Session 1

Topics: Business, leadership, innovation, empowerment

Workshop «Mind Matters» with Speaker Siv Harstad, adventurer and climber

The mindset is more important than you think. How to become better prepared for handling emergencies, unexpected incidents and challenges.

TEDxArendal 2016: Workshop, Siv Harstad

Workshop «Design thinking» with speaker Per Ivar Selvaag, designer

What is design thinking, and how can we utilise design as a method when developing products and concepts and getting the feel of a product or service’s unity.

TEDxArendal 2016: Workshop, Per Ivar Selvaag

Workshop «You matter more than you think» with speaker Kristin Oudmayer, Unicef Program Manager

Just that one person caring might be enough. Many children and young adults have difficulties dealing with everyday life, and the adults in their lives seem to not know or not care. Are we afraid to get too involved, or are we unaware of how small contributions can actually make a difference?

TEDxArendal 2016: Workshop, Kristin Oudmayer

Workshop «Business Creativity» with speaker Teo Härén, creativity expert

How can businesses become more creative? Are you thinking “out of the box” and do you spot and recognize possiblities and creative options?

TEDxArendal 2016: Workshop, Teo Härén

Boat trip – get a look at Arendal from the seaside

Experiencing Arendal from the sea.

TEDXArendal 2016: Boat trip - fjords of Arendal

«Astro Rock Show» with TEDxArendal 2015 speaker Pål Brekke, scientist at Norwegian Space Centre

The space age has inspired a number of composers and musicians. A cosmic journey through the history of rock!

TEDxArendal 2016: Astro Rock Show

Listen to «Magic Late Evening Music» with speaker Petter Amundsen, cryptologist & organist

A magical, musical conclusion to the first day of this year’s TEDxArendal.

TEDxArendal 2016: «Magic Late Evening Music»


Session 2

Topics: Social and environmental ideas and issues

Workshop: «Kulokking» with TEDxArendal 2015 speaker Sissel Morken Gullord (goat horn from «Frozen»)

Ever wondered why your cattle calls aren’t perfect? A wonderful,raucous workshop you won’t find anywhere else! Testing if cows and other animals really react to our calls.

TEDxArendal 2016: Workshop, Sissel Morken Gullord

Workshop: «Snapchat» with speaker @shonduras and TEDxArendal crew member @geeohsnap

Shaun McBride (@shonduras) is Snapchat’s first homegrown celebrity, and Geir Ove Pedersen (@geeohsnap) is one of Europe’s biggest Snapchat influencers.

TEDxArendal 2016: Workshop, @shonduras & @geeohsnap


Session 3

Topics: Mixed