7 December 15:00 - 21:00

Ensam är stark = Strong alone

This year’s theme for TEDxKTH is ‘Power of One.’ Today, the world is more individualistic than ever before. People do not need each other in the same way they used to. Are we really stronger alone?

TEDXKTH 2017 offers you a chance to hear unique ideas that will challenge your thinking. During the event, the speakers will highlight the pros and cons of the different aspects of individualism. The speaker roster will discuss about topics you would not normally come across.

So, join us on the 7th of December and be ready to explore new ideas together!

When? Where? What?

TEDxKTH 2017 will be held on Thursday the 7th of December,  25 meters under ground in an old chain reactor under KTH Royal University of Technology. 

Registration will begin at 15.00 and the event will kick off at 16.00.

How do I get my ticket?

The ticket price is 250 SEK and it includes the talks, live performances, art exhibitions, dinner, fika and drinks. The payment can be made using Swish or cash. We will give the detailed payment information to the selected participants later. The ticket is personal and one person cannot buy more than one ticket.

The registration for the ticket through the form is over and the selected participants will be informed about the payment procedure to confirm their seats by 20th of November.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxKTH, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKTH event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Albert Hobohm

Albert Hobohm will reveal how we can become happier in a world that is becoming more and more disconnected from the reality. He will also explain what is mental success and how to achieve that. 

Hobohm gives lectures about meditation and psychology. He has lived two years in Ghana, where he built an orphanage. Right now, he is studying Industrial Management here at KTH.

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​Andreas Hatzigeorgiou

Andreas Hatzigeorgiou will give a TEDx Talk on how the gig economy will affect our society and social structures. During his talk, he will discuss the challenges caused by gig economy. Hatzigeorgiou is one of Sweden’s best macroeconomic commentators. He works as a Chief Economist at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Research Fellow at the Ratio Institute. Previously Hatzigeorgiou has worked for the Sweden’s Minister of Trade and Nordic Cooperation, World Bank and Sweden’s National Board of Trade

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Iolanda Leite

Iolanda Leite is Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communications at KTH. She has worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Social Robotics Lab and as Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research Pittsburgh. Leite’s research interest are in the areas of artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction. She aims to develop autonomous socially intelligent robots that can assist people over long periods of time.

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Daniel Breitwieser

The talk will be about how we can revolutionize the education system by empowering one person - namely, young students, graduates or professionals who may not have academic titles but the ability to inspire and engage students to help them thrive and stimulate their hunger for learning and growth. In his talk, he will share his experiences and showcase why it is time to start a movement.

A half German half Brazilian, who has made Amsterdam his home (for now). He speaks six languages fluently to date. Whilst still being in the process of finishing his bachelor, he became Amsterdam's youngest lecturer in 2017. As a young lecturer, entrepreneur, and public speaker he is currently on a mission to revolutionize career discovery and transform education to empower the new generation to do work they'll love. Daniel has not only been the youngest lecturer at his university but has also received the highest evaluation out of all lecturer of the Programme.

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Anna Wahl
Professor Gender, Organization and Management

Anna Wahl, Professor (Chair) Gender, Organisation and Management at KTH, during the event, will talk about gender inequality, investments that have been made in that area and what work is yet to be done in KTH.

Vice president for Gender Equality and Values at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Anna Wahl's current research interests are the gendering of management in different contexts, work for change and the impact of gender equality in organizations. She has been involved in several development and research projects in Swedish film industry to promote increased gender awareness and initiatives for change.

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Siri Helle

”Are we really stronger alone? In a time when climate change, political tension, and public health challenges are threatening our survival, cooperation is more vital than ever. But in a world of individualists, how do we go about creating it?”. Siri Helle, co-author of the book Ensam eller stark – 8 principer för framgångsrika team (Alone or Strong – 8 principles for successful teams), will present us with the tools needed to design cooperation that last.

Siri Helle is the winner of the Psychology Student of the Year Award in 2017 for popularizing psychological knowledge. As a public speaker and science communicator, Helle is an appreciated expert in Swedish business and media.

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Afrang Nordlöf Malekian

He is a student at Royal Art Institute. Afrang will present his movie during TEDxKTH. He will be using one of the rooms with projector to show his film “Mise-en-scène”. "Mise-en-scène investigates what an editing room is, how images are read and the desire of images. It examines the relation between figurative and abstract images and text. By that, Mise-en-scène raises questions concerning the forms used for constructing the individual in a collective and collective historiography. Consequently asking for whom the collective is formed", Malekian tells.

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Simon Gullström

Simon Gullström (writer/director) is known for visualizing his poems in his films. During TEDxKTH he will be presenting his films, which will discuss our theme 'Power of One' 

"Most people in life feel like they lack the power to act on the changes they wish for; be it a new job, moving to another country, learning the piano etc. The power of one says to me that everyone already – and always – has the power to succeed. It’s just a matter of finding that power within", he explains the idea behind the movie.

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Eliska Kovacikova

Eliska Kovacikova, guest student at Royal Art Institute, will have her space installation called 'Multitude' at the venue.
The conceptual background of Eliska's drawing installation is deeply connected to the terms such as humanity, industrialization, human´s development, its power and dynamics. The composition is a visual expression of analysis of the aspects of mankind-power relations and the individual, as well as collective forces. Through the installation you can see the artistic process of searching the definition of the notions “one” and “several” in philosophical and psychological context.

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