A vibrant event full of brilliant ideas.
3 OCTOBER 2021
About the theme: Pulse
All around us, life corresponds to a beat. Footsteps fall along sidewalks and basketballs bounce on public courts—modern-day metronomes of a city’s rhythm. Grocery checkouts beep and postal workers buzz doors, keeping time across society’s most vital functions.
The Pulse of a place in the world is created by its people: citizens, newcomers, children, and those who shape history. Inevitably, times change. New ideas rock the foundations of stale circumstances and modern concepts permeate tired views. A pulse isn’t limited to waves on a chart—it’s a glimpse at the epicenter of who we are.
TEDxTUM 2021 encourages you to think in a new way about the tempo of our time: what pieces of our history will we revitalize in a new era? In what ways will we shift and flicker into something different? As history writes itself with us, TEDxTUM invites you to examine the flutters of our way of life.
Did you know that only 50% of the value of a TEDx event comes from the talks? The other half comes from you. Our Audience Experience team prepped an entire year, going above and beyond in trying to bring fun, covid-safe activities to life.
Oftentimes, understanding a difficult scientific concept is all down to nailing the basics. In our case, visualization is an unavoidable tool. For this reason, we prepared something to help our attendees connect the dots—our very own origami recipes! The attendees were able to experiment with these handicrafts and get a better understanding of how 3D models are constructed.
Com(pli)ment in a Pig
Were you ever particularly intrigued by a topic or a speaker and wanted to share this with the speaker? The magnificence of our events shines in the details, so sharing your thoughts with the speakers goes a long way. Therefore, we enabled our attendees to leave their comments or compliments in our speaker-dedicated piggy banks, so the speakers can even take them home with them!
TEDxTUM Expression Wall
Most of us are fed up with conversation about the pandemic by now, because it always evolves around the same topics and questions, pulsing with all the negativity. But have you ever taken the time to reflect about whether the pandemic also brought something positive into your life? People that you wouldn’t have met otherwise that now became your best friends, moments that you would have missed. To sprinkle a bit of positivity into the discussion, we asked “What is the best thing that happened to you during the pandemic?” on our TEDxTUM Expression Wall.
Secrets for a Stranger
Have you ever wanted to get a secret of your chest but no one to know that it is yours? As the defining aspect of Nightline München is to share anonymously, our attendees had the opportunity to trade in their own secrets written on a piece of paper for somebody else’s secret. Sharing your secrets can be very relieving and a lot of fun!
Social Change Maker
Computer Vision Researcher
Benedikt Ummen & Magdalena Witty