“Hidden Treasures”

December 13th, 2018
Stadthalle Heidelberg

Discover the value of hidden treasures in your past, present, daily life, and untouched terrains.

An idea itself doesn’t have value until we find a certain worth in it. It is the individual who based on past experiences, places, and encounters associates the tangible and intangible objects with having a certain meaning. This is of course, is a highly subjective process and is strongly determined by our knowledge, our emotions and our circumstances. Therefore, what we consider to be a ‘treasure’ is dependent on our perspective.

There are two kinds of hidden treasures, the mundane ones which we seem to oversee due to their routine occurrence in our daily lives. Such is the case with drinkable water. It is a basic necessity and yet unlike our easily accessible tap water there are people who do not have this privilege and place a high value on it. The other kind of treasure is one which isn’t in plain sight. It is limitless ranging from the microscopic organelles, to long lost manuscripts, to the caves that have yet to be discovered, to the depths of the ocean and what resides below.

Therefore, with this year’s theme in mind, we would like to invite you on a treasure hunt. Together, with you, we’re heading towards an adventure of discovery. So join us as we go looking for the unnoticed, eavesdrop for the unheard, decipher the encrypted and search for the hidden.

Speakers & Performers

Aniruddha Dutta

Aniruddha is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute in Material Science and avid prizewinning Science slammer across Germany. He packs science, science communication, sports and music to his repertoire. As a sciene communicator he calls himself a story-teller often making the hilarious and the profound share the same space and time. Get ready to see the world of science in a new way!

Dr. Arno Schimpf

Arno is a psychologist and sports/ training scientist and is called the “gold maker” by insiders. After successfully working and coaching Olympic and top athletes, teams and coaches for more than 35 years, he started to share his knowledge of the elite sports towards companies and institutions. Get ready to learn more about the “Flow” Moment that every athlete knows and uses for his ultimate triumph.

The next speaker will be announced soon!

The application phase is over – thank you very much to everyone who has applied and looking forward to a selection of brilliant minds and great speakers at TEDxHeidelberg 2018!

The Venue

Stadthalle Heidelberg
Neckarstaden 24, 69117 Heidelberg


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