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

Clutch, Shift, Gas—When the road ahead calls for a switch in mindset (Editorial #8)

Clutch, Shift, Gas—When the road ahead calls for a switch in mindset (Editorial #8)

Pretty much everyone on the planet has had to undergo a not-so-trivial shift in life during the past couple of months. Some, of course, have been much more dramatic than others. Life isn’t back to the way it was, and won’t be for some time—if ever. 

Right now, as we’re all moving forward together into the unknown, here are a few people who have graced the TEDxTUM stage with a common core message: don’t feel intimidated to think in a new way.

Any way you slice it, the world is going through a new phase, and it’s up to us to define what that means. Whether we’re comprehending our brain power through our hands, learning to understand a mystifying new medium, or revolutionizing something we didn’t think could be improved—the power of shifting gears is tremendous. 

Just because a situation is new doesn’t mean that it’s all bad. Sometimes, it only requires a dance between the clutch and the gas. The transmission always roars the loudest right before the upshift. 

So, is it time to do things in a new way?

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Zoom out for the big picture—this won’t last forever (Editorial #7)

Zoom out for the big picture—this won’t last forever (Editorial #7)

Have we ever relied on technology more than we have in the past few weeks? From home-office hangouts to whirlwind advancements in telemedicine, our time in isolation has demonstrated that—when left to our own devices—we can come together to make things happen.

In the spirit of innovation, here are some examples of technological headway at TEDxTUM that lit the path before the world shifted, and continue to shine onward.

As we inch ever closer to a new version of normal, it still feels like we have more questions than answers. There’s so much to learn, and we’re all just feeling our collective way through it on the fly.

And yet, let’s think about the world we have the power to carve out for ourselves. The world we can personally sculpt. The world that heals with grace, the world that nourishes its people, the world that propels itself forward into the future.

The world you want is waiting. How will you help create it?

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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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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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