About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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About TEDx

x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TEDxKassel

The city of Kassel captivates with its diversity and its historic and cultural richness, which not only make it the heart of Germany, but also live up to its claim to be the geographical center of Central Europe. As such, our TEDx event not only targets the city and surrounding region but will surpass those borders and will be accessible to everyone who dares to dream big, regardless of who they are or where they come from. We believe it is the ideal place for sharing and spreading visions and innovations for the region and the whole world.

Once upon a time, there were two brothers who compiled stories to be remembered as guidance for generations to come. Nowadays, almost every child knows them as Grimms’ fairy tales. Because the Grimms have a rich history with the city of Kassel, we decided to honor their contribution to society by calling our event NEW REALITIES – Where Tales come True. The title references our previous year’s themes “Tales of Tomorrow” and „Bring Tales to Life“ while setting the stage for new and exciting stories.

This is the vision that guides us:

We want to enable everyone to widen their horizon, to reach higher as individuals, and thus bring positive change to our society in Kassel and beyond.

Therefore, we set the stage for inspiring speakers, provide a platform for all participants to exchange their ideas and visions, encourage everyone to utilize their strengths, so that together we can make true our visions for a better tomorrow.

With an optimistic mindset through and through, let us shape our future together.

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