Spaceport Sweden to Host TEDxKiruna on March 27

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Kiruna, Sweden (Spaceport Sweden PR) – On Tuesday, March 27th, TEDx comes to above the Arctic Circle, bringing an inspiring day full of energy and ideas worth spreading.

TEDxKiruna will be held at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, on Tuesday March 27th from 9 am until 5 pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, is open to the public but requires application and registration at www.tedxkiruna.com. The full day will be streamed live through webcast on www.tedxkiruna.com.

TEDxKiruna is a cross-disciplinary event for people and minds to meet, listen to fascinating speakers inspiring new thoughts and stimulating discussions on the TEDxKiruna theme: future living.

TEDxKiruna will be held at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, on Tuesday March 27th from 9 am until 5 pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, is open to the public but requires application and registration at . TEDxKiruna is a cross-disciplinary event for people and minds to meet, listen to fascinating speakers inspiring new thoughts and stimulating discussions on the TEDxKiruna theme: future living.

Speakers at TEDxKiruna include motivational people from different disciplines who will share their extraordinary backgrounds and view on the future, as we know it:

  • Dick Rutan - a pilot, adventurer and entrepreneur. Dick made history flying around the world, non-stop and non-refueled flight, setting worldʼs records that remain unchallenged today.
  • Pat Hynes – serves as the Director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium. In 2009 Pat founded the Student Launch Program with the mission to provide annual access to space for research experiments.
  • Renata Chlumska – an adventurer and future astronaut. In 1999 she became the first Swedish and Czech woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and in 2006, the first person to circumnavigate the US by her own strength; kayaking and bicycling.
  • Stuart Witt – is a business leader and change agent showing how a community and business can be transformed by giving people permission. Stuart is the CEO of Mojave airport, the first inland spaceport in 2004, now a silicon-valley for technologies and a transformed community.
  • Michael Najjar – is an artist and photographer who create visions and utopias of future social structures emerging from the impact of new technologies. His current series is entitled “outer space“, a dedication to the latest developments in space technologies.
  • Johan Lans – is a chef with a passion for using seasonal local ingredients to explore and create new innovative food concepts. Capitalizing on the space phenomena of the aurora borealis, Johan has created a northern lights menu – will it tickle your fancy?
  • Sara Json Lindmark – how can we attract and leverage on the capabilities of young people within creative industries. Regionally, our biggest export are young talented students, space provides a unique opportunity and attraction for young as it invites to visionary work and innovation.
  • Tone Bekkestad – a meteorologist and lecturer who wrote her first paper on climate change already in 1992. She now lectures and teaches us how we can use today and tomorrowʼs technology to help us solve the climate crises.

For more information, visit tedxkiruna.com, TEDxKiruna Facebook page or TEDx Kiruna on Twitter.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxKiruna, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxKiruna, 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.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxKiruna, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxKiruna, 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.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TEDʼs media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. TEDʼs media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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