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TEDxMFZU Report
TEDxMFZU Report

On 19 September 2010, Ideas • Impact • China, the first TEDxMFZU event was held in the Science Park of Zhejiang University. This event, hosted by the Melton Foundation and Zhejiang University (MFZU), had eight speeches, five performances and an additional reception part. The audience, most of whom were university students from Chile, China, India, Germany and the US, came to the venue long before the event had started.

Talk Share: Kevin Bales and modern slavery
Talk Share: Kevin Bales and modern slavery

In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research — and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.

Captivate the audience à la Steve Jobs
Captivate the audience à la Steve Jobs

When the man behind Apple presents its new products, people become mesmerize and feel that they are seeing a technological revolution happening in front of their eyes. But often, this is more about the presentation than the product. Next time you are presenting, take Jobs example to sell your idea.

Introducing: Presentation is Everything
Introducing: Presentation is Everything

In just a few weeks TEDxMFZU will start, and we are forecasting that a rain of ideas will impact China that afternoon. Are you presenting at the event? You may have the knowledge, the experience and the ideas, but do you have the skills needed for to make people remember your talk? We are starting a new section to share resources on how to make effective presentations.

Theme: Ideas • Impact • China
Theme: Ideas • Impact • China

If China has great influence over the world, ideas that impact China will impact the world, and the other way round.

TED Talk Shares: Ideas Worth Spreading
TED Talk Shares: Ideas Worth Spreading

In preparation for the TEDxMFZU event, we will be sharing with you a series of talks handpicked by our team. Take your time and enjoy a moment of reflection.

Talk Share: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Talk Share: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Talk Share: How I held my breath for 17 min
Talk Share: How I held my breath for 17 min

In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) — and what his often death-defying work means to him. Warning: do NOT try this at home.

Talk Share: John Underkoffler points to the future of UI
Talk Share: John Underkoffler points to the future of UI

Minority Report science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak — the real-life version of the film’s eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface. Is this how tomorrow’s computers will be controlled?

Talk Share: Hans Rosling on global population growth
Talk Share: Hans Rosling on global population growth

The world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years — and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you’ll see).


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