Breaking Paradigms with TEDxAteneo

Breaking Paradigms with TEDxAteneo

Are you ready for a paradigm shift? Introducing TEDxAteneo’s phenomenal speaker line-up



If there’s anything TED conferences are known for, it’s the impact they have on their audience and their ability to inspire many to make a difference. Luckily for us, TEDxAteneo, formerly known as TEDxADMU, is finally back onsite after three whole years of being held online to bring us the inspiration we need to be changemakers ourselves! As an independently organized TED event, TEDxAteneo brings together notable speakers in the field of education, technology, sustainability and social innovation to share their ideas that challenge listeners to make a positive impact on society.


Breaking Paradigms with TEDxAteneo

TEDxADMU 2019: The Matter of Fact


This year, TEDxAteneo highlights the power of innovative thinking through the theme of Breaking Paradigms. So to get the ball rolling, it’s time to meet the speakers of TEDxAteneo who are paradigm shifters in their own respective fields.


Naia Black


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As a prominent figure in the world of drag, Drag Den winner Naia Black will take the stage to talk about the significance of embracing one's authentic self and the power of non-conformity. Through her personal experiences and unique perspective, Naia will shed light on the importance of challenging societal norms and celebrating diversity in today’s day and age—just in time to welcome Pride Month this June!


Aryn Cristobal


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The world is your stage, and this is exactly what Aryn Cristobal, an esteemed improv theater artist, is set to discuss during her talk. As she shares valuable insights into the world of improvisation and its relevance to real-life situations, she will highlight the principles of collaboration and adaptability. Aryn will also demonstrate how improv can enhance creativity and foster effective communication.


Ben Ampil 

Ben Ampil is an entrepreneur with a vision. As someone who has collected extensive research and insights over the years on the influence of education and work experiences from birth to adulthood, Ben’s talk seeks to shed light on the profound impact of emotional reactions in shaping human behavior. As he sets off to challenge the idea that our default response to stimuli is rational, get ready to embark on a journey towards self-discovery and a whole lot of deep reflection. 


Ibba Bernardo 

Ibba Bernardo will discuss how leveraging technology can bridge the gap between marginalized communities and opportunities, as well as the importance of addressing the digital divide to create a more inclusive society. Ibba will share his insights on how technology can be harnessed as a tool for positive change and offer innovative solutions to empower underprivileged individuals and communities.


In addition to the exceptional lineup of speakers, TEDxAteneo: Breaking Paradigms will feature captivating performances by renowned artists such as violinist Elaiza Jem, SPIT (Silly People’s Improve Theater) and singer/songwriter Timmy Albert. 


TEDxAteneo is all set to kick off its event this coming June 10 at the Areté Hyundai Hall of the Ateneo de Manila University. With limited tickets available, attendees can expect an exclusive and intimate experience that fosters engagement and interaction among participants.


For more information and ticket inquiries, please visit Follow TEDxAteneo on Instagram for event updates and exciting announcements.



Words Vanessa Tiong 

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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