TEDxAlmedalen returns to Visby

Press release   •   Mar 20, 2012 09:00 GMT

For the third year in a row TEDxAlmedalen will take place in Visby. This year’s theme is The World Is Getting Better.

After being named one of the best events in Almedalen 2010 and 2011, TEDxAlmedalen – and independently organized event, licensed by TED – will return to Visby for a third year. TEDxAlmedalen takes place in Visby as a midnight session on 5th of July.

”We strive to raise the global perspective of the future that actually exists. We want to be a platform for speakers from different continents and different conditions that see how The world is getting better,” says Cecilia Wassaether, TEDxAlmedalen organizer and CEO of Greatness PR.

”TEDxAlmedalen is a unique phenomenon characterized by optimism about the future which becomes even clearer with this year's theme.  Being involved in such an important and popular event is challenging and very positive. I am very excited and confident that we will once again make this event succesful,” says Peter Bláha, TEDxAlmedalen organizer and CEO of Twingly.

Past speakers at TEDxAlmedalen include Anna Serner, CEO Swedish Film Institute; Inga-Britt Ahlenius, former Under-Secretary for United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS); Nils Landgren, musician; and Fredrik Lindegren, Artistic Director/Head of Culture Department Umeå. The first TEDxAlmadalen event took place in 2010 and was themed, ”How to get followers, fans and friends.” It was followed by TEDxAlmadalen 2011, ”The Doers.”

The event is arranged under TEDx guidelines and is non-commercial, free and nonpolitical. It is not a part of the Almedalen week.

TEDxAlmedalen is arranged as a midnight session on 5th of July from 9 pm in a private garden in the central part of Visby. There is a limited amount of  seats. Registration is required.

For more information and registration, please visit Follow TEDxAlmedalen on Twitter, @tedxalmedalen, and on Facebook,

Anton Johansson, Twingly
+46 768 99 88 73

Sofie Bachrach, Greatness PR
+46 708 26 24 21

About Twingly
Twingly connects businesses with social media. The company was founded in 2006 and is used by media companies, e-commerce sites and media monitoring services in 16 different countries around the world. Twingly received the IT contenders of the year award by the magazine Veckans Affärer in 2009, and was ranked as one of the fastest growing technology companies in November 2011 by Deloitte. For bloggers Twingly is one of the best and easiest ways to get more readers.

Twingly is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden. For more information visit Follow Twingly on Twitter at @twingly and on the Twingly blog.

About Greatness PR
Greatness PR is a full service agency in communication that works with public relations and publicity-enhancing activities. Our clients are engaged companies, organizations andindividuals who want to reach out to the media, politicians, influencers and other key players. We aim to be transdisciplinary within the fields of politics, business, culture and academia.

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