SSC winners 2019

The winner of our annual Student Speaker Competition, which will be giving their talks on our Main Event


Bonnie Jin

Finding Freedom Through Consciousness Awareness and other Lessons from the Tokyo Metro

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Erika Knorr

Special Education Needs Awareness: Why It’s Good for Me and You


 Meet the team


Speaker Team

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Speaker Team conducts correspondence between the invited speakers, guiding them through the logistics of script writing as well as working alongside them on preparing for their speeches. We serve as a liaison between the TEDxWasedaU team and guest speakers in order to achieve a smooth experience as we approach the main event.

Finance Team

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Finance Team’s job is to secure and maintain the sponsorships to fund our event and also to manage the budget to sustain free cash flow. We has been in a partnership with partners such as Coca-Cola, DMM, Discovery Channel, Event Regist, Mojo and Garage Waseda. With the support from our partners, TEDxWasedaU was able to hold successful events. These partnerships has allowed us to positively impact each other with embracing cultural diversity and providing opportunities to exchange, share, and spread ideas.

Marketing Team


Marketing Team works closely together with Design Team to achieve brand awareness and ticket conversions for TEDxWasedaU events. We create and execute innovative marketing strategies on all SNS platforms, handle the TEDxWasedaU website, and deliver creative offline events to the local and academic communities. In Marketing Team, we strive to deliver “Ideas worth Spreading” to our audience and fans throughout Japan.

Design Team

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Design Team: We create the "face" of TEDxWasedaU. Not only do we create event posters, we also film videos and design pamphlets to promote our events to the public. Our goal is always to communicate the awesomeness of TEDxWasedaU using various medias, and make them as visually pleasing as possible

Internal Affairs

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Internal Affairs (IA) is a small team that consists of seasoned individuals who’s main role is to work closely with the core team to facilitate communications within every team. They are responsible for building team coherence and producing transparency within all teams. Being close to the core team, IA members help make decisions, bring innovative ideas onto the table and assist in producing a successful event year after year. In Internal Affairs, we strive to pursue a seamless sense of teamwork and help each other grow.