Decisions and Future

All of us have to make decisions – everyday. Small ones, big ones, some being just for the moment, yet others are for a time far ahead in the future. How do we make these decisions? We can listen to our gut feelings. We can search the internet for advice. We can use scenarios to practice the future. We can move through simulated moments, events, places as if we were already living in them. We can take a walk or go running. We can write down the pros and cons of each of our options. We can ask our friends and family for advice. Or talk to people who were faced with the same choices and find out what they think or what actions they took. Everybody has their own and varied ways to find the right decisions for the future.

Karlsruhe has a range of experts on this topic – it is a place with a history for breaking new ground and exploring the future. More than 40,000 students attend university and college in the Karlsruhe region, many people work in research and other graduate professions, in start-ups and as freelancers in creative jobs. All of them make the Karlsruhe Region a place that is very much alive, full of entrepreneurial spirit and ideas.

At TEDxKIT 2016, we want to hear about these ideas and listen to various people from various backgrounds: What do they think about decisions and future?

Program

1:30 pm

Admission & Registration

2:00 pm

Session 1

Break

Session 2

Meet & Talk

Session 3

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SOLD OUT

Presenter

Markus Brock

TELEVISION, RADIO AND EVENT PRESENTER

Markus Brock, born 1963, works as a television presenter for 3sat, arte and SWR. He presented „MuseumsCheck“ for 3sat, „Die Grenzgänger“ for arte, „Musikalische Reise“ for SWR, MDR, RBB and HR, as well as big live feature programmes for SWR. For many years he has moderated SWR’s primetime infotainment talkshow „SamstagAbend“, and the television magazine “Nachtkultur”. Furthermore the trained journalist with studies in politics and sociology used to present “Landesschau Baden-Württemberg” for several years, and hosted numerous radio programs for 10 years at the SWR – in addition to various other shows for ARD, ZDF and SWR. Moreover he regularly anchors congresses, discussion meetings, forums and events addressing a broad range of topics.

Speakers

Michael Feindt

TOPIC: DECISIONS IN THE AGE OF DIGITALIZATION

Up until now, people found it difficult to make the right rational decisions. Usually one acted intuitively. This has proved successful in evolution but in the age of digitalization this is no longer up-to-date. (…)

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Andreas Ch. Braun

TOPIC: TRUST AND FUTURE – HUMAN BEINGS AND DECISIONS IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX WORLD

The world is getting more and more complex each day. Along this process, automated decision making tools are increasingly applied. Although computers are far more efficient than human beings in some cases, (…)

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Schoole Mostafawy

TOPIC: TRACKING DOWN THE FOREIGN IN FAMILIAR THINGS

People move. They leave their existing homes and find themselves new places. This fate is shared by things. Without doubt, works of art are the mirror of the global achievements of civilization. (…)

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Rafaela Hillerbrand

TOPIC: UNCERTAIN PREDICTIONS FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD. HOW TO REALIZE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE NONETHELESS

The ballpark figure of the expected global warming has not changed since the 1970s. And still, mankind spends enormous amounts to improve climate models in order to reduce the uncertainty about our future. (…)

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Bijan Khazai

TOPIC: IGNITING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPPORTING DECISIONS IN NATURAL DISASTERS

Disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and floods have devastating impacts on a community’s ability to thrive. Actionable decisions to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters require a personalized understanding of risk. (…)

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Theresa Himmelsbach and Anthea Müller

TOPIC: INDEPENDENCE ENCOURAGES RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone is familiar with the “need of making a decision”, however, the members of Engineers Without Borders appreciate the “liberty of making a decision”. This student club offers an unique opportunity for taking responsibility. (…)

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Christof Weinhardt and Margeret Hall

TOPIC: DO WE CHOOSE WHAT WE DESIRE? USING PARTICIPATORY DECISIONS TO PERSUADE CITIZENS TO MAKE CONSISTENT AND SUSTAINABLE DESCISSIONS

A dilemma in future smart cities with tremendous effects on citizens’ wellbeing is the unconscious tradeoff between short- and long-term goals. (…)

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Nils Menrad

TOPIC: MAGIC DWELLS IN EACH BEGINNING

Three years ago I came up with the idea to found a documentary festival in Karlsruhe – dokKa (www.dokka.de). Now I have reached the point to look back, to see things from a certain distance; and I am wondering about how I took the decision to start something like this. (…)

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Venue

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus South
Building 11.30
Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Directions

Coming from North: Frankfurt and Heidelberg (A5)

  • Exit the motorway A5 (direction Karlsruhe/Basel) at the Karlsruhe-Durlach exit.
  • Continue towards Karlsruhe (first exit).
  • Follow the four-lane road  (Durlacher Allee), and then turn to the right (Adenauerring).
  • After a short distance you reach the main entrance on the left.

Coming from Northwest: Köln and Koblenz (A61)

  • Follow the motorway A61 until you reach the A5 (direction Karlsruhe/Basel)
  • Exit the motorway A5 at the Karlsruhe-Durlach exit.
  • Continue towards Karlsruhe (first exit).
  • Follow the four-lane road  (Durlacher Allee), then turn to the right (Adenauerring).
  • After a short distance you will reach the main entrance on the left.

Coming from East: Munich and Stuttgart (A8)

  • Follow the motorway A8 direction Karlsruhe until you reach the junction Karlsruhe.
  • Proceed to the motorway A5 to Frankfurt.
  • Exit the motorway A5 at the Karlsruhe-Durlach exit.
  • Continue towards Karlsruhe (first exit).
  • Follow the four-lane road  (Durlacher Allee), then turn to the right (Adenauerring).
  • After a short distance you will reach the main entrance on the left.

Coming from South:  Basel and Freiburg (A5)

  • Exit the motorway A5 direction Frankfurt at the Karlsruhe-Durlach exit.
  • Continue towards Karlsruhe (first exit).
  • Follow the four-lane road  (Durlacher Allee), then turn to the right (Adenauerring). After a short distance you will reach the main entrance on the left.
The campus south is located in the city center of Karlsruhe and can easily be reached by public transport.

The exact times of departure are available on the website of the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (stop „KIT-Campus Süd“). Information about travel data of the railway is provided by the Deutsche Bahn.

The nearest airports for long-distance visitors are Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden.

Airport Stuttgart

Take tram line S2 or S3 to Hauptbahnhof Stuttgart, then change to a train to Karlsruhe (for exact times of departure, please refer to the train schedule of German Rail).

  • There are various ways to reach Campus North or Campus South by bus or tram. The exact times of departure are available on the website of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund.
  • If you wish to proceed to Campus North or Campus South by car, make sure to approach us from the east.
  • Check the website of Stuttgart Airport for flight connections.

Airport Frankfurt

  • The long-distance train station is in close proximity of the airport. Once you get there, take a train to Karlsruhe (for exact times of departure, please refer to the train schedule of German Rail).
  • There are various ways to reach Campus North or Campus South by bus or tram. The exact times of departure are available on the website of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund.
  • If you wish to proceed to Campus North or Campus South by car, make sure to approach us from the north.
  • Check the website of Frankfurt Airport for flight connections.

Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (Baden-Airpark)

  • The buses available at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport will take you to the train stations of Rastatt or Baden-Baden where you will find trains leaving to Karlsruhe. The Baden-Airpark-Express line will take you to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof.
  • There are various ways to reach Campus North or Campus South by bus or tram. The exact times of departure are available on the website of Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund.
  • If you wish to proceed to Campus North or Campus South by car, make sure to approach us from the south/southwest.
  • Check the website of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport for flight connections.