Speakers confirmed for TEDxStockholm - Embracing Failure

Press Release   •   Dec 05, 2013 14:28 CET

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of Failure:” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. 

TEDxStockholm believes in the importance of talking about failure - the one thing that most people experience at some point in their life - and the one thing that you most probably have to go through in order to achieve a dream. It is now time to disclose the speakers at TEDxStockholmSalon #4, Embracing Failure. Each one of them is a good example of how to handle, get through and learn from failure.

Three extremely interesting speakers will share their stories and insights with the guests of TEDxStockholmSalon #4 - Embracing Failure:

Mona Sahlin: 

Mona became politically active for SSU at an early age and was elected in 1982, at age 25, into the Swedish parliament. Over the years, she has held positions as Minister of Labor, Member of the Social Democrats’ executive committee and Deputy Prime Minister. In 2007, she was elected as the first ever female party leader for the Swedish Social Democrats and stumbled close to become Sweden’s first female Prime Minister. Nowadays, she works with issues that strongly engage her. Among other things, she is a member of the board of the Expo foundation and Chairman of the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund.

Tor Rauden Källstigen:

Tor is a serial entrepreneur with a background ranging from melodramatic techno to North Korean denim jeans. Right now he is living in Berlin where he runs Loopcam, one of the most popular mobile video services in the world. Tor will share with us his personal learnings on how to cope with common obstacles in order to reach your goals. 

Johan Ernst Nilsson

For 20 years Johan Ernst Nilson has traveled around the globe pushing the limits and exploring what he calls “The True Potential of our Mind and Body”. The adventures have brought him to the summit of Mt. Everest and from the North Pole to the South Pole. Today, Johan is working 50% of his time with charity projects and NGOs, and is mentor and ambassador of organizations like MinStoraDag. 

Are you interested in joining us at the event? At the moment the tickets are sold out - but we are making new arrangements and will certainly release a bunch of extra tickets. All you need to know is stated here below: 

  • Tickets: You will find tickets here. Extra tickets will probably cost slightly more in order to cover the extra expenses for changing the set-up and rent extra equipment.
  • Date & Time: 12th of December 2013, from 17.30-20.00 - stay a while, mingle, have a drink, make a new friend and continue the conversation until 22.00. Registration opens already at 17, be there on time!
  • Venue: The event takes place in the emblematic Summit Grev Ture in Grev Turegatan 30, formerly the posh headquarters of Razorfish, a dotcom that in 2002 went bankrupt in a spectacular way.
If you would like to apply for a press- or blog pass, please contact us.

Looking forward to see you there! 

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