TEDxAarhus 2018: Look Closer
In 2016 we took you To the Moon and Back. In 2017 we went together Into the Wild. This year we will not need to travel as far to take you on an inspiring journey. TEDxAarhus is back for the third year in a row, and this time we invite you to Look Closer.
Look closer at the world. Is everything as you thought it would be? As it should be? Look closer at the people around you. And at yourself. Dare to challenge your first impressions and assumptions. Your whole world could change, if you only look closer.
Together we can zoom in on the magnificent details of everyday things. Or we can take a step back to take a closer look at the whole. Maybe looking closer means changing your perspective entirely? Maybe it’s not even about looking. Maybe, to take a closer look, you need to listen. To feel. To taste. To analyse. And to interpret.
The theme itself can be interpreted in a myriad of ways, and we encourage you to do exactly that. Looking closer might be the biggest journey, we have yet to take.
Welcome to TEDxAarhus 2018 on October 6!
What is TED?
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. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Bono, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
What is TEDxAarhus?
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 TEDxAarhus, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAarhus event, live TEDx speakers and TEDTalks videos combine to spark deep discussion and connection in our local community of Aarhus. While TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program individual, TEDx event like ours, are self-organized.