Ignite Talks

What's an Ignite talk? Four minutes on stage to talk about an idea, an interest or a passion. Our version is 15 slides that rotate automatically after 15 seconds. It's fun, it's fast, and the format forces you to really think about what you want to say.

Game? Let us know asap. This event fills up every year, so the only way to confirm a slot is to post your idea title and brief summary below.

To do a great Ignite talk, tell us about something you're passionate about, something that others should know, or some unique bit of knowledge or insight that you can impart. (And please don't do a pitch or your company creds)

Michelle Beh

The Jupiter Drawing Room

From Melaka to Cape Town - our entwined history and diverse stories

Growing up in a multi-racial and multi-cultural country and then working in a cosmopolitan city with people from all over the world thought me that there is not just one point of view that is right. I have learned to accept other people's opinions and cultures, and at the same time, to share my perspective and celebrate my heritage. My children are British (have never been to the UK), born in Singapore and growing up in South Africa. It will be interesting to see how they define themselves and I'm excited to see more people in the world now who have to break the typical norms of identifying themselves via nationality and race. They will have to find connections in different ways.

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