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THE BIG QUESTION by TEDxYangon 2020 at Dulwich College Yangon StarCity Campus

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

In 2020, TEDxYangon will be hosted at Dulwich College StarCity campus on Sun 2 Feb from 8am to 8pm. The day will be presented by 12 prominent leaders of diverse backgrounds. Tickets for the events are available at Myanpwel.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Past speakers include:

Aung Naing Oo shared how he believes that STEM education in public schools will benefit future generations of students and further develop Myanmar’s wokforce.
Pyone Thet Thet Kyaw shared a talk about the issues facing the local fashion industry and what it takes to run a responsible fashion business in Myanmar.
Hal Bosher takes our TEDxYangon audience through what financial inclusion means for the people of Myanmar.

About StarCity: The Star of Yangon

Located along the shore of the Bago River, StarCity is a development project with a land area of 500 acres in Thanlyin Township and is the only large-scale residential development located near the Thilawa Special Economic Zone. The unique selling point of this community is the wide variety of amenities and facilities. Construction of StarCity commenced in 2013 and 2,300 homes, sports and leisure facilities including Myanmar’s premier links style golf course, Dulwich International School, clinics, a bank and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops are already operating.

StarCity Yangon is developed by Yoma Land, a leading and awards winning real estate developer actively building out existing assets, targeting new acquisitions and developing innovative products. Yoma Land is transforming Yangon’s cityscape across three strategically located flagship developments, StarCity, Yoma Central (The Peninsula Residences Yangon and Westin Yangon: Six Pillars of Well-being) and Pun Hlaing Estate. From aspirational urban residential developments to high-end luxury, Yoma Land aims to build communities that are attractive, safe and vibrant, while placing emphasis on innovative designs, building standards and product range. ​

About Dulwich Yangon StarCity Campus

Our College campus is an expression of our learning philosophy. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of our students. The structural use of bamboo throughout the Star City campus, alongside other naturally available materials, celebrates Myanmar's craft and building heritage.

The Star City campus of Dulwich College Yangon sits on eight hectares (20 acres) of greenfield land on the south-eastern edge of the city, within the attractive Star City residential community in Thanlyin Township. The campus is purpose built with world-class academic and co-curricular facilities and the school building boast flexible indoor and outdoor learning spaces. On completion, the campus will be divided into five distinct areas with separate buildings specifically designed for students in DUCKS (aged 2 to 7), Junior School (aged 7 to 11) and Senior School (aged 11 to 18).

Our sport facilities at the Star City campus, include rugby and football fields, an indoor gymnasium complex and an aquatic centre with an Olympic-sized (50 metre) swimming pool and a learning pool. On completion of the full development, the campus will have a performing arts centre, an art and design building and science laboratories.

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