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?
Speakers: Andrew 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
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading.
Launched in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
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 TEDxDanubia, where x = independently organized TED event and 'Danubia' symbolizes the cross-border and interdisciplinary communication and thinking that we aim to achieve. At our TEDxDanubia 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.