Ehrenfeld
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Theme: Next Chapter

This event occurred on
October 3, 2020
2:00pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Every chapter is the beginning of something new.

Something old stops to exist while something new starts to evolve – for the better? You don’t know.

The change coming with a new chapter can have a tremendous impact on you, organizations, or even entire nations. And if the change is affecting you, you will have to face it, you can’t run from it. This is especially true when looking around and realizing what’s happening right now.

The year 2020 is not only the beginning of a new decade but a starting point for big changes to come. We now stand still and have the time to contemplate – what will there be? With our upcoming TEDxEhrenfeld, we want to dig deeper and explore this question: What will the new age bring for you, me, and us?

Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld
Venloer Str. 429
Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 50825
Germany
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Dr. Monika Hauck

Founder of CHANGE ROOM, Lecture and Sustainable Innovation Researcher at WHU
Social activist, entrepreneur, and open innovation researcher – Dr. Monika Hauck is the founder of Change Room, a knowledge and community platform, which connects sustainably driven fashion entrepreneurs and innovators with conscious consumers as well as established businesses. She is a strong proponent of sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship and is a City Ambassador of a British social enterprise Fashion Revolution. Born and raised in Lithuania, she experienced the breakdown of the Soviet Union and could observe the effects that communism system had on the popular culture as well as societal relation to fashion and crafts. Monika stated traveling the world at the age of fifteen working as an international fashion model. Now, after ten years of a break and a Ph.D. in Innovation Management, she returned to the fashion industry with a purpose to promote more sustainable and inclusive fashion production and consumption practice.

Inga Hanka

Blogger and podcaster
Inga Hanka is a blogger, podcaster and great believer in the concept of true love. It took her ten years of waiting for „Mr. Right“ but just dating „Mr. Wrong“ until she finally found out: If you want true love, you better start by learning how to love first.

Marcela Scarpellini

Marcela Scarpellini is an environmental lawyer and legal analyst at right. based on science, a Frankfurt-based climate change startup specialized in measuring companies´ impact on and exposure to global warming. After completing her legal studies in Caracas (Venezuela), Marcella earned an LL.M. at the University of Stockholm (Sweden). At right. she focuses on the legal context in which climate change risk might affect corporate and financial actors.

Melanie Raabe

Bestselling author and podcaster
Melanie Raabe is a German bestselling author and podcaster. She failed as an actress, as a dancer and as a poet before she set out to write her first book. It took her almost ten years to get her debut published, but when she did, it became an instant bestseller. Nowadays her novels are published in 22 countries. Melanie is fascinated with creativity, authenticity and the opportunities that arise from vulnerability and failure.

Prof. Dr. med. Surjo Soekadar

Surjo R. Soekadar, MD, is an Einstein Professor of Clinical Neurotechnology at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin and works on the next-generation neural-machine interfaces to restore human brain function. He and his team demonstrated for the first time that a noninvasive brain-hand-exoskeleton can enable quadriplegic people with complete finger paralysis to eat and drink independently in an outside restaurant. After studying medicine in Mainz, Heidelberg and Baltimore, he worked as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the University of Tübingen. With support of the Einstein Foundation Berlin, he was appointed at the Charité, the largest university hospital in Europe, to foster clinical translation of the latest advances in neurotechnology. His research is supported by various public funding agencies, including the European Research Council (ERC) and the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

Prof. Dr. med. Surjo R. Soekadar

Medical doctor in clinical neurotechnology and university lecturer at Charité Berlin
Surjo R. Soekadar, MD, is Einstein Professor of Clinical Neurotechnology at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin and works on the next-generation neural-machine interfaces to restore human brain function. He and his team demonstrated for the first time that a noninvasive brain-hand-exoskeleton can enable quadriplegic people with complete finger paralysis to eat and drink independently in an outside restaurant. After studying medicine in Mainz, Heidelberg and Baltimore, he worked as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the University of Tübingen. With support of the Einstein Foundation Berlin, he was appointed at the Charité, the largest university hospital in Europe, to foster clinical translation of the latest advances in neurotechnology. His research is supported by various public funding agencies, including the European Research Council (ERC) and the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

Prof. Dr. Obiora Ike

Professor for Ethics at Godfrey Okoye University (Nigeria) and Executive Director of Globethics Geneva
Obiora Ike is a Nigerian born scholar, publisher, priest, and teacher with a long academic record in diverse fields like philosophy, economics, and history. Currently, he holds a professorship in ethics at Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu, Nigeria and acts as executive director of Globethics.net, a global network of teachers and institutions with the vision to embed ethics in higher education.

Stephan Grabmeier

Speaker, consultant and author
Stephan Grabmeier is a creative mastermind for innovation, future business and sustainable transformation. He is partner of the European think tank Zukunftsinstitut and the grameen creative lab, the European joint venture with Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus to foster the social business movement. Stephan helps pupils with his foundation Next Entrepreneurs to solve problems by acting like Start Ups. His current book "Future Business Kompass" is a must read for all game changers

Organizing team

Ali
Kafes

Köln, Germany
Co-organizer