TED talks are the perfect avenue where dreams are relayed and with more and more people these days chasing their own dreams from a young age, it is only apt that the younger generation be given the stage as well.
TEDxYouth@KL is in its sixth year and the upcoming event will feature 12 distinguished speakers from various fields and expertise – including science, music and comedy.
Themed ‘Made in the Future’, the talk aims to provide the youth with a new outlook on what the future holds, career-wise, and how it is never a more apt time than now to step out of the 4 conventional walls of the traditional workplace. Here are a few of the notable speakers for the event (and some of my personal favourites as well).
1. Jaymee Tan Yee Ming
Jaymee is not just a pretty face, because she also happens to be the founder and CEO of Cheer Aspirations and is a pioneer cheerleader, coach and judge in Malaysia. Those in the cheer industry would be familiar with her name as she has coached most of Malaysia’s top cheerleading squads.
Jaymee is one of the key persons in the growth of cheerleading in our nation. Besides that, she also happens to hold a first class honours in Mechatronics Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Design from Monash University.
2. Syed Saddiq
The first time I heard Saddiq speak in person, I knew why he has earned accolades such as being a three-time Best Speaker at the World Universities Debate Championship. His gift of the gab has also allowed him to be the first Asian Co-Chief Adjudicator for this year’s Cambridge InterVarsity Debate.
Besides that, Saddiq is passionate about what he does and he personally believes that there is more to debating than just speaking out. As such, it is easy to see how he has become the youngest appointed member on the National Consultative Council on Political Financing.
3. Syed Azmi Alhabshi
Syed Azmi is a name many netizens would be familiar with due to his Facebook statuses that involves charitable work in communities ranging from the homeless to cancer patients and refugees. Striking a chord with Malaysians for his social awareness, Syed Azmi is more than just a public figure in the Facebook realm.
He also works as a pharmacist during the day, but at the same time utilises Facebook as his sole platform to share the stories of people he has encountered with in his day to day life. Consider Syed Azmi’s life an open diary which is both heartwarming and makes a difference in the community at the same time.
Set To Inspire The Youth
Other notable speakers at the event include Prakash Daniel, Dr. Dhesi Raja, Faye Jong and Melvyn Gnai. This edition of the TEDxYouth@KL event is aimed to enable the youth of today to envision their world in the age of 2035. As such, guests will also have the opportunity to connect with the speakers who have been the ones to step outside of the four walls of the conventional workplace.
The talk will be held at EX8 Auditorium in SS13/4 Subang Jaya from 1pm-7pm on December 12, and it is also in conjunction with the Universal Children’s Day celebration held on November 20.
1200 people are expected to attend the event and it makes sense because the panel of speakers are quite renowned in their own fields. Other than the engaging talks, guests can also participate in the fun activities, displays and exhibition available throughout the day.
Tickets are available on TedxKL’s peatix page and are priced at RM80 (inclusive of food and refreshments). Vulcan Post readers are also entitled to RM20 discount. You can key in the following promo code upon checkout.
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