International Live Speech Event Attracts Local Residents and Expats
Around 700 Chinese residents and expats were present at a free English speech event that was held at the Futian Auditorium to exchange ideas and experiences. IdeaXchange is an international live speech event that is done every February by Sean Weisbrot and partner Lisa Zhang. The event is similar to TED which carries a motto of Ideas worth spreading which local events that focuses in inspiring individual to improve oneself.
The event is was gaining popularity among the residents, and the number of audience has grown from 100 during its first event to 700 in just six months. The event have five speakers to deliver speeches that focuses on their each and own respective ideas and expertise in IdeaXchange. One of the five speakers Beth McComb talked and shared her experience on being raised by deaf parents in Hearing/Sound is Overrated, while Gareth Jones talked about the different markets in Selling without Selling.
Another speaker who shared her experience said that the event offers a lot of great opportunities for people to share ideas and to make friends. Most of the attendees were their first time to join and most felt inspired and excited.
The district government of Futian co-sponsored the event and made it a part of their ongoing efforts in building the district into a global village that have an expatriate friendly environment. The point of creating a global village to further inspire and empower young people to share ideas, travel, experience different customs and exchange their ideas with other people from different countries.