Why

We believe ideas shape who we are and how we approach the world around us.

We believe it is our own responsibility to create the future we want to live in.

We believe it is our duty to help the change makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and young talents of our time to share their ideas and to connect with their community.

We invite you to take part in our journey towards our common future.

We invite you to dream together with dynamic speakers, performers and local thought leaders.

We invite you to question your habits, to leave your comfort zone and to overcome your boundaries.

Our theme for 2017

Active Listening – Call for Action

 

‘The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.’ – Stephen R. Covey

We communicate continuously every day – with friends, colleagues, customers – basically with everyone around us.

We communicate during meetings.
We discuss on social media.
We consume advertisements every day.

And most important – we constantly try to express our own point of view, but lack consideration of opinions and ideas of those around us!

It is time for a different approach!

In a more and more complex world the decision to ignore someone else’s opinion or ideas can be considered as a huge obstacle to progress and innovation. No matter if someone chooses to deny the existence of global warming, ignores the various challenges we’re confronted with by artificial intelligence or believes in simple solutions offered by populist parties – start with yourself and start listening!

Instead of heading for a polarized world painting everything black and white – let’s bring some colors in.

Speaker in 2017

Venue

Get your Diaries out: We are proud and pleased to announce the venue for our TEDxHeidelberg event November, 28 , 2017. With its impressive stage, beautiful interior design and accoustic we found the Kongresshaus the most appropriate location for our main event 2017 focussing on “active listening”. We’re looking forward to create a dynamic synergy determined by traditional influences and cutting-edge visionaries.