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27-09-2017 | 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 „Hassos Halle“. For the first time a team of voluntary organizers had brought the idea of TEDx to Münster onto a regional stage in Westphalia. Ever since the TEDx community in Münster has grown rapidly, with new team members, volunteers, partners and ideas. After 3 unforgettable events at Hassos Halle, Speicherstadt and FH Münster, we will be hosting the event in partnership with the University of Münster at the Castle of Münster for the second time in September 2017.

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„When the world is ever changing,
we need to be ever learning“











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 „Der Krieg darf nicht stärker sein als wir.
Wir sind stärker als unsere Realität.“








Be part of TEDxMünster

TEDxMünster unites a unique network of individuals and organizations who seek to contribute to an innovative community and the exchange of inspiring ideas. With two local events coming up in 2017, we are constantly looking for both, individuals and organizations, to shape our events and become part of our community.


Become a speaker

TEDxMünster is constantly looking for people with inspiring stories and interesting ideas from all walks of life. Whether you are a scientist, an artist, an activist, an architect, a doctor, a teacher or a student – we want to hear your unique idea on stage. For our 2017 event our applications are now closed, but you can still apply with your own idea or recommend a speaker for next year through our contact form. If you are unsure whether your idea fits the TEDxMünster stage, just contact us and let us help you. Also watch TED founder Chris Anderson talking about what makes great talks great. 40 inspiring people from Münster, the region and all around the world have already stood on stage at TEDxMünster. Take a look at their TEDxMünster talks.


Become a partner

As a non-profit project TEDxMünster largely benefits from the commitment and dedication of our volunteer team and an amazing group of local partners who guarantee our non-profit event to be organised on a professional level. Within the past years we


Attend TEDxMünster

Be part of our first joined Dutch-German TEDx Salon! On 29 June we will be crossing borders, both literally and by sharing ideas worth spreading in a rolling train between Enschede and Münster. Applications for our limited seats are now possible via the website of our partners at TEDxSaxionUniversity.

Clear your calendar for 27th September 2017 and save the date: TEDxMünster will be back with a half day event (2 – 7 pm + aftershow party) at Münster Castle. Tickets will be available soon.

Our venue: The Castle of Münster

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

How to get there

As in 2016, TEDxMünster will be hosted at the Castle of Münster again in 2017, Schlossplatz 2 in 48143 Münster and is easily accessible by bus, car or bike. Coming from A1 highway you simply follow B54 till Schlossplatz. Several parkings are available right at Schlossplatz. Carbon neutral vehicles are even invited to park for free, directly in front of the Castle. If you arrive by bus from the train station simply take bus numbers 11, 12 or 13 and get out at Landgericht.

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Past Events

2016 – (Re)Start

On September 30th 2016, TEDx Münster got even bigger: Some 400 participants listened to 10 talks at Münster Castle following the theme „(Re)Start“. Once more, a broad variety of ideas regarding different topics such as art, urban planning, technology, refugees, economics and design were brought on stage.
Speakers: Svenja Hövelmann, Bea Johnson, Martin Wezowski, Russel E. Perry, Mazen Faraj & Niv Sarig, Carl-A. Fechner, Abdul Abassi & Allaa Faham, Aurelius Thoß, Timo Betz, YQP and Roman Lipsky, Sandro Engel & Amelie Künzler, Abdul Rahman Alashraf. Music Acts: Morina Miconnet, Béranger Gras.


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



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.



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.
















TEDxMünster Talks







„I discovered the humanity of my enemy.“







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.

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

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.

Wiebke Borgers

Wiebke is responsible for 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.

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.

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.“

Katrin Liebert

Katrin is responsible for the graphic design of TEDx Münster 2017 and owner of the advertising agency www.elemente.ms. She has a broad experience in social innovation design / Transition Design and is trainer and lead coach for Design Thinking, Open Space, BarCamps and Future Conferences. Her main focus is set on social change and innovation, and she loves to support TEDx Münster.







































  • 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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