January 17th, 2013
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TEDxUmeå on Jan 17, 2013: "Leadership, creativity and innovation"
On Thursday, January 17, 2013, TEDxUmeå will be held at Umeå University, Arts Campus. Invited are renowned thinkers and leaders, from Sweden and abroad, to speak on this year's theme: "Leadership, creativity and innovation". Creativity and innovation are key elements everywhere, especially in a seemingly remote destination as Umeå, and leadership is, as always, paramount.
"Umeå is a young city with two strong universities that is closely connected to the business life, through science, research spin off companies and incubators. The interest for learning, innovation and creativity therefore comes natural to us. By arranging this inaugural TEDx event, we want to focus on 'ideas worth spreading'", says chief curator Mikael Nygren, founder of Ledarskapscentrum.
"People in Umeå are creative and innovative. The "do-it-yourself" mentality is strong among our inhabitants together, which results in a large and growing creative class, new enterprises and innovative research. With TEDx we get a new arena important for exchanging ideas", says Anna Olofsson, Head of City Marketing, City of Umeå.
"We have a mission to bring the world closer to Umeå, and at the same time present Umeå to the rest of the world" says Emanuel Dohi founder of Dohi Sweden. "Through TEDxUmeå we want to continue exploring how everyone can become more creative and innovative, as individuals, in the context of a group, and in the end - as a city in whole."
"Umeå university want's to encourage collaboration and are actively seeking new ways to enhance knowledge transfer. TEDx is an exciting concept and in line with our ambition" says Deputy vice-chancellor Agneta Marell.
TEDxUmeå is supported by Ledarskapscentrum, Dohi Sweden, Umeå University, The City of Umeå and Balticgruppen.
For more information, please contact:
070-699 19 88
Venue and Details
Umeå University, Arts Campus
Östra Strandgatan 30
Umeå, 903 33
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January 17th, 2013
9:00am-4:00pm (GMT 1hrs)
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