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Theme: Understanding the World

This event occurred on
May 23, 2014
2:00pm - 7:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Münster, NW

TEDxMünster 2014! Bringing 7 exciting people with their ideas on stage covering our overall theme "Understanding the World"!
Be excited for new ideas, a fabulous event location and a great choice of of people to meet. Tickets are now available at http://tedxmuenster.de/tickets/

Atrium im Speicher
An den Speichern 10
Münster, NW, 48157
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Momal Mushtaq

Hailing from Pakistan, Momal is a freelance writer, activist and an aspiring social entrepreneur. Her work in development and media communications, with focus on youth and gender equality, has been recognized by global awards, including a first place award from the United Nations for her work with women. Having seen the effects of violence on a first-hand basis and the hate being generated amongst the youth, Momal founded The Voice of Youth, an also award-winning youth network spread across 151 countries of the world. She founded The Freedom Traveller (TFT) to connect and empower female travellers, especially from the countries where freedom of movement for women is restricted, with a platform where women of all nationalities and beliefs can actively network, share knowledge and resources, and map their experiences of travel. Momal enjoys learning new things and meeting new people. She spends most of her free time travelling, reading and documenting her life through photographs or words. At TEDxMünster she will share her personal story of being exposed to different cultures and how it led her to work on the cause of women’s right to mobility. Her message: Let’s give every woman the chance to experience what it means to be free.

Sascha Pallenberg

Sascha Pallenberg is one of the most influential german tech bloggers. After serving for the German Federal Army, Sascha started several IT-businesses in the beginning of the new millienium. Having started the economical successful blog eeepcnews.de, he moved to Taipeh and founded the New Media Publishing and Consulting Ltd. in 2010. He received the „Top 20 Smart Mobile Device Pundit“-Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In August 2012 Sascha started a new blog-platform, mobilegeeks.de, with its anglophone counterpart mobilegeeks.com. The focus on smartphones, tablets and notebooks in all his publishing projects made Sascha an expert to be in demand by journalists and magazines in Germany and all over the world. Saschas talk at TEDxMünster will highlight how sharing information has had and will still have a huge impact and the world and how we understand it today. His own life career gives an example as Sascha tells his story of „understanding the world“ by living as a blog entrepreneur in Asia while writing for a german and international audience.

Gilberto Câmara

How to reduce Deforestation in AmazoniaGilberto Câmara is a researcher on Geoinformatics. Gilberto is one of the leaders on the global effort for making Earth Observation data openly accessible. He was director of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) from 2006 to 2012, where he lead a team of scientists to develop new ways of fighting deforestation in the Amazon rain forest. INPE’s team achieved big advances, supported by total information transparency. The leading scientific journal Nature called the reduction in deforestation in Amazonia to be "the biggest environmental success story in decades". At TEDxMünster Gilberto Câmara will talk about the most recent success to reduce forest loss in Amazonia by 80% percent and how Brazilian institutions changed to respond to national and international pressure by public opinion to take effective action for environmental protection. The talk will also discuss the role of Science and scientists to bring about change in Brazil and highlight why efficient institutions are the key to long-term progress in developing nations.

Florian Dohmann, Maximilian Hoch and Manuel Urbanke

When the abstract world of data and digital innovations become conceptual art: Florian Dohmann, Manuel Urbanke and Maximilian Hoch – a creative trio from Germany – are pushing art to a new level. The three merge their expertise from different backgrounds into a one of a kind think tank: Florian Dohmann, Berlin based data scientist at The unbelievable Machine Company and the creative team Manuel and Max from Jung von Matt, produce critical and playful work that reflects the digital revolution we currently live in. In their upcoming TEDx talk, the three will speak about their latest art project: Datenmarkt. The first supermarket where customers could only pay with their personal Facebook data. Likes, comments, messages and photos for milk, bread and fruits. No money. No credit. Data as a currency. What did they experience during the week behind shelves? And does this project have the potential to be a realistic forecast for future ways of economic transactions?

Andreas Huber

Andreas Huber, the youngest member of the German Association Club of Rome, was inspired to change his own way of life by a talk of the Club of Rome member Radermacher. The Club of Rome is a global think tank that deals with a variety of international political issues. It raised considerable public world wide attention in 1972 with its report “The Limits to Growth”. Besides his work as Managing Director of the DESERTEC Foundation, the Global Marshall Plan Foundation, and the Club of Rome in Germany, Huber inspires and educates about the way we leave a better world for future generations. How to do that? He illustrates his approaches by the projects he is involved in and achievements he made, e.g. how he managed to create a social media hype by sending fair chocolate to the international space station ISS. His talk will show how he manages to distribute his ideas of a better world.

Elke Barber

Elke Barber was born in Münster in July 1974. After her Abitur in 1993, she moved abroad, first to New York, where she worked as an Au Pair, then to the UK. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1999, with a First Class Honours Degree in Visual Communication. After working for a number of different design agencies within the UK, she set up her own business www.oneshoop.com in 2005. She got married and had her first child the same year. In April 2009, she was widowed suddenly and unexpectedly. Struggling to find a suitable book to help her explain death to her two young kids, she wrote her own, which she self-published in December 2012. Whilst working on “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?”, she was diagnosed with a very aggressive breast cancer, and crowdfunded the project. She is currently all clear from cancer and lives with her soon-to-be husband and their seven children near Edinburgh. She is busy working on a second book “What Happened to Daddy’s Body?”, and continues to do odd design jobs whilst working from home and being a mum and step mum. She is happier now than she has ever been before, and urges you to live life with no regrets.

Andreas Gaertner

Graduated from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Andreas Gaertner is a professional illustrator with a broad experience in the art of Graphic Recordings. Working for global companies and leading media such as DIE ZEIT Andreas has become well known for breaking down complex topics, structures and discussions trough graphical visualization. Transforming meetings, conferences as well as academic debates into comprehensive drawings and pictures has become his trademark and will also form the core of his TEDx talk. At TEDxMünster Andreas will not only talk about, but also actively demonstrate on how to create a better understanding of the world through graphic visualization. While interacting with the audience Andreas will create a wallpaper of knowledge“ live on stage. – Talk in German

Organizing team


Münster, Germany


Münster, Germany
  • Christoph Salzig
  • Isabell Schmid
  • Ansgar Buschmann
  • Kai Heddergott