Idea of the Month


How to stay in the right mind while staying at home

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, people need to change their lives and adapt to the new circumstances. As absurd as it may sound, we can now save lives by simply staying at home. However, not leaving the house can also be challenging. Therefore, TEDxVienna has come up with some […]


World happiness day – Happiness is a decision! 2

March 20, 2020, 14th International day of happiness, 50th day of Coronavirus; in Vienna, 5th day of quarantine. Thanks to nature, destiny, circumstances, good/bad luck, right/wrong decisions, these days we’ve all got a bit of time to slow down. Also, we’ve got some time to rethink our actions, our purposes, […]


Freedom of information day: a cornerstone freedom and the responsibility of having it

March 16th is the international day of Freedom of Information. In the new age of the internet, we are surrounded by tons of different information on a daily basis, and sometimes we might forget how vital that information and the access to it are. So, it is worth taking some […]


Generation equality: female representation in academia

March heralds the beginning of a new semester for students in Austria, where we trade leisure activities for lecture halls and library desks. For me and others, this will be the last six months of our degrees, when we will scramble to complete theses, papers, presentations, while at the same […]


Femonationalism: Women’s rights for whom?

Although our societies are ever changing with an increasing number of women in positions of power and leadership, women are still underrepresented and more work needs to be done. Our world’s most respected institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), have put women empowerment up on their agenda. In fact, one […]


How to slide into the New Year and not fall off the track 

As much as we love winter holidays, we can all admit that the holiday season is quite stressful. This stress doesn’t only relate to the pre-festive season, but also to the post-holiday blues. At first, we have to buy presents, and shopping around Christmas time can be stressful, not just […]


StandUp4HumanRights on Human Rights day and any other day of the year

On December 10th, the citizens of the world celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day people commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. In these 71 years, the people of Europe have got used to the idea that […]


Revolting Youth: A new form of teenage rebellion

During the TEDxVienna 2019 Conference “About Time” we listened to Kacey Wong, an artist from Hong Kong. His powerful talk was about protests in Hong Kong and how art can be a form of protest. He unites art and social activism. At the beginning of his speech, Kacey said: “My city […]


How about not feeling guilty for being eco-friendly

With the world finally understanding that our ecosystem is, putting it mildly, not in the best condition, more and more people are trying to live more eco-friendly. This is quite a positive trend, taking into account, that mankind has already used up all its ecological resources for the year 2019 […]


Vaccination: Back to the healthier Future

  Sometimes it feels like we already live in the future of sci-fi movies. And it’s not only about voice control in your phone or computer just as in ‘Back to the Future’, paying for your coffee with a smartwatch like in ‘The Simpsons’ (hashtag they predicted) or having video […]