Embrace the Unexpected – TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum 2019
TEDx RuhrUniversityBochum was started in 2016 by a group of students enthusiastic about bringing the TEDx format to the Ruhr Area. In April 2017 we organised our first TEDx in Bochum in front of an audience of 100 people. The second conference in May 2018 was attended by 250 people.
For this year’s event we are moving to the Audimax building of the Ruhr University and expect an audience of about 1000, thus turning our conference into the largest TEDx event in Europe organized by students. The one-day event will take place on May 4, 2019 and will bring 10-15 speakers to Bochum who are going to present their ideas and visions under the motto „Embrace the Unexpected“.
„Embrace the unexpected“ is not just a theme, it is an attitude. It is to look courageous and curious towards the future and confidently embrace the manifold challenges of our time. To understand the new and unexpected as a learning opportunity for progress and not as a source of uncertainty. Such an attitude is needed in a rapidly changing world, now, more than ever.