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This event occurred on
September 14, 2018
2:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen

TEDxKoenigsallee's mission is to provide people with a platform, whose extraordinary ideas and new projects are worth spreading throughout the world. We want to connect with people who share our passion.

Under the motto "The Future of ..." we want to explore and discuss ideas, which have the power and potential to change our future. More than ever, we live in a time of constant change, speed and transformation; but how will we shape and build the future? Our goal at TEDxKoenigsallee is to have a look at tomorrow's innovations today. We want to share pioneering ideas in order to contribute to an interdisciplinary paradigm shift of society and ensure a future worth living in. Exactly for this purpose we will bring together leading thinkers from a wide range of disciplines to discuss many controversial topics such as the ways in which we envision the future and how these ideas will shape our lives in the next years or decades to come.

The mix of innovation and creativity, tradition and modernity makes Düsseldorf an excellent location for equally innovative TEDx events. Every year, millions of people from all over the world flock to Düsseldorf's Königsallee. It is exactly here, within the glamorous, former theater, the Nachtresidenz, where design and nostalgic charm meet to provide the perfect backdrop for our event.

TEDxKoenigsallee offers the opportunity to take part in future-oriented lectures by inspiring German and international speakers from the fields of technology, entertainment, design, business, culture, art, global topics and science. Our event is also ideal for meeting like-minded people who are just as inspiring as our speakers themselves.

Bahnstraße 13
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 40212
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Ann Tran

Travel Writer
In 2013, Ann Tran took second place on the Forbes list of the "Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers". She enjoys worldwide fame as a social media travel blogger and brand ambassador. As a speaker and author, she is focuses how social media and the pursuit of influence shape our lives, online and off.

Dan Berlin

With "The Future of Amazement", Dan Berlin takes us on a magical journey, leaving everyone in awe. The Düsseldorf magician, entrepreneur and investor has traveled to 40 countries in the past 15 years leaving people fascinated all over the world. He not only fills the stage at large events but also performs for his passion project "Magic for the Heart", in which he volunteers in various institutions for children worldwide.

Dr. Akuma Saningong

Life Scientist
As a keynote speaker and mentor, Akuma combines two different disciplines: science and personality development. Akuma comes from Cameroon and earned his doctorate at the University of Duisburg-Essen in protein biochemistry. He has several years of work experience as an industrial research scientist. Epigenetics is one of his main interests.

Dr. Carsten Stöcker

CEO & Founder Spherity GmbH
Dr. Carsten Stöcker is co-founder of the “Interlinked Protocol”. Interlinked protocol is an interoperable identity solution for the 4th Industrial Revolution bridging the human, machine and digital spheres. He is a physicist by training with a Ph.D. from the University of Aachen. He also serves as a Council Member of Global Future Network for the World Economic Forum. Prior to co-founding Interlinked Protocol, Carsten founded Spherity GmbH and worked for several renowned companies as German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR).

Eve Simon

Expert in Leadership Transformation
Encouraging women to take on more leadership responsibilities – that’s what Eve is promoting with the “Ladies Lead Change” initiative. Eve was an executive in the industry for 14 years and is now internationally active as a leadership coach and expert in strategic organizational development. She lives in Düsseldorf and California.

Gina Schöler

Minister of Happiness
Gina has been the head of the “Ministry of Happiness and Wellbeing” initiative since 2013 and wants to increase the gross national happiness. She studied communication design and decided to create her own job: Minister of Happiness. Her “ministry” has developed into a nationwide campaign surrounding the themes of happiness, contentment, mental health and positive lifestyle.

Philipp Möller

The German bestselling author Phillipp Möller (“Isch geh Schulhof”, 2012) shares his critical views on religion to educate and spread the word on topics of humanism and reconnaissance. He is best known for his “without religion the world would be a better place”-speech at the first “Disput\Berlin!“ event.

Roman Rüdiger

With great passion, Roman wants to induce inner growth and equal opportunities for children and adolescents using systematic change. He is not only managing director of “Education Y” in Düsseldorf, but also the founder of the Bundesverband Innovative Bildungsprogramme e. V. (Federal Association of Innovative Educational Programs).

Seda Röder

Piano Hacker
As a concert pianist, Seda deeply engages with the sound possibilities in and around her piano. Her nicknames are “the piano hacker” and “creativity advocate”. How she earned these nicknames will become evident on the TEDxKoenigsallee stage, where she will present new and creative ways to play and engage with the piano.

Thomas Preiss

Co-Founder Common Goal
Soccer does not only enthuse the masses but also has the potential to change the world. To ensure soccer reaches its potential and becomes a positive force, Thomas Preiss (among others) founded the “Common Goal” initiative. The idea: professional players, clubs and associations donate 1 percent of their income to a fund, which is used worldwide to bring UN Global Goals to fruition.

Organizing team


Duesseldorf, Germany