The Age of Uncertainty
We live in uncertain times, probably more so than ever before. The pace of change is accelerating, the amount of information and choices is overwhelming. A merging biological and technological revolution is transforming our reality. The gap between rich and poor has widened to unprecedented levels. Population growth and human induced ecological changes are creating unforeseeable risks on a planetary scale. The balance of power is shifting rapidly between East and West, North and South, while the whole planet is becoming defined increasingly by interconnectedness and interdependency, and our capacity to meet the new challenges is greater than ever.
At the same time we are losing sight of or even faith in our traditional reference points and guiding posts. New challenges, new threats and new opportunities await us behind every corner. Opportunities have never been greater and more widespread. But our world is also filled with the sense of crisis of all kinds, from financial to moral, from global to personal. What kind of world are we heading towards? Are we on the brink of a new phase of our evolution? How do we find our own way in this new world? How do we make wise choices in a new and uncharted territory when so much is at stake? How do we find meaning and purpose to our lives? What does progress mean? How do we turn the new and threatening challenges into opportunities?
At TEDxDanubia 2014, we explore these timely questions and more through pre-conference workshops and special programs, three consecutive main stage sessions (’Living Together’ – ’Progress Enigma’ – ‘Changing the Game’) and intense conversation breaks.
The TEDxDanubia application process is similar to the application to larger TED.com events. First, you need to register a user account profile on our website. After login, just select and apply to the event using the [Apply] button on the event page. Wait for the approval email after the current application round (March 6-31 & April 1-30, 2014 respectively). If your application is approved you will be issued a payment request to transfer the attendance fee or pay it online by card. Once you have paid for the ticket, just check your invoice and bring it along to the event.
Participation fee: HUF 31750 (HUF 25000 + 27% VAT)
The participation fee also includes the expenses of food and drink consumption at the days of the event as displayed on the final invoice in accordance with Hungarian tax laws. Purchased tickets are not refundable and/or transferable.
Since TEDxDanubia invites an international line-up of speakers and attendees, the majority of the talks will be in English. Both English-Hungarian and Hungarian-English simultaneous translation will be available for all TEDxDanubia talks.
TEDxDanubia reserves the right to make changes to the final conference program.
The standard application was closed on April 30. Only pre-issued codes are eligible to use the application form below.
SpeakersAndrew Hessel , Balázs Gergely , Baranyi József , Baróthy Anna , Bobby Sager , Boggie , Bujdosó Attila , Duda Ernő , Emily Levine , Farkas Izsák , FEEL FLUX , Forgács Gábor , Freelusion , Honti Pál , Horváth Ágnes , Kádár Annamária , Kenyeres István , Kökéndy Ákos , Kutor László , Laurie Garrett , Marge , Nemes Orsolya , Nikhil Goyal , Nógrádi György , Nyáry Krisztián , Pozsár Péter , Salvatore Iaconesi , Scott Summit , Sena Dagadu , Süveg Márk Saiid , Taghi Amirani
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|0900 - 10 00|
As a new addition to the program, similarly to TED conferences, in 2014 we will introduce the TEDxUniversity morning session. These talks will be shorter, only 3 to 9 minutes with an even more open and informal atmosphere. TEDxUniversity speakers come mostly from the TEDxDanubia community: former speakers or attendees who have already shared their inspiring ideas with us. This one-hour-long morning session will be an intensive yet casual addition to our program with intriguing ideas, surprising machines and intelligent humor. Don’t miss out!
|0900 - 10 00|
Doing Business in the Age of Uncertainty
- in co-operation with PricewaterhouseCoopers -
|1045 - 12 45|
Session 1: Living Together
In an interconnected world, on an ever smaller planet, on both a micro and a macro scale, we share our destiny. We have to live, survive, succeed and solve our challenges together. This session is about differences and diversity, cooperation and compassion, shared challenges and surprising perspectives.
|1245 - 14 00|
|1400 - 16 00|
Session 2: Progress Enigma
In a multipolar and fast changing world, where one-size-fits-all solutions and ideologies seem increasingly obsolete, how do we define progress? And how do we find meaning? Where are we heading and what does it mean? What’s shaping our new world and how do we make sense of that? This session is about game changers and the big picture, alternatives to the status quo and moral dilemmas, limitations of reality and visionary success strategies.
|1600 - 17 00|
|1700 - 19 00|
Session 3: Changing the Game
We live in a whirlwind of changes. And when things move fast around us, we need to act and react faster too. But when we move fast, even small changes can result in large impact and far reaching consequences: from our personal lives to large scale global challenges. The world we have inherited from the 20th century is under pressure in a multitude of ways. We need to respond. But how? And what really makes a difference? This session is about stakes and opportunities, decision points and long term perspectives, the power of making choices and the need to act.