Operations Director

Edward (Eddie) Chen

Eddie is an ambitious and forward-thinking junior at Valor Christian High School who has a passion for making a difference in his community. Eddie is a member of the 2023 State Champion Varsity Hockey Team, Varsity Swim & Dive Team and National Honor Society. 

In addition to volunteering in various local non-profit organizations, he is the school Hockey Military Appreciation Night Committee member and raised $5,400 for Colorado Sled Hockey in 2023. 

In 2023 Summer, Eddie took his love for community, service and athletics and co-founded Asian American Youth Athletic Association (AAYAA), a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging under-represented Asian youth in sports. Asian High School athletes from

 various local high school varsity teams conducted 8 weekend summer sports camps that attracted 60+ kids. The purpose of his organization is to return the spirit of fun to the sports for Asian youth, by providing them the freedom to play sports regardless of their background.

Eddie enjoys watching sports, listening to music, and playing with his dog in his spare time.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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