- Human Library: Faces of Mental Wellness
TECH TARIK continues with the deep-dive into mental wellness. This human library portion is contination of talk portion on 13th Sept. Here’s the quicklink to share with friends, families or colleagues: techtarik.com. Follow our Facebook event page and get the latest update on it (groundupinnovation.org) For non-Paypal / credit card, we accept bank transfer to POSB[masked] or PayNOW and PayLAH to[masked]. Update us the proof of transfer by WhatsApp or email to [masked] The experience will kick-off with keynote speaker: A/P Roger Ho, a Associate Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He is also a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at NUH. His clinical and research interests include major psychiatric disorders and psychiatric aspects of medical illnesses. A specific area of interest is psychopharmacology and animal studies. He will be sharing insights from research point-of-view and inject his personal observation. (http://nusmedicine.nus.edu.sg/pcm/faculty-staff/expert-team-physicians-psychologist/roger-ho/) The human library experience is created to channel honest conversation and unpack further discussion from the public talk. Participants get to meet common folks from all walks of life and can discuss mental wellness practiced by them at different level. They carry different status: mother, teacher, moral role model, technologist, ex-undergraduate, young working adult, husbands. Brunch and cuppa of hot teh tarik will be there to accompany the intimate discussion. Ticket to human library experience will include brunch and hot teh tarik for participants. Human books line-up:  Mother of 1/ Housewife/ Family bedrock/ Saleswoman in demanding industry  Educator/ Role-model/ Husband/ Breadwinner  Educator/ Nature-enthusiast / Daughter/ Ex-undergraduate  Engineer/ Mental supporter/ Ex-undergraduate  Counsellor/ Advocate  Youth leader/ Start-up founder  Young entreprenuer/ Youth activist More books coming soon… Free event based on contribution of attendee. Donation collected will offset cost of brunch, beverage and rental fee of the venue.
- TRADE TARIK | China's One Belt, One Road: Globalisation or Colonisation?
EXCLUSIVE: TRADE TARIK is back this Spring on 14 Mar evening (Wednesday) with an exposé focused on the rise of China. Gain rare insights into China’s Belt and Road Initiative with practitioners who study history of Zheng He, future of Africa, promise of ASEAN and spirit of Singapore. Secure your ticket soon: https://tradetarikchina.eventbrite.sg Stay informed, network & learn. Click 'Interested' to stay updated. Last Spring, we were blessed to have 2 key prominent pioneers in Singapore: Philip Yeo and Tay Lai Hock. This Spring, we will be exploring and discussing the major 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the complex history surrounding Admiral Zheng He. Announcing our esteemed practitioners for this inaugural public exposé:  Dr Patrick Chan: Finance educator, organisational development consultant, researcher of Admiral Zheng He's 'Art of Collaboration’, who co-authored 'Leading and Managing Organizational Behavior', 'Beyond Blue Ocean Strategy' and 'Financial Planning for Personal Success'  Mr Johannes Burger: Director of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies in Singapore. Served as the Director of International Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in South Africa, where he taught Strategic Management, General Management and Financial Analysis. Research associate at the Institute for Futures Research at the USB.  Dr Xue Gong: Research Fellow with China Programme at S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore reviewing China's economic diplomacy, China's overseas investment activities, China's overseas corporate social responsibility and China-Southeast Asian economic relations.  Mr Tan Wei Kok: Co-founder of Citizen Innovation with experience on the invention scene with China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. A multidisciplinary engineer with unique 30-year background in leadership, strategy planning, multi-million dollar project management, product design & development, manufacturing, entrepreneurship and system design. One Belt, One Road or the Belt & Road Initiative is a development strategy proposed by China's president Xi Jinping that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries, primarily the People's Republic of China (PRC), the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the oceangoing Maritime Silk Road (MSR). The strategy underlines China's push to take a larger role in global affairs with a China-centered trading network. Would this be the beginning of globalisation or colonisation across Eurasia? You will get a rare opportunity to learn more about the speakers' insights to better navigate your career and business, mingle with them in person at Singapore's first independent design resource co-making space.. and yes, have Teh Tarik at Katong surrounded with Peranakan heritage ♥ We're also helping to fundraise for future community initiatives. Proceeds hep cover refreshment, operation costs, grow TRADE TARIK, space rental and build up the ground-up innovation movement. Share this event page with your family members and friends who could benefit from this TRADE TARIK experience. Seeya! For enquiries, simply contact [masked]
- TECH TARIK | 9/11 Special: Empathy for Disaster Survivors
TECH TARIK is BACK! This 9-11 Special, we will be exploring the psychological dimensions of #disasters and #empathy for those who recently survive them. We're very #blessed to have Judith Francis, a 9-11 survivor and psychologist, share her stories ♥ Kindly register through the following website (www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/)) FOR BANK TRANSFER: Register through (www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/)) and select 'Bank Transfer'. Then, simply transfer your ticket amount to DBS Current[masked], and update us a screenshot of evidence of payment via WhatsApp [masked]) or email [masked] How to respond appropriately after a disaster? Have you ever felt awkward, at a loss on what to do, say or react if someone whom you cared about became a victim of major disaster? How not to be too patronizing with your help? Is my help really helping? Judith Francis was born in St. Vincent, a tiny island in the Caribbean. She left to U.S as a teenager and served active duty in U.S Navy for several years. After earning a master's degree in Psychology, which focuses on the impact of culture and diversity in the workplace, she dedicated her life to helping people live their fullest potential. Her most recent work experiences have been in the Education and Healthcare Management sectors. On September 11th, 2001, Judith was there on the 102nd floor of the WTC’s (World Trade Center) South Tower; when the second plane hit, she was on the 86th floor turning onto the 85th floor and watching the walls broken through by this force that kept coming in the direction of her and her colleagues, as they ran down the stairs. She had observed the hit on the North Tower and began running down the stairwell minutes later, after first checking for her co-workers whereabouts. Though Judith survived the attack on the WTC, she struggled with PTSD; the daily panic attacks continued for months and many years following the event. The psychologist was now a patient who had to take care of herself in ways she wasn’t sure she could. Judith would be sharing on her struggle to rebuild her life after surviving the major disaster. She would share how she coped on a daily basis, in her capacity as a psychologist herself; and how she refused to be victimized by the situation. Most importantly, the talk will include her perspective on how she wanted and still wants to be treated by others after this major life-changing event. 1. Your ticket includes plant-based dinner with 'teh tarik' or tea with milk. 2. Your contributions to 'Give It Forward' will be used to offset the ticket price for those who may not afford. As a growing social enterprise, we aim to be financially sustainable yet enabling those who may be limited by financial means to also be inspired and gain exposure to such a rare community platform. Kindly drop an email to [masked] should you need support from Give It Forward. 3. FOR BANK TRANSFER: Register through (www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/)) and select 'Bank Transfer'. Then, simply transfer your ticket amount to DBS Current[masked], and update us a screenshot of evidence of payment via WhatsApp [masked]) or email [masked] 4. Register by 29 August to enjoy First Mover offers. 5. No refunds possible after 27 August 2017.
- TECH TARIK | SPRING 2017: Pioneering Singapore's Future
LIMITED SPACES: Happy New Year! TECH TARIK is back this Spring with our 7th edition on 24 Feb evening (Friday) <3 Science and Innovation Kampung-style. Do keep that date free ♥ With your feedback, we are refreshing our entrée this year with special SEASON editions! Kindly register through the following website (www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/)) If you prefer BANK TRANSFER, simply transfer your ticket amount to DBS Current[masked], and update us a screenshot of evidence of payment via WhatsApp [masked]) or email [masked] We are also helping to fundraise $6 million to build the 26,000sqm Kampung Kampus (Singapore's first village campus by Ground-Up Initiative). For sustainability and future growth of Tech Tarik, we hope you could make a small contribution. This TECH TARIK: SPRING 2017, we are blessed to have 2 key prominent figures in Singapore who are pioneers in their own sectors, some call them 'maverick', 'crazy' or 'mad'. Whatever it is, their footprints have transformed the lands they embarked on: Jurong Island, Biopolis and Kampung Kampus. Announcing the exclusive entrée for TECH TARIK SPRING:  GUEST: Chairman Philip Yeo Philip Yeo is unlike any civil servant. He prefers action over talk, cartoons over words and speed over due process. The maverick was blunt, direct and not afraid to challenge the status quo, earning him a reputation not only as one of Singapore’s most accomplished government officials, but also among its most colourful bureaucrats. As the former Economic Development Board chairman, his brilliant achievements are almost unparalleled in the history of the Singapore civil service. Yeo was the man who turned Batam into a household name in Singapore, created Jurong Island from seawater and put the country on the biomedical map globally with its iconic Biopolis. The famous rule breaker bulldozed his way through the bureaucracy he was a part of, blazing new paths in a manner more akin to an entrepreneur than a civil servant. In the process, he offended more than a few and was never afraid to challenge naysayers publicly, regardless of status and background. Extracted from Straits Times Press page for "Neither Civil Nor Servant".  HOST: Kampung Chief Tay Lai Hock Lai Hock is the Founder and 'Kampung Chief' of the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI). He has been rallying the power of community through its weekly Balik Kampung programme to grow GUI since 2008, starting from a tiny plot of land through the grace of a local farmer at Lim Chu Kang. Quickly outgrowing that, GUI moved to Yishun in April 2009 where it has collectively raised and grown its base, the Sustainable Living Kampung, from a mere 100sqm of space to over 1500sqm. This has enabled GUI to nurture a 21st Century Kampung Culture that connects many people to GUI’s vision of a 5G society – Gracious, Green, Giving, Grounded and Grateful. GUI will soon begin constructing the Kampung campus, a low carbon footprint campus, to serve a wider audience in Singapore as well as the region. Many values and philosophies guide this vision. The African proverb: “Go fast, go alone. Go far, go together”, motivated Lai Hock to bring many kindred spirits to realise this vision together. Before GUI, Lai Hock was 6 years a professional soldier and 11 years a highly successful regional corporate business and marketing man before leaving to backpack around the world for more than 4 years in the quest to discover something truly meaningful to do with his life. TICKET UPDATES: 1. There are ONLY 18 First Mover/Early Bird tickets. First come, first served. 2. Fast Follower/Learner offers end on 20 February (Monday). 3. Good news for STUDENTS: Sign up soon for special pricing and simply show your Student Pass during entry. 4. SHARE this link with more friends and family members (www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/)). If we hit the lucky number of 48 participants, everyone will get to enjoy special discounts which you get to collect during the event. If we hit lucky number of 68 and 88 participants, greater offers get unlocked! Due to LIMITED SPACES, here's how you can express your interest soon to secure your seats: www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/) For enquiries, simply contact [masked] Seeya! ACTION TEAM. If you're keen to contribute in little ways to help organise and grow TECH TARIK, you could simply contact[masked] or email [masked] LIMITED SPACES. Secure your space soon: http://www.techtarik.com
- TECH TARIK 2016: Trees and Forests
TECH TARIK: This November, don't miss this rare chance to join 4 bold #tree scientists, #innovators and activists to explore the majestic yet mysterious world of 'Trees and Forests': www.techtarik.com To enjoy EARLY BIRD and STUDENT offers, simply sign up and make payment by this Monday (21 Nov): http://bit.ly/techtariktree Announcing the diverse entrée of #TechTarik speakers:  Tony O'Dempsey: Conservationist with Geographical Information System (GIS) experience and a special interest in Freshwater Swamp Forest who worked on the impact survey for the controversial Cross Island Line,  Lahiru Wijedasa: Biodiversity warrior who tracks deforestation of forests, peat fires and termites,  Dr Daryl Lee Tsen-Tieng: Trained civil engineer who seeks to bring urban greenery, especially mature trees, closer to the people and invents 'Eye-On-Trees',  Nur Khairiana: An arborist by day and activist by night, she brings the public for tours, nature walks while educating them on diverse trees around us. You also get a rare opportunity to learn about their discoveries, mingle with them in person and get exposed to such breakthrough technologies at our unique beautiful Kampung... and yes, have Teh Tarik under the Stars! Remember to sign up and make payment by this Monday, 21 November (Monday) to enjoy Early Bird offer: http://bit.ly/techtariktree Stay updated at the Event Page: http://bit.ly/techtariktreeFB
- TECH TARIK: Artificial Intelligence
Happy July! TECH TARIK is happening once again on the evening of 29th July. Science and Innovation Kampung-style. Do keep that date free ♥ Recently, many news related to robotics have emerged. Ranging from #ElonMusk and #BillGates debating concerns surrounding #AI to #IronMan-like exoskeletons for elderly to self-driving cars to building up a #SmartNation to robots replacing human careers. If all this piques your interest towards defining the relationship between humans and machines, and what it really means to be human, this one's for you :) It's on "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" (y) Due to LIMITED SPACES, here's how you can express your interest to secure your seats: http://www.techtarik.com | http://bit.ly/techtarikAI We're deeply grateful that we have 4 bold persons, #AI changemakers, #entrepreneurs and activists, joining us this month to share their pioneering works to help shape ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Announcing the diverse entrée of #TechTarik speakers: (1) Prof Nadia Thalmann, director of the Institute for Media Innovation who revolutionised social robotics by unveiling the first social robot Nadine that can have mood, emotions and memory, (2) Ang Tee Wee, engineer and co-founder of KOOKI, an I2R A*STAR spin-off and data science enterprise bringing AI-based solutions to the highly digitised business world, (3) Vijay Chandrasekhar, research scientist from Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R) with a passion in deep learning and computer vision, and (4) Muhd Amrullah, technopreneur of FaceRecog Asia, a data analytics enterprise with expertise in facial recognition & sentiment analysis for applications in advertising & consumer research. You also get a rare opportunity to learn about their discoveries, mingle with them in person and get exposed to such breakthrough technologies at our unique beautiful Kampung... and yes, have Teh Tarik under the Stars :) And, if you would like to stay on after, the ORTO park (with its array of restaurants) is open 24 hours. For enquiries, simply contact [masked] As this is a paid event with LIMITED SPACES, remember to express your interest early. To enjoy EARLY BIRD offer, simply make payment by Monday, 25 July. Share this link with your friends and family members who could benefit from this Tech Tarik experience ( http://www.techtarik.com | http://bit.ly/techtarikAI). Seeya!
- TECH TARIK: Ocean Exploration
Happy July! TECH TARIK is BACK! Happening once again on the evening of 15th July. Science and Innovation Kampung-style. Do keep that date free ♥ Recently, many ocean-related news have surfaced. Ranging from very pleasant ones, such as the release of the long anticipated #FindingDory, to the sad closure of the #UnderwaterWorld, to the intriguing ones like the approved million-dollar grant for #MarineResearch. If all this piques your interest towards the infinitely vast ocean, this one's for you :) It's on "OCEAN EXPLORATION" (y) Due to LIMITED SPACES, here's how you can express your interest to secure your seats: http://www.techtarik.com | http://bit.ly/techtarikocean We're deeply grateful that we have 4 bold persons, #energy changemakers, #entrepreneurs and activists, joining us this month to share their pioneering works to help advance OCEAN EXPLORATION. Announcing the diverse entrée of #TechTarik speakers:  Dr Neo Mei Lin, marine biologist at St. John's Island Marine Laboratory and Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) with a strong passion in conserving marine life and also the recipient of the 2015 L'Oreal Singapore Award for Women In Science,  Vignesh Subramaniam, research engineer at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology who invented the world's fastest underwater robots inspired by octopus,  Hakim Hamid, design engineer at Dyson & maker who builds underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) in his free time and uses his blog to share his meaningful hobbies with others,  Chinmay Pendharkar, engineer at Subnero with aspirations to build extensive underwater networks using acoustics communications. You also get a rare opportunity to learn about their discoveries, mingle with them in person and get exposed to such breakthrough technologies at our unique beautiful Kampung... and yes, have Teh Tarik under the Stars :) And, if you would like to stay on after, the ORTO park (with its array of restaurants) is open 24 hours. For enquiries, simply contact [masked] As this is a paid event with LIMITED SPACES, remember to express your interest early. Share this link with your friends and family members who could benefit from this Tech Tarik experience (www.techtarik.com | http://bit.ly/techtarikocean). Seeya!
- TECH TARIK: Energy Exploration - Which Way?
LIMITED SPACES. Secure your space soon: http://www.techtarik.com (http://www.techtarik.com/) Here's what you may gain from this January's Tech Tarik experience: (1) Insights and discoveries shared by bold speakers across the energy sector: one of whom heads the NUS Energy Office with innovation experience in DuPont and US Army, another co-founded an award-winning social enterprise involved in rural implementation of solar solutions across Indonesia, another who engages in public policy research for safer nuclear energy such as Liquid Fluoride Thorium Rectors, while another is a serial entrepreneur who develops waste-to-energy biofuel solutions for applications like transportation. (2) Network and mingle with energy enthusiasts, speakers and the larger community of diverse backgrounds, expertise and interests in a unique casual village setting. (3) Finger food and drinks, including Teh Tarik. (4) Participate in discussion and contribute inputs towards energy security and sustainability. (5) Get educated and be involved in helping chart a more sustainable future. ACTION TEAM. If you're keen to contribute in little ways to help organise and grow TECH TARIK, you could simply contact[masked] or email [masked] LIMITED SPACES. Secure your space soon: http://www.techtarik.com