x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
January 17, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Umeå, AC

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.

"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.

For more information, please contact:
Mikael Nygren,
070-699 19 88

Umeå University, Arts Campus
Östra Strandgatan 30
Umeå, AC, 903 33
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Organizing team


Umeå, Sweden
  • Maria Eliasson
    Project Manager
  • Joel Nordin
    Project Manager
  • Tapio Alakorkko
  • Markus Olsson
  • Anna Göransdotter Nilsson
  • Anna Olofsson
  • Thomas Hartman