About TEDxNorrkoping Activities
The talks TED, Technology-Entertainment-Design, have gained an enormous prestige, just growing from when the annual conferences started in its current form about twelve years ago with video recoded talks freely available on the Internet. One of the most popular speakers was Hans Rosling, who passed away 2017. Since 2009 TED, has offered the opportunity to apply for licenses for "independently organized local events" in the same spirit as the TED events. TEDxNorrköping has emerged from a group of people involved in the organization of The 13th International Conference on Thinking, ICOT-13, in Norrköping 2007. A conference with about 1300 participants from more than 30 countries. The aims now are very similar: To offer an arena where people across different sectors, disciplines, cultures, religions, ages, etc., can meet and share experience, views and ideas. To create a meeting-place for people who don't normally meet. The substantial footprints from the conference 2007 have encouraged us to initiate the TEDxNorrköping effort. TED and TEDx talks are recorded and uploaded to TED's own YouTube channel. The recording of the Stanford professor Carol Dweck's TEDxNorrköping Talk, The Power of Yet, has now gained over 7 million visits on the Internet. Neither speakers nor organizers get any fee at all for their contributions and efforts. However, many of the most coveted speakers are highly interested in being given the opportunity to present their ideas and have their talks distributed for free via TED and Youtube.
Since 2011, there have now been 24 TEDxNorrköping events of different types, click Events above to get a list.
TED activities in Norrköping beyond Spring 2018.
During certain Thursday evenings you are welcome to attend TEDxNorrköpingSalon! A more informal drop-in event with PUB atmosphere and an AfterWork menu available. The scope will be announced a couple of weeks before the events. Our ambition for the future is to organize 3-4 standard events and 6-8 Salon events annually.
If you have ideas about future themes or speakers, or if you would like to be involved in the organization of future TEDxNorrköping events, you are most welcome to contact team members!
You are also welcome to use our facebook page for up-to-date information and discussions.