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Theme: The Power of Ideas

This event occurred on
September 28, 2013
10:30am - 5:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Bergen, 12

The first TEDxBergen turned out to be a great success, with bright speakers, interesting public and lots of positive feedback.

1 day event
10 speakers and musicians
30 crew members/volunteers
50 speakers suggestions
100 publications in the press and social media
250 thankful feedback from the public
350 guests at the main event
600 likes of the page in 3 weeks
1,000 views of TEDxBergen videos in the first week
5,000 visitors on the website
7,000 views of the posts under TEDxBergen

Helleveien 30
Bergen, 12, 5045
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Max Gouchan

Founder and CEO of ClickLift AS - Max believes that one can acquire success through entrepreneurship and that education is not necessary the right way for every one. After dropping out of high school and starting a supply company to the petroleum sector, Max has become one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in Norway.

Sverre Haugen

Country Manager at NovaAgentum - Sverre is the Country Manager of NovaAgentum, a company that facilitates networking between skilled students from different fields of study and geographical locations. He will share perspectives on what’s needed for a network to function, and what you can do as an individual to build and maintain your personal network.

Peter Sheppard Skærved

Peter has won awards from the BBC Music Magazine, been nominated for a Gramophone Award, as well as a GRAMMY for a concerto recording in 2007. He is the founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet and the Munich-based Ensemble Triolog. Peter plays on a 1698 Stradivari owned by Joseph Joachim from the collections of the Royal Academy of Music, where he is the Fellow of Performance Studies.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh

Founder and CEO of WeWantToKnow - Jean-Baptiste is a creator of the award winning educational algebra game DragonBox. His company WeWantToKnow maintains the audacious goal of delivering K-12 mathematics knowledge to any child in 30 hours of gameplay. With WeWantToKnow, Huynh combines his passion for entrepreneurship, applied mathematics and social impact.

Mads Nordmo

Clinical psychologist Mads Nordmo is a clinical psychologist from UiB. His research revolves around cognition and decision-making, especially implicit cognition. In spring of 2012 he filled in as lecturer in the bachelors course in psychology and leadership at NHH and has been awarded “Bronsesvampen”, the NHH students award for outstanding lecturer, for the course. Mads invites us to look beyond a transactional view of human behavior, as he explains how moral psychology and existential psychology may be instrumental in understanding how and why movements arise.

Lisa Cooper

Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Foundation - Lisa has a passion for diversity and in 2008 she founded Leadership Foundation with the goal of building a business focused on implementing diversity through projects, consulting and research. Lisa has her educational background in marketing from Pennsylvania State University and has an MBA in international marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

Jean Fan

Director of Community at UnCollege - UnCollege is an organization that helps people take control of their education through its flagship Gap Year program. Jean is currently taking time off from Stanford University to work, learn and travel. She believes that all students should take a year off from school. This year isn't for watching TV and taking a break from learning. Instead, it's a time for students to learn on their own, gain a real-world perspective, and reflect on what they've done and what they want to do. By taking a gap year, students can make sure they're building a life they will want to lead.

Jerry Mintz

CEO and founder of Alternative Education Resource Organization - Jerry has been a leading voice in the alternative school movement for over 30 years. In 1989, he founded the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) and since then has served as its Director. AERO's mission is to help connect individuals and groups and share ideas related to learner-centered education. Jerry will address the questions of why is a learner-centered approach crucial for education and what is fundamentally wrong with the paradigm of human learning underpinning traditional education.

Tor Wallin Andreassen

Leader of Center for Service Innovation - He is the founder and director of Service Forum, the founder of The Norwegian Customer Satisfaction Barometer at the Norwegian School of Management, and the founder of the annual Professor Johan Arndt Marketing Conference. He is an acclaimed academic who has received awards for several of his articles. At TEDxBergen Professor Andreassen will be talking about the rapidly growing phenomena of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). He considers it to be a so called disruptive innovation – an innovation that has the potential to shock the established players of a sector.

Organizing team


Bergen, Norway
  • Nikolay Bashlykov
  • Irina Isakova
    Speakers team lead
  • Aija Polyakova
    Sponsors team
  • Johannes Solbraa Bay
  • Maxim Ozerov
    Marketing Leader
  • Alina Selezneva
  • Vu Nguyen
    Sponsors team
  • Tjorben Struck
    Logistics team lead