For centuries, reaching the Moon has been a utopian dream of human advancement and space travel. Although it was deemed impossible, people who worked hard on their dreams proved everybody wrong. At TEDxAarhus 2016, you could hear inspirational talks about the work, passion, dedication and failures which enabled us to reach impossible dreams.

2016 Speakers

Philip Morley

Philip Morley

Founder and Creative Director of Morley
As an advertising copywriter and creative director, Philip spent all his working life making people desire glamorous products: cars, handbags, holidays. However, deep down, he always had a fascination for the infrastructure of our everyday world. The mundane, ‘boring’ bits and bobs, nuts and bolts, pieces and … Read more.

Mikal Hallstrup

Mikal Hallstrup

Founder and Global CEO of Designit
Mikal Hallstrup is the founder and global CEO of Designit, one of the world’s largest strategic design firms. In his talk, Mikal shares his vision of a world where everything is designed around real human needs, and invites us to join him on the journey getting there… Read more.

Søren Jakobsen

Søren Jakobsen

Restaurant Manager and co-owner of Restaurant Gastromé in Aarhus
Søren Jakobsen has been working as a chef since the age of 15. In this interview, the Michelin star chef Søren talks to Corey Morris, co-host of TEDxAarhus 2016, about love of food, the ideas behind his restaurant Gastromé and the mysterious Michelin… Read more.

Jacob Sherson

Jacob Sherson

Founder of ScienceAtHome and Associate Professor of Quantum Physics at Aarhus University
In his talk, Jacob invites us into the strange world of quantum physics and explains how anyone can become a quantum physicist by playing computer games. Besides enabling ordinary citizens to solve quantum physics research … Read more.

Move Copenhagen

Andreas Tang-Brock and Bradley Duling

Move Copenhagen
In their talk, Andreas and Bradley shares how playful movement can inspire us and make our everyday lives better and more fun. Both Andreas and Bradley have been working from day one to build Move Copenhagen—a movement festival celebrating the diversity of movement. They believe that this idea will … Read more.

Camilla Hessellund

Camilla Hessellund Lastein

Founder and CEO of Lix Technologies
In her talk, Camilla challenges us to think about what people will say about us when we die, and to look at our hierarchies of priorities. Camilla is 23 years old and is the Founder and CEO of Lix Technologies, which is the first marketplace for digital textbooks…. Read more.

Camilla Kring

Camilla Kring

Founder of Super Navigators ApS
Our societies prize early risers (A-persons) – but most of us are late risers (B-persons). In her talk, Camilla challenges the 9 to 5 society and introduces the B-society – a more flexible society that also supports B-persons. Camilla Kring is the founder of Super Navigators ApS and the B-Society…Read more.

Niels Christian Hansen

Niels Christian Hansen

Cognitive Music Theorist
In his talk, Niels Christian challenges our understanding of musical skills as something reserved to the so-called ‘musical geniuses’, and argues that musical expertise is actually within reach for all of us. Niels Christian is a cognitive music theorist, classical pianist, and neuroscientist who recently completed … Read more.

Erlend Høyersten

Erlend Høyersten

CEO of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
In his talk, Erlend shares his thoughts on how art can help change the world – if we put in the effort to approach it in a clever way. Erlend never dreamt of running a museum, but the job at ARoS is in fact his third of the kind. In his time in the art world, he has curated several exhibitions, including popular ARoS shows … Read more.

David Erritsøe

David Erritzøe

Medical Doctor and Clinical Psychiatrist
In the years after finishing medical school at Copenhagen University in 2001, David Erritzøe trained under Professor Marc Laruelle at Columbia University in New York City, and later under Professor Gitte Moos Knudsen in the Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging (CIMBI) in … Read more.

Thomas Vovemod

Thomas ‘VovemoD’ Lütken

Professional Habit Breaker
In his talk, the habit breaker Thomas reveals how a comic book inspired him to create a simple formula for ‘world happiness’, and brought him on an adventurous journey to explore whether it works. Thomas ‘VovemoD’ Lütken is a professional Habit Breaker & Adventurer. Through keynote speeches, workshops and … Read more.

Christian Knudsen

Christian Ohlendorff Knudsen

Systems Engineer and Mars One Colonist Candidate
In his talk Christian tells us why he is willing to give up his life on Earth to go live on Mars. Christian Knudsen is one of the 100 candidates from around the world selected for a one-way trip to Mars. In 2013, 200.000 people registered for the astronaut selection procedure by the … Read more.