About the Conference
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 TEDxDresden, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDresden 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.
Dresden has been put into a bad light in the last years. Social challenges, like the refugee crisis, have divided the public opinion a, while dialogue has often been neglected. However, we at TEDxDresden believe that there are many brilliant ideas in and around Dresden that can have a positive impact on our society.
We owe the conference motto "The Social Turn" to a movement in the arts, where artists want to turn their heads and their minds and their hands towards social topics, instead of making art an end in itself. We believe that the concept should be applied to our everyday lives.