Meet the first four speakers for TEDxAarhus 2018

We are beyond excited to have released the tickets and announced the first four speakers for our big event on October 6, TEDxAarhus 2018: Look Closer!

Even with only four speakers announced we are already going all the way from the war zone in Syria to a university campus in Copenhagen. We have a writer, a dancer, a photographer and a professor. Meet them all right here:

Sune Lehmann

Associate professor at DTU (Technical University of Denmark)

Sune works on understanding the mathematics of complex networks. In 2013 Sune gave out a thousand cell phones to freshmen at his university in an attempt to measure social networks and mobility. Zooming out with the use of an ordinary cell phone gave him a chance to look closer at the university campus from a different perspective.

Watch Sune’s talk, titled “Predicting your social interactions”.

Lars Schmidt and Maren Elise Skjerlie Gilling

Photographer & Writer

Lars and Maren were brought together by stories of Syrian kids. During the last year they spent six weeks at the Syrian border talking to hundreds of Syrian families about their lives, daily struggles and the escape from the war zone.

At TEDxAarhus 2018 Lars and Maren told you about two boys who traveled different paths from the war in Syria. Due to an unexpected turn of events their stories become intertwined later in a country 4000 km away.

Watch Lars’ and Maren’s talk, titled “They are still dreaming”.

Sarah Louise Kristiansen

As an international choreographer with more than 10 years of experience, Sarah Louise will help you look closer at dance in a global context. She will even show you how we through kinaesthetic empathy can learn to understand people and cultures.