What’s New

September 2018 News

What’s New

Meet the 2018-2019 organizing committee! This year, we are doubled in size and are celebrating 5 years of TEDxJIS conferences. Read more on our team page, and contact us if you have any questions.


The JIS TED-Ed Club is a new student-run group that meets every two weeks. So far, club members have gotten to know each other and brainstormed some answers to the question: “What makes an idea great?”

Watch This

Timo Fukar at TEDxJIS 2018: Limits of the experience bubble – Are we ever the best version of ourselves? How can we develop our craft if we never push outside our comfort zones?

Our Favorite Talks

Stephen Webb at TED2018: Where are all the aliens? – Are we alone in the universe? Astronomer Stephen Webb says we are. He makes a case for the beauty of our potential cosmic loneliness.

Highlights from TEDxJISSalon: The Artist Inside

Is it possible to be uncreative? How can we use the element of randomness to be original? What are you good at? What did you like to do when you were young?  Is what you see in a photograph the same as what the photographer wanted you to see? How does an artist take a simple idea and make it a beautiful piece of art?

These were just some of the questions that the participants at TEDxJISSalon: The Artist Inside discussed, doodled, and even danced their way through. Easily the most active of our salons so far, our presenters and performers had all the attendees actively exploring what the creative process is about.

Register for TEDxJIS Salon: The Artist Inside

TEDxJISSalon: The Artist Inside, on Saturday, April 7, 9AM – 12PM. It’s sure to be a morning of lively conversations and fun activities shining a light on your creativity.

The Salon will give you one more chance to see the work of photojournalist Amy Smith, who teaches mathematics at the High School. We also have an award-winning student artist asking where ideas come from, a talented trio exploring a musical composition that they performed at TEDxJIS 2018, and a teacher from North Jakarta Intercultural School who will help us unlock our creativity. Find out more about these presenters on our event page at TED.com.

Book your seat on our registration page.

Highlights from TEDxJIS: Crossing Paths

“It is amazing that I’m being part of something that is so much bigger than just this room.”

This was the response from of one of our speakers, Cipta Croft-Cusworth, when we asked him to reflect on his experience at the conference. Providing a chance to have an active interaction between audience and speakers, TEDxJIS 2018: Crossing Paths built an intersecting path, connecting them.

The TEDxJIS 2018 conference had the theme of Crossing Paths. With a full house, the audience was filled with anticipation for ideas worth spreading as the event started. The event featured a variety of great stories and ideas from various speakers, which included students, educator, artists, alumni and athletes. In addition, performers presenting the theme with the different type of arts enriched the conference and showed us more than describing with words.