As you might know, our next TEDxViennaSalon event is just around the corner. We know that you love our conferences and this time we have something truly special for you. We’ll extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond the conference format and offer something entirely new – we are taking you on an adventure:
Together with the whole TEDxVienna team our curators Reka and Vlad are looking forward to the event on the 10th of June. Discover what’s on their ever adventurous minds and how this new concept of TEDxVienna Salon Adventures came into being:
TEDxVienna Blog: How do you define the term “adventure” for yourself?
Reka: Adventure is excitement and curiosity combined into new ventures. Every day can be an adventure if you have that mindset. New and unknown situations don’t need to be scary, but can give you the opportunity to explore and learn something new. Adventures keep me on my toes, make my heart sing and keep me longing for more. They feed my thirst for life.
TEDxVienna Blog: What was the biggest adventure you’ve experienced so far?
Vlad: I’d say my biggest adventure so far has to be TEDxVienna. It’s already my single longest running project, with 7 years and counting. From kicking it off back in 2010 to expanding its base today, it never stops bringing something new to the table.
Reka: I couldn’t pinpoint one single adventure, because I love seeking them out, especially when traveling. Adventures take me to hidden places, they bring back the wonder of exploration and I always get to learn something new.
TEDxVienna Blog: What is new about the TEDxVienna Salon Adventures concept? How and why was it developed?
Reka: With the adventure concept, we want to bring back that childish curiosity and that thirst for exploration. TEDx Adventures was developed in Massachusetts by TEDxBeaconstreet to create a more interactive audience experience. That is exactly, why we decided to bring this concept to Vienna this year. It will be a different kind of TEDx experience, because the attendees will be part of a very interactive setting, which involves their participation. Hence, we believe, they will be able to immerse themselves in the topic completely.
TEDxVienna Blog: Why should people engage in the new TEDxVienna Adventures?
Reka: Why not? There is nothing better than being able to go on an adventure. And in this case, we have already made the laborious planning and preparing, you just need to go. Are you ready for this adventure?
Vlad: Adventures is a chance for everyone to rediscover the excitement of learning by engaging with something new. By attending our upcoming event, they’ll get a unique behind the scenes look in some of the most interesting places and activities Vienna has to offer.
TEDxVienna Blog: What do you look forward to most on June 10th?
Vlad: Our aim for Adventures is that it not only enables attendees to discover new places and topics in and around the city, but also new facets of their own self. That will be a great thing to witness!
Reka: The conversations at the closing event. After a full day of adventures, we are all meeting back at the base (Palais Eschenbach) to grab a drink and talk about everything that happened during that day. I’m so looking forward to hearing from the attendees about what they have experienced, what they have discovered and how it felt to go on this adventure with us.