For the curious, adventurers, innovators and for those who wish to be inspired
350 fascinating people you'd want to get to know
Half Day Event
11th of June 2017, 13:00 - 21:00
have prepared a talk on a great variety of topics. They will talk about their great ideas, to inspire us to act.
A place to try things out and play. Spend the break getting to know others, interact with our sponsors and having fun.
Food and Drinks
Snacks and Drinks included. Try something new and exciting that you might not have had before.
This year’s topic is “Imaginaction” - because we believe that good ideas commit us to act and our actions must be powered by beautiful ideas. Ideas without action stay only dreams, and actions lacking ideas are pointless. So what do we do to turn great ideas into actions and create an impact? Find out and join us at TEDxDonauinsel.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Ivanna Petrucci | Argentina
Chess & Social Activism
When she was 5 years old, Ivanna learned how to play chess. 5 years ago, she started and has been leading the ABI (Ajedrez Barrial Inclusivo) project. Reaching the most vulnerable neighbourhoods and giving resources that will help not only children but also teenagers with drug problems to solve issues more efficiently all throughout their lives.
Louise Deininger | Austria
Conceptual Artist & Youth Empowerment
Louise is a conceptual artist whose works focus on human consciousness and various other multi-disciplinary subjects. As part of her artistic work she made a documentary film DNA of War, inspiring her to initiate Gulu Youth Conference GUYCO and Vienna-based NGO Austrian Impact dedicated to sustainable and impactful youth empowerment in post-conflict societies in northern Uganda.
Maximilian Haidbauer | Austria
Social Documentary Films
Maximilian has traveled the globe to more than 30 countries producing and directing content and experienced first-hand some of the world’s most devastating social issues. Most recently, he produced and directed the Waves for Water, a documentary on pro surfer Jon Rose and his lifelong mission to bring clean water to those in need throughout the world.
Tudor Mihailescu | Switzerland
Tudor is a political communication geek obsessing over ways to crack the “civic internet paradox". The web was initially seen as a way to bridge the communication gaps between citizens and politicians, but somehow ended up exacerbating them. Tudor co-founded GovFaces because he believes that the Internet does indeed hold the promise for strengthening democracy and ensuring social cohesion, but only within properly designed deliberation frameworks.
More speakers coming soon!
Progressive strings Vienna: The respect for the sound of their instruments, as well as a shared passion for creating new sounds, brings two musicians together. Matthias Bartolomey ‐ Violoncello and Klemens Bittmann ‐ Violine & Mandola