Anna Wertlen went to TEDxChange – The Big Picture in Berlin. The event was co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED and took place in the Trafo Hall on 5/4/12. The aim of the event was to bring together diverse voices from around the globe representing unique perspectives on the theme, The Big Picture. Everyone tried to take a step back and applied new perspectives to big picture issues: Why, as a global society, should we continue to invest in overseas development? How can we work across borders and political boundaries to bring about positive change? And what returns can we expect on our investments?
Speeches were held by Melinda French Gates, Theo Sowa, Jeff Chapin, Sven Giegold and more. Find my thoughts about the talks on twitter. Most of them had good points, but they were missing new, innovative solutions to the problems they discussed. I was most impressed by Melinda Gates who is a very eloquent talker and fights for women’s and couples’ rights to contraception which is – in my eyes – one very important part of education. You can find all the talks on YouTube, why don’t you have a look yourself and join the conversation?
During the networking part of the event and thanks to Patrick Paulisch and Thomas Schindler, I met Bea Beste from playDUcation, which turned out to be very fortunate. Bea has fantastic ideas about fun, games and education, which we are now planning to implement in awareNet on a collaborative basis. Keep being curious!