MEDIA RELEASE, 11.8.2017 10:00 Location: Bock’s Corner Brewery

MEDIA RELEASE, 11.8.2017 10:00 Location: Bock’s Corner Brewery
August 11, 2017 TEDxVasa

Local companies support the first ever TEDxVasa

Some of Vasa’s best known companies & organisations are getting behind one of the most inspiring and important events in Vasa this year, which is set to bring some of the world’s best thinkers to the city. TEDxVasa will take place on 22nd of September 2017 in Vasa.

The theme of this year’s event is Progress through Innovation, Technology and Leadership.

TEDxVasa is an independently organised event, made possible by local volunteers and sponsors who want to engage their community. This exciting event will feature speakers and performance artists from the Vasa area and from much further afield. It will span a wide range of topics from Tackling Climate Change and Open Source Entrepreneurship to the Star Wreck movie Saga and 80’s Synthesized Music.

After the event, videos of the talks will be found online for everyone to watch.

The sponsors and speakers will gather at a launch event for a speakers dinner at Vasa’s iconic Bock’s Corner Brewery on the evening prior to the event.

Sponsors for the TEDxVasa 2017 event include Wärtsilä, Pictor, Adeprimo and Multitronic, which have supported the event since the start with marketing material, professional staging, recording, lighting and sound, all to give the attendees a world class TEDx experience.

One of the sponsors, Wärtsilä, is one of the global leaders in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets.


The Managing Director of Wärtsilä Finland Oy Stefan Damlin says: “It’s great that a local TEDx event is finally arranged. The companies in this region benefit from a lively and active community, which can present people with innovative thoughts and ideas worth sharing. TEDx is a well known concept in the world and it is great that Vasa now is joining the TEDx league”.

The TEDxVasa organisers add: “The city has embraced TEDx. We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors, without them, we wouldn’t be able to put this event on. We are working with organisations from all sectors in Vasa and beyond. We see that this is a golden opportunity to bring together some of the most fantastic talents this area has to offer on innovation, technology and leadership.”

“We already have a stellar lineup of speakers and performers for this first-ever TEDxVasa event. They all have ‘ideas worth sharing’. We expect the audience, those present on the day and people who watch the videos afterwards, to go away intrigued, challenged, inspired and entertained.”

1 Comment

  1. bruno woeran 8 months ago

    awesome that this is happening in Vaasa!!
    too bad i only get back on the 24th from a “down under” research collaboration event.

    outcome to be seen online lateron.
    good luck!!!

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