TEDxKRP SocialChange 2.0

Join us live on 21 September and meet these social entrepreneurs face to face, be inspired by heroic story of courage, perseverance, success and miracles the human spirit is capable of. Unlock your passion and discover how people just like you are making a big impact. Watch the recorded talks here.

Friday, 21 September 2012 - 6:00pm

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxKRP, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKRP event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDx KRP (as in Kent Ridge Park, Singapore) is curated by Carlos Miranda Levy and sponsored by the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Centre.

Beyond the Border, Behind the Men

Beyond the Border, Behind the Men is a project that celebrates the invisibility and anonymity of the Bangladeshi migrant workers in our midst. Except this time, we train the spotlight on what happens back home in Bangladesh.

Nicholas Leong

Nicholas Leong used to be a professional photographer. About 5 years ago, he had an idea that all those Kenyans who were winning marathons everywhere in the world would be terrific if they were given bicycles. So he went to Kenya with only an idea, and a very rudimentary plan.

Pamela Yeo

Pamela graduated from the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore in 2011. As a law student, she had a primary interest in human rights and interned with the Access to Justice Asia LLP, non-profit, non-partisan social network for human rights practitioners based in Cambodia. In 2011 together with her 2 co-founders Ng Sookzhen and Adeline Heng, they started Saught.

Robin Low

Robin is a serial entrepreneur who has started more than 100 companies and mentored much more. A self-described "social hub", Robin is the co-founder of Relief 2.0 and Markets of Hope, supporting sustainable disaster recovery by engaging, enabling, empowering and connecting the survivors to the help they need.

Fairoz Ahmad

Fairoz Ahmad is a Director of Nusantara Development Initiatives (NDI), an organization he co-founded when he was a post-graduate student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He believes that energy poverty can be solved by empowering women to overcome the problem of access to light sources.

Andreas Birnik

Andreas is co-founder of CarbonStory, a social enterprise that enables people to reverse the effect of climate change by supporting projects that offset personal or household carbon footprints. At NUS Business School, he teaches sustainability, strategy and Asia Pacific Business on MBA and executive education programs.


Veerappan Swaminathan is the co-founder and Kampung Tinkerer of the Sustainable Living Lab (SL2).
A self-starter and inventor by nature, Veera believes that ground-up innovators need to be whatever the situation demands them to be.

Koh Seng Choon

Seng Choon is the Executive Director of Dignity Kitchen, Singapore's first hawker training school for the disabled and disadvantaged people.

TEDxKRP 立冬 lìdōng 2011

TEDxKRP 立冬 lìdōng on the 17th of November featured 5 live speakers and 3 guest presentations on social change through innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Friday, 21 September 2012 - 6:00pm

TEDxKRP 1.0 (March 2011)

13 mind blowing sessions about the power of local innovation and global entrepreneurship for social change.

Speakers from Silicon Valley, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean sharing their inspiring initiatives changing the world at a local level with a global vision and impact.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011 - 5:30pm