2013

TEDxLuxembourgCity, organised by Mike Koedinger, took place for the first time in March 2012. Following the success of that first experience, which attracted some 100 guests to Mudam, the team worked on a second edition of the event, planned for 6 March 2013.

Theme: Courage

Makerspaces – The Future of Education: Marc Teusch

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Marc is passionate about technology, electronics and computer science. He loves teaching people new skills and generating passion within youngsters. A former project manager, head of CMDNet and research engineer …

Staying Alive: Jean-Claude Schlim

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Since graduating from Paris film school in 1988, Jean-Claude Schlim has been working as line producer and executive producer on various international productions in Luxembourg. In 2003 he started writing …

The Courage to Forgive: Jennifer Rawlings

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L.A.-based writer, comic, filmmaker, and kick-ass mom Jennifer Rawlings has appeared on numerous tv channels around the world and shared the stage with everyone from Faith Hill to the Vice-President …

Moving to Victory Street: Marie Muller

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Marie Muller is a German-born Luxembourgish judoka. Marie Muller’s first big international achievement was the bronze medal at EM U23 tournament in Ljubljana in 2004. Since that competition Marie has …

Writing the Courage Manual: Erica Monfardini

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Erica combines science and business related experience and currently holds the position of Director at the Advisory Department of PwC Luxembourg. Erica holds a PhD in veterinary medicine, and started …

Your Inner Clown is the Better Boss: Stephan Kinsch

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Stephan Kinsch is an executive coach and clown. He co-created Plateforme.lu, a network of independent consultants in Luxembourg and Fonds Plateforme.lu, a foundation through which he shares his revenues with …

Our Energy Lifeline from the Stars: Brian Mengwasser

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Brian is passionate about innovation and technology. He strives to generate improvements by finding a niche between the technical and business angles of enterprise. Brian trained in innovative methods at …

Change Your Fears: Françoise Hontoy

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In 2012 Françoise initiated Hontoy Communication, a company dedicated to enabling change and fostering development. She is a certified Process Communication Coach and Trainer. Prior to this, she worked as …

Le batement d’ailes du papillon: Kevin Haas

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Kevin Haas is a multiple Muay Thai champion, a combat martial art from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Fighting in the weight classes up to …

Courage and Connection: Katy Fox

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Dr Katy Fox is a social anthropologist passionate about social and cultural transformation. Her doctoral research concerned itself with the impacts of EU agriculture policy on the lives of subsistence …

Dare to be the Change: Cécile DEVROYE

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Cécile has worked in the cinema industry for years, occupying various positions in animation companies, production enterprises, film festivals and producer training organisation. She left the film industry in 2011 …

The Courage to Reinvent the Future: Pooran Desai

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Pooran studied in Oxford and Cambridge before co-founding BioRegional in 1994 with his wife, Sue Riddlestone. In 1998, he put together the world renowned BedZED eco-village in south London which …

Try or It Will Never Happen: Sven Clement

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A self-proclaimed entrepreneur since the age of 10, 24-year-old Sven Clement is currently formalizing his education with a Masters degree in Information Systems at Saarland University. His interest for innovation …

Dancing Through the Dark: Sylvia CAMARDA

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Born into an Italian immigrant worker’s family in Luxembourg, Sylvia started her career in a professional dance school in Cannes at the age of 14. After graduating from the London …

For a State of Happiness: Jasper Bergink

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Born in the Netherlands, Jasper Bergink works as an EU Affairs Consultant in Financial Services, Brussels. He volunteers in the online communications team of TEDxAmsterdam and co-directed the TED-like « …

Creativity and The Cloak of Invisibility: Troy Bankhead

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Troy’s career began in his homeland, the USA, running an audiophile recording label, which gave him his first inroads to the world of marketing. He then set off to create …