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TEDxMälaren - Mikael Strandberg - NORMALNA, The Siberian Way to Understanding the Meaning of Life

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Uploaded on Jul 13, 2010

In 2004, Mikael Strandberg explored Siberia by canoe and skis for over 3500km at -58 degrees -- An Expedition which is globally hailed as one of the coldest ever in the history of exploration.

Being an explorer for 25 years now, Mikael Strandberg is considered as one of the world's 50 most important and famous explorers by The Royal Geographical Society in London. He has travelled to 112 countries and has slept more than 2500 nights in his tent.

Mikael is also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Explorers' Club, Travellers Club and the Long Riders Guild and has received several prestigious awards.

Besides being an explorer, Mikael has also produced three internationally renowned documentaries for television as well as written several books and lectured all over the world. Some of his works are "PATAGONIA -- 3,000 kilometres by horse", "THE MASAAI PEOPLE -- 1,000 kilometres by foot" and his much awarded, "-58 degrees -- exploring Siberia on skies."

His passion for exploration has given him the title "the best contemporary explorer in the world" by the Explorers Club in London.

TEDxMälaren (June 15, 2010) was organized by a bunch of quirky students from Singapore while on exchange in Sweden.

The name Mälaren comes from Lake Mälaren, the third largest lake in Sweden. Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea on its eastern end to form 14 major islands, thus shaping Stockholm.

Just like Lake Mälaren that connects towns across Sweden, TEDxMälaren will connect topics in featuring a holistic perspective of inter-linked global issues through the audience, the organizers and speakers of diverse backgrounds, with different forms of media.

TEDxMälaren aims to reach beyond the Scandinavian seas and explore the influence of cultural, political and socio-economic diversity on the way we think, and ought to think for a better future.

About TEDx, x = independently organised event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.

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