TEDxUbud returns to Bali on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. The fourth edition will feature another amazing lineup of Indonesian and international entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, and performers sharing their ideas with a curated audience of 300 at Fivelements. TEDxUbud and Ubud Now and Then will be showcasing the 2014 speakers over the next month with a sneak peek at what they will sharing on the TEDxUbud stage.

TEDxUbud returns to Bali on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. The fourth edition will feature another amazing lineup of Indonesian and international entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, and performers sharing their ideas with a curated audience of 300 at Fivelements. TEDxUbud and Ubud Now and Then will be showcasing the 2014 speakers over the next month with a sneak peek at what they will sharing on the TEDxUbud stage.

Today we shine the spotlight on pastry master and new Ubud resident, Will Goldfarb, and Indonesian comedienne Sakdiyah Ma’ruf.

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf is one of the first Indonesian Muslim female stand-up comedians in Indonesia, taking the stage since the first year stand up took off in the country in 2011. She juggles life behind the microphone between performing and interpreting. She is currently affiliated with Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), UGM, Yogyakarta, and the Moral Courage Project, New York University. Sakdiyah’s performance will leave your jaw on the ground and have you up on your feet cheering. We promise.

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Read about her on the Daily Beast here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/19/young-muslim-comic-takes-on-fundamentalists.html

 Will is an internationally acclaimed pastry chef and has been in the spotlight for his dramatic interpretations for nearly 15 years. Will was recently identified in Lisa Abend’s book The Sorcerer’s Apprentices, regarding the stagiares of El Bulli, as one of the finest chefs in the world to pass through the El Bulli kitchen. He was also listed in Ferran Adria’s recent book, Food for Art, Art for Food, as one of the most important chefs in the 20th century. This year, his desserts have featured in Sogood magazine, Pastry Revolution by Montagud, Emilie Baltz’s Love.Food.Book, and Olivier Dupon’s The New Patissiers. Will currently resides in Bali and directs the research and development and pastry programs at Mejekawi and KU DE TA, Seminyak. June 2014 saw him return to a long burning love affair with Room4Dessert with the opening of his signature dessert, wine and cocktail bar in Ubud.

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Check out a recent article on him from the Wall Street Journal here: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303933104579304920891773090.


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