x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Ancient horizons - New connections

This event occurred on
August 9, 2013
4:00pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Arendal, Aust-Agder

TEDxArendal will feature a wide selection of about 15 of our local thinkers, motivators and inspiering inhabitants - Both born and raised here - or the ones that in some way have connections to our small city!

Our slogan is "Ancient horizons - New connections" and the topics for the evning are all loosly related to this mindset. For hundreds of years - as soon as the inhabitants of the Agder region were able to set sail - they left the safe shores of home to explore and trade. Away for several months at a time, they acquainted themselves with new cultures, new cities and new experiences. They shared their knowledge, and brought home new ideas.

Today, our small region situated in the outskirts of Europe, still look outwards. Great thinkers come from all over to settle here, and we produce ingenious solutions that we share to others. Our shores may be ancient, but we still create new connections to the world around us.

Eureka building
Kystveien 2
Arendal, Aust-Agder, 4841
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Organizing team


Arendal, Norway
  • Ole Aakre
    Main event coordinator
  • Ellen Raaum Rekdal
    Project coordinator
  • Geir Andrew
  • Geir Hammersmark
    Sponsoring | Program committee
  • Marianne Rodvelt
    Hostess | Program committee
  • Elisabeth Austad Asser
    Program committee | Media
  • Lars Kullerud
    Program committee
  • Anne Skjævestad
    Program committee
  • Ivico Cvetonovski
    Technical - Film and edit
  • Nina Zachariassen
    Media & Press
  • Asbjørn Sauesund
    Premises | Stage
  • Kine Wangerud
    Consultant | Premises
  • Graciela Sbertoli
    Program committee
  • Rob Barnes
    Technical - Film and edit
  • Celiné Louis Thommesen
    Event coordinator