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TEDx in Jeju
Written by Min, Soyeon (Scarlet) | Published. 2017.06.01 16:25 | Count : 731
These days, the influence of media has grown so much that even education has been highly affected. Especially when it comes to education, TEDx is one of the most powerful media organizations that distribute online talks for free. According to TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the TEDx Program is designed to support communities, organizations, and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are planned and organized independently, on a community-by-community basis.
The mission of TED is centered on “ideas worth spreading”, as such, the organization continually provides round support towards organizing these events separately in diverse communities.
To date, there have been 20,501 TEDx events held all over the world. In South Korea, the first-ever high school TEDx event was held in Branksome Hall Asia. This student-led project, TEDxBranksomeHallAsia, was officially approved by the administrators of Branksome Hall Asia.
Stage of TedxBranksomeHallAsia in the Performing Art Center, BHA@TedxBranksomeHallAsia photography

Jiu Chang, a pioneer of the TEDxBranksomeHallAsia, mentioned why she wanted to organize this event.

"These days, I had a few discussions with our school teachers about interesting issues such as Milton Friedman's view on education and monopoly. Listening to their insights on those specific topics, I found sharing and developing ideas and widening my perspective on various issues delightful. I discovered that everyone has interesting insights on at least one topic that is unique and fresh and therefore extremely valuable. I also realized that listening to their insights made me start to ponder on the issues, which I had absolutely no interest before. I sought to listen to valuable insights from more people. I wished other people could also be just as delighted as I was. In addition, I wanted to learn public speaking skills from other people. Public speaking is one of my weakest qualities and I wanted to overcome it by watching TED talks and evaluating them”. -Jiu Chang

Hanseul Lee, one of the speakers, doing a live presentation on stage@TedxBranksomeHallAsia photography

The goal was to enrich the intellectual tone of the Branksome Hall Asia community. The talks at the event were aimed to deliver inspiring messages to the attendees, which could influence the audience to start contemplating on issues that they had not cared for before. By listening to speakers with various stances on certain issues, the attendees were expected to broaden their perspectives. TEDxBranksomeHallAsia could be the first step to build a community where “everyone lives like the way one thinks, and not end up thinking about the way one has lived”, as Paul Bourget wrote.

TEDxBranksomeHallAsia was held on April 22nd, 2017 at the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) in Branksome Hall Asia, Global Education City, Jeju Island.



Min, Soyeon (Scarlet)
Grade 11
Branksome Hall Asia

Min, Soyeon (Scarlet)  student_reporter@dherald.com

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  • Concerned Individual 2017-06-08 10:09:34

    FACT CHECK your statements - "In South Korea, the first-ever high school TEDx event was held in Branksome Hall Asia."This is not true - there have been several TEDx events in KIS, SFS, and SIS many years prior to the one held at your school. I am deeply concerned that you are presenting wrong facts.   삭제

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