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Theme: The Doers

This event occurred on
July 7, 2011
9:00pm - 11:55pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)

Named the best seminar during the Almedalen Week 2010, TEDxAlmedalen returns again this year. The event will take place on 7th of July and this year’s theme will be The Doers.

After a successful event last year TEDxAlmedalen will take place again in Visby, Sweden. The event is a joint effort by Greatness PR and Twingly and will occur as a private midnight session between 9pm to 12pm in an inner courtyard in Visby.

The Almedalen Week is a unique meeting point for politicians, debaters, organisations, lobbyists, journalists and entrepreneurs where speech and conversation is fundamental but who is it that really makes a difference? Debates and discussions are important but for TEDxAlmedalen the focus will be on those who transform words into action – The Doers.

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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Martin Frey

As CEO of one of Europes most successful web companies, Blocket, he will be talking about his journey from trainee to CEO and about the power of acting.

Nils Landgren

Nils Landgren is famous trombone player, singer, music producer, Honorary Doctor, professor, artistic director and mentor. Nils has worked as a musician for over 30 years and has never been more active than now.Nils Landgren was awarded the government’s special prize in 2010 for his extraordinary contributions of spreading Swedish music abroad. He played on the famous song Voulez Vous by ABBA and has performed with people like Thad Jones, Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris and Wyclef Jean.

Sara Damber

CEO of Playing for Change.At the age of 19, Sara Damber started Friends, now Scandinavia’s largest organization in the fight against bullying. Her latest initiative is Playing for Change, where alongside the Kinnevik group, she works for social change around the world. Damber is knowned for her courage and her ability to act when she sees injustice.

Organizing team


  • Anton Johansson
  • Sofie Bachrach