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Theme: The new normal

This event occurred on
February 10, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Linz, Oberösterreich

We tend to constantly strive for improvement, innovation and any kind of highlights on the search for greatness and ultimate happiness. That prevents us from seeing what is actually happening around us in the normality of our everyday lives. Whilst the highlights appear in gloss and light, the majority of our lifetime seems to happen almost unnoticed in the shadow of everyday's normality. What if the spotlight is redirected to the parts of our lives that we actually spend most of our time with. Then again, what is actually still normal in this so-considered normality? Does this concept still have a legacy or did it become redundant in times when each and anyone can have one's normality tailor-made.

Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica-Straße 1
Linz, Oberösterreich, 4040
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Ali Mahlodji

whatchado Co-Founder & EU Youth Ambassador
When it is about finding your path in life no matter what, then Ali is the one and only expert. Born in 1981 in Teheran and becoming a refugee in Austria at the age of two, Ali struggled to find his own path. He basically tried everything – from construction worker to international management consultant. After a burnout, Ali realized that disorientation is a global issue for teens and many feel as lost as he did back in high school. This inspired him to create the digital biography-guide where people tell the story of who they are, what they do and how they got there in order to inspire and motivate others. By no time, the digital storytelling & recruiting platform was internationally celebrated and awarded big time all over the planet. Now Ali is travelling the world delivering inspirational keynote speeches that inspire young teenagers as much as well-known CEOs. His book “Und was machst Du so?” just came out in August 2017.

Organizing team


Linz, Austria


Linz, Austria
  • Simin Laknejadi