About us


TEDxFreiburg is a locally and independently organized event under the licence of TED in the Green City Freiburg im Breisgau.

TED and TEDx events take place in the spirit of “Ideas worth spreading” — from all disciplines and subject areas. In this sense, our yearly events consist of live speakers with a wide range of expertise and social backgrounds, of the presentation of inspiring TED talks as well as easy-going interaction and networking opportunities made possible by our sponsors and partners.

TEDxFreiburg events are run by a highly motivated team of volunteers. Our work is completely non-commercial — it’s all about spreading ideas, bringing about new thoughts and expanding horizons. We want to provide our hometown with a plattorm: for thinkers, visionaries and all people who want to inspire change!

Our team

Michelle Gänswein

Michelle Gänswein

Michelle is our licensee and co-organizer. With Gunter Grimm she forms a dynamic duo which handles the curation of speakers,…

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Gunter Grimm

Gunter is our co-organizer next to Michelle Gänswein and part of TEDxFreiburg since our first event in 2016. With his…

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Jonas Krapf

Jonas is the magician behind all of our TEDxFreiburg events’ technical equipment and logistics. Together with Joshua Heitzler he is…

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Joshua Heitzler

Joshua working together with Jonas in our tech team. While his confidence makes the entire team feel safe, his level…

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Amélie Brüser

At TEDxFreiburg, Amélie is involved in the Guest Experience area. She’ll be sure the audience will not only have a good…

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Adrian Keller

Nobody feels at home in HTML and CSS quite like Adrian. As our in-house programmer, he codes and updates our…

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About 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, 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.)

About TED
TED 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.