May 11: TEDxUmeå


TEDxUmeå 2016

Date: 2016-05-11 
Time: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Location: Väven, Vävenscenen 
The event is for: students – anyone – employees

Invited to spread their ideas are exciting speakers – artists, scientists and thinkers from Umeå and the County of Västerbotten, as well as other parts of Sweden and Europe.

The general idea that has guided the thought process for TEDxUmeå 3.0 is “challenging the norm” in every possible context. A theme that is representative for the young and progressive university city of Umeå as well. Every speaker that will take the stage in May will give you a story about a new way of addressing a subject or looking at a certain phenomenon. It is norm-breaking and norm-breakers that lead to change and ultimately evolution. We want to lend our ears to them. We want to bring as many ‘aha-moments’ as possible to our guests and participants.

The more hearts and minds that team up – the more we can learn from each other and spread the ideas!

Ideas and Speakers 2016

Six researchers from Umeå University will be sharing their ideas:

Lotta Vikström, Professor at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Kalle Grill, Associate Professor at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Virginia Langum, Docent, Department of Language Studies
Sara Edenheim, Associate Professor at Umeå Center for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Stefan Jansson, Professor at the Department of Plant Physiology
Nasim Sabouri, Assistant Professor at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

The other speakers are:

  • David Gauntlett
  • Elin Berge
  • Sébastien Boudet
  • Niklas Myhr
  • Johan Skog
  • Svante Tidholm
  • Liis Burket
  • Ellen Tejle
  • Ari Riabacke
  • Frida Selander
  • Niklas Modig
  • Aron Andersson

Purchase a ticket to the year's most important meeting place and a chance for knowledge exchange, reflection and inspiration.