From the first TEDx RMIT event in 2016 (which was also the first-ever student-organised TEDx event in Vietnam), the TEDx RMIT series has attracted hundreds of attendees each year. The 2021 edition broke records with around 1,200 registered participants, 11 speakers, and three sessions held over three days.
RMIT Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) student and project lead Hong Gia Han explained the idea behind this year’s theme ‘The One Legacy – Nothing is too big or too small’.
"To create a topic that fits with this year's TEDx series, our team decided to focus on RMIT's three core values and build questions around the imagination, passion, and impact of an individual's life journey. We hope that by attending this event, audiences will be encouraged to find meaning in all of the changes they make in their lives, no matter how big or small those changes are," said Han.
According to Ms Manuela Spiga, RMIT Regional Senior Manager of Careers, Industry and Alumni Relations, the 11 guest speakers were hand-picked for their inspirational life stories and rich experiences in a variety of industries.
“Through the authentic stories of the speakers, we wanted to give the audience a look behind real-life successes as well as struggles. The majority of our audience this year were RMIT current students and alumni early in their careers, so we hope they were able to take away useful lessons for their personal growth,” Ms Spiga said.
RMIT Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) student and member of the organising team Tran Nhat Minh added: “For some people, this might seem like just a small project that’s online and free. But for us students, it is already a legacy because ‘nothing is too big or too small’.”
Story: Ngoc Hoang
Watch the TEDx RMIT 2021 talks: