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How to turn learning German into a self-improvement tool? 2

Have you ever found yourself thinking « I can’t do that because I don’t speak the language » ? Even if languages can be learnt, people seem to focus more often on the difficulties they bring rather than the opportunities they create. In Austria, many foreigners come to learn German: […]


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Rethinking Politics

“People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” – Andrew Smith We are living in an era where we experience a real divide between global and national. The Brexit Referendum, the last Austrian presidential election and the United States presidential election in 2016 are all great examples […]


Patents:
Ideas worth saving

Working on an invention requires energy, time and emotion. It occupies each and every aspect of your life, tests your limits and pushes you forward on a professional and personal level. Eventually, it results into your very own piece of full-hearted mental and physical work; your very own piece of intellectual property. But […]


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Exploring the World of Chatbots

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


Ode to the Odds #1
The Sound of Vienna

This month we start a new series in the TEDxVienna Blog, in which we want to introduce you to all the quirks of Vienna: Our bloggers uncover unusual facts and trivia, and weird aspects of Vienna you may never have noticed. Whether you are Viennese or have moved to the […]


Graham Shaw

Drawing? – Yes, you can

Are you having trouble with memorizing chunks of information? Perhaps even having trouble with accessing your stored information? Then let us introduce you to Graham Shaw, a communication coach from United Kingdom. Graham gave a remarkable speech at our big event about how everybody can learn to draw in order […]


5 ways of improving your listening skills

As life moves faster we tend to lose one crucial ability in order to connect with others and that is: listening. Do you remember who was the last person you were consciously listening to? And what do you remember from his/her talk at all? Julian Treasure, a business sound expert from the […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]


Building Bridges With Fashion

“Let’s Build Bridges With Fashion” was the opening line of last week’s ‘Fashion for Europe’ event at the gorgeous Vienna State Opera. For one day, on the 14th of July, the Vienna State Opera turned into a runway filled with cool pop-up boutiques and exciting fashion shows, competing for the […]