What happens in-between TEDxTUM events?

Our team puts a lot of love and energy into organizing our events, but we don’t stop there. Driven by our passion for spreading ideas and engaging people’s creativity, we put on smaller, invite-only events and activities as well as interactive, fun online and offline campaigns. We also highlight our past talks along with other ideas from the TEDx universe and beyond in themed editorials. This is our blog, where we collect and document all of this.

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EDITORIALS

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Fed up? Change the menu. (Editorial #14)

Fed up? Change the menu. (Editorial #14)

It sounds simple…because it is.

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the year…but it hardly feels like a finish line. On the contrary, it feels as though we’re only at a rest stop, we’ve got several more kilometers to go, our muscles cramped up long beforehand and we’re running out of energy. The finish line seems further away than ever.

So, what’s the next move? How do we get through to the other side when time feels like an illusion—monotonous winter drudgery where more and more normalcy feels like it’s stripped from us as the days pass?

In times of misery, confinement, and chaos, the human mind shows resilience in its ability to transport itself somewhere else. Here are three voices from the TEDx Universe with a bit of insight on how to tap into your most dynamic hidden superpower: your imagination.

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Hello, out there—Breaking ground by looking up (Editorial #13)

Hello, out there—Breaking ground by looking up (Editorial #13)

In the clouds circling Venus, scientists have identified something for which they have no explanation: phosphine, a gas typically made only by living organisms. Astronomers will confirm the detection using two different devices in the near future, according to Nature. Our neighboring planet, considered too harsh to sustain life, has caused us to ask a puzzling question: do we have more to learn about how phosphine is created…or (as some scientists speculate) is this a preliminary finding that suggests life in the Venusian atmosphere?

If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we’re alone, this one’s for you. As we wait for stronger evidence about what phosphine over Venus could mean, here are three voices from the TEDx Universe that can help make the night seem a little less dark.

Keep Your Head Up!

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Point A to Point B (Editorial #12)

Point A to Point B (Editorial #12)

For a while now, we’ve been told that we need to do things differently if we want our children and grandchildren to have a clean planet to enjoy in the future. And yet, it’s become painfully clear that the efforts we’re making aren’t just for our children and grandchildren. They are for us, too.

Here, we want to highlight three voices from the TEDx Universe that offer solutions on how to connect modern society while keeping sustainability at the forefront.

As the world reconnects in the coming years, we have the chance to revolutionize industries, spin our habits, and reshape the footprint of modern society. All we have to do is follow through.

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FROM OUR EVENTS

Speakers at TEDxTUMSalon 2019

Speakers at TEDxTUMSalon 2019

This year, we shook things up. Our lineup of speakers was 100% female. Each speaker—intrepid and compelling in her own right—graced the stage of the TEDxTUMSalon 2019 event with an idea that changed the shape of the world around her.

Through these talks, we’ve watched the preposterous become possible: from walking trees on Earth to roving robots on asteroids, not to mention the ways that we can flip the script on travel for generations to come. As the concepts from our TEDxTUMSalon 2019 event come full circle, we invite you to ask yourself: what boundaries can we continue to break in the future? What is still within reach?

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