I would like to introduce the club TEDxInhaU, which plans the speech once in a semester to ‘spread worth idea.’ The Inha Times interviewed the leader of the club TEDxInhaU, Choi Ye-Jin.
The Inha Times(IT): Give us a short introduction of TEDxInhaU. What is your club’s main activity?
TEDxInhaU: In short, we are a lecture planning club of Inha University. TED stands for Technology Entertainment Design, and it is the most famous lecturing platform in America. TEDx is made in university, company, and society in order for many people to have access to a variety of lectures. Among them, what is in Inha University is TedxInha. The club consists of four teams ; the casting team to invite speakers and sponsors, the public relations planning team to hold some publicity events, the design team to design posters and banners, and the media team to produce teaser video and lecture video. These four teams plan a lecture together.
IT: What is the goal of TEDxInhaU?
TEDxInhaU: The slogan of TED is ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ and the slogan of TEDxInhaU is ‘Return to Passion.’ Our goal is to create lectures that will give more valuable experience to the whole of Incheon as well as Inha Universitiy students. It is also the goal of our club to allow our members to find what they want through our club activities.
IT: What difficulties does TEDxInhaU have in preparing a speech?
TEDxInhaU: The financial problem is the most difficult part of our club activity, because TEDx is nonprofit organization and students lead the club. It is the most difficult to request free of charge when inviting speakers.
IT: What is the attractive point of TEDxInhaU among various clubs in Inha University?
TEDxInhaU: Speakers who we liaise with our speech are held in reputation in their fields. So, it is a good thing that there is a lot of opportunity to talk with them during the process of contacting them or after casting them. The other attractive point is, the four teams are doing different things and work hard in their positions, but also all teams put their heads together to plan the lectures from beginning to end. I think it is a really good experience.
IT: What is the most impressive lecture or the most popular speech that TEDxInhaU held among the audience?
TEDxInhaU: My favorite lecture since I started TEDxInhaU was the lecture held in the first semester in 2018. The topic of the lecture was ‘Someday we all die’ and the speecher was ‘Kim Yeong-suk.’ He talked about his stories honestly such as trial and error when setting up his company, difficulties he faced, etc. Also, he answered elaborately to the questions asked by the students. Many students who listened to the lecture said that they were consoled.
IT: What would you like to say something to Inha University students?
TEDxInhaU: The reason I started TEDxInhaU for the first time was because I liked the lecture and wanted to make a lecture myself. If you want to make a lecture once, it would be nice if you come to TEDxInhaU. Nowadays, students live intensely. I would like to tell Inha University students that it would be better to do things that you want to do if only once, not just trying to follow the fast pace of modern society.
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