Theme: The Future is Born Today
April 18th, 2011
About this event
Nobody has a clue what the world will look like in 2065, marked sir Ken Robinson in his first TED talk. You can not change the world in one day, you change the world every day, stated the Theatre NO99 in their political performance United Estonia Convention.
Our third event will bring together brilliant personalities and bright professionals both from Estonia and – for the first time for TEDxTallinn – from abroad, in order to analyze, to imagine, to plan and to realize our common future — because we are all responsible for the world our grandchildren will live in.
Rector at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University
Researcher at the Department of Ethnology at the University of Tartu, Lecturer at INALCO, languages and cultures of Finno-Ugric.
The founder of the Centre for Well-Being, an independent think tank at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), in London, Marks is particularly keen to promote a balance between sustainable development and quality of life. To investigate this, he devised the Happy Planet Index, a global index of human well-being and environmental impact. The results made headlines: People in the world's wealthiest countries, who consume the most of the planet's resources, don't come out on top in terms of well-being. Which raises the question: What purpose does unfettered economic growth serve?
30 years of R&D in solar energy conversion, especially photovoltaics, photoelectrochemistry and solar thermal systems, as well as fuelcells (SOFC and PEM). More than 150 scientific papers and 100 patents (in 35 patent families). Advisor of companies in photovoltaics, SOFCs and renewables investments. Developed curricula in eco-energy engineering and sustainable energetics. Teaching basic science (thermodynamics, chemistry, physical chemistry) as well as applied science (renewables, photovoltaics, hydrogen and fuel cells).
After years of successful career in PR industry, Erkki left the City life for good to start a sustainable life in a more healthy surroundings. This change of life has triggered many new activities and initiatives.
Iiris Vesik Iiris Vesik
She is young, dogged and courageous young musician who's going to make you stop and listen – and it's not only the unique sound of her voice, but where she comes from – as a person.
Born in 1929, Prof.emeritus iTallinn University of Technology. Scientific supervisor of many doctorates. Main interest lies in Data Analysis. "I am surprised how many of my clients do not like the results of Data analysis because it brings out weak places in their work they don't like to show! I like to study gambling systems (professionally) for Casinos and Lotteries. I am very much interested in fast algorithms to analyse complex systems."
professor, Head of Tallinn University of Technology Center for Biorobotics R&D director, Fits.me Biorobotics senior researcher, Intelligent Materials and Systems Lab, Tartu University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CERN. Scientific interests: neutrino physics; leptogenesis; new physics at colliders; LHC related physics; Monte Carlo simulations for radiation processes; computational radiation physics; distributed computations and Grid; CMS related physics program
Kadi Liis Saar
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