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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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Compassion—in a crisis, in the common place (Editorial #6)

Compassion—in a crisis, in the common place (Editorial #6)

Right now, our world is shaky. It feels as though we are living in a rapidly-changing puzzle with more unknown variables than facts. 

And yet, here’s an indisputable piece of reality: we are coming together in unprecedented ways. Currently, the challenges we’re facing on a global scale have the potential to wreck our collective sense of humanity. Instead, though, we’re uniting, we’re collaborating, we’re connecting from a distance. 

As you huddle indoors to protect the most vulnerable people you know (and the tens of millions you don’t), we want to highlight some TEDxTUM talks that focus on the fact that compassion lights the fire not only in a time of crisis—but also in the everyday.

We won’t sugarcoat it: as we face the next few days, weeks, and months, uncertainty feels like the only guarantee.

But, as much as we can, let’s not cave to panic right now. Let’s take moments for ourselves, allowing our emotions a wide berth in this time of unforeseen parameters. Let’s remember that we’re all human beings on the same space rock, spinning around a ball of fire. Until the fire goes out, we’re all in this together.

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How can we build stronger societies (Editorial #5)

How can we build stronger societies (Editorial #5)

One of our core concerns at TEDxTUM is to shape our society in a positive way. From the words in our mission statement to the communal feel of our events, we strive to influence our area for the better.

But what does that look like? In reality, how can we imagine better societies for the future? In this edition, we present a few TEDx talks (two from our stage in previous years) that outline a few ways we could mold our communities for tomorrow’s citizens, who will face new challenges head-on.

It’s an undeniable fact—we all need a community to survive. At this point, let’s ask ourselves a crucial question: how can we step up to build something sustainable, a place for everyone?

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Women in Science (Editorial #4)

Women in Science (Editorial #4)

In the realm of science, women have always pioneered. Before we knew their names and when their prestige had yet to unfold, countless women broke scientific boundaries in the shadows.

But in the year 2020, we want to bring the world’s female scientists into the light.

In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re showcasing a few leading scientists we’ve had the privilege to host on our very own stage over the years.

As you digest these talks, we invite you to imagine a future where gender biases in STEM are a thing of a past. Preconceived notions have long flown out the window, and women in scientific fields are commonplace. They’re not “women,” they’re simply “colleagues.” What kinds of diseases can we eradicate? How many ways can we make life easier for ourselves?

No matter what, one thing is clear: we’re hungry for a future like this, so we’re going to keep running after it, no matter how long it takes.

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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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