Jim’s career spans both academic science and business. But he is also an award-winning popular science writer, and the nature of reality has always fascinated him. From his research on the social construction of reality he concludes that, as human beings, we rely utterly on the reality that we create in our own minds, derived from all our experiences with the social and physical worlds. What we perceive and understand to be reality is entirely personal, and therefore extraordinarily vulnerable.
At #TEDxTUBerlin 2019, Jim Baggott will share his thoughts on how we might come to terms with our own personal realities, and what we can do to protect them.
Rona van der Zander has worked in 8 different countries for NGOs and large companies, which changed her global mindset drastically. In 2017 she founded her own Start-Up “GrowbeYOUnd” which connects young people worldwide. The world is currently facing unprecedented changes – technology is rapidly changing the way we work, communicate and especially learn. That’s why Rona firmly believes that we need fundamental change in our educational systems – from primary school to higher education. But what kind of changes have to be made to better prepare young people for the future?
Learn more about Ronas’ visions and ideas at #TEDxTUBerlin 2019!
Growing up in a middleclass Kenyan household, Jesse Mureu Karanja acquired a privileged education which allowed him to study abroad, travel the world, equipping him with life skills he would not have been exposed to back at home. He had never really confronted his identity as an African but it wasn’t until the 25th of May 2016 where his perception of the African Continent was redefined. He saw the African person embrace their culture through the diverse foods, performances and colourful attire.
Agenda 2063, a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years, aims at an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa. Presenting his view on his home continent’s future, hear what Jesse has to say about the Africa he wants.
Billy Wagner is a revolutionary. In 2015 he started his own restaurant “Nobelhart & Schmutzig” in Berlin with the concept of a “vocally local” kitchen. Now he’s taking the next step from the capital to the whole country, trying to make people remember what is long forgotten. He wants to redefine what is good and bad, simply by questioning ourselves: How do we value food? How do we raise young generations to a sensible understanding of nutrition? And what role plays food in our cultural identity? Germany is in desperate need for a revolution, a food revolution.
Become one of the mavericks standing side by side with Billy Wagner and help reshaping the reality of us all at #TEDxTUBerlin 2019!
Originally from Syria, Laila Alhariri has been living in Germany for almost 7 years now and is currently finishing her medical studies at TUDresden. When she first moved to Germany, it was nothing odd for people to ask where Syria is. As time passed by and the country she came from started to occupy the media, people started giving her looks of pity, compassion as well as despise and prejudices. All they think of is war, refugees and Pegida, however this is not the way Laila sees her country. The life, the culture and the nature – it all forms a picture so different of what everybody thinks! Listen to Laila’s story on breaking stereotypes about Syria and its people at #TEDxTUBerlin 2019.
Jeffrey Joh studied molecular and cell biology at the UC Berkeley, lived in Denmark and Sweden, before playing an active role in the Berlin Start-Up World. Wanting a car for your 18th birthday was not an uncommon wish for a long time. Now, the new generation uses Uber instead of buying cars. When we think about mobility tech, most of us think about ridesharing, bikesharing and autonomous driving. However, how will mobility transformations affect our lives beyond that? Let Jeffrey Joh take you on a trip to the future and discuss his ideas at #TEDxTUBerlin 2019!
It is no secret, that through Social Media, human contact has become less important through the years. In our everyday life, reality is shaped by digital directions, such as Google or Facebook. The data that we provide create a “recommended reality”, which we accept as a given. Still, is it possible to break out of this tech-driven truth? Tim Kessler’s natural passion for innovation and disruption inspired him to assume a new online identity. Hear what he learned from this experiments at #TEDxTUBerlin 2019!
Having served in Iraq as a part of the United States Marine Corps, Roman Baca has lived through situations very difficult to process. Much like many war veterans, he struggled to re-adjust to civilian life later on. His way of coping with his experiences is unexpected: As a former professional ballet dancer, he started combining his military experience with dance, developing provocative choreographies and therefore creating a better understanding between those who have experienced war and those who have not.
Utilizing theories of ethnodramatics, Roman Baca is shaping an artistic scenery on the #TEDxTUBerlin stage – to enhance your empathy towards the subject on stage: Theatre of war
With more than 150 branches throughout Germany, Hugendubel.de, eBook.de and the wholesale customer business Hugendubel Fachinformationen, Hugendubel is one of the largest owner-managed bookselling companies in Germany. As a family-owned company in the 5th generation, Hugendubel is wholeheartedly committed to books and and its integration to the online, digital and branch business both for its retail and wholesale customers. Hugendubel is co-initiator and co-founder of the internationally unique and successful tolino alliance for digital reading made in Germany. Founded in Munich in 1893, Hugendubel currently employs 1,700 people throughout Germany.
Through a mandate of the German Federal State of Berlin, the StudierendenWERK Berlin provides social, economic and cultural support services to Berlin’s students. They are here to assist students with their particular problems and to answer their questions.
BARMER is one of Germany’s largest providers of public health insurance. It has been helping improve Germany’s health care for over a hundred years and continues to shape its future. Over 9.2 million people have put their trust in BARMER.
BARMER is present all over Germany with 400 branch offices and offers useful and relevant advice over different contact channels – 24 hours a day. Members benefit from multifarious digital services: Practical apps help manage your health and your health insurance related topics easily.
Print environmentally friendly – act ecologically … These principles are the foundation of the work, the philosophy, and the environmentally conscious self-image at printzipia.de, and not only since we have received the eco-label Blue Angel for printed matter DE-UZ 195. Our climate-neutral online print shop stands for natural processes and materials, and thus for environmentally friendly printing. Behind our online offer is an experienced team, which will advise you personally with questions and problems.
Diffferent is the strategy agency. We bring companies into the 21st century and help them position themselves in the lives of the people and maintain their stance in the confusion of the digital age. We develop new products, services and business models with our customers. We help organizations to be agile and fit for the future, and make teams and employees fit for the digital present.
Since 1997, more than 70 strategists from the Berlin and Munich locations have been advising clients such as the AOK, AUDI, Continental, Deutsche Bahn, Disney, Google, IKEA, Porsche, ProSiebenSat.1 and Volkswagen.
Jireh Technology Co., Ltd. is an internationally recognised consulting and sales company for environmental protection subjects and chemical trade. They currently work with technologies and products from the US, EU, China and Far East.
Volkswagen Financial Services is a mobility and financial services company with the goal of being the key to mobility for the customer. To this end, we develop innovative products at our Digital Unit in Berlin that revolve around our customers and are based on state of the art technologies. Here, employees from IT and business departements from different national subsiduaries jointly design digital products for our markets by using agile management projects techniques. This is one of the steps towards a sustainable transformation process in our company. Wanna join us? Get in touch!
Hotel OTTO has welcomed guests from all over the world since 2006. Our focus is on people with individual wishes and requirements. To do justice to all of them requires not only sensitivity and tact, but also a coherent concept and beautiful ambience. Guests can experience all this during their stay. Hotel OTTO is centrally, yet quietly located in the beautiful and varied Charlottenburg district.
Communication determines our lives, connecting people with themselves and with society. The Institute for Communication and Society combines research and funding: We offer active training, tailor-made seminars and individual coaching. In addition, the institute prepares studies on rhetoric, society and personality. This way, we combine research with mediation, so knowledge becomes impact and theory becomes practice: for individuals and the entire society alike.
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 TEDxTUBerlin, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTUBerlin event at the Technical University of Berlin, 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.
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