Denmark set to host its first ever university TEDx

The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) invites guests along for a day of inspiring talks and discussions.

The design school KEA will next month play host to TEDxKEA, the first ever TEDx organised by a university in Denmark. 

The free, whole-day event on December 11 will take place at Empire Bio and KEA’s Guldbergsgade campus simultaneously, both of which are in Nørrebro.

Dubbed 'Emerge', the student-run occasion invites people to guest speaker talks focusing on the themes of “emerging voices, technologies and ideas”.

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Want to inspire
TEDxKEA aims to inspire youngsters to turn their dreams into reality, and according to founder Doug Costello, Copenhagen is the perfect city to do exactly that.

“This beautiful city, with its free access to high standards of education, the financial security blanket of SU and the unbelievable opportunities that it brings, make this the best place in the world to be a student,” enthused Costello in a press release.

The organisers have put together a diverse line-up with nine speakers announced so far. These guests range from heavyweights in Danish industry to young business talents and human rights advocates.

Confirmed speakers include entrepreneurs Hans-Henrik H Heming and Mads Vejby, authors Natasha Friis Saxberg and Lars Tvede, and the former Syrian refugee and advocate for women’s rights, Noura Bittar Søborg.

TEDx is an offshoot of the popular TED conferences (the 'x' stands for independently-organised TED events) where guest speakers are invited to address a wide range of topics within the fields of science and culture.