x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
June 12, 2015
4:00pm - 7:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Vienna, Wien

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Marxergasse 17
Vienna, Wien, 1030
Event type:
Salon (What is this?)
See more ­T­E­Dx­Am­Ring­Salon events


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

Ana Day

Ana is a dynamic and resourceful designer and mover of solutions in a wide variety of scenarios. She is currently collaborating with entrepreneurs, leading experts and academics towards the dissemination of information and education on the potential advantages of Entomophagy as a sustainable and responsible alternate food source. Moved by what she saw as necessity for the future, Ana founded 4Ento in 2013 with the goal of creating an education platform to act as a catalyst for finding global solutions to combat the threa- tening world nutrition crisis. In 2014, she introduced the 4Ento Edible Insect Pavilion, a platform for trade shows that showcases up-and-coming startups and ento-partners who are shaping the industry — and the food of the future.

Christopher Barrat

Christopher Barrat is an established and well respected speaker, consultant and author in management development skills. His knowledge is based on genuine real world experience. Christopher has many years experience in management development. He has seen the full range of commercial activity, from small to large business interaction, and from 'both sides of the table'. As a sales rep, a sales manager, a corporate buyer and a director of purchasing he has been given not only a unique insight into the whole commercial arena, it has also provided him with very extensive management experience of the real world with an emphasize on bringing together people, process and technology skills to maximise business effectiveness. Christopher is also a regular writer for business magazines and he co-authored a book commissioned by the major US publisher John Wiley & Sons 'Buying for Business' and has a second book 'Mosaic Management' to be published shortly.

Edward Hartwig

United States Deputy Consul General in Vienna Austria responsible for emergency preparedness, visa and citizenship policy, officer development and training, visa waiver compliance, social media assets and public outreach. Formerly a trial attorney specialising in criminal defence, mental health litigation, appeal strategies, and policy architecture. Core competencies: Storytelling and Public Engagement Crisis Response and Deescalation Interagency and Intergovernmental Networking Project and Logistics Management

Ferry Stocker

Ferry Stocker is an economist and senior lecturer at the Vienna University of Business and Economics as well as at the Danube University Krems.

Isabella Gaupmann

Isabella graduated in International Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In her thesis she focused on the Green Enterprise District in East London, analysing the organizational networks related to the various low carbon and clean tech initiatives. Isabella is currently working at Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s largest developer, operator and owner of solar PV.

Kristina Rausch

Kristina Rausch was born in 1991 and grew up in Lower Austria. Since 2009 she lives in Vienna and works in the team of Sebastian Kurz (Foreign Minister of Austria). Besides work Kristina is studying communication science at the University of Vienna. Since she is 14 she is very interested into politics and a member of a political organization. In her freetime she writes a food blog and is very interested in arts.

Martin Rohla

Martin is serial entrepreneur and recently opened a place called "Stadtflucht Bergmühle", north of VIenna, where people meet to just be.

Sandra Stromberger

Sandra Stromberger worked 3 years in the film business and 14 years in the Internet industry. She lived in Vienna and Berlin and studied communication science at the Free University in Berlin. Among her former employers are firms like the Austrian film company, DoRo Productions, the German web agencies, ID-Media and Fork Unstable Media, as well as the Austrian agency, ACTS Group. Since about 6 years she is running her own web company Lusan_p. Furthermore, she is involved with DigitalCity Wien, an initiative tending to foster the success of the ICT industry in Vienna, to promote the attractiveness of the city especially for start-ups, investors and SMEs as well as to support the ICT-related education of Vienna’s citizens. Sandra’s core competences lie in the field of analysis, strategy development, conception, project development, as well as designing and developing new business models and ideas – always with a strong focus on digital media.

Simon Anholt

Simon Anholt helps national, regional and city governments to earn a better reputation—not by launching advertisement or PR campaigns, but by changing the way they behave. “The only remaining superpower is international public opinion,” says Simon Anholt, an independent policy advisor who has helped over 50 countries to engage more productively with the rest of the world. Simon Anholt has worked closely with heads of governments in countries ranging from the Netherlands to Botswana, from Jamaica to Malaysia. In his home country the United Kingdom, he is a member of the Foreign Office Public Diplomacy Board and he frequently collaborates with multilateral institutions like the United Nations. As a researcher, Anholt creates international surveys that inform policy. His la- test project, The Good Country Index, is the first to measure exactly how much each country contributes to the planet and to humanity.

Organizing team


Vienna, Wien, Austria


San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Marko Haschej
    Team member