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This years theme is

Look Twice

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.

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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

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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.

TEDxUppsalaUniversity team 2016




Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Johan Lundell


An entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the way we communicate knowledge by designing notation systems that are applicable in fields ranging from minigolf to robotics.

Birgitta Jonsson


Birgitta is sharing the knowledge of computers and internet to the elderly and argues that everybody should be included in the digital era.

Malin Bobeck


A smart textile artist and designer. She is combining traditional textile materials with optical fiber, LEDs and new technology. With her revolutionary fabrics, she creates spatial installations that invites the audience to touch and interact with her art.

Robin Rushdi Al-Sálehi

Robin shows us how the characteristics of a neighbourhood affects our behavior and how the idea of diverse utilization of our homes and public buildings can change the current unsustainable tradition of city planning.

Petter Johansson

As cognitive scientist at Lund University and a Fellow at Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, he studies choice blindness and preference change using methods ranging from questionnaires to close-up card magic.

Emma Rosman

Emma is closing the gap between locals and newly arrived in Sweden. The ‘welcome app’; a platform for chatting, meeting and sharing information breaks down cultural and language barriers.

David Sumpter

As behavioural mathematician he applies his models of collective behaviour in shoaling fish and slime molds to other areas such as football.

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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:

    Utmost interesting and inspiring afternoon and evening. I was very pleased with the diversity and high quality of the talks and overall presentation. This whole experience was completed by the entertainment, food for thought and discussion in the intermissions and the great dinner to conclude the day.
    ANONYMOUSAttendee 2015
    “Congratulations to a great TEDx event that sets a new standard in Sweden!
    I hope you will post videos of all the talks, let’s spread them to all TEDx:ers in Sweden and beyond!”
    HENRIKAttendee 2014
    It’s been so exciting to watch this event develop and grow – big congratulations to the inspired and dedicated team making it happen! I’m disappointed I won’t be attending (it’s a long commute from Australia), but I look forward to hearing the highlights. Best wishes for a successful, inspiring, weekend!
    SIMONETEDx Supporter 2013

    Volunteer Sign-Up

    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!

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    Our Partners

    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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    Enact is a values-driven consultancy, which provides advisory services and training in the field of sustainable business and responsible leadership. Our goal is to contribute to a better world with profitable business as a driving factor.

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    About TEDxUppsalaUniversity

    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.

    About TED

    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.

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