SYDNEY, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The February 2017 TEDxHaymarket explores the theme "Think, Act, Evolve" and includes speaker Alpha Cheng, a teacher and humanitarian who will speak out after suffering the profound loss of his father at the hands of an extremist in Paramatta. Alpha has turned his tragedy into a call for Australians to unite rather than be divided by hate. Other speakers include:
- John Wiltshire and Bill Dimas, founders of aMBUSH Gallery and Wiltshire + Dimas and advocates for the use of art for social impact
- Pearl Tan, Australian television and film actress, writer, director and producer, speaking out on intersectionality
- Rafael Calvo, professor at the University of Sydney and expert in technology designed for well-being
- Michael Wu, Managing Director at Natures Care, on growing a business, the subtleties of doing business in Asia and leaving a legacy.
Della Zhuang, TEDxHaymarket Director and Licensee said: "TEDxHaymarket is all about inclusivity and the ideas that will evolve our thinking towards a more inclusive society. We're so excited to show you what our amazing line-up of speakers have in store."
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