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November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year’s TEDxStockholm will be hosting Lighthouse, an enlightening and amazing experience of live TEDx talks where seven speakers will share new, brilliant ideas that will bring light into our lives.

The talks will be given by particle physics, serial adventurers, artists, creative geniuses and covering topics such as technology, entertainment, design, education, science and society.

Lighthouse will look into the past and future of music, what will prevail and what will emerge to disrupt industry, how the new generation brings some important lessons and challenges in the future workforce, how data can not only explain, but also empower individuals and break glass ceilings, how imagination cannot be defined by constructs of usefulness and pragmatism and how to keep it alive. We will explore what AI can offer for education, what you can learn by crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat, and how to restructure your home so that we will not need planets of resources to support our needs in twenty years.

Two artists perform live during the event, we will see TED talk videos and innovative companies participate as exhibitors. The event ends with an after party that continues until 1:00 pm.


Dr. Elina Berglund is the CTO and co-founder of NaturalCycles – the contraception app which allows women to help prevent, plan and monitor pregnancies. Elina and her husband were looking for an effective natural contraceptive. With a desire to avoid the side effects of the pill, Elina decided to apply her mathematical skills from particle physics to create a unique algorithm that could accurately pinpoint when a woman was fertile – and this was turned into an app so all couples could benefit from the innovation.

Lisa Gunnarsson currently the Head of LinkedIn Nordics, has experience from leadership, sales and talent management and has led a variety of teams since the age of 23, raising four children at the same time. Lisa will be speaking about what we can all learn from generation Z to be more successful in the emerging new world of work.

Stefan Erlandsson works as Business Development Manager for Swedish fashion company Björn Borg. Stefan has climbed mountains in Russia, run ultra-marathons up to 160km, competed in an Ironman Triathlon — 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bicycle ride and a 42.20 km marathon run, one after another without a break – and paddled 200km in a kayak in a single non-stop run.

Håkan Lidbo is an artist and music composer. He is also a strong believer that imagination can be trained, something that everyone can do. Håkan has proven his own imagination abilities with the release of over 350 records and roughly as many art projects involving things such as music, games, apps, film, radio and robots.

Eva Jarlsdotter began her career as a journalist in daily press and national news agency. After almost a decade in journalism, she left to work in global leadership roles in communications and corporate and social responsibility, in telecom and life science industry. Today she is regarded as the pioneer of the concept [email protected] and she is on the board of Social Entrepreneurship Forum. She currently works as a social entrepreneur, author, advisor and speaker.

Michele Benincaso is the founder and CEOof the Stockholm-based music technology startup Mind Music Labs, a company developing an innovative ‘music operating system’ for smart musical instruments. He is a world-class luthier who studied traditional violin making techniques at the Antonio Stradivari school in Cremona, Italy, and for more than ten years has crafted custom electric guitars and basses for international artists in his Stockholm workshop.


November 25, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stockholm, Sweden
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