In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. Read more about TEDxHHL!

About our initiative

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. A program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our program is called TEDxHHL, a student initiative from the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. At our TEDxHHL event, TED Talks video and live speakers will be combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Team spirit is very important to us. TEDxHHL has a small but strong team. 15 motivated members are fully committed to organize the best possible conference for you, with inspiring speakers and topics that move the world forward.


Our speakers team aims to not only spot speakers that have a message to convey, but also ensure that these messages, well-presented, reach out to a global audience in the most impactful way.


All aspects related to finance and partnerships are executed by our sponsor team. This includes the recruiting of sponsors, requests at public institutions, and private donations.


The operations team handles all activities related to the day of the event, including creation, ticketing, and execution of the event rundown, coordinating and booking of the venue and external service providers, as well as handling pre and post-production.


Starting with social media, website design, and offline marketing, our marketing team is fully committed to getting in contact with you and making you familiar with each year’s topic and speakers.

The Faces Behind

Our Heads

Our Heads are the driving force, coordinating all activities of the initiative. The team consists of six elected volunteers, that are responsible for their respective areas: Speakers, Sponsors, Operations and Marketing.

Maria FrenzelHead of Initiative

Lara SchulzHead of Marketing

Philipp FischerHead of Finance & Sponsors

Mauritz BrandHead of Speakers

Moritz MainkaHead of Operations

Lukas JägerHead of Operations

Our Volunteers

TEDxHHL highly values all members of the initiative. 9 further volunteers make our initiative complete. Each of them helping where they can, for their respective area.

  • Hagen Träger – Overaching
  • Thomas Bünnemayer – Operations
  • Prakunj Muniyal – Operations
  • Karthik B – Operations
  • Militsa Ivanova – Sponsoring
  • Nico Kleemann – Sponsoring
  • Anna-Lena Hanschke – Overaching
  • Laura Frank – Overaching
  • Aishwin Arora – Operations

Want to become a member of the TEDxHHL initiative?