KielUniversitybringsTEDxConferencebacktothecity!

StudentsanddoctoralcandidatesatKielUniversityhaveonceagainmanagedtoobtainthesought-afterlicenceforaconferenceintheformoftheinternationally-renownedTEDx.On3DecemberthenowsecondeditionoftheEnglish-languageconferencewilltakeplaceinKielunderthemotto"Dreamsvs.Realities".SpeakersfromKielUniversity,Kielandthesurroundingareawillbepresentingtheirinnovativeideasandprojectsunderthe"TEDxKielUniversity"label.Lastyeartheteamofvolunteerswereabletobringinspiringandpersonaltalksfromawidespectrumoftopicstothestage.TherewasatriptoMars,forexample,oraconnectionbetweenartandscience,orapleaformorehumanecooperationatwork.TheteamalsoobtainedinternationallyrenownedspeakersforthepremireofthistypeofconferenceinKiel,suchasthestoryactivistMaryAliceArthur,ortheBritishauthorandTVhostMartinDorey.

TheKiel-basedTEDxlershavealsoreceivedalicenceforfourso-called"TEDxSalons":thesearesmallereventsatwhichtalksrecordedatotherTEDconferencesareshownonagiventopicanddiscussedafterwards.The"TEDxKielUniversitySalonsarebeingorganisedbyparticipantsofthe"CreatingaTEDxEventmoduleatKielUniversity'sKeySkillsCentre(ZfS).ThismakesKielUniversityoneofthefewuniversitiesworldwideofferingstudentssuchanopportunity.

MoreinformationonthesecondTEDxKielUniversityconference,thetopicsoftheTEDxKielUniversitySalons,theeventlocationsandregistrationdetailswillfollowinthecomingweeks.

Informationandrecordingsfromlastyear'stalks:

www.tedxkieluniversity.com

Contact:

MarikaFiedler

TEDxKielUniversity2016

Tel.:+49(0)177/2927061

presse-tedxkieluniversity@gmx.de

www.tedxkieluniversity.com

AboutTEDx,x=independentlyorganizedevent

Inthespiritofideasworthspreading,TEDxisaprogramoflocal,self-organizedeventsthatbringpeopletogethertoshareaTED-likeexperience.AtaTEDxevent,TEDTalksvideoandlivespeakerscombinetosparkdeepdiscussionandconnectioninasmallgroup.Theselocal,self-organizedeventsarebrandedTEDx,wherex=independentlyorganizedTEDevent.TheTEDConferenceprovidesgeneralguidancefortheTEDxprogram,butindividualTEDxeventsareself-organized.(Subjecttocertainrulesandregulations.)

AboutTED

TEDisanonprofitorganizationdevotedtoIdeasWorthSpreading,usuallyintheformofshort,powerfultalks(18minutesorfewer)deliveredbytoday'sleadingthinkersanddoers.ManyofthesetalksaregivenatTED'sannualconferenceinVancouver,BritishColumbia,andmadeavailable,free,onTED.com<http://ted.com/>.TEDspeakershaveincludedBillGates,JaneGoodall,ElizabethGilbert,SirRichardBranson,NandanNilekani,PhilippeStarck,NgoziOkonjo-Iweala,SalKhanandDanielKahneman.

TED'sopenandfreeinitiativesforspreadingideasincludeTED.com,wherenewTEDTalkvideosareposteddaily;theOpenTranslationProject(www.ted.com/pages/287),whichprovidessubtitlesandinteractivetranscriptsaswellastranslationsfromthousandsofvolunteersworldwide;theeducationalinitiativeTED-Ed(ed.ted.com);theannualmillion-dollarTEDPrize(www.tedprize.org),whichfundsexceptionalindividualswitha"wish",oridea,tocreatechangeintheworld;TEDx(www.ted.com/tedx),whichprovideslicensestothousandsofindividualsandgroupswhohostlocal,self-organizedTED-styleeventsaroundtheworld;andtheTEDFellows(www.ted.com/fellows)program,whichselectsinnovatorsfromaroundtheglobetoamplifytheimpactoftheirremarkableprojectsandactivities.

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