"Perspectives Shape Perceptions"

Conference took place on February 4th, 2017


Perspectives Shape Perceptions
February 4th, 2017
On Saturday February 4th, 2017 TEDxWHU will host the third annual TEDx Conference at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. This year's event theme is going to be "Perspectives Shape Perceptions" bringing you once again interesting speakers from diverse backgrounds.
Pamela Reif
The Power of Authenticity

Pamela is known as the most famous German Social Media Influencer with 2.7 million followers on Instagram and interest in sports, fashion, and beauty. More

Chris Kastenholz
The Power of Authenticity

Christoph Kastenholz is Founding Partner of Pulse Advertising, the globally leading Influencer Marketing agency working with over 5,000 social media influencers around the globe. More

Annie Oelmann (DJ Annie O)
Acknowledge Your Inner Compass

WHU Alumna Annie started as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch but didn’t stay there for very long. Today, you will find her at well-known clubs in Berlin & London working as a DJ. More

Andreas Winiarski
Startup or Corporate? We need the best of both Worlds!

Andreas, Managing Partner at Hering Schuppener, advises firms in times of growth, crisis and opportunity with tailored communication solutions in the digital age. More

Daniel Drepper
We Need to Make Investigative Journalism Ours Again

Daniel works as an investigative journalist and is Co-Founder of CORRECT!V, the first non-profit research office in the German- speaking region. He reveals the truth. More

Andrea Gjestvang
Capturing Stories of Youth

Andrea is a well-known photographer from Oslo and Berlin. With an intimate photographic approach she explores political and social issues connected to the lives of adolescents. More

John Danaher
Symbols in the Sex Robot Debate

John Danaher (PhD) is an academic based in the School of Law at NUI Galway. He is studying the relation between humans and robots in an ethical and philosophical context. More

Lucas Kollmann
Mastermind Groups: A Bond in Business

Lucas started his career as one of the youngest Investment Professionals in the Private Equity industry in London and was always fascinated by the power of networks. More


Future of Society - Digital, Diverse, Dynamic
MARCH 13TH, 2016
On March 13th, 2016, TEDxWHU hosted the annual TEDx conference at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany for the second time. Last year’s event theme was „Future of Society - Digital, Diverse, Dynamic“. It brought together seven speakers from very diverse backgrounds. The event was rounded off by the Aon meet&eat dinner at the universities beautiful vaulted cellar where speakers and participants continued discussing the future of society. Michael Dehm, Director Global at Aon Deutschland, welcomed the audience and opened the delectable buffet.


New Horizons and Pioneers
TEDxWHU was founded with the mission to bring the TEDx experience to our university and introduce a conference that not only deals with business related topics, but is open to all kind of ideas that affect as and our society. During our first event that took place on September 18th, 2015 we had incredible speakers who were pioneers in their field of work. They shaped our society with their beliefs, methods and products while pushing the limits and extending the boundaries of ways of thinking.

about TEDxWHU

TED is a global conference devoted to ideas worth spreading.
The conference started out in 1984 bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then, its scope has become even broader. TED talks are filmed and published through the official TED channels, reaching millions all around the world. TEDx events are in the spirit of TED's mission but independently organized under an official TEDx license. WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading business school located in Vallendar/Koblenz. It is continuously ranked among the best business schools in Europe. TEDxWHU is designed to stimulate dialogues through TED-like experiences. Live presenters spark deep conversation and connections. The TEDxWHU event is fully planned and coordinated by students of WHU and takes place at the Vallendar Campus.

Frequently Asked

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How do I get to the event location by car?
TEDxWHU takes place at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management a leading business school located in Vallendar/Koblenz. A61 and A3 will lead you to Vallendar.  If you use GPS please enter "Heerstraße" as your aim instead of "Burgplatz". There is an underground car parking directly beside the university.  Free Parking is available on the REWE parking space on the main road.

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Burgplatz 2, 57169 Vallendar, Germany
How do I get to the event location by train?
Take the train to Koblenz central station (Hauptbahnhof). You can then take a evm bus number 8 or 8a to Vallendar. The journey time is around 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can travel north by train to Cologne and then take the regional express train to Vallendar station.
What is the dress code at the event?
TEDx events are about individuals and their ideas, not so much about the way they dress. So we encourage you to wear what you feel comfortable in. There is no need to suit up but if you feel most comfy in your business clothes, you're welcome to wear them. However, our recommendation is smart casual.

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1.00 PM
h building
2.00 PM
block 1
4.00 PM
break & snacks
4.30 PM
block 2
5.30 PM
6.00 PM
block 3
7.00 PM
meet & eat
vaulted cellar