We live in a world of ENCOUNTER. Here, people, experiences, and ideas come to form beautiful interconnections, sparkling a powerful potential for dreams and renovations. ENCOUNTER construes richness in meaning, and displays diversity in scales and dimensions. Across time and space, cultures and perspectives, its beauty shines in the integration of ideas, the bridging of differences. Meanwhile, all diverse interpretations reflect a common spirit of encounter—an open attitude, an experimental mindset. We value this spirit as the art of ENCOUNTER. Now, by sharing this spirit, we hope to engage you in the journey of encounter, and moreover, in discovering a potential to create encounter in your own life. At TEDxNYUShanghai 2017, we are ready to start this inspiring journey together with you.