What is TEDxTUWien 2022 about?

Event (11th December 2022)

Welcome to the 5th edition of TEDTUWien Talks – Turning Points; Our Future, Our Responsibility!

The complexity of our systems is on the rise as our world is changing faster than ever. Ideas worth spreading can support this change in a responsible way with respect to the needs of present and future generations.

Ideas we never thought possible are now a reality. It is up to us to break away from the old and be brave enough to come up with novel approaches, transform threats into opportunities, raise awareness and educate our communities about the possibilities while focusing on thoughtful and sustainable solutions. The future is here, let’s make it bright!

A well-designed program leads you through two main sessions of exciting TEDTUWien Talks and outstanding performances in the breathtaking Kuppelsaal at TU Wien.

The event will be kicked off by an energetic coffee and networking session!

DATE: December 11th, 2022
TIME: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Kuppelsaal, TU Wien
ADDRESS: Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, 4th Floor

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What to expect

TEDxTUWien Talks

  • Innovative Ideas
  • Sustainability
  • Science and Technology
  • Society and Humanities
  • Economy and Development


Introducing our main partner

TEDxTUWien would like to thank our main partner this year! The following section is German only.

Wiener Stadtwerke

Unser Hauptsponsor ist heute mit Fachexpert*innen vor Ort und hat spannende Projekte aus den Bereich Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit mit dabei. Die Wiener Stadtwerke setzen in ihren Ausbildungen Virtual Reality als Unterstützung ein, beispielsweise bei den Triebwagenführer*innen der Wiener Linien. Das spart zeitliche Ressourcen, senkt den Materialverbrauch und lässt mehr Fahrzeuge für den Fahrgästebetrieb in Wien zur Verfügung. Schau vorbei und probiere heute live vor Ort das VR-Training in der Ausstellungs-Area im 1. Stock aus!

"Die Wiener Stadtwerke Gruppe ist in den Bereichen Mobilität, Energie, Bestattung und Friedhöfe sowie Informationstechnologie treibende Kraft für die Klimawende. Gerade in der urbanen Infrastruktur gibt es viele Ansatzpunkte, nachhaltige und ressourcenschonende Prozesse zu etablieren. Dafür sind wir immer auf der Suche nach engagierten Klimapionier*innen, die mit uns Wien am Laufen halten und klimafit für die Zukunft machen. Es freut uns, gemeinsam beim TEDxTUWien 2022 die bestehenden und zukünftigen Herausforderungen, aber vor allem die einhergehenden Chancen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit zu beleuchten" so Peter Weinelt, Generaldirektor-Stellvertreter der Wiener Stadtwerke.

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Detailed Schedule

Check-In & EXPO

10:00 – 11:00

We have a variety of food prepared for you! There are plenty of choices, and vegan and vegetarian options included.

This year's exhibitors and interactive showcases include our partners, TU Wien Space Team, TU Wien Racing Team, the Pepper Robot, and many more.

Session 1

11:00 – 12:30

Kuppelsaal, 4th floor

"Let's decarbonize - now! Using satellite data to collectively reduce pollution"
"The power of automation and how to control it"
"Why climate activists will not save the world for you"
"What cycling told me for life"
"Life/Das Leben" (Performance)

Lunch Break & EXPO

12:30 – 14:00

Session 2

14:00 – 16:00

Kuppelsaal, 4th floor

"The era of green software"
"This is why we all should participate in our democracy"
"The one true sustainable building"
"How to build the circular economy of the future – and why you'll lose if you don't"
"Performance of timeless classical music" (Performance)

Coffee Break & EXPO

16:00 – 17:00

Session 3

17:00 – 19:00

Kuppelsaal, 4th floor

"3 ways going vegan helped my anti-racism advocacy"
"The world is not real: quantum mechanics needs imaginary numbers"
"We have the power to stop the murder of tens of thousands of women and girls every year"
"How to get kids to eat salad"
"The Ones Who Took it Away" (Performance)

End & After-Party

19:00 – 23:00

We kindly invite you to take the opportunity to network with the speakers, the performers and the other visitors!

Faulmanngasse 2, 1040 Wien

Exhibitors and Activities

Event Area Maps

Ground Floor

The warddrobe is located at the entrance (Foyer) and the food area in Prechtlsaal.

1st Floor

Find the exhibition area in Boecklsaal and Festsaal in the first floor.

4th Floor

The main event area is in Kuppelsaal, on the fourth floor. Use the elevator to get there.

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