In the first TEDxStuttgart we want to show how Stuttgart is learning from the past to drive its history into the future. At TEDxStuttgart 2012, we want incorporate this vision into our theme. ‘What can we learn from the past to shape our future’. Self-reflection is necessary for everyone looking to move forward. This is no exemption for a city or region as a whole. Let us find out what we have learned and where we are going.