Join the TEDxVienna Team!



2014 was a big year for TEDxVienna and we are thankful for all the support we received  from our community, friends and TEDxVienna team members and volunteers. The new year is just around the corner and we’re looking for bright individuals to help us make TEDxVienna 2015 unforgettable. Read more…

Posted by Lisa Landskron on November 25th, 2014

Become less ignorant – with some help from Hans and Ola Rosling



Vienna seems to have subscribed to pole positions in city rankings on quality of life, such as the Mercer Survey or the Livability Ranking by the Economist. European education systems may not all be top end, but we take it for granted that every child goes to school, and many people pursue higher education. Prices for basically everything increase all the time, but death by starvation is not something Europeans need to worry about. Read more…

Posted by Sophie on November 23rd, 2014

Museums: Embrace Mobile Marketing!


Museums are a place for wonderment, a place of solace and subtle reflect, but also a place for discourse and debate. The very premise of a Museum hasn’t changed since the inception; the cataloguing, cultivating and curating of art from a top-down approach. Museums still exist in the way where the Museums curators with years of scholastically wisdom know better about what the audience want to see, but are things changing?

If so, how can museums prepare themselves to become Museum 2.0 compliant? Read more…

Posted by Steven McGuinness on November 20th, 2014

Talk of the week: The co-founder of Avaaz about new ways of activism – and business


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Jeremy Heimans, the co-founder of Avaaz which is a platform to launch and share political campaigns, shares in this lively talk

  • how the power balance in the world is shifting
  • what new power is and isn’t
  • what new power means for organizations and business and
  • how old power is pushing back. Read more…
Posted by Lilli Koisser on November 16th, 2014

The perks of being an Android


Most people are so dependent on their computers and devices they have practically become living, breathing and walking machines. They obsess over the latest Facebook and Instagram posts to the point of not being able to connect with the actual people in front of them. This issue can be and has been argued about on its own, but is the idea of becoming an android really that bad? Is it not possible to interact with both humans and computers at once?
Read more…

Posted by Bih Fon on November 13th, 2014

Why don’t you put your camera on a leash?


When Joseph Nicéphore Niepce in 1826 produced the first known photograph made with a camera (by exposing an asphalt coated paper for eight hours), little did he expect that less than 200 years later the world would host flying camera drones. Read more…

Posted by Monika Abramczuk on November 9th, 2014

TEDxVienna Brave New Space – Thank you!


Early on Saturday Nov 1st, people gathered together in the Viennese Volkstheater for the yearly TEDxVienna conference. The theme for this year’s event was  “Brave New Space” and together with 20 speakers and 1000 guests we’ve explored patterns and discovered new paths. The event was sold out, but we had over 250 people who enjoyed the talks live via the livestream.

If you missed that, here comes a recap that includes also link to where you can find all the photos taken at the event!

Don’t forget to give us feedback!  Read more…

Posted by Monika Abramczuk on November 7th, 2014

6 things you should know before going to TEDxVienna Brave New Space


This year’s TEDxVienna Brave New Space (official hashtag #TEDxVienna) will happen in less than three days.  Around 1000 people will celebrate the discovery of a “Brave New Space” this Saturday in the Volkstheater Wien. The speakers, the program, the performer, the exhibitors, the interactive sessions and YOU, our amazing audience will contribute to the main goal of the conference: We want to discover new paths and unexpected frontiers. We will set aside the answers we think we know and ask the questions we are afraid to ask. Let’s have a look now at what awaits you. Read more…

Posted by Alexandra Manoliu on October 29th, 2014

Humanity’s next quest: Unraveling the mystery of the human mind


Understanding ourselves is a deeply anchored human desire. We, as a profoundly social species, possess a wide range of highly complex cognitive skills. We can plan, comprehend situations, remember, learn, imagine, make decisions and interact with others. But how do we achieve all these tasks? And as a consequence, do we consciously act or are our actions an enforced outcome of neuronal activity? Read more…

Posted by Lisa Landskron on October 26th, 2014

Did you know that these speakers will join Brave New Space?


Brave New Space

Welcome to Brave New Space!

On November 1st, TEDxVienna invites you to question the established patterns and cycles that are ingrained in every one of us. The goal is to discover new paths and unexpected frontiers. We will set aside the answers we think we know and ask the questions we are afraid to ask. Humanity is at a crossroads, a perilous but hopeful time.

In this post, you will get to know another six exciting speakers who will discuss present and future challenges posed by the limited space and resources on earth. Read more…

Posted by Monika Abramczuk on October 23rd, 2014