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What we will do
The theme of TEDxUppsalaUniversity 2016 is Look Twice. This means that we are looking for ideas that are worth a second look, give a new perspective on the ordinary, something that’s so small that it takes a second look to see its true intricacy, or just something so beautiful that you can’t help but look twice.
To make this year’s TEDx event in Uppsala an enlightening and memorable event. we are striving for speakers who inspire, galvanize and provoke the world with their research, vision, art and design. Basically, speakers with an idea worth spreading.
Where we will do it
Located 71 km north of the capital Stockholm, the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth largest city of Sweden, Uppsala is a mesmerizing city. One of the most popular buildings for venues is the beautiful Östgöta Nation, close to the city center.
“The house of Östgöta Nation is amongst the biggest of the city’s 13 nations and was built in Italian Neo-Renaissance-style after decades of students high-spirited collecting grants for the project. The construction, however, was so expensive that shortly after King Oscar II had inaugurated the house in 1885 most of the premises were rented out.” – Östgöta Nation Website
Who are we?
TEDxUppsalaUniversity 2016 is organized by a group of Uppsala based people who believe strongly in the value of TED and organisations and events like it, to spread ideas worth implementing.
Organizing such an event requires dedication and enthusiasm. For a peek behind the scenes, the team provides stories of experiences – both good and challenging. Read up on the newest updates on the project in their blog.
To ensure the event is as amazing as possible we need YOUR HELP to organize a great event with great ideas worth spreading. To sign up as a volunteer fill out the form and we will get back to you in due time!
Meet our most valued speakers
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what people say
Over the years, we have received wonderful feedback from our followers, fans and event attendees. See what they have to say:
I hope you will post videos of all the talks, let’s spread them to all TEDx:ers in Sweden and beyond!”
these awesome organizations support us
Our main partner, Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe and in international rankings.
Uppsala Municipality is responsible for such things as childcare, schools and care of the elderly. The Municipality looks after the water supply and wastewater treatment; it manages the streets, waste disposal, environmental protection. We also have libraries and we ensure that you have access to various activities during your leisure time. We work to promote the business sector, energy and housing. For us it is important that people who live in the Municipality of Uppsala are satisfied with the services the Municipality offers.
Kph is a printing company that has been in Uppsala for many years. Through commitment and innovation they convey flexibility, accessibility and collaboration, ranging from traditional print materials to project-databases and crossmedia. They are a Swan Label printing company work with a quality assurance system throughout the production flow to ensure an excellent final quality of their products.
Cosmographers is a team formed by designers and developers, who are interested in anything and everything digital within this universe.
We discover, observe and think, to make the perfect digital solutions for humans.
Love Uppsala by photographer Andrew Friberg is born out of a passion for capturing unique, evocative images of Uppsala. Strengthen your brand with professional grades images; available for web, print, advertisement, wallpaper etc. Love Uppsala by Andrew. Email:
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUppsalaUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUppsalaUniversity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences – the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer – TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.