Listen to amazing speakers live, meet over 400 TEDx fans and get inspired!
This year, the third time in a row, the TEDxKazimierz main event will be held on 22nd April 2017 in the wonderful VARIETE Theatre. The theme of our event is INSPIRATION. Underlying this concept is an essential mix of topics between art, entertainment, motivation, education, science and technology.
In Krakow's Musical VARIETE Theatre's stunning interior we will introduce you to the world of inspiring ideas delivered by people successful and or doing important things in many different walks of life, some famous, others who deserve to be. The speakers promise to capture the imagination of our audience with their ideas and enthusiasm, their charisma and the stories they tell.
The talks from the stage is fundamental to our event but is only part of it! At the main TEDxKazmierz Event we put a huge effort into Audience Experience, making sure that every aspect of the day is as good possible. Participants can expect artistic performances and workshops, and welcome to the after party on Barka – the coolest boat bar in Kraków.
This project is funded by the Małopolska Voivodeship
Manager of ADAMED SmartUP programme
The SmartUP Program is for motivated and talented youth. It seeks especially aspiring professionals with revolutionary mentalities and also those with exceptional teamwork skills.
He is one of Poland’s Youtube sensations. In his smash hit “Rap Nobody faster than Rap God (Eminem”), MC Silk raps in 7 languages! It has been viewed more than 9 million times. He argues that talent and ability are more important than fame. MC Silk has also rapped to raise awareness of Polskie Towarzystwo Kardiologiczne (Polish Cardiological Society). He builds his artistic career, despite severe health problems of his own.
ex-Wall Street executive, hedge fund manage
He puts ideas into words and code, and sometimes into action. His purpose: is to act so as to earn the gratitude of generations as yet unborn and his creed is to care.
Disability rights activist
Wioleta says about herself that she is positively twisted with a head full of ideas, a little bit crazy and eternally has a pleasant smile on her face.
Church for the City of Krakow
Pastor, youth worker, entrepreneur, actively involved in the local community.
Dawid is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience. With successes he built from ground up Polish branches of EPAM, SolarWinds and Vizent Digital. Additionally lead major projects for IBM, iLoop and Medical Marketing Studies Inc. on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently CEO of SKK S.A.
Teacher doing a TEDx in her school
Alina Małocha, a teacher trainer and a secondary school teacher of English with 20 years of teaching experience. Studied at Teacher Training College in Zakopane and University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, at the Faculty of English, majored in Methodology of TEFL.
Stand-up comedian and community organiser
“After hearing my talk, I want people to consider putting their hand up for something and to get that exciting feeling of stepping off the ledge with an idea that they feel inspired by!”
British actor, film director and producer
Expect Allen’s TEDxKazimierz speech to fuse his acting background and the experience of launching a new venture into a compelling call to action.
Psychologist and educator
At TEDxKazimierz Dr Agnieszka Wilczynska will tell us about many local and international projects, which she is involved, primarily in the “Heroic Imagination Project” that is executed in Poland in collaboration with Prof. Philip Zimbardo.
Head of FinTech at Onfido
Jamie’s message to TEDxKazimierz is to ask whether lessons, wisdom and principles in our culture — from Plato to Pokémon – can inspire people to tackle the hardest and most important questions like, ‘How do I live a fulfilling life?’ or ‘What should I do for a career?’
Co-founder of the Regional Volunteer Centre in Krakow
Co-founder and President of Regional Volunteer Center in Krakow. Coordinator of numerous social projects. She trains and deals with counseling in the areas of volunteer management in organizations, setting up and running School Volunteer Clubs, teaches legal aspects of volunteering. She has many years of experience working with children and youth. She is a philologist and teaches Polish foreigners on an everyday basis.
Tegoroczna, już trzecia z rzędu, konferencja TEDxKazimierz odbędzie się 22 kwietnia 2017 roku w Teatrze VARIETE. Tym razem motywem przewodnim naszego wydarzenia jest INSPIRACJA. Pod tym pojęciem kryje się esencjonalna mieszanka tematyczna z pogranicza sztuki, rozrywki, motywacji, nauki i technologii.
The next TEDxKazimierz conference will take place on the 18th June 2016. Again, we will host the event at the Galicia Jewish Museum. The theme of this year's event is “Transformation”. This topic raises a wide variety of associations. Firstly - it may refer to local politics and the economy, secondly - to the realm of innovation and technology, and finally - the personal changes taking place in all of us. Naturally, this doesn't cover everything and further interpretation is left up to you and our speakers.
On the 23rd May 2015, the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow played host to the very first TEDxKazimierz. The theme for this conference was “Age is no Limit" and on the famous red circle there were several speakers among whom were comedian Jim Williams, journalist Edward Lucas and war hero Wojciech Narębski plus an array of artists, scientists and business people. Our conference began early morning and presentations were conducted throughout the day in Polish and English.
TEDx is a local independently organized variant of the TED conference. It can be organized anywhere in the world on a license granted by the Sapling Foundation - a US non-profit foundation that owns and manages TED. The “x” stands for an Independently Organized TEDx Event. All TEDx events are organized independently, and their subject matter, duration and the list of invited guests depend on the licensee. The license holder is obliged to respect the rules by which all the participants and supporters of TEDx can unite in the name of similar ideals, creating a platform for exchange of ideas and inspiration.
Under the title of TEDx, license holders can create various initiatives aimed at integrating the local community and to jointly develop positive solutions for their environment. These activities can, among other things, include TEDxSalon, TEDxAdventure or TEDxCinema.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
This is the main conference, organized once a year, as well as collateral initiatives uniting the community around the idea of TED, like our monthly meetups and TedxAdventures.
In addition to the main conference we also organize a series of smaller events. Kazimierz is full of interesting people - activists, artists and thinkers. We want to give them a chance to present their ideas to the general public and intoxicate the audience with concepts of growth, innovation and tolerance regardless of age, religion, orientation or beliefs.
The TEDxKazimierz philosophy fits in with the historically diverse characteristics of this district by opening the stage to experiencing and embracing the multi-colored and often difficult history of Kazimierz.
British businessman and social entrepreneur. Has lived in Krakow for more than half of his life – Grew up in Oxford, studied economics in Cambridge and moved to Poland in 1991. Has established and invested in a number of technology businesses. Active in supporting business and social entrepreneurship and the startup community. Has been involved in TEDx as a speaker, sponsor, and organiser, with TEDxKazimierz since 2015, and other TEDx-es since 2010.
Hailing from Ireland and claiming Kraków as his home for more than half a decade, Paul brings his experience from television production to the world of TEDxKazimierz. Paul is responsible for all the technical elements of the main conference. You will see him on the day standing behind the camera and getting high on caffeine.
Head of event & audience experience
Wioletta has many years of experience in marketing, branding, advertising and organising conferences worldwide, especially in the IT space. She has been connected to the world of TED and TEDx since 2012. In her spare time a passionate traveller, skater and snowboarder. In love with dancing, fashion and street photography, grasping the unique aspects of changing dynamics in human and social events.
Head of Marketing
Working in Marketing on a daily basis, which is her biggest interest, right next to New Technologies, Advertising, TED talks, travelling, different sports and many more. Make-up artist and a tour guide in a spare time. In TedxKazimierz team responsible for Marketing and Media Relations.
Speaker Logistics Manager
Film loving, Fantasy obsessed, Travel addicted Ukrainian who by day is an assistant working with super cool video production company in Kraków and by night with a flick of her magic wand transcends the challenges of speaker logistics within the insane world of TEDxKazimierz.
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