For our TEDxHHL event, we invite inspiring speakers to spread their ideas and knowledge. We put very high efforts into finding the most interesting speakers in the region of Leipzig, Saxonia, Germany and worldwide. We will provide you with all of the speakers of TEDxHHL 2017 soon!

Rolf Schrömgens is an innovative German entrepreneur, who is best known for his role as Founder and Managing Director for trivago GmbH.

Rolf Schrömgens will join us via video streaming from trivago's headquarters.

Dr. Julius Emmrich is working on ways to make healthcare accessible to people living in extreme poverty. He is the co-founder and chairman of Doctors for Madagascar, a charity supporting healthcare development.

Anne-Marie Flammersfeld made history at The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2012 when she became the only woman to ever win all 4 Deserts events - made even more impressive by the fact that she did all of them in one year!

Nils Seger is the Managing Director of RCKT a full-service agency for advertising, PR and content marketing. He studied media management at the IJK Institute for Journalism and Communication Research as well as Corporate Management and Economics.

Dr. Marten Winter is leading sDiv, the Synthesis Centre of iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig. He already started working on non-native introduced species (aliens) with his diploma thesis.

Raphael Fellmer lived from 2010 until 2015 in a money strike, which started with a moneyless journey from The Netherlands to Mexico. To fight food waste he created a foodsaving movement, a network which collected and shared more than 3 million kilogram of food.

Martina Neef is the founder of Rock It Biz, an NGO that’s developed a curriculum to foster entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of children in primary and secondary education in Germany.

Giulia Muntoni has worked for the English Civil Service for nine years after completing her degree in Greek Archaeology. She recently returned to her native Italy after overcoming breast cancer in 2014, a true “watershed” moment in her life.

Philipp Buddemeier is a Director at Accenture Strategy – Sustainability in Berlin. He leads Accenture’s work on Circular Economy in Germany, Switzerland & Austria. He co-authored “Wertschöpfung statt Verschwendung”, Accenture’s book on the Circular Economy and helps companies to realize the benefits from moving into a more resource effective economy.

Anne Kliebisch is a social activist and self-organization maniac. She is currently working at Mein Grundeinkommen and Leadership³. Her goal is to be shaping the future collaboratively. Anne Kliebisch studied International Business Economics (B.A.) and Economic & societal design (M.A.).

Kai Gondlach: With more than 50 annual keynotes Kai is one of the most influential speakers in the German-speaking area about future trends. Senior Researcher at 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, today’s biggest independent trend research institute in Europe.

Our TEDx moderator Dirk Brückner is an expert in authentic communication. The business owner and ICF coach regularly works with international businesses. Dealing with audiences and coaching speakers is part of his daily life.

ARTIST: Tom James Thrilling, virtuosic and full of passion, yet so familiar that it becomes difficult to escape his attraction. Tom captures audiences with deep emotional lyrics as well as turbulent, compelling guitar forged sounds. The success of the ‘Blood to Gold’ Ep in late 2014 lead to extensive headline tours and festival appearances in Europe and South Africa, alongside support slots for International headliners including James Bay, The 1975 and Nahko & Medicine for the People.

ARTIST: Sobi performed her first open mic at the tender age of 16 in London hasn't stopped playing since. She became a regular and a favourite on the Manchester circuit and is now currently based in Germany. Her biggest influences include Norah Jones, Lucy Rose and Lianne La Havas. In April 2016 Sobi released her new EP ‘Biting Back’ and has toured around Germany and the UK with her band to launch the EP since. She also supported Jamie Lawson on his German Tour in 2016.


*All speakers shown on this homepage have confirmed their attendance. Nevertheless they are subject to change.