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TEDxSingapore - Dr. Milton Tan - Where do [ i ]deas come from

It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that we learned of the passing of Dr. Milton Tan on the 8th of November 2010. The late Dr. Milton Tan was an Associate Professor of Architecture specialising in design-creativity. He was the founding Executive Director of DesignSingapore Council, the government agency responsible for integrating promotion and development of Singapore's fast-growing design cluster -- a post he held until 2009. As Head of the Department of Architecture, NUS, (1998-2002) he 'internationalised' the department, set up two research centres, and expanded the architecture program to increase emphasis on Urban Design. Milton was a Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on the Design of Complex Systems. President of the Harvard Club of Singapore, he was also Senior Advisor and Jury member of Denmark's INDEX Award and an International Advisory Panel member of Seoul World Design Capital 2010. He was conferred the Singapore Public Service Medal in 2009. For more information on Milton: National University of Singapore Professor of Architecture 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)
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