TEDx Arendal

Arendal hosts a top tier TEDx event annually with speakers from all over the world. The event is put together with the help of volunteers and support from the Arendal municipality.


TEDxArendal began in 2013 and and it has since grown to become one of the most popular and well received events in Arendal and the region. It’s line-up of speakers have included Nicolai Tangen, the CEO of Norway’s oil fund, Eirik Eide Pettersen, a nuclear engineer and environmentalist, and journalsit and filmaker Rick Kirkham, best known for his documentary, Tiger King.

TEDxArendal takes place on a Friday in week 44 every year. A majority of the events were held at the Arendal Kulturhus.

For more info on TEDxArendal visit https://www.tedxarendal.com

About TED & TEDx

About TEDx, x = independently organised event

TEDx is a program showcasing local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience through TED’s concept of “ideas worth spreading”.

At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussions and connections. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = an independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.

TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at a thrilling scale; TEDx supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organised TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.