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 “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 then, TEDx community in Münster has grown rapidly, with new team members, volunteers, partners and ideas. After 5 unforgettable events at Hassos Halle, Speicherstadt, FH Münster and the Castle of Münster with the University, we will be expanding and hosting the sixth TEDxMünster in the Theatre for over 800 people.
You have an idea, that is worth spreading? Than apply as a speaker at the idea conference TEDxMünster on November 2nd at the Theater Münster. We give you 15 minutes on stage and the… Weiterlesen…
Once upon a time, when not all continents had been discovered, unknown areas were marked with a dragon. The unknown was a dangerous area. The unknown is still insecure. Nobody knows what to expect…. Weiterlesen…
For hundreds of years, people died of smallpox. No one had a cure until Dr Edward Jenner, at the end of the 19th Century observed something. He noticed that women working in dairies suffered from a… Weiterlesen…
German version below. Finally, the day has come: the first tickets for our TEDxMünster 2017 are on sale now! TEDx is known for spreading ideas that shape or influence our future by innovation and… Weiterlesen…
TEDxMünster 2018 will be shaped by a broad variety of topics and professional backgrounds. On 2 November we will invite 10 outstanding speakers and performers on stage to share their visions and ideas under the of theme of “Discover the Unknown”. Do you have an idea for a TEDx-Talk? Or would you like to recommend someone? Then click here.
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.
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. 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 host and great fan of design thinking.
Ralf is responsible for communication at TEDxMünster. He works as a freelance journalist and is the author of several books. In 2015, the medium magazine named him one of the ten best German entertainment journalists.
Jin is responsible for the partner management at TEDx Münster. She is curious and passionate about learning new things and loves TEDx/TED 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 is currently studying business administration at the University of Münster.
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.”
Carina is the licensee 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 organisations. 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 organisers 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 is a YouTuber, shooting weekly videos for German learning at Easy German. She also co-founded the global video network Easy Languages and the Digital Participation Camp, an annual conference for young digital change makers. Connect with Carina: www.carisafari.de
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.
Kai has been co-organiser, curator and executive producer and the all-round talent of TEDxMünster since 2014. He is now acting as Supervisor und Consultant for TEDxMünster. Apart from that, 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 digital communication: By developing strategies, giving lectures or keynotes and individual trainings.
Martin Mall supports the team with his expertise on- and offstage. He is a speaker and performer, inspiring his guests with inspiring, surprising and contemporary impulse actions and lectures. He draws on a 20-year-long, internationally acclaimed stage career. In 2015 he spoke at TEDxMuenster and returned on stage in 2016. And just as last year he will put his focus on the “E” of TED – surprise guaranteed…
Alexia supports the TEDx story telling team. With a background in corporate communications from London and New York, she helps with English writing, freelances from Münster and is a student at the University.
Artur is a recruiter in the International Office of Dutch College. He is responsible for TEDx Münster communications. He literally and metaphorically crosses borders everyday, which in itself was a motivation for him to become involved in TEDx Münster. A theme that weaves itself through his professional and personal life is the melting and coming together of different cultures. Born in Poland, grown up in Germany and post his studies, he remained in Holland. This cultural mix is what drives him to find the perfect combination of new experiences and views and fun at TEDx Münster!
Sabine is part of the TEDx Münster Event Management Team. She has been following TEDx Münster for a long time and decided to contribute her passion for event organization and new event formats directly. “Discover the Unknown” is also her personal motto: until the end of 2017 she headed the event and office management at Zweitag, before she decided to focus on her studies in communication and event management and new projects.
Isabell is an event and marketing manager from Münster. She is now based in Cologne and enjoying the digital nomad lifestyle as a remote employee at the FundraisingBox, a software for non-profit organisations. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and in a variety of fields such as healthcare, trade fairs and social, cultural and educational initiatives. Thanks to her passion for live events and music, Isabell is responsible for the experience management at TEDxMünster. She loves that TEDx brings new ideas to life and that the event creates a community of changemakers.
Christoph is the co-organiser, curator and partner 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.
Lukas is 20 years old and studies mathematics at Muenster Universit. Because he likes MINT subjects, he is part of the IT project Muenster and has been organising Lego robot competitions with them at the Annette-Gymnasium in Münster for four years. He also supports the Holy Cross Theatre Company on the technical side. Lukas plays acoustic guitar. He came to TEDxMünster as a volunteer – actually because the student tickets had already been sold. Now he solves the technical impossibilities for the team.