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Theme: Growing Dreams

This event occurred on
October 10, 2015
2:00pm - 7:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Lund, Skåne län

How do you go from dreams to reality, turn ideas into action and dream big?
What is even a dream and how do you grow it?
This year we have invited speakers to share their great ideas and how their work is growing dreams. They will inspire, fascinate and perhaps surprise you.

Bredgatan 3 Månteatern
Lund, Skåne län, 222 21
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How perfect wouldn't it be to share the stage with your best friend and soulmate? This lovely duo are not only best friends and soulmates, but they’re also twins! Born and raised in Lund! With two vocals and two guitars, these twins are creating their history with music and singing their dream onstage. They do acoustic pop covers of famous and less famous songs and compose their own melodies. With voices that catch your attention and guitar skills that make your heart dance, they will charm you with their fun and crazy personalities.

Alán Ali

Founder of Bessari Consulting, head of department at Elektra Malmö
With a passion for motorbikes and working against injustice, Alán Ali will fight for your rights! Chosen by the U.S Embassy as the one and only participant from Sweden to take part in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership program in 2014 for America's Multi-Ethnic Society and the Role of the Successor Generation, in which former Prime Ministers Fredrik Reinfeldt and Carl Bildt are alumni. Founder of Bessari Consulting, head of department at Elektra Malmö and in third place right after Zlatan for the title as Malmö-Lunda resident of the year in 2009, this is a person whom you can expect an interesting TEDx talk from.

Artur Nilsson

Ph.D in psychology
Artur Nilsson is a researcher with a Ph.D in psychology. In his talk he discusses the significance of worldviews in our lives and what they do to us. During his student years, he studied psychology and philosophy in parallel and it was in the intersection of these two subjects that the idea of the importance of world views grew. He learned to know that the research available regarding people’s world views was fragmented, unsystematic and lacked a holistic approach despite its significance in people’s lives. In 2013 he wrote his dissertation on "The psychology of worldviews: Toward a non-reductive science of personality" and is now trying to establish “The psychology of world views” as a field of research.

Danny Lam

Founder of TNKVRT
Living in this modern society has its pros and cons. Sharing a story with the world today has never been easier, at the same time it has never been more difficult to actually focus on the story. Nowadays the attention is shifted from the story to the comments field. To steer away from fruitless discussions and mean comments and focus on the story being told, this speaker thought of creating a physical book with stories from people who have experienced everyday racism. Danny Lam, founder of TNKVRT will share his personal story and idea about moving away from the digital world back to the physical world.

Jesper Öqvist

PhD student in Computer Science, Open Source enthusiast and creator of Chunky
Programming, coding, path tracing, Open Source… ugh it all sounds really complicated and difficult! Do I have to be a genius, or a hacker to know these things? We think not. Jesper Öqvist, PhD student in Computer Science, Open Source enthusiast and creator of Chunky which has been downloaded 150 000 times is going to tell you a thing or two about programming and what it really takes to start coding.

Karen Holst

Young Women's Advocate
Karen Holst approaches life with passion, purpose and inspiration. She is fascinated by the limitless power of the human spirit and what people can in fact achieve when they push their potential. Karen grew up with one thing on her mind: live, live, live without delay! She is a recognized journalist and photographer, and holds a Master’s degree in International Development and Program Management. Her love affair with outdoor pursuits and high-altitude mountaineering has led her to the tops of major peaks in more than 10 nations.

Kent Ngo

Co-founder of FoPo Food Powder
Engineering student and co-founder of FoPo Food Powder Kent Ngo, and his teammates, came up with an idea that aims to solve world hunger and reduce food waste without using any new products or new techniques by giving new life to almost-expired fruits. They call it ”taking dumpster diving to the next level”.

Robert Janson

Robert Janson is a young architect with an idea that will change the way we see our recycling stations. By making them attractive and showing them up, you will think recycling is fun!

Sara Holmqvist

Founder of SARA Ledarskap
Sara Holmqvist is passionate about passionate people - and them staying on fire, avoiding burnout. Her dream is to create a future workplace where employee burnout can be avoided and prevented. She has worked in both public and private sector ranging from elderly care, communication, clinical research, brand development, team leading and concept development for work environments of the future. Sara now runs SARA ledarskap (SARA leadership) that offers burnout prevention programs for office workers, and also gives seminars on "The dangers of the office"; reflections on research and organizational dilemmas gathered from client work and personal work experiences.

Organizing team


Lund, Sweden


Malmö/Lund, Sweden
  • Kathy Wu