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Setting sail for a better world

Jacobs University Fall Open House 2015

November 10, 2016
They want to do something together to fight hunger, climate change, and child poverty – worldwide, but in Bremen, too. Under the motto “Setting sail,” students at Jacobs University are holding the TEDxJacobsUniversity innovation conference on November 12th on the campus of the English-language University in the north of Bremen. Speakers from various organizations will give brief presentations of their approaches for the needed change.
One of them is Gerald Marin, co-founder of FoPo Foodpower in Switzerland, who will speak about how to stem the wasting of foodstuffs. The physicist Dr. Christian Gutsche, who works for Bremer Solidarstrom, will point the way toward energy conservation. The presentation by Michelle Warning of Hero Construction Company will tell how to strengthen civil courage and become an everyday hero. Stephanie Brisson of Ahoy Berlin will speak about co-working and how work can become more exciting. Volker Ordelheide will present an organization that fights against child abuse: Bikers Against Child Abuse.
The conference is part of the worldwide TED-Initiative, a non-profit organization in the USA, whose goal is to spread “good” ideas and network people with one another. Prominent speakers, such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, and designer Philippe Starck, appear at the annual central TED Conference. There are also local events around the world, such as the one at Jacobs University. In between the speakers’ presentations, attendees can also enjoy various musicians as well as improvizations by Improtheater Bremen. The admission price of three Euro goes as a donation to Bikers Against Child Abuse.
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About Jacobs University:
Jacobs University is a private, independent, English-language university in Bremen. Young people from all over the world study here in preparatory, Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs. Internationality and transdisciplinarity are special features of Jacobs University: research and teaching don’t just pursue a single approach, they address issues from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. This principle makes Jacobs graduates highly sought-after new talents who successfully strike out on international career paths.
Kristina Logemann | Brand Management, Marketing & Communications
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