Our main event of 2019 took place on 23 November. 500 people took the plunge with us and join us for a full day of inspiration at the TUM Audimax. 14 speakers and performances shared their remarkable ideas on stage, and the breaks offered many more things to discover.
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!
Did you know that only 50% of the value of a TEDx event comes from the talks? The other half comes from you. This year, we invited you to take the plunge with us, discover new things, and learn about new ideas. Below is a collection of our experiences built around the different facets of “Dive In”.
Food of the Future
What do you think we’ll eat in the future? To give our attendees an idea of possible meals from a time to come, we collected some small examples for them to try. While we expected it to be quite a dare, the feedback from our attendees suggested otherwise: Not only was it “as easy as breathing” to try, but they found the food really tasty.
Uncover New Worlds with VR
Have you ever wondered what it was like to step into another dimension? With our custom-created virtual reality universe, our attendees had the chance to leave the real word behind and to discover new worlds. Every VR layer provide a new world, a new reality, and many new details to unravel.
Can One Burrito Really Make a Difference?
As we craft together our main event each year, we keep an eye turned toward sustainability. This year, we went one step further and only offered vegetarian lunch. However, does that really make a difference? We (literally) dissected the provided lunch to measure the impact of switching from meat to vegetarian. And also our attendees had the chance to estimate the impact for themselves.
We challenged our attendees to face their fears with our box full of mysterious things. While it might sound scary at first, our attendees had a lot of fun uncovering the secrets inside our mystery box and enjoyed guessing what it was they just touched.
Student, Freediver and Finswimmer
Professor for Cognitive Systems
Marcus da Gloria Martins
User Experience Designer
Interdisciplinary Researcher and Designer
Dominique de Marné
Mental Health Advocate
Entrepreneur and Amateur Astronomer
Ceee (aka Corinna Ruba)
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!