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Theme: Embracing Others

This event occurred on
September 28, 2011
10:00am - 6:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Bergen, 12

TEDxNHH 2011 took place in Aulaen, NHH, on September 28th, 2011. This was already the second TEDx event at NHH and Bergen.
The topic of the conference this year is TEDxNHH “Embracing Others”. People are usually considered reluctant to welcome strangers and interact with one another. But we can do so and TEDx is a wonderful example of pooling striking ideas, gathering and sharing them locally. “Embracing Others” as a theme comes from TED Global 2011 Conference, and reflects on the scope of attendees, speakers and organizers who come with various backgrounds from various spots on Earth.
Event was attended by more than 230 people and 9 speakers presented from the stage.

Helleveien 30
Bergen, 12, 5045
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Fabio Cavalli

Fabio is a passionate serial entrepreneur and co-founder of eight companies in multiple industries. One of them, MondoBiotech, specializing in developing medicaments from rare diseases, was founded in the year 2000 and presents a disruptive new business model to the biotech industry. With his approach of decentralized research, his team has given new hope to thousands of people suffering from these diseases. For his activity Fabio has been honored as E&Y Swiss Entrepreneur of the Year and as a World Economic Forum Global Young Leader. About the talk: Fabio will for the first time share his ideas about his latest venture by which, again, he promises to disruptively change the traditional ways of organizing research and innovations.

Mai-Li Hammargren

Before co-founding Mutewatch AB together with an engineer and a law student, she managed her first international project at the age of 16 and started working with consumer electronics at the age of 18. The Mutewatch is one of the few lifestyle products that have been accepted by premium stores such as Colette in Paris, Lane Craford in Hong Kong and NK in Stockholm even before the final product has launched. The company’s goal is to develop products that give people the tools they need to manage their time in a sustainable way. About the talk: Mai-Li will share the story of Mutewatch and her ideas related to the Time Management products, which is the core brand from a variety of angles.

Bremley Lyngdoh

Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh was born in North East India. In 1992 his experience at the Rio Earth Summit left him convinced that helping people build a better life through social, environmental, and economic development was what he wanted to do. In the year 2000 he was asked to be Youth Representative for India. He worked on linking poverty reduction and environmental management by analyzing policy challenges and opportunities. Bremley is the Founder and CEO of Worldview Impact and the Co-founder of the Global Youth Action Network. About the talk: “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep”, lines by Robert Frost inspire Bremley to continue his fight for saving world’s most prominent heritage.

Sebastian Lindström

Sebastian is a traveler, NGO founder and filmmaker, who has travelled 35 countries in the past three years, from Singapore to Papua New Guinea. He co-founded the HIV/AIDS-based NGO Light for Children in Ghana, and the Sandbox-Network in Nairobi. In the year 2008 Sebastian founded a What Took You So Long Foundation, which he is now taking to the next level, collaborating with local and international media to innovate new ways to spread film as a medium for social change. About the talk: What Took You So Long to become a camel milk entrepreneur Sebastian drinks half a litre of camel milk. Not cow, camel. From a one-humped camel in Kenya. They sell this in the supermarket in Nairobi, where he lives. He drinks it every day because it’s the closest milk to human breast milk, it contains no allergens, and even the lactose intolerant can drink it with no problem. Sebastian will talk about what’s happening in the field of camel milk entrepreneurship around the world and give advice on how people can take inspired action related to camel milk entrepreneurship.

Nick Stanhope

Nick joined We Are What We Do in 2007. It is a not-for-profit company that creates stuff that makes it easier for people to do small, good things every day. Little things like taking your own bag to the supermarket or teaching your granny to text. They might seem small and insignificant on their own, but they can have a huge impact on environmental, social and health problems. Since early 2009, Nick’s small but very dedicated team has launched a set of projects all over the world, including partnerships with Google, Sainsbury’s and Coca-Cola Spain. Talk: The future of history – mapping in the 4th dimension. Nick will share with you about his recent project – Historypin, which has been developed by We Are What We Do, in partnership with Google. Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history through a well-known medium – picture.

Ole Hamre

He has a very diverse background and has cooperated with Bugge Wesseltoft, Arve Henriksen, Kari Bremnes, Marie Bergman, Mick Ronson, Peter Bastian, Ole Paus, Silje Nergaard and Knut Reiersrud, among others. As a composer he has created several specialized works and also created music for movies and television. From 2006 until 2009 he was the artistic manager for the outdoor events at Festspillene in Bergen. He was the also artistic manager for Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s diversity project in the “Year of Diversity” 2008. Ole Hamre also gained attention in 2005 when he played the horns of 22 veteran steam boats in Bergen Port using wireless technology (see video at www.olehamre.no). About the talk: 25 nations on one stage: the potential of diversity and the beauty of unity? Ole Hamre is the initiator and artistic leader of the multiethnic project for children – “Kaleidoscope”. Since 2004, this project has produced four shows, whereby 70 children from 20 different countries, all living in Bergen, have participated on stage. The shows, which contain music and dances from the home countries of the children, have been seen by more than 60.000 people. With positive passion and enthusiasm, Ole Hamre shows that multiethnicity should be perceived not as a challenge, but a source of joy and inspiration for people all over the world.

Michael King

Michael was born in New York and schooled in England. He has lived in Norway since 1979, first working at leading Norwegian design firm Engen & Harlem in Oslo, until 1987. There he gained valuable experience on major identity design projects for The Norwegian State Railways, Norske Skog, Elkem and Lillehammer Olympic Games. In 1991, Michael founded King Design and ten years later was joined by partner Morten Budeng. The company has purposely remained small and flexible, creating strategic brand identity and visual communication solutions for both national and international clients. These include the industrial group Kværner, The Norwegian Railway Authority (Jernbaneverket), Norwegian Medical Association (Legeforeningen), Norwegian Bar Association (Advokatforeningen), AF Group, City University of New York, Audi and the Simtronics Group.
 About the talk: No-nonsense design

 – What is no-nonsense design? Who are we (An American and a Norwegian – opposites attract), how do we work (individually, as a team or in collaboration with other specialists)? What inspires and drives us in our endless pursuit for perfection in every project? And what makes clients stay with us year after year?

Kevin Castner

unexpected, yet delightful talk

Organizing team


Bergen, Norway
  • Svetlana Jefimova
  • Vita Aleksandroviča
  • Vipul Toprani
  • Semyon Tregubov
  • Thomas Helgeland
  • Inga Ratniece
  • Christoph Brenner
  • Lara Rodgriguez
  • Nikolay Dievski
    TEDxApp, Promotion
  • Elina Kaykova
  • Yulia Ivanova
  • Jenn Z
  • Veronica Postupalenko
  • Tina Minh-Tu Hua
  • Shreya Nagothu
  • Elliot Formal