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First TEDxOsloMet Event

OsloMet is arranging a TEDx-event! It will be a full day with inspiring and fantastic talks at a great venue and lots of time to finally socialize again.

Discover a variety of talks and ideas under this years' theme: "A sense of hope". You can either see the speakers live or at a watch party, where we will stream the event.

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The Organizers

The TEDxOsloMet organising team consists of OsloMet students and employees, as well as external partners that are volunteering to create an inspiring event. The team works with everything from event curation, ticket sales, finances, digital marketing, communications with TED and externals, speaker coordination, team management, website development, PR and more.


TEDx and TED

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.)

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.

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Johannes Daae

Johannes Daae is Associate Professor in Product Design at OsloMet and currently also serves as the Head of Development at Grønt Punkt Norge.

In his talk Johannes will explain the importance of source separation of packaging and how we all can contribute to improving the recycling of plastic packaging.

Johannes is a product designer by training, and holds a PhD in Design for Sustainable Behaviour, where he has studied how we can design products and systems to make people act in more sustainable ways.


David Andrew Quist

David is a mushroom researcher and restauranteur. His current work combines both his passion for gastronomy and science; by exploring the culinary potential of fungal mycelium as an innovative new category of food - nutritious, delicious and sustainable.

Should the future be fungal? At TEDxOsloMet 2022, David will take us on a journey through the amazing world of fungi and their potential as innovative, next-generation sustainable technologies.
As we collectively navigate an uncertain future, learning from fungi can provide us with new mental models and metaphors on what it means to be an individual,our relationship with the natural world, and our place in it. 

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Cecilie Sachs Olsen

Cecilie is a research fellow with the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research at OsloMet.

Cecilie has a background as an artist, curator, theater scholar and urban researcher. Her work revolves around developing creative methods for urban research and exploring how artistic practice can be used as a framework and re-imagining urban planning, space,
as well as politics.

At TEDxOsloMet 2022, she will provide insights on how marine species can be included in urban development and planning and therefore,how to take better care of the world under the surface of the ocean.


Christophe Brod

Christophe and his friends at Beefutures are on a mission to save the bees. Christophe comes from a beekeeper family and has witnessed the many challenges bees are faced with over the course of two decades in his home country France.

Today, he is convinced that a holistic approach, combining biotechnologies & data science can help with the pollinator crisis.

At TEDxOsloMet 2022 Christophe will share his inventors’ journey and walk us through the many approaches that can make a difference. Will engineered solutions to the problems we keep creating for bees be enough? What if the bees would instead teach us a lesson of wisdom and sustainability?

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Gagan Chhabra

Gagan has recently obtained his PhD degree from OsloMet and now works as a project manager for inclusion at the Atlas-Alliance.

Gagan is a blind professional and has worked in disparate fields such as management consulting, academia, research, and civil society. His research activities focused on comparing disability policies and labor market experiences of youth with disabilities and has been published internationally.

Over the years Gagan has held capacity-building workshops on themes such as disability rights, economic empowerment of vulnerable youths and social inclusion. At TEDxOsloMet, Gagan will share epistemic insights and experiential perspectives on the theme of Ableism.

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Jessica Li

Jessica Li is the co-founder and CEO ofa Norwegian tech-startup with its roots at OsloMets’ Gründergarasjen. She has degrees from the University of Michigan and the Norwegian School of Economics.

In her talk at TEDxOsloMet 2022, she will challenge us to re-examine our understanding of food waste, and to rethink the way we resolve the problem by proposing a systems-oriented approach.

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Gunhild Vatn

Gunhild Vatn is a ceramic artist and Associate Professor at the Institute of Art, Design and Drama at OsloMet.

At TEDxOsloMet, Gunhild is speaking about her artwork with the Ocean Viking, Norway’s first oil platform, and how porcelain is a means for her to discover the underlying beauty.

Gunhild’s artwork often deals with social and political issues. She works with various materials and expressions, mainly in porcelain. Her work can be seen in various exhibitions in Norwegian and in international museums and galleries.


Ståle Wig

Ståle Wig is a social anthropologist at the Universitetet i Oslo (UiO), OsloMet’s sister institution.

Ståle has done research in Lesotho and Cuba, specialising in the study of economic behavior. He has written a book about the Norwegian Prime Minister, and a second book about his time as a taxi driver in Havana will be ready for publication in 2022.

At TEDxOsloMet 2022, Ståle will share some insights on the secret financial insights of beggars around the world.

Photo:  Elisa Bates

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Samina Ansari

Samina Ansari, is the head of public and corporate relations at Equality Check, a Norwegian tech-company with the mission to diversify corporate governance globally. 

At TEDxOsloMet Samina will speak about the importance of storytelling in relation to equality and how associated data shapes our perspectives.

Samina is also the founding director of Avyanna Diplomacy, a platform with the aim to connect social entrepreneurs from the Middle East and Central Asia to Europe for sustainable growth and stability.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values that we hold at OsloMet and we look forward to learn more from Samina.


Siri Østvold

Siri Østvold is an explorer at heart, always seeking out small and big ocean adventures. She creates through exploration. 

Siri believes storytelling is a powerful tool to envision, align, educate, and create action. She is engaged in ocean conservation and ocean regeneration, and she is a Norwegian freediving champion. With the ocean as her element, Siri is quite much considered a nordic viking mermaid. 

At TEDxOsloMet 2022 she will share some of her incredible adventures with us, the emotional journey that came with it, and how this shaped her perspectives on life.

Photo: Eleanor Church / Lark Rise Pictures

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Program for the day

14:00 - 14:30: Registration*
14:30 - 15:00: Mingling & Refreshments
15:00 - 16:50: Session 1
16:50 - 18:10: Dinner & Mingling
18:10 - 19:45: Session 2
20:00 - 22:00: Afterparty

*In case you should not show up before 14.30 we will make your ticket available to someone from the waitlist.



11th of March 2022 we will be gathering in Epicenter Oslo.


Edvard Storms gate 2, 0166 Oslo

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