Be part of TEDxUniHeidelberg
on June 30th 2018 at the University of Heidelberg

TEDxUniHeidelberg is an independent event licensed by the non-profit organisation TED. On this website, we would like to talk about our event and introduce you to our motivated team and inspiring speakers! For those of you who are not familiar with TED, we have some introductory videos to explain the concept of “ideas worth spreading”. Together with TEDxHeidelberg, TEDxUniMannheim and TEDxDHBWMannheim we work in the Rhein-Neckar area to bring leading experts and thinkers to our cities to inspire a community of people enthused by new ideas!

What is TED?

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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman ...more

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUniHeidelberg, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUniHeidelberg event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit the TED webiste and find out more.

Who are WE?

We are a group of students at Heidelberg University who love TEDTalks! It’s our goal to create a community in Heidelberg in the spirit of TED that organizes events and hosts panels and discussion on all kinds of topics. We want to stimulate an environment where students can widen their horizons, discover great ideas right here at their own university! Get to know us!

Our Theme

- Doubt & Dare -

This events theme is Doubt & Dare! Our theme reflects a lot of team discussions about all the things that have been happening in the past year. As many others, we have all been very concerned with the events of 2016 and 2017, mainly with the development common media has made and the debate culture around politics. It seems that people aren’t listening to each other anymore, but instead persist on their opinion and choose to close their mind to others. Because of this we would like to dare our participants to do one of the bravest things possible - to doubt not only the opinions of others, but also their own. At our event, we want our participants to walk in other people’s shoes, look at things differently and consider other people’s opinions and lives to a point where they might be able to view things differently. Join us on our path to help people doubt & dare themselves and spread the ideas in our videos

Our Venue

TEDxUniHeidelberg is proud to present the venue for our event on the 30th of June 2018:
The premises of the Marsilius Kolleg, which is a core institution of the University of Heidelberg. We are very excited about this cooperation, as the Marsilius Kolleg is dedicated to connecting different disciplines (natural sciences, life sciences, liberal arts, social sciences, and law) with the purpose of developing innovative solutions for contemporary issues. This institute recognizes the value of interdisciplinary and intergenerational discussion, and encourages this by hosting topical events and offering interesting, extracurricular courses. To find out more, visit their homepage.

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