Monthly Archives: September 2011

TEDxUlaanbaatar talk

During my research trip in Mongolia, I was invited as one of the speakers to present my postdoctoral research project on Mongolian typefaces at the TEDxUlaanbaatar event in Blackbox Theater on August 20th.

The theme of the TEDx debut in Mongolia was LEGACY: honoring tradition, designing the future; and this one-day event was divided into four sessions [1]:

1 Exploring the past (an insightful look back into Mongolia’s rich and unique history; in which presenters provided a glimpse of Mongolia’s colorful tapestry of culture, arts and spirituality)

2 Honoring tradition (linking us to the present day; where speakers and artists explore the ways in which Mongolia reveres the past through science, music, photography and lifestyle).

3 Empowering progress (inspirational stories of change and changemakers behind them in present-day Mongolia; from the streets of Ulaanbaatar to the peaks of the Altai mountains, amazing people positively impacting the world around them)

4 Designing the future (visionaries and thought-leaders share their aspiration for realizing Mongolia’s potential and shaping the country’s legacy for generations to come).

TEDxUlaanbaatar was organized by Travis Hellstrom, Nick Saijrakh and Uyanga Vladimir, among others.

More information on this event can be found at the TEDxUlaanbaatar website.

My presentation, part of the ‘Exploring the past’ session, can be viewed on YouTube:

[1] In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
The information about TEDx and the TEDxUlaanbaatar sessions is taken from the TEDxUlaanbaatar website.