x=independently organized event

TEDxMünster 2016


September 30, 2016 | Münster Castle

The spirit of TED – About TEDxMünster


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.

About TEDx
TEDxTalks Channel on Youtube


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!

TEDxMünster flickr stream








“I felt like I had grown wings on my feet
and there was no way no one
could ever stop me.”











TEDxMünster News

Alle Blogbeiträge in der Übersicht hier| All blog posts at a glance right here

  • Your idea at TEDxMünster 2016!

    You got an idea that is worth spreading? Then tell us. We give you a stage. Present your idea at the TEDxMuenster conference in front of 400 people. Afterwards 4.5 billion followers of the... Weiterlesen...

  • Deine Idee beim TEDxMünster 2016

    Hast du eine Idee, von der du denkst, sie sollte bekannt werden? Dann erzähl sie uns. Wir geben dir eine Bühne. Präsentiere deine Idee bei der Innovationskonferenz TEDxMünster vor 400 Zuschauern.... Weiterlesen...

  • Auf Gorbatschow warten sie noch immer

    Im September ist TEDxMünster zum ersten Mal im Festsaal des Schlosses zu Gast. Die Universität empfängt hier üblicherweise hochrangige Gäste und Ehrendoktoren. Der berühmteste ist seinen... Weiterlesen...

  • (Re)Start – Tickets now available

    TEDxMünster will host it’s next conference entitled “(Re)Start“ at the Castle of Münster on September 30th, 2016 kicking off at 3 PM. As of today tickets will be available via our shop. TEDx... Weiterlesen...






 “The question is:
How can science make politicans act?”









TEDxMünster is back on 30 September 2016. Be one of the 400 guests joining us at the castle in Münster for a fantastic afternoon of talks and live performances.

The Castle of Münster

© Dietmar Rabich, rabich.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

How to get there

Konferenz – Online Event Management mit der Ticketing-Lösung von XING Events

The TEDxMünster (Re)Start programme starts at 15:00 and ends at 20:00.

Doors open from 14:00. Drinks and snacks are included in the price of the ticket. Information about our after-show party will follow soon.

Please note that tickets to TEDxMünster can not be cancelled and refunded, but they are transferable. If you give your ticket to someone else, please send the name of the new attendee to mail@tedxmuenster.de so that we can print a new name badge.

Past Events

2013 – Changing Perspectives

Ideas worth spreading with a change of perspectives. The first ever TEDxMünster event took place on May 24th 2013 in Hassos Halle, a place as unique as the 7 speakers who entered the stage.
Speakers: Thomas Koch, Mathias Haas, Anna Bakken Rijse, Stephan Ludwig, Thorsten Kambach and Ruppe Koselleck. Music Act: Joni Sheila.



2014 – Understanding the World

What makes us understand the world in a better way? TEDxMünster “Understanding the World” took place on May 23rd 2014 at Atrium im Speicher and brought 9 speakers on stage who helped us looking at the world from a different angle.
Speakers: Momal Mushtaq, Sascha Pallenberg, Gilberto Câmara, Florian Dohmann, Maximilian Hoch, Manuel Urbanke, Andreas Huber, Elke Barber and Andreas Gaertner. Music act: Morina Miconnet.



2015 – The Story of Growth

On June 26th 2015, TEDx Münster presented 14 Speakers following the topic “The Story of Growth” with a wide range of unique stories and ideas that look at topics of growth from a variety of angles . Again, we united a blend of the most different backgrounds on the stage, such as technology, entertainment, education, design or economy.
Speakers: Cornelia Mayer, Raúl Aguayo-Krauthausen, Mikael Coltville-Andersen, Felix Oldenburg, Jule Schnakenberg, Kaurna Cronin, Nasanin Bahmani, Martin Moder, Maren Urner, Abbas Adel, Martin Mall, Wassim Zoghlami, Julian Baehr and Aya Chebbi. Music Act: Kaurna Cronin






















“The problem with seeing each other
as substantially different is that we
stop thinking that we are all the same.”







Meet the TEDxMünster Team

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.

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Carina Schmid

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

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Christoph Salzig

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 Heddergott

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.

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Djure Meinen

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.

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Wiebke Borgers

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 Pellemeier

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 Heimann

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 Rhee

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.


Julian Baehr

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.


Ramathulaschi Srimurugan

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.

Wolgang Bruns

Wolfgang Bruns

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.”




































  • Postal address: TEDxMünster, c/o pr://ip, Neubrückenstraße 12-14, 48143 Münster
  • TEDxMünster is organized by: Kai Heddergott, Christoph Salzig and Carina Schmid
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