TEDxHamamatsu 2018

The fourth TEDxHamamatsu event is going to be held welcoming 7 speakers.
Why don’t you join the TEDxHamamatsu and other TEDx communities held all over the world?
The experience on 23 Sep will be beyond your imagination.

Go ahead and “Strive for joy”!

TEDxHamamatsu 2018: Strive for joy

Everyone of us has our own way to enjoy life. There are millions of ways.

When I launched TEDxHamamatsu, I was passionate to realize the philosophy of “Ideas worth spreading,” and have worked toward the joy and happiness that lies ahead. The process was a series of “Moments of joy from gaining new values ​​and awareness.”

Through working toward joy and happiness not just by myself but with a lot of people, it’s gone beyond my imagination and led to the joy and happiness of many people around as well.

The size of the target mountain may be different for each of you.
The reasons to aim for the summit differ as well.
The journey may not always be fun.

However, on the way, you may encounter spectacular scenery that you have never seen or come across before, or discover valuable animals or plants. I hope you aim for your own summit while gathering the moments of joy from gaining such new encounters and awareness.

The theme for 2018 is “Strive For Joy.” Through TEDxHamamatsu 2018, I hope you find the way to gather your moments of joy from gaining new values ​​and awareness.

Go ahead and “Strive for joy!”

TEDx Hamamatsu Organizer, Tetsuya Kawaguchi

Main Visual

Picture: TEDxHamamatsu 2018 Main visual


The fourth TEDxHamamatsu event is going to be held welcoming 7 speakers.

Photo: TEDxHamamatsu 2018 Speakers

(Honorifics omitted, no particular order)

Event Information


Items Content
Theme Strive for joy
Date September 23, 2018
Time 11:00 – 18:00
Place Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Address 2-1-1 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture 430-8533
Admission fee Adults: ¥6,000 Students: ¥4,000
High-school Students: Free (Limited to 20)
* Including conference and after party
Photo: Session of TEDxHamamatsu 2017
TEDxHamamatsu 2017

After Party

Item Detail
Place Shizuoka University of Art and Culture: Friendship Plaza (In case of rain: Cafeteria)
Time 18:15 – 20:00


Time Detail
11:00 Check In, Warming-up Time
12:30 Doors Open (the auditorium is closed at 12:55)
13:00 – 14:10 Session 1
14:10 – 15:10 Break 1
15:20 – 16:20 Session 2
16:20 – 17:00 Break 2
17:00 – 18:10 Session 3
18:30 – 20:00 After Party


Item Detail
Application period 29 July – 9 September, 2018
Qualification Everyone can apply. Students are also welcomed.
Number to be accepted 200
How to apply Closed
  • Payment by Peatix is required for applicants at TEDxHamamatsu.
  • Creating an account is necessary for new Peatix users.
  • No selection will be made this year, so application will be done when you pay the fee by Peatix.


To Hamamatsu Station

Take Tokaido Shinkansen.
90min from Tokyo/ 83min from Shinagawa/ 21min from Shizuoka/ 32min from Nagoya/ 85min from Shin Osaka
(Not including Transit time)

From Hamamatsu Station to the event place

To go to Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, please take the buses shown below.

Entetsu bus (operated approximately every 10min)

Take the bus at Hamamatsu station north bus terminal, platform 10, and get off at “Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (Bunka geijutsu daigaku)” bus stop.
Notice: Don’t take the route 70’s bus. It doesn’t stop at “Shizuoka University of Art and Culture” bus stop.

Community bus “Ku.ru.ru” (operated approximately every 30min)

Take the bus at Hamamatsu station north bus terminal, platform 12, and get off at “Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (Bun-gei dai)” bus stop.


About Ticket

  • The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If they are all sold out, we will close applications before the deadline.
  • Please be advised that the ticket is not refundable in any case after paying the fee.
  • We will send a confirmation email to the email address submitted on Monday, September 10.

About Conference

  • Smoking is not allowed in the event place.
  • You can’t enter/exit the main hall during the sessions. Please check in before the door to the auditorium is closed at 12:55.
  • All the talks and announcements will be given in Japanese at this event. Simultaneous interpretation is not provided at the sessions.
  • If you are a minor, you need permission from a parent or guardian.
  • Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the TEDxHamamatsu website, in the press and other publications.
  • By entering this event, you consent to TEDxHamamatsu photography and the use of your photos.
  • Reception starts at 11:00. We call the time before Session 1 starts “Warming-up Time” and we will have some activities during the time.
  • We don’t provide lunch. Instead, a gourmet map of some restaurants and cafes around the event place will be provided by the day before the event.
  • TEDxHamamatsu program includes the Conference and After Party. Kindly join the whole event. Please note the admission fee is the same even if you leave in the middle of the conference or do not take part in the after party.


  • There is no free parking. Please come by public transportation or use toll parking lots around at your own responsibility. (We do not have any information about toll parking.)
  • We serve alcohol at the After Party. Please aware that neither ‘underage drinking’ nor ‘drinking and driving’ is permitted according to the law.