About us

What is TED?

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


So, what's TEDxOdense?

TEDx is an offshoot of TED where independent, self-organized events bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for TEDx organizations.

TEDxOdense is a nonprofit organization planned by volunteers and financially supported by the generous help of fantastic corporate partners and ticket sales.

Our main goal is to organize annual TEDxOdense events, creating a movement around Ideas Worth Spreading to further connect Odense’s community. We do this through deep discussion and connections made by speakers, volunteers, and attendees during the TEDxOdense event.

Steffie Limère and Adam Montandon are the TEDxOdense license holders.

Our philosophy

TEDxOdense is all about sparking conversation and making great ideas accessible, right here in the heart of Odense. TEDxOdense brings together a community of changemakers. We believe passion is contagious, so want Odense to be inspired by our speakers’ enthusiasm and commitment to innovation. TEDxOdense has a natural knack for inspiring its attendees to open their minds to new philosophies and ideas. Not only is it common to discover new aspirations, it’s almost become expected.

We create a unique space where we expand perceptions and allow people to think.
We incorporate people in the ideas of tomorrow.
We strive for new ways to develop ourselves and our ideas.

Want to learn more about the idea behind TED and TEDx? Take a look at this video!

The TEDxCommunity

We work to cultivate a vibrant and growing community.

Here are some highlights:

4000 CITIES in 173 COUNTRIES
around the world have hosted one or more TEDx events.
MORE THAN 15,000 EVENTS
have been organized worldwide.
OVER 50,000 TEDxTALKS
have been uploaded to the TEDx channel (so far.
1 BILLION VIEWS
of TEDxTalks and increasing daily.

Want in? Join the TEDxOdense community on Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram.

Speaker nomination form

Who would YOU like to see on the TEDxOdense stage in the future?
If you have an idea for a fantastic speaker, please let our team know.
We keep this form open year-round so you are always welcome to suggest a speaker through this channel.

Because TEDx is about bringing together a local community we love discussing topics that matter in our community.

License holders

Steffie Limère

Head organizer and co-license holder

Steffie Limère

Head organizer and co-license holder

Steffie is the head organizer and co-license holder for TEDxOdense. She started as a TEDx organizer in 2014, where she ran a university TEDx event: TEDxEAL. After two great TEDxEAL editions, she and Adam decided to take it to a city level, and then TEDxOdense was born. Besides TEDx, Steffie runs her own event company, Unfolding Events, where she works as a freelance event manager and works on events such as Thinkers50, Schunk Expert Days, and her own event concepts such as Factory of Imagination.

I was introduced to TED through my dad when I was 17. He would send me links to TED video’s that I had to watch. Stubborn as I was, it took me some years before I took his advice. Since then, I fell in love with it. I then started as a volunteer at a local TEDx and discovered the TEDx magic. When I moved to Odense I saw there was no local TEDx event yet, so I took the opportunity to start one.

Favorite TED Talk: Simon Sinek - Start With Why

Adam Montandon

Speaker curator and coach, and co-license holder

Adam Montandon

Speaker Curator and Coach, and Co-License Holder

Inventor, author, innovator, and educator, Adam Montandon loves to share his knowledge and energy. He uses playfulness and interactivity to help you unlock your full creative potential. He has given inspiring keynotes at many universities and events around the world. Highlights include the prestigious Royal Institute of Science in London, Berkeley University in California, Transmedial in Berlin, MipTV in Cannes, TEDxLinz in Austria, and many more. His work appears in magazines, newspapers, and TV programs around the world. He has been featured in award-winning documentaries for the Discovery Channel and Research TV.

I wanted to bring the TEDx concept to the city of Odense, and it is my absolute pleasure to work with so many talented people from around the world to bring this very special event to the city.

Favorite TED talk: Rita Pierson - Every kid needs a champion

TEDxLinz talk: How to live your good ideas
TEDxKlagenfurt talk: Lessons every student will love

Stay tuned!

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