1. Finance crisis, massive youth unemployment, unfair distribution of wealth in the world and all this topped with Climate crisis. Is there a way forward ?

    Erik S. Reinert, one of the worlds great economic thinkers (the worldly philosophers) challenging standard thinking and give inspiring thoughts on the way forward.

    Erik S. Reinert, professor, holds a PhD from Cornell University and MBA from Harvard and founder of “The Other Canon Foundation” a network for an alternative economic thinking which acknowledge innovation and unpredictable behavior as essential in economic development as opposed to the present ruling mechanistic economic models.

    TEDx, x = independently organized event
    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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)

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  2. Ragne Kristine Sigmond is a professional photographer who finds her inspiration in materials from everyday life. Where others see things for what they are, she sees new potential in materials that have run their course and are to be disposed of. She transforms those objects into innovative photographic props in the creative image process. Combining her technical skills with influences from art, she works with an increasing focus on series for exhibitions. Besides teaching photography at Media College Denmark, she is a renowned lecturer, both nationally and internationally.

    TEDx, x = independently organized event
    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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)

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  3. The past 15 years have brought turmoil to the music business. As a result of the digitalization and new ways to distribute music, some must die, so others can prosper. In times of commotion, new connections are made, new opportunities are being revealed and new businesses emerge.

    Mira Svartnes Thorsen is an entrepreneur, partner and owner of Karmakosmetix Music. She is also a writer and columnist with background from music industry, politics and journalism. Thorsen runs a forum for public debate called “Ordskifte”, addressing topics related to the foundations of society, such as politics, finance, culture and environment.

    TEDx, x = independently organized event
    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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)

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  4. Writer, artist and wushu (Kung-fu)-practioner from Norway, have spend all her adult life travelling, studying and working abroad. Her core-areas of interest are the ex-Soviet-union, Middle-East and China where she has been practicing wushu for the last five years.

    MiRee has one belief; “Everything is possible – and where there is will, there is a way”. MiRee tries to pull out as much inspiration from the the unpleasant happenings in life as the more happy ones, and also tries to pass on this energy, besides this, she enjoys trying out the fine balance between incurable optimism vs. foolhardiness. MiRee is a little childish, because when people say: “You can not do it”, she will be absolutely determined to try it out. Working abroad, in such places, such as Syria, Russia, Israel, Byelorussia etc. MiRee A. has published five books, hundreds of articles and is often taking part in exhibitions, displaying her paintings and photos.

    TEDx, x = independently organized event
    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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)

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  5. Alfredo holds a Master’s in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has worked as a humanitarian aid worker in missions to Darfur, Timor-Leste, Colombia with the Norwegian Refugee Council and UNHCR. Alfredo was born in Chile in 1960. When his father was arrested under the military coup of 1973, Alfredo became a homeless child, surviving with the help of good people and his own efforts. After 3 years in prison, his father was set free at the airport of Santiago, where he was reunited with his son just before boarding a plane which brought them to Norway as refugees in 1976.

    Alfredo has worked with human rights related issues since 1982. He was awarded the Order of Timor-Leste by the Timorese president Jose Ramos Horta, for excellency in humanitarian aid in 2010. In 2012 he was appointed by the Norwegian Leadership Foundation as one of the top 10 most important role models with migration background in Norway. Currently Alfredo is the director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in Geneva, leading a team of about 35 researchers, tracking forced internal displacement on a global basis.

    TEDx, x = independently organized event
    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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)

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