Dive In

We’re taking the plunge into intriguing conversations. We’re unraveling the unknown—from the earth below our feet to the skies above our heads. Do you dare to discover what we’ve got in store?

About the Theme: Dive In

When was the last time you found yourself on the cusp of something new? Felt amazed by plunging into an unknown topic and learned something unexpectedly wonderful? There’s so much to discover in the tiny details and bigger picture of the world around us, the worlds between us, and the world within us.

Dive In not only draws inspiration from the individual and the community, but looks beyond the surface of our social landscape. By exploring the thrill of technology as well as concepts from bygone eras to shape the world around us, we can create a space for all of our future ideas. Whether steering the journey in a certain direction, or just letting the wind guide us to new discoveries, let’s celebrate how much is still out there for us to explore.

Dare to take the plunge with us—Dive In!

At a glance

Date & Time 23 November 2019, 9:00am-7:00pm (approx.)
Location Audimax TUM, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München
Program 12+ speakers and performances and lots of things to do around the talks
Language The official event language is English
Food & Drinks Drinks and light (vegetarian) food will be provided before the talks and in the break
Refunds Tickets to TEDxTUM are non-refundable, but you can change the name up to 72 hours before the event via email to tickets@tedxtum.com See our Terms & Conditions
Conduct TEDxTUM strives to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. By attending the conference, you agree to abide by the Berlin Code of Conduct.



Our next tickets go on sale on October 13. You don’t have time to get your tickets then or you didn’t manage to get one? We’ve got you covered! We’re releasing new tickets every Sunday all the way up until November 10 after having announced 2-3 speakers during the week. However, tickets tend to sell out faster and faster. So, rather try to get a ticket from one of the earlier batches if you want to be on the safe side.

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Dare to discover something new?

Try our random fact generator to learn something new with every click. Discover interesting facts all revolving around the topics covered by our speakers. We provide links to all our sources directly below the fact. If you want to learn more about a specific fact, just follow the link and dive even deeper!

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Speakers & Performances

Anja Schweimer

Anja Schweimer

Dog Evangelist

A self-described Dog Evangelist, Anja Schweimer wants to go down in history as someone who enhanced the lives of millions of animals. In her words, “Animals never betray us, and they spend time with us even if we look like the Swamp Thing.”

Her passion for animals is only one side of the story, though. When she’s not trying to telepathically connect to her dog, Peter, Anja is probably creating something from nothing (her own shampoo or deodorant, or perhaps even a magic trick!) or reading anything she can get her hands on.

A few intriguing tidbits about Anja? It’s (generally) always sunny on her birthday, she’s usually running five minutes late, and her ultimate goal in life is to have a conversation with a dog.

Through Anja’s love of dogs (and really, all animals) we’re able to see the world through new eyes.

Dominique de Marné

Dominique de Marné

Mental Health Advocate

Dominique de Marné appreciates life’s gifts—big and small. She’d spend every day in the mountains if she could, and yet the light at sunset brings her bliss on a daily basis.

So much of Dominique’s personality is electric, but something in particular stands out: ask her to rate her happiness on a scale of 1 to 10, and she’ll probably hit you with a 9. At first blush, she seems like a naturally exuberant person sharing joy with the world…but what if you learned that Dominique’s upbeat demeanor is the hard-won victory over a battle with mental health?

Dominique was held captive by a darkness over her life for ten arduous years, but worked to lift herself into the sunshine. Nowadays, as an advocate for mental health, she shares her story to help shine a light for anyone who is struggling in their own darkness.

Vincent Fricke

Vincent Fricke


When Vincent Fricke was younger, he was given a piece of sage advice from a teacher: “Make every moment count.” To this day, he’s taken this to heart, even two decades later. As a master of versatility in the kitchen, Vincent wants to convey to the world that choosing what to eat should be an important decision—not a careless one. 

Through several different pop-up restaurants over the years, Vincent has proven his business acumen and knowledge of his craft time and time again. Not only does Vincent believe in utilizing as much of an animal as possible for food (the “nose to tail” method), but he employs this strategy in all his restaurants—whether the cuisine is carnivorous or vegetarian. 

Vincent has educated children on how to fuel their bodies well through the project Kochen Mit Zukunft, e.V., and has published two cookbooks.

Ceee (aka Corinna Ruba)

Ceee (aka Corinna Ruba)


When Ceee (aka Corinna Ruba) was growing up, she wanted to be a veterinarian. And yet…the adults in her family were musicians who quickly discovered her voice as an operatic singer. At six years old, an artist was born. 

Not just an opera singer, Ceee is a dynamo of a performer: after a childhood spent training as a classical singer and thespian as well as teenage years spent in a rock band, she understands the many facets of the stage. Ceee works to modernize classical music for a new generation of audiences, and this is apparent not only in her refreshing 2017 solo album, “Ganymed,” but also in the foundation of her PEACE&LOVE ORCHESTRA here in Munich.

These days—when Ceee’s not writing and producing her own music for art performances—she’s probably hanging out with her dog Rocco, eating pasta, or redecorating  something in her home.

Julia Herzen

Julia Herzen

X-ray scientist

Julia Herzen considers her main role in this world as that of an X-ray scientist, but a deeper look at her contributions to the field reveal much more. A physicist by profession, Julia rose through the educational ranks to work for a number of years in Hamburg, Brugg, Munich, and Dortmund.

Here’s the thing about Julia: she understands the necessity of adaptability. As a teenager, she switched schools five times. She’s lived in four different countries: born in Russia, moved to Kazakhstan at age 4, then to Germany as a pre-teen and to Switzerland as a guest scientist. She’s worked at varying ends of the occupational spectrum; from a geriatric nurse to a biomedical imaging physicist, Julia embodies resilience.

When she’s not getting paid to conduct exciting research, you can probably find her in the mountains, or savoring the sound of her daughter’s laughter.

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