After the successful first edition of TEDxKanzlerPark in 2020, the second edition will take place as a digital TEDx event on 9 November 2021 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (CET). The event language is English. TEDxKanzlerPark is organised by fellows and alumni of the Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship and aims to forge and initiate more academic global collaborations. Ten thinkers, doers, changemakers, and innovators get together to discuss a variety of topics divided into three thematic sessions: “Building a Common Future”, “Change of Perspective”, and “(Un)Harnessing the Internet”.
In line with TED’s motto “Ideas worth spreading”, the ten talks will give insights into the speakers’ projects and experiences in Germany and beyond, and emphasise the value of spending a year at a German host institution. The programme will provide opportunities to discuss the topics covered in the talks in Q&As after every thematic session. It will also include a musical piece and guided meditation.
Further details on the programme and speakers can be found on the official event page. To join the event from anywhere on the world and to receive the schedule updates register here.
The German Chancellor Fellowship
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa and the USA who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders from a broad range of professional fields. This fellowship programme is intended to give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany exploring new solutions to the global issues of our times and widening their networks.
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised (subject to certain rules and regulations).