Our main event of 2018 took place on 01 December. About 500 people came together for a full day of inspiration at the Audimax of the Technical University of Munich. 9 speakers shared their remarkable ideas, 2 performances showed their skills on stage and 3 people from the TEDx(TUM) community shared their favorite TED talk with us.
The theme: Conscious Reflection
Nowadays it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pace of change and the amount of information surrounding us. The increased complexity of our lives leaves us in a state where conscious reflection has become rare, but vital. The challenges we face today require fruitful, holistic cooperation -- by embracing our diversity, we as communities can collectively tackle challenges that may remain too elusive and ominous to the individual person.
This diversity is both a great challenge and a great chance for synergy. Although it’s easy to only see our differences, let’s remember that underneath there are similar, profoundly human desires: to be heard, to be respected, to be needed, to belong. If we recognize that we as individuals influence our community and that everyone contributes in their own way, how much better could our collaboration become? Could we inflict positive change through our mindsets and actions and find our place in the bigger picture?
At TEDxTUM 2018 we invited you to take that much needed time to stop and reflect, deliberately and consciously, on ideas from a variety of fields and disciplines.