Together with ERSTE Foundation we were proud partners of the TEDx Donauinsel Salon Impact, which took place last year on September 29, 2023. On an afternoon at the Odeon Theatre in Vienna, we were inspired by 10 thought-provoking, touching and eye-opening TED Talks. Eleven people who dedicate their professional lives to creating positive impact talked about protecting dolphins in the Adriatic, a child eating an onion for breakfast, why making money won’t save the world and more. All this was accompanied by four amazing artistic performances. Below, you can find all videos of the talks and performances.
Gabriela Gandel has built some of the world’s largest social entrepreneurship and youth leadership networks. In this TEDx talk, she explains why networks are so important for social impact and shares her secrets of how to build effective networks.
Ivana Šeparović and Henrieta Belegišanin fight to protect marine life in the Adriatic. In this talk, they educate us about the rules we should know when getting in contact with dolphins so that these astonishing creatures can thrive in the Adriatic sea for many generations to come.
In search of making an impact and helping others, Mirela Nemtanu left the corporate world to help others through palliative care services. In this talk, she shares the lessons she learned about life from working with people who are dying.
Ștefania Neagoe addresses the reality of poverty and the role of social workers in empowering those impacted. Through the powerful example of a woman facing poverty, it demonstrates that with proper support, people can lift themselves out of poverty while maintaining dignity.
Recognizing that our current system of exploiting the planet is unsustainable, Teia Ciulacu was not content to be just another person discussing climate change. So, she began planting, what she calls, “hope trees” in some of the most inhospitable regions of Romania.
Urška works in an NGO that promotes gender-equality and inclusion through contemporary arts. She teaches us how language can affect our view of others and gives practical advice on how to become more inclusive and empathetic with our language in and outside the workplace.