DF Public Events Involvements 1000

Please note: This is the same list as appears on the Speaking and Event Hosting pages, but has been sorted by country / territory. Within each country / territory, event names are ordered in alphabetical order.

Entries are sorted by the following abbreviations in caps in lighter type:

  • SPEAKER for public speaking / speeches (KEY for keynotes)
  • HOST for events hosted / presented
  • PUBLIC for other public events

Media presences, as well as academic speaking / teaching and participation in academic seminars, are listed separately.


AUS | Australia

CHE | Switzerland | Schweiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra

  • SPEAKER Graduation Ceremony (at the graduation ceremony of the (former) Riverside School, Zug, Switzerland, June 2000, English). Student Speaker.
    The link as shown above will take readers to a subsequent recount of the event written after the original event was held.
  • SPEAKER Inter-Community School Christmas Gala (at the Christmas Gala of the Inter-Community School Zurich, Zumikon, Switzerland, Dec 1997, English). Participant and Speaker.
  • SPEAKER Inter-Community School Christmas Gala (at the Christmas Gala of the Inter-Community School Zurich, Zumikon, Switzerland, Dec 1996, French). Participant and Speaker.
    The link as shown above will take readers to a subsequent recount of the event written after the original event was held.

CHN | China (Mainland) | 中国 (内地 / 大陆)
31 mainland provinces of China only; there are separate entries for the regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan

  • HOST A Handbook of Everyday English Book Release Press Conference (Beijing, Apr 2014, English). 30-minute presentation along with local co-host Alison Zhou on the release of a new book for Beijing residents interested in learning English.
  • HOST Beijing Foreign Languages Fair (at Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China, Oct 2013, English). Hosted a live radio show at a world language fair (open-air event) at Chaoyang Park (in addition to making a public speaking appearance).
  • SPEAKER Beijing Foreign Languages Fair (2013) (at Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China, Oct 2013, English). Speaker at a world language fair (open-air event) at Chaoyang Park (in addition to hosting a live radio show).
  • SPEAKER, HOST & PUBLIC Beijing Foreign Languages Fair (2014) (at Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China, May 2014, English). Part of panel / interview on new Handbook of Everyday English for Beijing. Went onstage with other Radio Beijing hosts. Speaker, Extra Everyday English lesson. Co-host, Radio 774 / AM 774 English-language arts event.
  • HOST Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall Gala (at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China, Sep 2008, English, German, French, Korean). Hosted museum executives and city hall officials in a gala to celebrate the successful hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
  • SPEAKER Beijing Higher Education DV Contest (at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2007, English). Speaker.
  • HOST China Central TV English Speaking Contest, UIBE Finals (at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 30 Oct 2003, English). Host.
  • SPEAKER Chinese Blogger Conference (Guangzhou, China, Nov 2008, Chinese). Spoke about being an “international Chinese” and life and stories as an active Twitter user.
  • SPEAKER Chinese High Speed Railway Travel Development Summit (Zhongguancun North, Beijing, China, Mar 2012, Chinese). Joined leading strategists and academics in presenting two speeches on how regular Weibo users and travellers viewed the importance of HSR in China.
  • SPEAKER Chinese High Speed Railway Travel Cooperation Conference (at the Beijing Railway Hotel, Beijing, China, Mar 2012, Chinese). Two-time speaker (once part of a panel, once on my own).
  • HOST Chinese-US Culture Exchange program (at the University of International Business and Economics, 31 Dec 2003, Beijing, China, Chinese). Host.
  • HOST Dyned English Speaking Competition Finals (at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 05 Dec 2003, English). Host.
  • SPEAKER English for Beijing Communities (at Tuanjiehu Community, Beijing, China, Apr & May 2013, English). Speaker.
  • HOST English Speaking Contest (at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 28 Nov 2004, English). Host.
  • SPEAKER Ignite Beijing (at Xizhimen, Beijing, China, 2010, Chinese). Spoke about travelling in China by train, as well as tweeting travel stories on Twitter.
  • HOST Inaugural Sino-British Television Innovation Management Summit (China-UK TV Inno Summit) (Zhangzhou by Xiamen, China, Apr 2014, English and Chinese). Emcee of both regular presentations and the UK Evening Gala.
  • HOST International Students Culture Event (at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 14 Nov 2004, English). Host.
  • HOST Lenovo Tianji English-speaking contest (at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 22 Mar 2003, English). Host.
  • HOST MacFans 2002 Party (at Jade Palace Hotel, Beijing, China, Chinese). Emcee for quiz show portion.
  • SPEAKER Macintosh-related event (at the Beijing Forestry Univesrity, Beijing, China, 23 May 2006, English). Featured speaker.
  • HOST Smart Garments Fashion Show (at the University of International Business and Economics, 16 Apr 2004, Beijing, China, English). Co-Host.
  • SPEAKER Say Goodbye to Chinglish! (at the Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China, Nov 2011, English). Speaker.
  • HOST Startup Tuesday Shanghai (Shanghai, China, Mar 2009, English). Speaker.
  • HOST TEDxCanton (at the Guangdong Science Centre, Guangzhou, China, Sep 2010, English). Co-Host.
  • SPEAKER TEDxGuangzhou (at the Guangdong Science Centre, Guangzhou, China, 05 Dec 2009, English). Speaker, The Twitter Story.
  • HOST UIBE English Festival (at the University of International Business and Economics, 29 Mar 2004, Beijing, China, English). Co-Host.
  • HOST UIBE International Students Christmas & New Year Gala (at the University of International Business and Economics, Dec 2002 & Dec 2003, Beijing, China, Chinese). Host.
  • KEY World Usability Day Beijing (Beijing, China, 03 Nov 2005, English). Keynote / feature speaker.

GBR | United Kingdom

  • HOST Beautiful Hebei Photo Exhibition (at event organised by the University of Westminster, the China Media Centre, and others, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, London, UK, 31 Oct 2015, Chinese). Lead emcee and member of organising team.
  • SPEAKER Study and Career Event (at event organised by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, University of Westminster, London, UK, Oct 2014, Chinese). Speaker on study skills and best practices for Chinese students.

HKG | Hong Kong | 香港
Special Administrative Region of China

  • SPEAKER MACitizen Meeting (at MACitizen, Beijing, China, Aug 2006, Chinese). Speaker on Macs in China (Mainland).

USA | United States

  • SPEAKER East Bay Macintosh User Group (at EBMUG, Los Angeles, United States, Jan 2006, English). Featured speaker on Macs in China.
  • SPEAKER Macworld (at Moscone Centre, Los Angeles, United States, Jan 2006, English). Presented User Groups for 1.3 Billion, a speech about Mac user groups in China.