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Theme: Expect the Unexpected

This event occurred on
November 9, 2019
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden

Join TEDxCopenhagen for a day of unique talks with Ideas Worth Spreading. Our speakers cover a various number of aspects in life - from technology and science to personal experiences and entertainment, up to global and social issues.

THEME: Expect the Unexpected
As Humans, we are the dominant force in shaping the planet. But as a result of rapid social, scientific and technological advancements, which has brought humanity both security and anxiety, we need to face a new reality.

How do we prepare for the unexpected?
What are our priorities in shaping the future?
How do we ensure that we take an inclusive approach to the unknown – and not a divisive?

Join us, when we explore ideas to guide us through a precarious era in human history – an era shaped by rapid and intersecting technological advancements that impact our everyday lives on an unprecedented scale.

Anne Dencker Bædkel, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies - Creating an Encyclopedia of the Future.
Martin Kremmer, Danish Biohacker Community - Can you trust your doctor to have your best interest?
Maia Kahlke Lorentzen - Don't feed the trolls - Fight them!
Morten Sylvest, Deloitte Denmark - Companies must provide the education we need for the future!
Sune Hannibal Holm, Associate Professor in Philosophy at University of Copenhagen - The AI Dilemma
Surabhi Goswami-Christiansen, Communication Specialist - Why thinking national risks your future?
More speakers will be announced soon.
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Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
Ticket price: 650 DKK excl. credit card fee
Balcony tickets: 550 DKK excl. credit card fee
Student tickets: 350 DKK excl. credit card fee SOLD OUT
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Seating: we offer open seating, so no row-number-shuffle.
Time: 14:00 to 19:00, Registration starts at 13:00

Location: Tivoli Concert Hall
Content: Experience the world-famous TEDx talks from a wide range of topics, including many live speakers, performers, and ideas worth spreading.
Event language: English
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10 years anniversary
Copenhagen was one of the first cities in the world to host an independent TEDx event in 2009 – and over the last 10 years, many inspiring speakers have given talks to help spread their ideas to make the world better and more welcoming and accommodating for all.

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To meet brilliant Ideas. TEDxCopenhagen curates a program of inspiring and thought-provoking speakers with new and unexpected ideas.
Hearing these amazing speakers in person makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Vesterbrogade 3
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, 1630
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Anne Dencker Bædkel

Having worked with futures studies since 2013, Anne realized that futures literacy, or knowledge about the future, is about knowing how trends that are already happening will either intensify and unfold – or fade away. Or put another way, futures studies are the awareness of change. By being extremely observant of change outside one’s comfort zone - it is possible to get an idea of what is coming your way by early recognition of new development patterns. And if more people, politicians and organizations do this, we could make much better decisions about how to react to change. Anne is Head of Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Global Scanning Network and editor in chief of the publication Global Scanning Review. Anne also has a column in Scenario Magazine, where she writes about digital culture. Since 2013, Anne has hosted and facilitated workshops in Danish, English and the Scandinavian languages. She has held keynote presentations and workshops in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, The US and Russia. Highlights from Anne’s research are Future Media, Changing Communities and the Home of the Future.

Artianne Olivia Søgaard Andersen

Emma Skov Dahl Christiansen

Fahad Saeed

Fahad Saeed is an expert on diversity and inclusion. 13 years ago he co/founded Denmarks only organization for ethnic minority LGBT/persons. In his daily life, he works as a communications consultant.

Falke Lindegaard Hvidtfeldt

Felix Worsøe Alegre

Luka Gry Selander

Maia Kahlke Lorentzen

Maia is an author, tech-activist and strategic advisor living and working in Denmark, Copenhagen. She works with the network Cybernauterne to teach cybersecurity and digital litteracy, and she's a founder of the tech-activist collective DO:TOPIA. Her work focuses on online harassment and trolling on social media, and their effects on public discourse. She published the book "Can trolls be tamed?" in Danish in the spring 2019. She also researches and spreads awareness on internet subcultures and online extremism. Maia has a background in the non-profit world, having worked as a digital strategist for Greenpeace and Amnesty International.

Martin Kremmer

Martin has been an avid biohacker since 2013, focused on bringing the movement of biohacking, optimal living, and natural healing to Denmark. During the day, he is Global Director at EY, where he focuses on using data as the connective tissue in creating better UX. At night he is on a mission to spread knowledge on how humans can move from "normal" health to an "optimal" health state. And he knows what he is talking about, as he is leading the Danish Biohacker Community of about 1000 individuals, who all try to find the most optimal state of well being through technology and emerging science. Martin applies strategic thinking from his day job to everyday health questions. As in business, he uses data to understand the impacts of changes to the body and mind. He has a pulse on the global biohacking scene and enjoys linking global thinkers with opportunities in the health sphere in Denmark.

Michael Basse Theobald

Mikkel Aarø-Hansen

Hello! In 2015 I took office as CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen. We promote and develop the greater Copenhagen area as tourist destination. I have grown up with Copenhagen - from when it was poor, dirty and with little hope until today’s modern, green and top-ranked international Copenhagen. I am both excited and anxious to see what comes next. How the city will be influenced by, and influence right back, a still more interdependent urban World - heading towards 1,8 billion int. tourist arrivals in 2030. Somehow, I became 46 years old. I commenced university in 1992, the year when World leaders committed to sustainable development by adopting for instance the UN Climate Convention. For 15 years I have been working for sustainable development locally and internationally in various positions, such as Director of the Environmental Department in the City of Copenhagen, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Danish Ministry for the Environment and Chairman of OECD’s Environmental Policy Committee.

Molly Grand

Morten Sylvest

Morten Sylvest is a Partner in Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice and the Global Human Capital Lead for Elevating the Human Experience. He advises multinational corporations on how to organize for and lead in the digital age. An anthropologist by training, he is particularly keen to help clients understand how to humanize their companies, in the eyes of employees, customers and everyone else. In his 23-year career, Morten has worked across academia, the corporate world and management consulting on three continents. He is a certified Global Future of Work Black Belt Speaker and frequent keynote speaker. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University.

Sune Hannibal Holm

Sune’s research focuses on ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence and biotechnology. He is particularly interested in questions concerning bias and fairness in algorithmic decision-making and in the dilemmas that arise when algorithmic decision-making tools are introduced into public administration. He also does research on the use of machine metaphors in the biological sciences and on the ethics of risk. Sune is associate professor at the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen. He holds a Ph.D. in

Surabhi Goswami-Christiansen

For over 10 years, Surabhi has communicated on global humanitarian issues for international bodies such as the European Parliament and United Nations agencies. As a migrant, she holds a personal and academic interest in issues of identity, community and belonging, and seeks to understand them with an intersectional approach. She holds an MA in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark and UCL Institute of Education, UK, and is the recipient of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the European Union. She is the author of Networked Diasporas: Constructing Identity and Community on Social Networking Sites (2011).

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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