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Theme: Beyond Conventions

This event occurred on
November 8, 2014
11:00am - 6:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Hamburg, Hamburg

TEDxTUHH 2014 will feature a variety of live speakers from different fields with regard to their experience, projects or professional occupation and the overall theme of the event "Beyond Conventions". In addition, there will be performances and we will show you a few of our favorite TED Talks. Following TEDxTUHH, there will be a reception with food and drinks and it is our hope that you take this chance to talk to the speakers you have heard and amongst yourselves – you are all, after all, very interesting and creative people!

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Audimax 2 (TUHH)
Denickestraße 22
Hamburg, Hamburg, 21073
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Aurora Ulani Jacobsen

Aurora Ulani Jacobsen was born in Taiwan and grew up on a catamaran sailing around the world for eight years. Highlights of the trip were the times spent in Kiribati and the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific, Madagascar and especially the uninhabited Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. She has spent every one of her ten birthdays in a different country and now lives in the north of Germany in a small village. Her mother tongue is Mandarin-Chinese, but she understands, speaks, reads and writes English and German just as well.

Carsten „Erobique“ Meyer

Carsten „Erobique“ Meyer is a German composer, musician and entertainer. He is playing the piano since the age of 8 and his compositions are used in several German theatre-, film- and television-productions, e.g. in “Der Tatortreiniger” and “Hans Dampf”. Furthermore, he acted a small part in “Stromberg – Der Film”. As a keyboarder, he plays in the Hamburg bands “International Pony” and “Einbahnstrasse” and has moreover released a couple of solo albums.

Dieter Gollmann

Prof. Dieter Gollmann is a professor of engineering mathematics, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Information Security, and associate editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. Having studied at the University of Linz, Austria, Gollmann has since taught and researched at some of the most esteemed universities all over the world (to name a few: Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, the Technical University of Graz in Austria, the QUT in Brisbane, Australia, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Technical University of Denmark). Having received many distinguished awards along the way, and with extensive industrial experience (for example with HP Laboratories in Bristol, and Microsoft in Cambridge), Dr. Gollmann is one of the most prominent and celebrated experts of today in the field of computer security.

Guido Luetsch

Guido Luetsch, born 1965, is married and has 2 children. With a master degree as business administrator of the international renowned University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Guido started his business career at Kraft Foods. As Brand Manager, he developed new coffees and introduced them in various European countries. He was a member of the Environmental Task Force at Kraft Foods and hence signed responsible for starting sustainable projects reducing CO2-emission. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded several start-ups. Since 2006 Guido is working in the field of Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) where he became one of the worldwide leading experts. From 2007 – 2013 he was assigned as General Manager of a German AWE-company. He is the Executive Director of the international Airborne Wind Energy Consortium and has been elected as President of the German Airborne Wind Energy Association.

Harry Meschke

Harry Meschke got in contact with HandPan (Hang) for the first time in 2007 and ever since has been inextricably linked with these instruments. Far away from the conventions of music, he ventures forward by constantly changing rhythms and percussion techniques into a world of new experimental sounds. The history of Handpans is still at its beginning – this is reason enough for Harry Meschke to see exploring this instrument as a life-task and to not to put it out of his fingers anymore.

Jens Redmer

Jens Redmer is responsible for New Products & Solutions at Google. Previously, he was responsible for New Business Development for Google’s efforts in Europe, dealing with incubation-exploratory efforts, strategic partnerships and alternative distribution for existing and new business initiatives. In his past, Jens worked as a multimedia director in the TV business and held management positions in auction and payment online services. After graduating in computer science and medicine from Kiel University in Germany, he was active in building up the first new media operations of the Axel Springer publishing group in Hamburg. He is also a member of the advisory board at the Publishing Centre at the University College of London.

Matthias Schott

Matthias Schott, 31, became intrigued by the amazing world of insects during his graduate studies in biology focusing on the chemical ecology of tiny beetles. While working on his PhD he developed a device that enables researchers to measure how insects smell certain substances. Both a passionate bee keeper and sound engineer he consistently aims to link the power of insect knowledge with technological expertise.

Steffen Schweizer

Steffen Schweizer: I’m a young soil scientist and food activist who likes to bring fresh spirit to the way agriculture is conceived today. Having worked a voluntary year in India brought me to the conclusion that changes in agriculture can have big impacts on humanity. During my studies, I became part of the student initiative FRESH that reconsidered our way of food production and consumption in a creative and influential way. Founding the German Slow Food Youth Network and chairing it since the official ‘Convivium’ establishment in 2012 brought me in contact with changemakers of the whole country and beyond. As I’m eating mostly from dumpsters and foodsharing, the awareness of the dimensions of food waste triggered my involvement in new forms of protest against it.

Tomislav Perko

Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way. Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website: http://tomislavperko.com/en/.

Organizing team


Hamburg, Germany


Hamburg, Munich, Germany
  • Andrew Toth
    Experience Designer
  • Judith Claassen
  • Ana Cristina Agüero Murillo
  • Sisi Yang
    Speaker Curation
  • Stefan Wilhelm
    Speaker Curation
  • Varadarajan Padmanabhan
    Speaker Curation
  • Vivek Tyagi
    Speaker Curation
  • Li Yaqin
  • Florian Roscheck
  • Madhu Nikaash
  • Tavseef Mairaj
  • Artemiy Vyacheslavov
  • Vignesh Venkatesan