia, with over 1,200 attendees. 12 presenters from different backgrounds and fields including science, sustainability, social causes, music, magic and comedy will make their way on stage.
The theme circles around future job possibilities for today’s youth, beyond traditional careers. Some that may not even exist yet. TEDxYouth@KL gives them a chance to think about the world in 2035 and engage with experts to explore what’s possible.
Beefy but youthful line-up
If you’ve heard of Syed Azmi Albashi, the ‘community hero’ of sorts, then you’ll be chuffed to know he’ll be speaking at TEDxYouth@KL. The social causes advocate happens to be a pharmacist by day.
There’s also debate champion Syed Saddiq, who’s a world record holder for the highest scored English as a Second Language (ESL) debater in history of the World Universities Debate Championship. Pretty sure, none of our ministers would dare challenge this guy in a debate.
Talking about youth, you don’t get more youthful than Faye Jong – the 17-year old inventor of a 100% organic cloth made from natural waste materials like mangosteen skins.
It’s not all serious issues though.
I guarantee you’ll end up in stitches when photographer and stand up comedian Prakash Daniel takes the stage. I had the honour of doing a Leica photowalk with him last year. Making people laugh isn’t just his forte. He makes people and things look beautiful too.
And there’s plenty more. The full list of speakers can be seen here.
TEDxYouth@KL will happen at:
Tickets go for RM80 each, inclusive of food and refreshments. Use the code “buildingthefuture” and get RM20 off the regular ticket price. Buy your seat here.
If you need public transport, there will be free shuttle buses from Subang Jaya KTM and SUN U-Monash BRT Station.