The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University conducts internationally outstanding research while fostering interdisciplinary collaborations. OIST is incredibly diverse, with half of the students and staff recruited from outside Japan. The student body is comprised of more than 40 different nationalities, which presents a unique opportunity to exchange ideas across different social and cultural barriers.   


TEDxOIST is a student-run professional development project. The enthusiasm from TEDxOIST 2017 inspired us to make TEDx a student tradition that can continue to grow and develop along with the university. We aim to create a platform for individuals within our university and throughout our local community to share ideas and incite new conversations.