TEDxBerlin Past: TEDxBerlin "Focus!" 2017

Digital life has changed a lot of our habits. We have access to almost unlimited information that is shared freely, across the globe, within seconds. The mind wanders, there’s so much to see, to read, to listen to. It’s easy to get inspired but just as easy to get lost and distracted. In increasingly hectic and overwhelming times, we zoom in and out - and lose sight of a lot. It’s focus that counts. And there are a lot of stories and topics that deserve closer attention, require us to look at things through a different lens, and to dive deeper.

TEDxBerlin wanted you to focus! On real knowledge, not alternative facts. On the bigger picture, and on tiny details that make all the difference. On good stories and things that truly matter.

THE EVENT AT A GLANCE:

Join us at TEDxBerlin "Focus!"

 

TEDxBerlin Past: TEDxBerlinSalon 2017

The majority of the world’s countries are now governed by democratic regimes. And yet concerns remain that democracy’s spread is stalling and that even within so-called ‘democratic’ nations, the conditions necessary for fair and accountable government find themselves increasingly under threat. Technological advances have had an irrevocable effect on the political landscape, with algorithms and recommendation systems now used to influence political decision-making, and big data set to become a powerful tool in changing electoral decisions.

Added to this, voter turn-out across the globe has hit the lowest figure in a generation and a deep mistrust in politicians and government has found greater voice.

So what do these changes mean for the future of democracy and democratic nations? And do the mechanisms of democracy require a re-evaluation in light of recent elections and referendums? What will democracy look like in the future?

What is a TEDx Salon event?

Salon events are smaller events that keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events and spark discussion on issues of interest to our local community - this year, TEDxBerlin is partnering with Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft to discuss the issue on Democracy.


THE EVENT AT A GLANCE:

Join us at TEDxBerlinSalon "Democracy"!

 

Thanks to our exclusive Partner!

A BIG THANKS to our partner Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft for making this very uniqe TEDxBerlinSalon happen. Partners of TEDxBerlin are companies that believe in "ideas worth spreading" and that are innovating examples for their industry as well as for society.

 

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