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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 TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL 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

Yap Kwong Weng

yap kwong wengYap Kwong Weng – Secretary General, United Nations Association of Singapore

Inspirer, community leader, adventurer.  Yap Kwong Weng’s defining confidence and conviction have enabled him to lead with purpose. What’s less known about him is that he develops social capital by leading youth teams and inspiring voluntarism.

Described as 93.8 Live’s “Passion People”, Yap Kwong Weng trekked across 100km across the world’s largest non-polar Taklamakan desert to raise awareness for the millennium development goals in Singapore.

Yap Kwong Weng is the Secretary-General of the United Nations Association of Singapore, and founded it’s vibrant youth group. He was selected as one of Singapore’s Young Outstanding Singaporeans in 2011.

Yap will talk about “Spaces and Choices”. He believes these elements will shape outcomes in societies and spur volunteerism.

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