About TED and TEDxMagdeburg

London, Shanghai, New York, Berlin ... now in Magdeburg too!

TEDxMagdeburg has become a member of TED’s global network of phenomenal ideas and innovations and shows its own potential.


What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. Past TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TEDxMagdeburg - Blick auf das Publikum

What is TEDx?

“x” = independently organized TED event

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

TEDxMagdeburg - Michael Deck

What is TEDxMagdeburg?

On the 17th November 2019 “A future worth building“ brings TEDx to Magdeburg for the third time. Also in Magdeburg there are many topics, innovations and personal insights that are worth to be brought to the public. We want to give our speakers the opportunity to be heard and to allow them to inspire people from their immediate environment. The listeners internalize the presented topics and are given the chance to carry them into the world, in order to influence a positive change.

TEDxMagdeburg is expecting a viewership, which is interested in experiencing such an enriching event. There will be an opportunity to get in touch with the speakers after the event, which might lead to fascinating conversations and discussions. TED has licensed this independent event and enables Magdeburg to present its potential.

A history of TEDxMagdeburg

5th November 2017 – “Minds Without Borders – Köpfe ohne Grenzen” (More information)

7th Oktober 2018 – “Each One Teach One – Voneinander lernen” (More information)

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Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain.

Fei Fei Li, Computer Scientist, Stanford, USA, 2015