Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Enter: TEDxUmeå 4.0

For the fourth time, TEDxUmeå will be held in the capitol of Northern Sweden. As usual (since last year) with a +100 license and at least 400 participants.
Once again the team behind TEDxUmeå, a community that grows increasingly bigger each year, will summon a dozen speakers – from Umeå and the County of Västerbotten, as well as other parts of Sweden and Europe – eager to spread an idea they have, an obsession maybe, that truly are worth sharing.
The participants role in any TEDx-event is as important as the speakers. A good story is a story that people want to retell, and that is key for us at TEDxUmeå – to help to tell stories that become food for thought and subjects for countless numbers of dinner conversations and discussions at the work place.

Ideas are magnificent in that regard – contagious and inspiring at the same time.
You are more than welcome to be a part of TEDxUmeå.
You´ll make us stronger, smarter and better.
Hope to see you May 3.

Preliminary program: Talks 13.00-19.30 followed by a dinner
mingel (included).


Mikael Nygren, Malin Vikström, Nico Allergren,
Niklas Berglund, Joel Nordin, Emil Hägglund

Video & Pictures

Summary of TEDxUmeå 2016

Speakers TEDxUmeå 2016

Pictures TEDxUmeå 2016

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 TEDxUmeå, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUmeå 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.

About TEDx

x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Anders Hansen

Why brains are built for moving

Who am I?
I am psychiatrist and MD, earned my medical degree at Karolinska Institutet and received an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. I have written over 2,000 articles on medical research for the Swedish medical journal Läkartidningen and several other newspapers, as well as two books that have been sold in 12 countries. My latest bestselling book “Brainpower”, due to be published in the US, China and several other countries during 2017, concerns how physical activity affects the brain.

Why  listen to me?
Do you want to be more creative, boost your memory, mood, focus and stress tolerance? Then get moving! Physical activity has remarkable effects on the human brain. In this talk, I will show you how – and why – we have brains that are built for moving.

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Erik Modig

What is effective mass communication?

Who am I?
I’m an associate professor at the Department of Marketing and Strategy at Stockholm School of Economics. My research has focused on communication and how our knowledge of psychology can increase the effectiveness of communication. The goal with this research is to offer a better understanding of how the human mind processes information, and uses it in shaping attitudes and behaviors.

Why listen to me?
What is effective mass communication? No matter if it is a speech, a lecture, a YouTube-clip, an advertisement or a social media post, there are plenty of books on how to reach and influence a wider audience. The problem is, they all say different things. The answer they suggest depends on when the book was written and by whom. To make sense of all these theories, Erik Modig has read them all and developed a 3x3-model based on the one constant: the brain, to show how all these different concepts fit together and what you need to know to change the opinions of the masses. 

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Ami Hemviken

It’s not the thoughts that counts - but your communication

Who am I?
I'm a Human Behaviourist who have spent the lest ten years holding lectures about communication and behavior. I give practical and concrete tips mixed with a great portion of humor. I'm also a well engaged leader coach. My great passion for inclusion and integration reflects my lectures.

Why listen to me?
If you want to get real commutative tools to use in both your private life and in business. There after - use them to  affect the people you meet and why not, to create a some what better world. Inspiration and humour will be included. 

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