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July 2016

Curr Shi

 

 

Curr Shi

Curr graduated from the class of 2014 GMBA in Tsinghua University & MIT. Originally as the senior manager of social marketing at OgilvyOne, she is now the founder of Lean In MBA. She is also the president of MBA female leadership club in Tsinghua University, columnist at Douban and Thinking Tank, and an expert in network.

"What kind of person do I wish to be"

My journey of being myself: the story of how to correctly understand, reconcile with, accept, and embrace oneself.

Alex Dou

 

Alex Dou

I am Alex Dou, a Master candidate of Cultural Heritage and Museology in the GSCASS (Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). I love to utilize my extracurricular time touring museums all over the world. For me, examining cultural relics is the most intriguing approach to the understanding and reflecting upon history. After the experience of 16 museums and art galleries in the U.S during this winter break, I dream of visiting every museum around the globe that exhibits Chinese cultural relics.

"Chinese cultural relics in Philadelphia Museum of Art"

There are three keywords when encountering a damaged archaeological site: context, reconstruction, scar. In the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the skillful reconstruction of Chinese relics section truly impressed me.

Thomas Graziani

 

Thomas Graziani

Thomas is co-founder at WalktheChat, a WeChat development agency and cross-border ecommerce platform.

"5 Tips to teach yourself coding in 6 months"

Why learn programming, should you do it, and if so: how to make it happen

CC Huang

 

CC Huang

CC Huang has been working in sustainable development issues in both the United States and China across a variety of topics, including urban development, energy efficiency, green supply chain, and climate change. She led the creation of the Green and Smart Urban Development Guidelines, which are now being used to train government officials and guide large-scale urban development projects in China, inform urban planning in Mexico City, and to promote sustainability principles in Sweden. She has written for or been featured in Science, Forbes, Next City, China Dialogue, Caijing, The Paper, Caixin, among others. She has worked at Energy Innovation, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She obtained her MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and completed her BA at George Washington University. 

"Urban Habitats"

Jan Gehl said, “We definitely know more about good habitats for mountain gorillas, Siberian tigers, or panda bears than we do know about a good urban habitat for Homo sapiens.” This presentation will provide examples of how experts are thinking about the science and design of human habitats from a variety of perspectives and offer some ideas on how to make human habitats more livable. The goal of this talk is to inspire more holistic and values-based thinking to create cities that can help humans thrive.

Moya Li

 

Moya Li

Moya is an unconventional site PR, and an expert playgirl. While taking the responsibility of Chinese ambassador in the international luxury celebrity club ASW, I also founded and have operated the site rental platform “LocationHunter秘境” for over 1 year. During the past, I have studied and worked in the lifestyle and consumption upgrade industry for 10+ years, and have been employed as the senior executives in international elite conferences, World top 500, and Starwood group. Furthermore, I also supervised several events and weddings in the Palace Museum, the Ancestral Temple, and many other creative sites. That said, I have accumulated substantial resources in media, PR, branding, fashion, design, and clients. Devoting to screening of taste and exploration of the most distinctive site, I strive to present you a new modern life in the cities.

"Sharing with everyone"

We all wish to taste fancier lifestyles that only seem to exist in other social circles. However, not owning a luxury yacht for a party does not confine you from pretending to have one. In the current sharing economy, the lack of possession of a yacht is no longer an issue. With the revolution in lifestyle and mindset, citizens’ resources will turn from “private” to “sharing with everyone”. Realizing that you, too, can afford the yacht for a couple of hours, people will detach themselves from the idea of “possession” due to the grand pool of accessible resources.

Stuart Oda

 

Stuart Oda

Stuart is an investment banker turned urban farmer with a passion for innovation and sustainability. He's been invited to speak at events from Brussels to Bangalore to Beijing, and the agricultural technology startup he co-founded, Alesca Life, has won major tech competitions including Techcrunch and Asia Hardware Battle.

"Food Production as a service"

Personalized food production for the smart city of the future. How can we develop agricultural infrastructure in urban environments to ensure food safety and nutritional security?

Thomas Talhelm

 

Thomas Talhelm

Thomas is an assistant professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago. in 2013, he was a Fulbright scholar in Beijing when the "airpocalypse" struck. To protect his lungs, he started building DIY purifiers and then founded Smart Air to teach other people how to protect their health without going broke. In his day job, he studies how southern China's history of rice farming has given it a very different culture from China's wheat-farming north.

"Using open data to make clean air affordable"

Most purifiers cost thousands of RMB--a price that prevents many people from protecting their health. Thomas will share how he used open data and citizen science to find that purifiers can be affordable. Thomas will explain how air purifiers work and how we can protect ourselves from air pollution. Thomas will talk about how he used open data to bring these simple DIY purifiers to over 25,000 people all over China. 

Theo Wang

 

Theo Wang

Theo is in an Internet startup team, creating mobile applications and doing social and technological researches with my team.I've been constantly curious about the social and tech trends and the hidden forces that drive them or impeding them.

"Sharing Economy: what's moving it forward, and how to take part"

I’m going to share some unique aspects about a sharing economy. I’m going to explain why it’s relevant, what its obstacles are, and how we can actively participate in its advancement. Sharing economy is more connected with the current social and technological trends one of those interesting trends happening right here in Beijing.

Aaron Berkovich

Aaron Berkovich
Personal Branding

Samuel Cornthwaite

Samuel Cornthwaite
This coffee has a story

 

May 2016

Aaron Berkovich

Aaron Berkovich
Personal Branding

Samuel Cornthwaite

Samuel Cornthwaite
This coffee has a story

Thomas Graziani

Thomas Graziani
5 mistakes that killed my startup in China

Judy Jiang

Judy Jiang
Yoga and love

Debbie Ma

Debbie Ma
Healing and brewing beer

Xiaojie QIN

Xiaojie Qin
Personal story of depression to social entrepreneurship

Leandro Rolon

Leandro Rolon
How technology is shaping design

Wadeisor Rukato

Wadeisor Rukato
From Africa to China - storytelling on Africa-China relations

Deep Shah

Deep Shah
Applying the scientific method to product design

Shangshang

Shang Shang
You & Me - Creating the most popular show in China

Jenny Chen

Jenny Chen
The coolest place in China

Tommy Chi

Tommy Chi
Traditional Chinese Therapy - Bonesetting

Nnamani Kenechukwu

Nnamani Kenechukwu
Opportunities in healthcare & ICT sectors
MCKMCK
Why giving and sharing matters today

Yin Mei

Yin Mei
Expanding your borders: from journalist to engineer

Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw
Public Relations: What every startup needs to know
 

David Stinson

David Stinson
Universal basic income
 
ZhangZhangZhang Zhang
My visit to Age came homes in China