December 13th, 2018
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
Dr. Arno Schimpf
Madeleine Daria Alizadeh
Anna & Dominik Baer
Neckarstaden 24, 69117 Heidelberg
We would love to enable and exchange between all members of society – to us, this also includes the ones who might not be able to afford a ticket for TEDxHeidelberg 2018. Thanks to the ones who have bought a supporter pass, we are able to finance a certain number of free tickets. Here you can apply for one of those free tickets, which are meant for curious minds who otherwise couldn’t participate. Also you choose yourself if you are in need of the free ticket – we trust your judgement and won‘t ask for any legitimisation and documents.