TEDx Stavanger
2019

Tomorrow's challenges. Today!

Overview

Large scale migration, climate change, genetic engineering and artificial intelligence are but a few examples of the changes humanity is facing as we move into the future. Some see these changes as huge challenges, but they also present enormous potential for the cross fertilization of ideas and technologies, and for the creation of great economic, environmental, social and health benefits.

Technology

What are the new technologies we need for a sustainable future? Stavanger is the operational headquarters for Norway’s state oil company, an international oil & gas giant now shifting its focus towards renewable energy.  We are deeply curious about these new ideas emerging from within the energy sector. How can we support renewable initiatives so they become robust enough to succeed commercially and to present real alternatives to carbon-based fuels?  How can we make use of smart technologies to solve complex challenges in balancing economic gains and environmental sustainability?

Leadership

The millennial generation will face unprecedented global challenges in decades to come. They will need the leadership qualities to navigate our world through critical about environmental change, demographic disruption, political upheaval, powerful new technologies, the opportunities and ethical challenges of genetic engineering.  Decisions which may radically alter the course of humanity. What kind of leaders does the world need in the face of these dilemmas? What can we do to equip our future generations of leaders?

Creativity

Stavanger is renowned both within Norway and internationally as a center for street art, boasting a wide array of figurative and abstract designs on outdoor “urban canvasses”. The creative spark that revitalizes derelict urban space through art is a piece with the way we confront the changes brought by global challenges arising before us. The same spirit that brings “dead space” to life with unexpected, colorful and playful images, is perhaps exactly what we need when engaging a future of unknown threats and possibilities.

Program

Hosts

Event

13:30

Opening the doors

14:00

Start of event

Roba Mahmoud

Performer

15:40

First interval

Place: Foyer

16:20

Welcome back!

Linda Øye

Speaker

17:45

Second interval

Place: Foyer

18:20

Welcome back!

19:25

Closing

Talks

Galleries

Location

Venue location

Stavanger Konserthus
Sandvigå 1, 4007 Stavanger

Tlf.: 51 53 70 00