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Written on June 24, 2016 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Professional

TEDxIEMadrid-2016-JG-011We all went through a stage when growing up where curiosity sparked. We started to question the norms and our most frequent question was “Why?”.  This curiosity might have driven our parents crazy but was a pivotal point in our development where we start learning more about the world, the things we can and can’t do and other common social norms.  However, at some point for many of us asking the question of “why” starts to happen less frequently. Why does this happen and how can we change this?

The second edition of TEDxIEMadrid event took place at Google Campus on June 2nd where 11 speakers took the stage to share their Why Not? ideas, when they questioned an internal thought, a potential new opportunity, a new career path and asked: “Why Not?”

TEDxIEMadrid-2016-JG-068Michelle Raymond opened the event with a solo musical performance followed by a speech that gave the audience goosebumps of “How to Tune in and Out” sharing her experience about being authentic and the challenges she has had to overcome. Dr. Rolf Strom-Olsen had us questioning the current misalignment between valuation and share-holder’s interests with his talk “Towards a Better Capitalism” and Kamayani Gupta, inspired us all to pack our bags and taught the benefits of traveling solo with: “Why Travel Solo?”. Luca Torre shared with us a simple idea: Managing instead of Measuring on the Impact Investing arena with, “Can we invest to promote social change”. Eddy Travia explained how blockchain works and “How the Blockchain Revolution Will Change Our Lives”. Finally, Eva Katharina Herber closed the first half of the event sharing how “Meaning Works” and how we all can create meaning in our day to day lives.

The second half of the event started with a powerful spoken word poetry performance titled “Questions Asked” by IE MDVM students Gonzalo Camúñez, Clarissa Rotzel, Jonathan Nelson and Michele Richner. Dr. Mark Esposito showed us a new way dive within uncertainty with his “DRIVE the Future as It Unfolds” talk and Diana Ruano gave us a clue on how to change the way we look at non-profits re-branding them with “Bursting the Bubble of Non-Profits”.  IE Alumni, Maria Sirotkina showed us how much we can learn and engage with our community if we just “Open a Bakery”, not every business can be a Unicorn. Dr. Deborah McCauley shared how we need to change the way we look at wildlife conservation in her talk “The Missing Piece in Wildlife Conservation”. Yetunde Hofmann closed the event by spreading love and passion to the audience with her “Why Not Have Love in Business?” talk. The entire event was hosted by Marta Gonzalez Perez a current IE MCC Student and part of the TEDxIEMadrid organizing team.

TEDxIEMadrid-2016-JG-046 About 100 people from IE Business School and Madrid attended the event to hear the TEDxIEMadrid talks and network with other likeminded people. Audience members were greeted with a Why Not? Gift bag that reminded them to keep asking Why Not? And jot down any notes in a custom notepad. During the breaks and final cocktail hour participants mingled, took pictures in a dedicated photo booth and were able to feel as if they were speaking on stage with Virtual Reality technology provided by VGrounds.

TEDxIEMadrid was an incredible event, it got people thinking of new ideas, asking more questions and sharing their stories.  We can all be inspired when we listen to others as well as ask the question: Why Not?

Videos and photos from the event will be shared soon.  Follow TEDxIEMadrid on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the info.



Written on May 12, 2016 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Professional

ie_fundacion[1]Among all the important values IE supports, our flagship are Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Social Innovation and Diversity. IE Foundation (FIE) considers Diversity and Humanities as the most challenging to sponsor.

FIE, sponsor of TEDx IE Madrid WHY NOT?, is happy to reward  those students who made their contribution to Diversity and/or Humanities with 3 free tickets for this amazing event.

The Center for Diversity and IE Humanities Center encourage those IE students and alumni who contributed to foster the development of Diversity and/or Humanities at IE to send a motivational letter to following the guidelines mentioned below:

  • All letters will be due between May 16th at 8:00 am to May 20th at 12:00 pm (before and after these dates, no letter will be read as part of the application).
  • The subject of the emails has to be “Motivational Letter for TEDx IE Madrid”, otherwise they will not be reviewed.
  • You need to include an ID photo in the motivational letter.
  • In the letter, you should explain all the activities you have carried out to foster the development of Diversity and/or Humanities at IE: participation in clubs, research, inviting speakers, etc.
  • Letters must not be longer than 300 words.
  • Only IE alumni, fellows and students are eligible, unless they formally work for IE Higher Education.
  • For reasons of transparency, the three names and achievements of the winners will be published.

More about TEDxIEMadrid:

Date: June 2nd, 4-9 pm
Venue: Google Campus Madrid, C/Moreno Nieto, 2
Original ticket price: 35€
More information:


Would you like to join the organizing team of the 2nd TEDxIEMadrid edition to be celebrated in July 2016? Check the positions available below, and send us your CV and a motivation letter for the position you are interested in! Please send it to before 11:59 pm on Sunday October 25th.

Volunteers + staff
If you’re going to organize a great event, you’ll want to recruit a great team. Your staff and volunteers are the most important people you’ll need to make sure your event is a success.

Venue + spaces
The place where you hold your event is a critical component of its success, so making sure it’s the right space is important.

Speakers + program
How do you find and invest in “ideas worth spreading” anyway? We’ll walk you through this critical undertaking in the planning process, step by step.

Branding + promotions
Promoting your event in a smart and effective way can drive up your attendance, and draw even more attention to the big ideas and conversations happening at your TEDx event.

Audience + experience
The individuals you invite to your TEDx event are both your audience and your community – they’re the people you’re sharing big ideas with.

Sponsors + finances
Creating and managing a budget for your TEDx event can be a challenge. Most events will cost at least some money, so you’ll want to know how much you need, and how to get it.

Video + photography
Video and production can be a heavy lift (literally). From picking the right equipment to editing your recorded video, it takes a lot of work — and attention to detail — to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Campus Life Team

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