TEDxBerlin 2013 "City 2.0" Download the New TEDxBerlin App

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Our venue is big, our list of speakers is long, and our passion for "Ideas Worth Spreading" is vast. But thanks to our brand-new app, everything you need to know about TEDxBerlin is contained right in your smartphone and always at your fingertips. The (free!) TEDxBerlin app -- for both iPhones and Android -- gives you easy access to all the need-to-know details and of-the-moment TEDxBerlin updates, plus detailed profiles of our 20+ speakers, videos, links to the TEDxBerlin photo stream from our images partner EyeEm, and more. That's what we call handy! (pun intended)

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TEDxBerlin 2013 "City 2.0" Check out the photo highlights of TEDxBerlin "City 2.0"

TEDxBerlin "City 2.0," held from Sept. 6-7, 2013 at the grand ICC Berlin venue, was a resounding success. With two action-packed days of talks and performances, there was plenty of inspirational ideas to go around, and the positive feedback has been overwhelming. Thank you for being part of this momentous event! 

Videos of all the TEDxBerlin talks will be released on our website very soon. Until then, click here to check out our Facebook album and see the photographic highlights of "City 2.0."

(all images copyright Sebastian Gabsch, www.sega-foto.de)

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TEDxBerlin 2013 "City 2.0" Graphic Recordings of TEDxBerlin "City 2.0"

Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Visual Facilitators, the most recent TEDxBerlin, "City 2.0," was once again documented with the company's unique graphic recording process.

Visualization expert Mathias Weitbrecht was on hand at both days of the conference to create his detailed, one-of-a-kind graphics that visually sum up and break down the ideas contained in the talks.

Take a look at the unique results below. Thank you, Visual Facilitators!


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TEDxBerlin News Archive 2012


TEDxBerlin 2012 "Crossing Borders" A Day Packed With Inspirational Talks, Individuals and Spellbinding Performances

It's a wrap! Thank you to everyone that attended our 7th TEDxBerlin conference. With an international group of over 15 fascinating speakers and three performances that crossed musical borders, the event was a true and inspirational success. Check out our conference review and the graphic recording, drawn by Mathias Weitbrecht here!

Unable to attend the conference in person? Don't worry! The T(EDx)alks are now live and ready to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Click here to watch them now.


New Strategic Partner Musiol Munzinger Sasserath: Future Strategic Partner of TEDxBerlin’s Innovation Conferences

Berlin, October 2012 - The brand consultancy Musiol Munzinger Sasserath will be working closely with the organizers of TEDxBerlin and the Berlin communications agency red onion in order to support its CEO Stephan Balzer in strategic communication and in the development of partner programs. The brand consultancy helps companies, institutions and organizations develop their brands sustainably and create value. The mission: give brands a future.

Both companies have been working together successfully for some time. Marc Sasserath, CEO of Musiol Munzinger Sasserath, has been a member of the TEDxBerlin Program Board since the beginning of 2012 and has been involved in the conception and design of the conference program. "TEDx is an iconic, global brand," said Sasserath. "The brand stands for inspiration, knowledge and the power to transform. To be a strategic partner of TEDxBerlin is a great honor. " 

Stephan Balzer, CEO of red onion and official TEDx Ambassador on Europe says, "We are delighted to have such a strong partner as Musiol Munzinger Sasserath at our side. Together we aim to establish TEDx as a brand in Germany. With this we are closing a gap and are facilitating interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue about ideas and innovations. With the TEDxBerlin conferences we are giving the audience an insight into the creative and exciting research of creators and thinkers that you would not normally encounter in everyday life. It is all about broadening your own horizon and being inspired."


TEDxBerlin "Future 3.0" "Future 3.0" - It's a Wrap!

Watch our summary video of "Future 3.0"! Feel the atmosphere, listen to the backstage interviews and discover the speakers' thoughts on a digitalised future.  


1,500 Posters Call Out for TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0"

We are so proud! About 1,500 posters are calling out for the TEDxBerlin "Future 3.0" event on August, 31st! "Future 3.0" aims to give an overview of the various developments of digitalized society beyond technology.

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Laurence Kemball-Cook grabs energy, stores it and puts it to work: Just 26 years old, he founded Pavegen Systems - an innovative clean-technology company. Laurence invented a paving technology, which converts the kinetic energy from footfall to renewable electricity.

Nina Tandon is the current TED senior fellow and a post-doctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Lab for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineeringm and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union, teaching a “Bioelectricity” class.

A native New Yorker, she completed her PhD and now researches engineering applications for electrical stimulation for broader tissue.

Gabe Zichermann will unravel “Fun is the Future” at TEDxBerlin "Future 3.0". The 38-year-old American entrepreneur is an author and one of the most known Gamification icons in the world.upload/ted01/news/Alles zu Future 3.0/Plakat2new.jpg

Gamifictaion is the trend, in which techniques and elements from computer games are increasingly applied to activities in everyday life – online as well as offline.

Further speakers at TEDxBerlin "Future 3.0" are Ulrich Reinhardt - Future Scientist, Raul Rojas - Professor of Artificial Intelligence at FU Berlin, Nina Gaißert - responsible for Corporate Bionic Research at Festo, a worldwide leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology, and Conrad Fritzsch - founder and CEO of tape.tv, a Berlin-based online music television channel, which has recently become Germany's biggest music video platform.


TEDxBerlin "Future 3.0" will take place on August 31, 2012 at ICC, Hall 3 - Neue Kantstraße/ Ecke Messedamm.


An Interview with Stephan Balzer TEDxSummit – "These Are the Real United Nations"

The TEDx program started in 2009. Three years later more than 600 organizers came from all over the world to meet in Doha, Qatar for the first time and managed to set new standards, one of which, TEDxBerlin host Stephan Balzer talks about in an interview:


Stephan, you just came back from the TEDxSummit in Doha/Qatar – what did you bring back home with you?

It was a very impressive week. I have never before seen so many people from so many different countries united by one spirit and by one shared world view. When I went on stage to give a talk I said: "These are the United Nations. The real United Nations."

What is the background of TEDxSummit?

600 TEDx organizers from all over the world meeting in Doha desert

The TEDx program started in 2009. Since then, TEDx has grown enormously and now there are almost 1000 TEDx organizers all over the world. So it was time for a meeting, to bring them all together. One goal of the TEDxSummit was to get to know each other. The second goal was to discuss the projects that take place in all these countries every day and to learn from each other.

How and by whom was the meeting of more than 600 TEDx organizers in Doha brought about?

H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad was our host in Doha. TEDx organizers from the Netherlands, the US and Tunisia worked on the logistics for this event for many weeks, hand in hand with the Doha Film Institute (DFI).

After one week in the Qatar desert – how has the relationship between the TEDx organizers changed? 

A notice mad during a workshop at TEDxSummit in Doha

First of all people who only had e-mail contact before met each other personally. The real new wealth of experience we got was by listening to all these impressive TEDx stories and by establishing new friendships. Furthermore, we developed some fresh projects in some of the workshops, which have to be converted into reality, now.


Definitely the most beautiful and most powerful "x" ever seen! Enjoy:

Dancers + camera + kaleidoscope = this infinitely gorgeous short video.

The New TEDxBerlin Homepage Welcome to TEDxBerlin!

There is no better way to spread ideas than online! Therefore, wer are excited to welcome you here as part of the TEDxBerlin community and to present to you our revamped homepage with many new features and focus areas.

On our new stage you will find the most up-to-date and the most important news about TEDxBerlin, our events, about community members and the spirit that drives us.

Underneath the stage are the most recent TEDxBerlin videos. Watch, comment and share via Facebook, Twitter or G+. Your feedback is most welcome and appreciated.

Furthermore, we will also feature our favorite talks and other videos from TED and TEDx events from all over the world. Enjoy these in the third column of our homepage.

If you are searching for a specific speaker, a specific talk or topic, please use our search box on the top right. Since we are tagging all our content with its most significant catchwords, you will find all videos, articles and pictures that match your search.

Want to know what the most requested subjects on TEDxBerlin are? Then go to the tag cloud, which you will find on all content pages right next to the main video or picture.

Since Stephan Balzer started hosting TEDxBerlin in 2009, we have organized more than a dozen TEDx conferences and salons. The rider, "review", gives an overview of more than 100 talks, which were held on the various TEDxBerlin and TEDxHamburg stages, where ideas from all over the world were spread by inspiring and exciting speakers.

Everyday, there are three TEDx conferences taking place worldwide. A mouse over on "about" will give you an insight of the TED and TEDx concept as well as featuring interviews with the TEDxBerlin Board Members and the team. These are the people who make TEDxBerlin possible and who proudly contribute their time and skills to TEDx's mission of spreading great ideas in the German capital.

TEDxBerlin has built many special and valued partnerships. A click on "partners" will give you more information about our supporters and how to join the TEDxBerlin experience as a partner.

Find content quicker, get more in-depth information and discover the TEDx spirit. Mostly, enjoy the TEDxBerlin homepage!


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