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This event occurred on
January 26, 2013
12:00am - 9:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)

Dream on = encourage people to dream big and show us their steps to realize

Dreamicon Valley
Industriegebiet 1
Dreamicon Valley
Siegendorf, 7011
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Romy Sigl

future of work - do more of what makes you happy Freedom and the intent to change what does not feel comfortable, describes Romy best. A positive and long lasting impact on how people spend their time working is what she wants to achieve. Do more of what makes you happy. Since a matter of fact people have to work nearly their lifetime. May be it’s a good and sustainable idea NOT disliking your job, disliking your life as a result, getting ill and dying at the end of a unfulfilled life, that’s what Romy thought 2 years ago. Focusing on that she quit her job in an international design agency and started working on her coworkingspace concept. After one year of development and lots of people not believing in a positive impact of coworking, she finally managed to find the first coworkers, the perfect space and to open the doors. Why she did not give up; “I was absolutely sure that CoWorking is what our society needs. If you do just once, what nobody trusts you to do you´ll never have to mind their boundaries again.

Ira Mollay

"Here and wow: The age of solutions" Ira Mollay is the founder of "Die Mutmacherei - inspire4change" and passionate about disseminating and showcasing stories of change as well as positive examples of our transition into a more sustainable, fair and equitable society.  A graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, her professional track record includes investment banking and corporate finance, executive director of Greenpeace Austria, lecturer at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences, book author, and personal coach.  Her current activities, apart from Die Mutmacherei, include working as a business consultant for SMEs, and supporting projects and initiatives of change and solution-orientation.

Hanna Spegel

"Cyber-Utopia vs. Cyper-Dystopia: Why We Need To Overcome Digital Dualism" Hanna Spegel is a consultant, trainer and writer from Vienna with focus on digital ecosystems and science communication. She founded her first non-profit start-up at the age of 16 and continued to work on a wide range of both commercial and non-profit oriented projects, including marketing & event management at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). After gaining a variety of experiences in PR & marketing, she specialized in online communication - receiving the "Rookie of the Year" award from the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2010. Since then, she delivered a variety of lectures on digital communication, e.g. at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and started studying corporate communication with focus on ICT.

Tom Beck

Father of two sons, trained as a mechanical engineer, manager and coach. In employment he worked as a technician, machinery salesman, marketing and sales manager. Since 1999, self-employed as Crisis and Restructuring Manager. Consultant and coach for crisis management, strategy and organizational development, team building, mergers and generational change. Founder of the company tombeck GmbH, Rubble Master Sales & Marketing GmbH, the cooperative “Utopian realization” and the initiative “economy of joy.” Since 2011 as songwriter “tombeck” active again on the stage.

Andreas Lackner

Adventurer with green vision meets in the year 2000 the 2 missing links for a strong triangle, Tres Hombres: the thinker Jorne, the dreamer Arjen and the doer Andreas. Result was the building of the 21 century transport revolution: Tres Hombres, the first ship of Fairtransport

Lukas Bürger

“New Design Approaches” Lukas Bürger is an industrial designer with a Master of Arts and Design from Kingston University, London. In his talk he will give a future insight on how new technologies will change the design process significantly.

Chris Eggenberger

Christian_Eggenberger_TEDxPannonia „How to become a fearless warrior“ Christian Eggenberger is a graphic artist, web developer and award-winning creative mind born in Vienna. Next to photographing, his passion is to work out unusual ideas and new business solutions. Besides giving support to music and art projects as an adviser and media expert, the never resting entrepreneur is also not afraid of accepting new challenges like developing a travel guide for abnormal landmarks around the world or creating an open-source intranet for smaller companies.

Roman Padiwy

Roman_Padiwy_TEDxPannonia „A search engine for human potential” Roman Padiwy is the founder of “Crealiity”, the first search engine for human potential. In 1999 he founded the first online video platform “Web Free TV” and has since then worked on visions that use the internet to change the world for the better.

Lara Szency

“Song Performance” 12 year old local hero Lara was a semi-finalist at Austria’s casting show “Die Große Chance” and is blessed with an amazing voice. She dreams of a career as a singer and will perform a song live on the TEDxPannonia stage.

David John Wills

“From Virtual to Reality – The D-Dalus Project” David John Wills is the CEO of 1AT21, an innovative aircraft technology company based in Linz, Austria. 1AT21 got international media attention from prestigious “Wall Street Journal” to “Discovery Channel” when they presented their concept “D-Dalus” for the first time at Paris Air Show in 2012. D-Dalus is a completely new airial vehicle and may be one of the most innovative aerial vehicles of our time. D-Dalus combines the advantages of helicopters with those of fixed wing aircrafts, stays stabile in the air, rotates about all three axis at 360 degree, has the ability to land on moving platforms like boats in rough sea thanks three dimensional synchronization and glue down by reversed thrust. In forward flight, D-Dalus needs 30 to 60 % less power compared to helicopters because vertical thrust is created by its high lift and low drag wing body design. At TEDxPannonia, David will present the project, the reasons their concept raised world-wide excitement and explain the potential of eventually allowing mankind to fulfill its dream of leaving the ground and live and work in air-space as naturally as we live on the ground today.

Réka Artner

“Share your problem – Change your life” Réka Artner is a psychology student passionate about the way people live their lives and is working towards enabling them to have a more fulfilled experience. Currently she is involved in many activities around social entrepreneurship, works in the TEDxVienna Team and the HUB and is inspired by new ideas, concepts and initiatives. She believes that in order to be successful and happy in the long run, people need to work together and interact as a community rather than lonely individuals. She is the founder of popthecorn and with her new concept ‘share your problem – change your life’ she is aiming to change the way people deal with their problems. Instead of looking at problems as something negative, they should share their problems with a huge online community receiving instead comments and replies. Problems are an opportunity to create something new together!

Melanie DewBerry-Jones

Languaging Consciousness Melanie is a wordologist; she believes in the power of words to expand consciousness. A multi-certified coach supporting trouble making entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs on the cusp of transformation — those with the courage to venture out into the unknown and lay claim to their soul purpose. Melanie co-founded Choice magazine, is a professional speaker and Soul Brander. The Soul Owner of Verbal Swagger Melanie’s plan is to challenge you to take the pilgrimage of the soul with language.

Raja Oellinger Guptara

“The Butterfly Effect on Dreams” Raja Oellinger-Guptara is a change maker creating and supporting sustainability projects. His aim is to develop strategies for combining the uniqueness of the past with the needs of the future and to Convey the necessity to distinguish between what‘s important and what‘s essential. „We have the Power to change any Moment at Anytime“ He is involved in many tourist projects like Geinberg Suites, ViaNova Center and Bäckenbergerhof. Raja studied around the world, from New Dehli to Miami. He is the founder and investor in Kingscurry AG, currently the single largest chain of Indian restaurants in Continental Europe.

Organizing team


Dreamicon Valley , Austria
  • Hermann Gams
    co organizer
  • Manuel Gruber
    Head of Media Production
  • Andre Lauer
    Team Coordinator
  • Christoph Brenner
    Service Coordinator
  • Niki Ernst
  • Stephanie Cox