You might not know it – but it is a special year for Aarhus! This year our city has been awarded the title of European Volunteering Capital by the European Volunteer Centre.
What does this mean? It basically means that all the voluntary work going on in the city will be celebrated throughout the year – and that new initiatives have been taken to develop the collaboration between volunteers, organizations and the public authorities. The aim is to make Aarhus an even better city to live in!
As a 100% voluntary organisation we in TEDxAarhus welcome this kind of attention to what we – and so many others – do to create experiences, opportunities and well-being in and around Aarhus.
Our team consists of around 30 voluntary people who are passionate about ideas worth spreading, working with everything from finances and choosing speakers to making the stage design and posting instagram stories.
Let’s look closer at our 2018 team
Our Lead Organisers are the ones making sure that the rest of us do all the things we need to get done. They have the general overview of what’s going on, handle all the official TED-stuff, and keep track of boring things like budgets. Really, they do all the things no one else wants to…
The Curation team is at the centre of what TEDxAarhus is all about. They invite, select and train the speakers for our events. They curate the ideas from the community that are worth spreading, and help the speakers spread them in an engaging and interesting manner. Without them, no TEDxAarhus!
The Event people are the ones making sure that when you go to a TEDxAarhus event, you will get an unforgettable experience. They are the ones with all the crazy ideas about how to bring the theme to life on stage, what cool activities to have in the breaks between talks, and what to put in the goodie bags. It’s hard to keep up with their level of innovation and creativity.
In the Marketing and Design team we are basically responsible for getting people to show up at our events. This includes online as well as offline communication, making graphics and visuals, and taking photos. It’s great fun!
Last but absolutely not least, we have the Business Relation team. They are very important, since they form and sustain the partnerships that enable us to arrange TEDxAarhus events in the first place! Without these guys, everything else would be in vain. Also, they’re quite shy, so right now we don’t have picture of them…
In general, it’s great fun to be a part of TEDxAarhus!
If you want to know more about Aarhus as European Volunteering Capital, the related events, or how to get involved, make sure to check out their official website.
Finally, remember that TEDxAarhus 2018 is fast approaching! Stay tuned for information on speakers, ticket sales and much more, and remember to save the date October 6!