In 2014 we were about 55 volunteers all together – and this year we need closely to be the double. The volunteers works in groups, and we are a bunch of highly funny, creative and nice people. We would love to hear from you! Meet new friends. This is a great opportunity to be part of a mindblowing and memorable event. Contact:


We held our first community gathering at Vitenbiten in 2013 with speakers from all over the world. As all first held TEDx evnts around the world, we started with 100 attendees. The event sold out, and we quickly decided to level up and give Sorlandet the best arena we could find for connecting people and ideas across disiplines. We chose the perfect venue for 2014: Arendal Kulturhus with space for 700 attendees. The event was sold out again – and was the biggest «private» held event during Arendalsuka 2014.

The board of TEDxArendal asked during autumn 2014 our enthusiastic partners what they wanted more. The answer was: more. To do so we had to move the event out of Arendalsuka, and we are proud to present this years pre-arrangement before the main event – and we will do our best this year as well to shear and spread the great ideas from our region to the world – at the same time as we bring the world to Sorlandet.

«Ideas shape the course of history.»John M. Keynes

Hanne Nyborg Watts and Mike Troxel at TEDxArendal 2014

Videos from TEDxArendal 2014

The videos are ready. Want to check out a talk and share it with friends, family or colleagues? Did not quite catch the slides on that one presentation, or just want to relive the laughers and tears from a moving moment? Check out the videos from TEDxArendal 2014!

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Featured Talk, December 2014

Our own Thomas Hellum from TEDxArendal 2014 was chosen to be one of the featured talks at In less than a week on, Thomas Hellum managed to get over 400.000 views of his talk: The world’s most boring television … and why it’s hilariously addictive.


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TEDxArendal audience

Pictures from TEDxArendal 2014

Thanks to our great photographers, we got several pictures from TEDxArendal 2014. Maybe there is a picture or two of you as well?

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