Artist Nils Landgren Will Speak at This Year’s TEDxAlmedalen

Press Release  •  May 18, 2011 08:04 BST

The music artist Nils Landgren will be a speaker at this year’s TEDxAlmedalen. The independently organized TEDx event brings people together to share a TED-like experience, and this year’s edition of TEDxAlmedalen will focus on The Doers. The event is a joint effort by Greatness PR and Twingly.

This year's selections of speakers are an energetic and driven group. During the Almedalen Week there are many seminars and debates, which is why the event has chosen to highlight those who put words into action and make a difference - The Doers.

Nils Landgren is famous trombone player, singer, music producer, Honorary Doctor, professor, artistic director and mentor. Nils has worked as a musician for over 30 years and has never been more active than now. In 2011 he will release two albums, The Moon, The Stars & You and Do not Fence Me In by Colin Towns & Bohuslän Big Band, both produced by Nils. He has also produced the album Letters to Herbie with Viktoria Tolstoy, The Gospel Truth with Ida Sand and with Mo 'Blow which will be released in 2011. Nils also now working with the production of the new the album Children of the sun with music by Joe Sample Performed by NDR Big Band in Hamburg.

This fall he is touring in Sweden and Europe with Ida Sand, Viktoria Tolstoy and also with his own bands Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Chapter Two and Nils Landgren Quartet, all through his newly established agency Redhorn Talent.

Nils Landgren was awarded the government's special prize in 2010 for his extraordinary contributions of spreading Swedish music abroad. He played on the famous song Voulez Vous by ABBA and has performed with people like Thad Jones, Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris and Wyclef Jean.

The event follows TEDx guidelines – non-commercial, free and not political.

TEDxAlmedalen is a midnight seminar between 21.00 and 24.00 that will take place on a courtyard in the center of Visby during Almedalen Week. There is limited availability and registration is required.

For more information about TEDxAlmedalen:

www.tedxalmedalen.se

Joanna Sundström, Greatness PR
+46 73 346 66 62
joanna.sundstrom@greatness.se 

Anton Johansson, Twingly
+46 76 899 88 73
anton@twingly.com

For more information about TED and TEDx, please contact:

Melody Serafino, TED

tedxpr@groupsjr.com / tedx@ted.com

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.  Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, and on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

 

About Twingly

Founded in 2006, Twingly is the creator of Twingly.com, the popular blog search engine featuring a spam-free, faceted, social search for the global blogosphere. Twingly.com currently serves 25M+ search results per month, most through the Twingly API. With services based on leading edge real-time technology, for example Twingly Channels and Twingly Live, the company is aiming at making the real-time web more accessible for all internet users.

Twingly has been instrumental in driving change in European media by connecting mainstream media with blogs through its enterprise offering Twingly Blogstream, a moderated trackback function for large websites, providing measurably higher visitor engagement and greater attention in the blogosphere. Twingly Blogstream is used by 100 newspapers, magazines and television channels in ten countries, helping them get more attention from bloggers and generating 300M+ monthly widget views.

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

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