Something Special – TEDx RheinMain – Curiosity
Yesterday, after a long time planning, I did attend my first TEDx event, the RheinMain spin-off, or so called ‘independently organized TED event’, has put a curios speaker series und the term ‘Curiosity’ together.
First time ever, long anticipated and excited to be there. So its time for a small little review and report.
The Event took place in the ‘Capitol’ in Offenbach, a small little theater with a great atmosphere. One unique rule and guideline and critical success factor. Well organized and very special. The overall setting was well chosen and fitted in my perception that I had prior. And this was the case for the entire 6 hours. After a bumpy start (started 30 minutes late, and the first break felt somehow early and very long) the audience (I would say at least more than 200 attendees) and speakers and organizers ‘arrived’ and I felt somehow in a different cosmos. Free food and drinks and an 6 hour event for 55 Euros all in, hard to beat and worth spending for a non profit organization and all the free time the team of 6 has put in.
If you look at all these videos at www.ted.com, you now what to expect and what experience. inspiring location, great speakers and of course ideas worth spreading. And all of this was accomplished.
The speaker list was interesting as their were various different topics and speakers from different countries and backgrounds. How ever, it was a little university heavy as their have been at least Professors speaking. It might be the case that they either have the good topics, the time to prepare the talk or are just engaging speakers. And I must say, all of the above. Inspiring topics (Cradle to Cradle from Michael Braungart, Zurück in die Zukunft from Andrea Krajewski, A touch of curiosity from Wolfgang Henseler, and last but not least one of the most funny but also engaging talks Das Schoepferische Imperativ from Gunter Dueck).
How ever, the most touching talk yesterday was delivered by two young girls, or should I say Ladies, talking about their experience going into jail every Monday to talk and engage with prisoners. This is an activity alongside their study and university semesters to become judges. Thanks for sharing Saskia Kerksieck and Natascha Becker.
The speaker list and lineup and can be found here.
Soemthing Special – An event to remember and we will definitely come back again next time. Thanks to all participants and the team to make it happen.
The Talks can be found on the TEDx RheinMain YouTube Channel.