“What if…”, a simple question whose enormous power can change the world. A question which plays with the impossible, and brings a new perspective to what is achievable. It takes us beyond ordinary, everyday, comfortable thinking. With it, we discover new territory, or conversely, revisit long lost paths. We keep our curiosity alive and overcome our disagreements. We grasp the inscrutable and get to the bottom of things. If instead of convenience, understanding is our guide, and if we define our needs by knowing what’s possible - the methods and systems of our ‘pre-packaged’ world - we feel ready to consider what’s behind those things.
In this spirit, we invite you to join us for a new emotional and intellectual journey on November 13, 2018, where this question “What if …” will guide us to new territories. As you already know us, we will delve for answers to some mutual problems with lively stories, smart discussions, new discoveries and exciting inspiration.
This is an independently organised TEDx Event under the license of TED.
Prepare for an intensive day full of inspirations. The day includes TEDx talks, furthermore exciting surprises and interesting programs in the breaks bringing the best of Müpa opportunities. The entrance fee includes the food and drink consumption during the day.
Most of the talks during the day will be in Hungarian but some of the presenters talk in English. All talks will be heard in their original language. Click on the presenters to check their language.
|0915 - 10 00|
|1000 - 11 30|
Session 1 - Never-ending Story (Conversation)
What if … we simply paid a bit more attention to each other? What if we not only hear what others say but listen to them? Listen to what keeps people engaged and awake, and what they really care about? What if we believe (again) in the value and necessity of learning to speak of our commonality? In this way, we really could discover important global, local or personal issues: whether they be about the effect of the digital world on our human relations, the transformation of gender roles, or perhaps how a person thinks differently about sustainability as a CEO than at home?
The hosts of our TEDxDanubia Conversation Program take the stage to guide us through scintillating discussions on the most exciting, current, controversial and important topics we’ve found based on learning from the TEDxDanubia Conversation Program over the past year. With their help, we’ll discuss questions that determine our future and topics where the stakes are high yet rarely get discussed. We will experience “what if“ we explored concepts, approaches, and thoughts using our own personal patterns.
|1130 - 12 45|
|1245 - 14 45|
Session 2 – Beyond our Bubble
We already know that opinions and thinking patterns similar to our own are dominantly reflected and (re)circulate in our own environment. This is reinforced further as digital communication channels become the major source of information in our life. The result is that we find it ever more difficult to break out of our information bubbles even though our own survival may depend on our ability and willingness to do so.
We must understand that the world is more than us, and while our tastes and objectives may be unique to us, our world and its fate is an inescapable common interest of ultimate, mutual importance.
We at TEDxDanubia are no exceptions. We have strived to keep looking beyond and reflecting on this. From the colorful and robust TEDx communities that have emerged in the past decade in Hungary, we have invited guest curators to share the most important current and inspiring questions they’ve found beyond their own bubbles. “What if” they could help us discover how to experience the rich, colorful world of our common bubble together?
|1445 - 16 00|
|1600 - 18 00|
Session 3 – Another Opinion
“What if” we could hear beyond the popular or conventional version of the topics trending in the news headlines? What if had access to the private opinion of those explorers and pathfinders away from the mainstream? On topics, such as, what the role of nuclear energy is while we change to renewables? What happens when countries health/wealth are measured by their “happiness” or collaboration instead of their GDP output? Is our family more important, or the truth about our predecessors’ past?
Traditionally, our speakers will share their own personal experiences, and what they learned of how and why these out-of-the-mainstream opinions matter and how necessary they are for progress. It is an evolutionary method since when we want something we’ve never had, we must do something we've never done. So, again, what if we left the well-known path to strike out on our own? What if we were able to really see things from another perspective? The truths we uncover there may have the power to change all our lives for the better.