TEDxHamburg Licensee - Caren Brockmann
Caren Brockmann is a highly respected marketing and sales professional with a vast amount of experience ranging from new economy and eCulture to pension and healthcare projects. After working for international advertising and internet companies, Caren successfully developed two well-known German start-up companies as part of the top management team. She has been a member of the TEDxHamburg management team for four years. Her mission is to enlarge the TEDx community in Hamburg, especially since she took over the
licences for TEDxHamburg and the TEDxSalons that take place in the city. She loves engaging with passionate people and fascinating ideas and spends a fair share of her time on tennis, travelling and self challenges.
TEDxHamburg Co-Organizer - Stephan Balzer
Stephan Balzer is the founder and managing director of the communications agency red onion GmbH in Berlin. The trained media consultant is one of the pioneers of the German new media scene. He worked during his studies at Pixel Park, from 1991 to 1996 in various positions. In 1996 he founded the Agency lava, which was responsible for many innovative formats and implemented award-winning customer projects. In 1998 he was the co-founder and creative director of the Berlin festival BerlinBeta, which had its focus on future topics, exploring new technologies and trends. In 2009 Stephan Balzer was the first German TEDx conferences licensee and was recently appointed as the TEDx ambassador for Europe by the American TED organization.