The funny thing is we wrote about TED's Hong Kong debut last year so we're not sure how many more debuts we're going to see but this one has some top content regardless. Speakers include Douglas Yeung, the founder and CEO of G.O.D; Max More, a philosopher and futurist who writes, speaks, and consults on advanced decision-making about emerging technologies; Aubrey de Grey, an English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology and plenty of other braniacs. If they were mates you’d be looking at the world’s finest pub quiz time but judging by the photos we don’t think many of them have ever been to a pub.
It's being held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is essentially a localised version of the three real TED conferences (hence the ‘x’ in its name) which helps share TED like ideas around the world. Priced at HK$350/ticket, it’s as close as we’ll get to being part of the world’s intelligentsia so if you’ve been struggling with Trivial Pursuit, this is your chance to raise your game.
Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom