TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler.
ABOUT TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TEDxMünster premiered in May 2013 at the unforgotten location “Hassos Halle” (which was in fact demolished the day after). For the first time a team of voluntary organizers brought the idea of TEDx to Münster on a regional stage in Westphalia. A year later the second run, presenting nine speakers in May 2014, was themed “Understanding the World”. According to the mission of TED and TEDx, TEDxMünster aims at bringing together people from various areas of entertainment, education, design and business to exchange and to spread innovative ideas. In June 2015, 14 Speakers from Austria, Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Tunesia and Germany presented their talks under the title “The Story of Growth” at Münster University of Applied Sciences.
Stay tuned for more updates on our next event: TEDxMünster 2016 “(Re)Start” will take place at Münster Castle on September 30, 2016!
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With this year’s theme we will also have a (Re)Start for TEDx Münster in a brand new location as we already told you – the castle of Münster. But there are much more changes for the... Weiterlesen...
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As most TED and TEDx events, TEDxMünster 2016 is shaped by a broad variety of topics and professional backgrounds. In September 2016 we invite 12 outstanding speakers and performers to share their ideas worth spreading on state, this year under the of theme of “(Re)Start”. Find out more about our speakers and performing artists on the right.
Sandro Engel and Amelie Künzler are two designers from Hildesheim, who want to change growing anonymous, functional and impersonal cities by bringing together strangers at public places.
Together, as Urban Invention, they invented a game, which people can play against each other while standing on opposite sides of the street, waiting at the traffic light.
Together with her family Bea Johnson doesn´t produce more than one jar full of junk each year. In her bestselling book „Zero Waste Home“ she explains the five principles of a home without waste: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (and only in that order). Anyone who follows those principles will not only save more time, but also live a healthier life.
Svenja Hövelmann wants to encourage people to take action in shaping the future of their own cities. As a planner she wittnessed closing mines and cities becoming deserted, which is the reason she is in charge of the „Herten – Neustart Innenstadt“ (Herten – City Restart) project, believing that cities can revive, if experts as well as laymen are included. Education plays a major part in it.
Abdul Abassi and Allaa Faham are the founders of „GermanLifeStyle GLS“, a Facebook Page and YouTube channel that addresses young refugees in Germany in Arabic and German. The two Syrians elaborate cultural differences with a lot of humor and have become famous for their German-Syrian sketches and jokes. While helping many Arabs with their re-start in Germany, they also straighten out the stereotypical image of refugees.
Mazen Faraj is a 41 year old father of 3. He lives in Dheishe Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, Palestine. Mazen’s father was killed by an Israeli soldier, mistaking his bags to something else. Mazen spent some major parts of his youth in Israeli prison. He learned there informally -politics, Hebrew and history of the Middle East.
Niv Sarig, aged 39 of Kfar Sava, Israel, married and a father of 3 boys and holds a Ph.D in Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. His eldest brother Guy was killed in Tul-Karem, on the eve of The Feast of Tabernacles in September of 1996, during the riots that broke out in wake of the opening of the Western Wall Tunnels, 2 months before Guy was due to be released from the IDF.
Niv Sarig and Mazen Faraj are both members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum are an association of Israeli and Palestinian parents, who have lost a child in the Middle East Conflict. Through their desire to end the spiral of violence they convey and promote peace in schools and events.
As a non-profit project TEDxMünster largely benefits from the commitment of an engaged team. We are happy for everyone who likes to support TEDxMünster.
Carina is the licensee, lead organizer and curator of TEDxMünster. She believes in the power of intercultural encounters as a force of social change and innovation and is involved in various initiatives and organizations. As co-founder and manager of The Global Experience, an international youth media network dedicated to increase the intercultural dialogue, Carina first got in touch with TEDx in 2012 when working with network partners from Egypt and Pakistan who had been TEDx organizers in the past. The idea was born to bring TEDx to Münster and to apply for an official license. Apart from The Global Experience, Carina also co-founded the global video project Easy Languages and the Digital Participation Camp, an annual conference for young digital change makers. Connect with Carina: www.carisafari.de
Christoph is the curator and communications manager of TEDxMünster and owner of pr://ip – Primus Inter Pares, a Münster based communication consultancy. He worked as spokesman of BVDW, German Association Of The Digital Economy, has broad experiences in supporting events as a communication expert, curator, moderator or even speaker and is coaching start-up teams and entrepreneurs in all communication matters.
Kai is the executive producer and all-round talent of TEDxMünster. Apart from TEDxMünster, Kai lives and works as a self-empoyed communication consultant in Münster. Having a professional experience of twenty years in several fields of communication & research, he advises institutions and companies how to implement communication 2.0: By developing strategies, giving lectures or keynotes and individual trainings.
Djure Meinen is the Social Media Manager of TEDx Münster. He is a Blogger Relations Specialist lives at the coast in Varel (Jadebusen) and works in Hamburg, Berlin, Münster and elsewhere. The economist made a career in the media monitoring business, started blogging in 2005 and built a substantial network in the blogosphere ever since. With his work he supports agencies and brands to built sustainable relationships with bloggers and influencers in social media.
Wiebke supports the speaker management at TEDx Münster. She is a passionate networker with a strong belief in the power and ingenuity of heterogeneous teams, and loves to think outside the box. After 12 years of press and public relations work for the city of Münster, she’s been working on a self-employed basis since 2010. Dr. Wiebke Borgers – Kommunikation & Beratung consults enterprises and organisations on all communication matters. She is an experienced facilitator and great fan of design thinking.
Erik is responsible for partners & sponsors and cares about their involvement in this event. As a managemnt consultant and partner at VALCON group (http://valcon-group.eu) he has a background from telecoms and related industries. He works on topics focusing disruptive technologies, which enable new services and change entire branches. His passion is the automotive industry and the influence of mobility & connectivity on how we will drive and travel in 5 or 10 years.
Ralf is the Chief Storyteller of TEDx Münster. He works as a freelance journalist and he is co-author of the bestseller “Lepra-Gruppe hat sich aufgelöst – Perlen des Lokaljournalismus”. In 2015 the Medium Magazin has chosen him among the ten best german entertainment journalists.
Jin supports the speaker and event management at TEDx Münster. She has a vivid personality with a high interest in TEDx talks. After high school she traveled through Australia, attending the TEDx Youth Sydney in the Opera House and the TEDx Maquarie University event, which has further developed her interest and passion in the TEDx model. She loves the inspiring and educating part of TEDx and strongly believes that every individual can make the earth a better place. She´s been studying economics at the University of Münster since 2015.
Born and raised in Hamburg, 22-year old Julian moved to Münster a couple of years ago to start his pharmaceutical studies. Inspired by travels to South-Easy Asia, New Zealand and Alaska’s last frontiers Julians developed great fascination for biological diversity and oceanographic science. Fascination but also confrontation with some of the worlds largest ecological disasters led Julian to an idea that he presented at TEDxMünster in 2015. To realize his idea Julian now works on launching his start-up company The Plastic Revolution.
As a huge TED and TEDxMünster fan, Julian got part of the team and helps wherever he is needed. He is TEDxMünster’s co-production manager as well as contact person for social media enquiries.
Rama supports the speaker and event management at TedxMünster. During high school she participated in an exchange program in Australia, where she first got introduced to TED and TEDx talks. Due to the inspiring speeches and the devotion of spreading ideas she started to contribute within the Organisation. She has a high interest in traveling and strongly believes that you can reach any goal when you work hard.
Wolfgang is the event manager of TEDx Münster and managing director of conzept3, a Münster based event and public relations agency. He is business administrator for trade fairs, conferences and congresses and control of events for industrial companies, political parties and the entertainment industry since 25 years. “The success of my work is reflected in happy smiling faces.”