AGAINST THE ODDS

If we think about it – the story about the origin of life is so improbable. It happened against all odds. A pure coincidence that led to the simplest unicellular organism, from which countless fascinating life forms have since evolved, including us. The beauty of it is, that this is still happening today. Sometimes we find life in the most unexpected places, whether it’s an unknown species of fish in the dark depths of our oceans or a dandelion struggling through the pavement.

We are fascinated by stories in which success was only a faint hope at the beginning. Stories that tell of struggle and setbacks, of a dream doomed to fail until a turning point that changes the course of events for the better. Whether it’s the story of a brilliant engineer who saves a community from famine, a medical breakthrough that saves the lives of thousands, a remarkable leader who galvanizes people to champion their cause or a story about a personal struggle. We love stories whose outcome is uncertain, and at TEDxNuremberg we believe these stories are worth spreading.
This year, we invite everyone to share their story of how they managed to push through against all odds. What was your journey that seemed impossible at the start? What was it that drove you? What are the paths we, as a society, must embark on, even if the goal seems so far away?

Let us reflect on these questions together and prove that even the tiniest chance of success is enough. Many people dream of making the impossible possible – and many already did. Against the odds!

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.com. 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. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; 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.

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.com. 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. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; 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.

About TEDx

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 TEDx

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.)

History

Disrupt & Change

(2022)

Shaping Futures

(2021)

Let's go against the odds

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The Team

Nina Tauscher

Founder & Licensee

Tobias Vogel

Lead Organiser

Anton Kudryavtsev

Lead Organiser

Kairun Daikoku

Event Host

Daniel Geiger

Event Management Lead

Frederic Mayer

Event Management

Marie-Lena Seidl

Event Management

Amaleena Metz

Event Management

Sri Harsha Vadlamudi

Marketing & Strategy Lead

Carolina Castello Branco Widuch

Marketing & Strategy

Pavlina Schneider

Marketing & Strategy

Johanna Abendschein

Marketing & Strategy

Franziska Niebler

Marketing & Strategy

Ulrike Laufkötter

Speaker Curation

Jaqueline Hartmann

Speaker Curation

Nina Struller

Speaker Curation

Felix Burgahn

Speaker Curation

Lukas Mechs

IT

Anja Nachtmann

Sponsoring

Markus Rakelbusch

Sponsoring

Lucas Wittmann

Sales

Fabian Renner

Production

Nicole Lavrov

Supervisory Board

The Coaches

Strategic partner