An independently organized TED event



October 7th, 2017


Norwegian School of Economics


The Good Old Days?


Everyone of us heard these sentences from their parents: “Back then, everything was better…”, “I can remember those days, when everything was still fine…”, “Do you remember darling, The Good Old Days?”

Today it’s all about change, changing life-style, changing technologies, changing what we do, and the way we do it. Changes seem to appear in an increasing pace. What do people mean when they speak about The Good Old Days? Is it simply a fact young people do not recognise, is it only a glorification of the past, or is it simply a distorted perception?
The TEDxBergen 2017 team wants to present a deep and careful reflection at apparent changes that occurred over time, as well as alleged changes, from different perspectives. Thus, we hope to evoke our audiences’ thoughts on the great changes humans have achieved, and on the exciting days ahead of us.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBergen, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxBergen, are self-organized. At TEDxBergen TEDTalks video and live performances from speakers are combined to spark deep discussion among participants.