We invite you on a one-day deep-dive exploration of limits.

From the smallest theoretically possible particles to the outskirts of the observable universe and everything in-between, we want to glean at the form, the substance, the pervasiveness and the temporary nature of limits. UNLIMITED.


Indeed, if TED didn’t exist, we would have to invent it, because no superior alternative can be found.


Dr. Auma Obama

grew up in Kenya. Her passion for German authors such as Heinrich Böll and ...

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Mark Post

first got involved in a Dutch government-funded programme investigating “in vitro meat” ...

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Martha Merrow

studied Biology at Middlebury College in Vermont before working on her Ph.D. in ...

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Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen

born 1965 in Bonn, Germany, studied Communication Design at the University of ...

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Samar Singh Jodha

is an artist who over the last twenty years, has been using photography ...

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Mark A.M Kramer

is a Nomadic Researcher / Lecturer and recently a full-time ePatient ...

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

is a Visiting Professor in Oxford (UK). She inadvertently discovered pulsars as a graduate ...

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Neil Ibata

is a senior year student at the Lycée International in Strasbourg, France. In January 2013 ...

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Annemieke Hendriks

As a Dutch journalist and author with a sociological background, Annemieke ...

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Carl Djerassi

born in 1923 in Vienna but educated in the US, is a writer and professor of chemistry emeritus ...

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Dr. Aubrey de Grey

is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA ...

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Ian Usher

is a traveller, adventurer, writer and speaker currently based on a small island off the ...

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Daniel Dewey

is a research fellow in the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future ...

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Michael Stevens

the persona behind the YouTube sensation Vsauce, is an online personality with an ...

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Dr. Manel Torres

is the inventor of the spray-on fabric technology. He is the founder and Managing ...

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The Vegetable Orchestra

Who says you can't
play with your food?

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Elif Bilgin

is a 16 year old high school student from Istanbul, Turkey. She is currently participating in the ...

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Marc Miletich & Ip Wischin

are communication consultants who apply the rules of dramatic structure to change management ...

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09:00 - 10:00Registrations

Limits of Life

10:00 - 10:20Opening Speech + Video
10:20 - 10:40Mark Kramer
A Transatlantic Experience
10:40 - 11:00Martha Merrow
Why circadian clocks?
11:00 - 11:20Ian Usher
A Life Unlimited
11:20 - 11:30TEDTalk
11:30 - 11:50 Aubrey de Grey
Rejuvenation biotechnology: the sweet spot between prevention and treatment of age-related ill-health


11:50 - 13:30Lunch Break

Limits of science

13:30 - 13:50Jocelyn Bell Burnell
We are made of star stuff
13:50 - 14:10Daniel Dewey
The Long-Term Future of AI (and what we can do about it)
14:10 - 14:30Mark Post
Bounty or boundary of beef
14:30 - 14:40TEDTalk
14:40 - 15:00Neil Ibata
Upon a dark canvas: the ordered motions of Andomeda's satellite galaxies


15:00 - 15:45Networking & Interactive Experiences

Limits of Society

15:50 - 16:10Auma Obama
Opportunities unlimited - Poverty is no excuse!
16:10 - 16:30Samar Jodha
Sustainability And Capacity Building Through Art
16:30 - 16:40Marc Miletich & Ip Wischin
The Ginger Paradigm
16:40 - 17:00Annemieke Hendriks
Tomato? TOMATO? Food Chain Madness
17:00 - 17:20Carl Djerassi
Sex as always but reproduction under the microscope


17:20 - 18:20Networking & Interactive Experiences

Limits of invention

18:20 - 18:40Manel Torres
From Fashion to Technology - creating a new material
18:40 - 19:00Michael Stevens
Why Do We Ask Questions?
19:00 - 19:20Johannes Bergerhausen
decodeunicode — The world's writing systems
19:20 - 19:40Elif Belgin
Going Bananas: redefining plastics
19:40 - 20:00Vegetable Orchestra
20:00 - 20:15Closing Speech


20:15 - 21:30Evening buffet

Afterparty in the „Rote Bar“

21:30 - open endAfterparty


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