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The Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) Symposium "Nature Now".

7-8th July 2016

Location: Te Ara Hihiko, College of Creative Arts building, Massey University, 63 Wallace, St Wellington, New Zealand.

A textile and furnishings designer with an eye for high-tech is joining an expert in Māori textiles and an environmental scientist as keynote speakers at a conference co-hosted by Massey University that acknowledges the impact of the natural world on textiles and clothing.

Inside Hong Kong: Art and Identity

26th March 2016

Location: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Hong Kong

A panel of Hong Kong artist and designers will come together to discuss the nature of their work in the context of Hong Kong’s tumultuous past and possible futures. 

Can Design Impact

27th November - 6th December 2015

Location: PMQ, Central, Hong Kong


Invited Moderator: Elaine Yan Ling Ng


Masterminds behind some of the most innovative events in Asia discuss their work and how design brings value to society. 

TEDxTaipei Salon: Inspiration from Five Senses

23rd-24th November 2015

Location: Grand Marriott Hotel, Taipei


“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.” - Christopher McCandless


What makes our life experiences so interesting? Perhaps it’s the ray of sunlight that hits you in the face when your alarm clock goes off at 6:30AM. Or, the smell of the first pot of coffee you make before heading to work. It can also be the noise from your kids running around the house as they get ready for school. These sounds, images, and smell are what makes your daily routines unique and delightful.


In this TEDxTaipei Salon, we took the audience on a journey to rediscover these human senses and bring back the basics of life.


Joyce Creative Salon -- Objects of Desire: Fashion, Creation, and Innovation Reconsidered

19th October 2015

Location: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, WanChai


JOYCE broughts together international design leaders and provocateurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities in fashion and creative industries today.


JOYCE Creative Salon is a forum series with a global vision powered by Hong Kong’s most boundary-pushing fashion authority. Featuring fashion designer and British high fashion revivalist Christopher Kane, CEO of Intelligence Squared Group and global culture and arts authority Yana Peel, former Asia managing director of innovative design firm IDEO and chief catalyst at Fung Academy Richard Kelly, and visionary multi-media artist and TED Fellow Elaine Yan Ling Ng. The salon debut was moderated by award winning reporter and lead anchor of Bloomberg Asia Angie Lau. 



23rd January 2015

Location: Beijing, China.




Invited Speaker for China Building Centre Talk by 《Objekt境》 International, China


The ‘Techno Fairy’ Shows You the Future of Textile


From Nature to Future is a talk to reshape your preconception for materials. On January 23, Elaine Yan Ling Ng will unveil the secrets of the Textile Future in mainland China --The secret you can only hear from the OBJEKT China.


4th December 2014

Location: International Convention Center, Hong Kong


Invited Speaker for Business of Design Week in Hong Kong 


Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year, BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management.

The Fabrick Lab is invited to present during BODW, to share the latest research and development. In particular towards material design and how to combine craft and technology together. 

PAN 2014

19-22th November 2014

Location: International Convention Center, Jeju, Korea


The Fabrick Lab is invited as one of the four presentors from Hong Kong, to share  new prototypes at PAN2014.


PAN project is a learning and exchange plat­form where diverse programs are tes­ted, executed and distributed through collaboration, networking and peer learning.


Our purpose is to equip people for the post-industrial age, where creativity, open innovation and collaboration are the core elements of growth and development.


During PAN, The Fabrick Lab will be sharing various projects that is related to craft collabration with local craftsman from China as well as some interactive surfaces. 

Pilot Project Sharing Workshop

29th September 2014

Location: Quanyechang, Dashilar


Dashilar Pilot is a series of special pilot projects that aim to take on the challenges of Dashilar as an opportunity to make creative thinking truly matter.

Making Futures: Beijing

28th September 2014

Location: Quanyechang, Dashilar


Making Futures is a research platform developed by Plymouth College of Art (PCA), UK, exploring the future of contemporary craft and designer-maker practices as 'change agents’ in 21st century society, particularly in relation to global environmental and sustainability issues, and social innovation and equity agendas. Coming to its 4th edition in 2015, the project has grown to become the only major international gathering of its kind.

Shape Shifting Conference 2014

14-16th April 2014

Location: Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, April 14-16. 161 Halsey Street, Westhaven, Auckland.


Elaine is invited to share her shape shifting discovery in the area of biomicry. How to use the power of nature to create natural movement within textiles.


The conference theme, Shapeshifting: A Conference on the Transformative Paradigms in Fashion and Textile Design, will include papers, panel sessions, workshops, performances, exhibitions and social events engaging designers and academics. The conference will take place in Auckland at The Viaduct Centre and other venues including AUT University and Auckland Art Gallery.


DOIT Delivery Open Innovative for Tomorrow Conference, Taiwan 2014

16th November 2013

Location: Warehouse No. 1, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan


Elaine is invited to share how does she uses open source in nature to design textile.


Taipei 2013 DOIT Open Innovations Festival The annual event aims to stimulate exchanges between creative minds from around the world, promoting greater cooperation through linking to the outside world. DOIT Annual Event 2013 highlights Digital Fabrication, Social Network Business Model(social product), Wearable Device and Application Solution, and Innovation System with the spirit of encouraging openness, co-creation, and innovation.


Aside from sharing ideas and the latest trend in the world, DOIT also presents numerous innovators' cases to the audiences through the Pan-Asia Co-creation Day.

‘Are Stories Data with Souls -- The Fusion Of Design and Technology’

16th December 2012

Location: UCCA, 798 Art District Beijing, China


Elaine was invited as one of the guess speaker to share her thoughts on ‘Are Stories Data with Souls- The Fusion Of Design and Technology’. Elaine shared her research of Naturology and focused on her discovery of ‘How to turn invisible data into poetic dance?'

‘Creators Saloon 创客沙龙’

15th December 2012

Location: Red Brick, CaoChangDi, Beijing, China 北京市草场地艺术村


Elaine Yan Ling Ng was invited by RAWR as guest speaker to present Smart Textiles at the first  “Creators Saloon 创客沙龙”. Elaine shared her research and findings on smart textiles; discussed ‘How smart textile can be?’   How can smart textile creates intimacy between people and provoke relationships within communication? 

China Youthology 黄油青年会议第24期-设计之旅_变革青年生活

September, Beijing Design Week 2012

Location: Darshilar Alley ,Beijing, China 北京市草场地艺术村


China Youthology has invited Elaine to speak at the Butter Youth Conference during Beijing Design Week 2012. The aim of the conference is to share the journey and process of design to inspire the youth in China.


August 2012

Location: Nokia Design Centre, Beijing


Elaine Yan Ling Ng has been invited to share the Naturology- textiles future design concept with the Nokia Design Beijing community.


To share and discuss the importance of understanding different material’s properties. How to celebrate the imperfection from natural materials.

BarCamp Beijing

August 2012

Location: Hub Cutlure Pavilion, Beijing


Elaine Yan Ling Ng was invited to present her Nobelini Award Project, ALBERT  in the Wonderland, a collaborative project with Neuron scientist Dr Ioannis Spyridon Gousias. A collection of textile that stimulate the neuron activities through smell, touch and sight the stimulus humans’ senses.


Introducing the concept of Science and Design Speed dating. Her result of Marrying Design to Discovery was presented to the public at Bar Camp Beijing.


BarCamp is an international, user-generated conference featuring short presentations, open discussions and demos by people from a diverse range of industries, backgrounds and walks of life. BarCamp Beijing caters to a network of start-ups, designers and techies, bringing to life cutting-edge ideas from the community.

TED Global Conference, Radical Openiness 2012

June 2012

Location: Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Edinburgh, United Kingdom


TED Fellows Talks

The TED Fellows program brings world-changing innovators from around the world into the TED community and with its help, amplifies the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


Elaine Yan Ling Ng has been selected to attend the 2012 TED Global Conference, in Edinburgh, UK, as a Fellow. She has presented Naturology: The Secret Life of Textile on the TED Global Conference 2012.

Hybrid Memory

May 2010

Location: Sackler centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK


A collective lecture, to share what does the word memory represents within different creative context, including physical material, cultrual and making process.

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