Culture & Society


All I want for Christmas is…

Our city has magically transformed into a twinkling dazzle of Christmas lights reminding us all that It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Colors of rich forest green, deep ruby red and sparkling gold or silver create a festive atmosphere that many of us remember from our childhoods. Yes, […]


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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is a tricky illness. Often, it takes years before sufferers are diagnosed with this particular personality disorder. Until then, they are often described as attention-seeking drama queens, who are needy and selfish. A lot of people don’t even know that BPD exists, although awareness is on the rise thanks […]


Wildlife Conservation: An Interview with Wes Larson

As a wildlife biologist, Wesley Larson’s focus for the past 8 years has  specifically been on polar and black bears. During that time, Wes’ work took him from the United States to Africa, and even all the way to the Arctic.. He also assisted on a number of other wildlife […]


The story is bigger than me – interview with Abdi Latif Dahir

  Abdi Latif Dahir is a journalist, born in Nairobi and raised in Somalia, who has recently become the East Africa Correspondent at the New York Times. At the TEDxVienna Conference “About Time”, he delivered a speech about how to create beautiful moments and capture them in your memory, even though […]


Chase Masterson on Real Life Heroism

When people are faced with a traumatic situation, there is a variety of ways that they can react. Some become angry, others are overwhelmed by sadness. Unfortunately, very few speak about their experiences and actively seek help from others. A minute percentage, however, decide to use their trauma to help […]


Sarah E. Hill on Women’s Brains and the Birth Control Pill

Sarah E. Hill is a research psychologist who uses theoretical tools taken from evolutionary sciences to study psychology and health. Recently, she has turned her expertise to uncovering what we know and don’t know about the impact of the birth control pill on the brain. In her TEDxVienna talk, she […]


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How to successfully network at a TED event?

Beyond attending the conference, there are multiple things to do once you get your TEDxVienna pass. As it is a public event, you will find yourself surrounded by a lot of like minded people. Not everyone finds it easy to go around and mingle, although it’s the type of event […]


TEDxVienna turns green: How to make a large-scale event eco-friendly?

“TEDx is a bit of a role model and guides people towards innovation and how they can live their lives. We will ask attendees for their feedback because we want to give them the opportunity to tell us what they think we can do on sustainability. There are 1,000 attendees, […]