TEDxBerlin Join the competition and share your idea at "The Next Step"

You are a student or recent graduate and have got an idea worth spreading? You want to share your knowledge and interests with others? You want to change the world for the better?

This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! TEDxBerlin and careerloft provide you with the chance to give your own TEDxTAlk - tell the world about the issues that matter to you! 

In cooperation with careerloft, TEDxBerlin offers students and recent graduates the chance to raise their voice and spread their ideas all over the world. Upload a video-teaser (up to 3 minutes) to present yourself and your idea briefly and become one of the speakers at TEDxBerlin conference on September 6th, 2014. Deadline for submitting your video is August 24th, 2014. The winner will be announced on August 29th, 2014. The team of TEDxBerlin will provide you with professional training to prepare your speech: You will be invited to the Speaker’s Dinner and TEDxBerlin will guide you through the evening. Your travel expenses (within Europe) and accommodation will be covered by TEDxBerlin.

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Find out more via the 
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Maybe you have friends with awesome ideas that would like to join, too? Share it with them on Facebook.

 

TEDxBerlin Meet the team

Every one of our events wouldn’t be possible without the countless helpers that join hands with us behind the scenes. TEDx is known to be run by people that firmly believe in the power of ideas to bring about change in our society. It is incredible what becomes possible when people take what’s in their hands to do what’s on their hearts. However, any team is, as is well known, only as strong as it’s core. TEDxBerlin is lucky to be made of a very committed and dedicated team. 

Meet them here on our team page or join our next event on September 6th, 2014 to meet them in person.

 

TEDxBerlin The Next Step - Tickets now available

TEDxBerlin will host it’s next conference entitled “The Next Step“ at the CityCube Berlin on September 6th, 2014 from 12 PM - 7 PM. As of today tickets will be available via our shop and will include a pass to the IFA facilities.

TEDx is known for speeding ideas that promote innovation and progress. At this years conference, renowned speakers will put forward their propositions for the next steps in areas such as healthcare, aviation, arts and culture, energy, cities and more. Some will suggest subtle alterations while others will promote radical changes. Together they will paint a picture of where we are heading as a society and will inspire us to think bigger when it comes to the possibilities of our common future. Stay tuned for more information on speakers and the program coming soon. 

 

TEDxBerlin TEDSalonBerlin

It has been almost two weeks since TED pitched it’s tent in Berlin and hosted the first ever TEDSalon on German soil. Our TEDxBerlin team energetically supported their American big brother and the combined efforts resulted in a top-class event  that left both organizers and visitors satisfied and exuding inspiration. 

 

The talks dealt with topics such as the injustice of capitalism (Thomas Piketty), how micro-insurances save the harvest of African farmers (Rose Goslinga), how the inhabitants of the Kenyan slum Kibera placed themselves on the map thereby drawing attention to themselves (Erica Hagen), why good countries are particularly competitive and which country is leading among the “Good Countries“ (Simon Anholt) and the astonishing intelligence and esthetic of one-cell organisms (Heather Barnett). Topics also covered the history of the Stasi and it’s intentions to collect information on the population (Hubertus Knabe), a flying pianist (Daria van den Bercken), camera drones on a liege (Sergei Lupashin) and a photo artist, who has rebuild lenses that were made to record engineering processes and has turned them back on humans - thereby portraying us in ways never seen before (Adam Magyar).  

To get the full dosage of ideas from TEDSalonBerlin, keep your eyes open on the prompt publications of selected talks on the TED website. They will also be communicated via our social media channels Facebook and Twitter.

For pictures of the event, visit here.

 

TEDxBerlin TEDx organizers in Berlin for the TEDSalon

On June 23rd, 2014 we had the honor of hosting the first TEDSalon in Berlin to date. For the past year we were able to come alongside the TED team and to support them with the in their preparations and production of this event. The result was an event that left organizers, speakers, the audience and even our generous partners raving.  

A special highlight of the occasion was the reunion of more than 200 TEDx organizers from all over the world. The weekend was kicked off by a BBQ held at Berlin’s hotspot location - the Holzmarkt. Blessed with the delightful surprise of a few warming rays of sunshine after a wholly rainy weekend, the organizers gathered next to the river Spree, enjoyed food and drink, socialized and exchanged inspiring ideas. Overall, the perfect start of what would be an enjoyable and successful event!

For more pictures, please visit our photo album on Facebook

 

TEDxBerlin TED is coming to Berlin!

Great news - TED is coming to Germany for the first time and will host a TEDSalon in Berlin with TEDxBerlin as the co-host! The event is scheduled to take place on June 23, 2014 at the beautiful Admiralspalast in the center of town. 

The theme of TEDSalon Berlin is "Bits of Knowledge," and it promises to explore the forces of politics, science and technological innovation, which are combining to create change at a faster and faster pace. The TEDSalon program features 15 speakers and performers who will explore this space, from mapping slums to big data to new online social movements.

The program will consist of two sessions. Doors open at 15:30 and the events starts at 16:30. There will be a chance to network with visitors and guests from all over the world during the intermission break between sessions.

Speakers

The event will be hosted by TED European director Bruno Giussani and take place in English. More information on the program, schedule and links to the speakers as well as information on their talks are available via the official TED website of the event. This website will be updated regularly.

Attending the event

Tickets cost EUR 199 (special student pricing EUR 49, places are limited). Click here to purchase a ticket and register to participate in TEDSalon Berlin. You will be guided through the payment process. If you have received an invitation with a promotion code, please click on the "enter a promotion code" link while completing the form.

Participation is open to everyone. However, tickets for this amazing event are fairly limited in number and as we really hope that you, our community, will join us, we encourage you to save a spot as soon as possible. 

 

TEDxBerlinWomen First TEDxBerlin Women Event in Berlin

Four it's fourth conference TEDWomen is channeling the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley, the location of the 2013 conference, to celebrate invention in all its forms. While technology seems to be at the forefront on global discussions surrounding invention and innovation, the conference will also wrestle with solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives. 

TEDxBerlin has jumped at the opportunity and is offering it's first ever TEDxBerlinWomen event along with 150 other local TEDx events around the world that are celebrating innovative people in their own communities. During the closed event taking place on December 6th, a livestream will be shared alongside local speaker presentations. TEDxBerlin is excited to be a part of this truly global conversations -- from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul -- celebrating inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem-solvers and global leaders.

We are excited to announce that TEDxBerlinWomen speakers will include passionate and inspirational speakers from multiple different backgrounds. Kerstin Plehwe, a phenomenal communication expert is known for her passion for business leadership based on the values of authenticity, passion and trust. Natasha Mhatre combines the best of two worlds. Her talk on the art and the science of story-telling will highlight the importance of using arts to make sense of science. Ellen Schweizer successfully juggles motherhood and self-employment and will speak about her role as the founder of the social initiative anders Sehen e.V., an organization that is devoted to improving the lives of blind individuals in our society.

The TEDxBerlinWomen event will cover the whole scope of creativity, innovation and inventiveness. A Q and A session with a group of young teenage activists from one of Berlin's schools will shine light on female body image in our society. Finally, the event will be rounded off with a musical performance by rising singer Sandra Amarie, a Guyanese-Torontian based in Berlin. 

 

TEDxBerlin 2013 "City 2.0" TEDxBerlin City 2.0 Talks Now Online

TEDxBerlin City 2.0 was all about the city of the future. The event brought together scientists, artists and authors to tackle the big questions: How will our living conditions change as urban populations swell? What about health care, energy, and transport? And what qualities must the City 2.0 have in order to be a livable place? How will our living conditions change as urban populations swell? What about health care, energy, and transport? And what qualities must the City 2.0 have in order to be a livable place? 

The TEDxBerlin City 2.0 speakers warned of the danger of complete interconnectedness, battled with social developments and the need for every single person to be part of the solution and looked at technological developments to meet the needs brought by environmental changes. Light was shed on issues, discussions were revived, and perspectives were shifted. Speakers spoke of their personal experiences in contributing to innovation and change and in doing so encouraged and inspired the attentive audience to jump on board. The overarching conclusion: The City 2.0 is what we make of it! 

Check out the first batch of talks and listen for yourself!