Dandelion

This year’s TEDxJacobsUniversity event is featured by the theme ‚dandelion‘. Ideas are worth nothing if they are not shared, as seeds are worth nothing if they are not dispersed. The dandelion‘s seeds have umbrella-like extensions, which make them travel to distant places, if the wind is strong enough. TEDxJacobsUniversity is our platform to spread ideas as far as possible. Once at their destination, the little parachutes can establish themselves as soon as they are nourished well enough. Be the soil and sun for the ideas we spread, be our guest at TEDxJacobsUniversity 2018! Let your mindset be changed by our talks, like the dandelion changes its color from yellow to white. For that our speaker’s ideas can flourish with and through you.

About us

Renowed for its impressive multinational student population, Jacobs University is a private, higher education institution based in Bremen, Germany. It's transdisciplinary system and unique focus on preparing students for their careers has differentiated Jacobs from its peers. Since its establishment in 2001, Jacobs' staff, students and alumni have built a warm, driven community that covers the globe. It has been a pillar of the university to work diligently to a positive impact not only on a local level, but also internationally.

About TED and TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.  

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. 

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Our speakers

Olle Bergman

Communications Consultant

Communication of Science: Out with the Old, In with the New!

Ben Reid-Howells & Prashant Kumar

Vasudhaiva Ride

Building Peace, Community, Resilient Designs

Alexis Goertz

Edible Alchemy - Probiotic Food Fermentation

To Be An Internal And External Multiculturalist

Heiko Grein

Songs & Whispers

From Dandelion Seeds And A Grass Root Network

Stina Scheer

Institute for Gravitational Physics, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Think Big: Understand The Smallest

Pepe Dayaw

SariSari Berlin / Nowhere Kitchen

The Philosophy of Cooking with Leftovers

Jens Kemper

University of Bremen

IN-Touch: A Change From The Grassroots

Malte Marten & Alexander Mercks

Yatao Music

The Art of Connection

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