About us

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.

TEDxKazimierz was first organized in May 2015 at the Galicia Jewish Museum. Our conference aims to serve the local community by giving great people, ideas and projects in Kazimierz a global stage. While, at the same time, importing from the international community inspiring people, their ideas and projects to enable a co-creation of new initiatives which aim to not only build a community of TED and TEDx fans but to inspire local innovation and embrace the historical heritage of this district of Krakow.

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.

News

We are back!

Our TEDxKazimierz monthly MeetUp this month in on 17th August on the topic of Realities.

Do we have nowadays just one reality? Or more? Can we mix them? If yes, then how? Why Pokemon Go are so popular? How our reality will look in the next few years? Come to talk about it!

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Predicting the Future

When? 27th September Where? Atelier, Plac Nowy 7 1/2 What time? 6:30 pm

Is it possible to forecast the future? Or to shape it? How can we do that? Which technologies will have the biggest impact? Which will be the most influential? What will you do in the next 5 years? 10 years? 25? Come to talk about it!

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Conferences

Previous

Transformation, Galicia Museum

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.

18 Jun

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Age is no limit, Galicia Museum

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.

23 May

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TEDxKazimierz Team

Adam

Head of Sponsorship

Ania

Head of PR & Communication

Wstrzykuje frajdę do pracy. Na co dzień. Prowadzi bloga poświęconego trendom i innowacjom, szkoli, występuje publicznie. Można ją spotkać podczas wydarzeń związanych z marketingiem, komunikacją i branżą IT. Zawodowo zajmuje się employer brandingiem, tworząc i realizując kampanie wizerunkowo-rekrutacyjne. Fanka gier, grywalizacji oraz niestandardowych działań marketingowych. W TEDxKazimierz czuwa nad przygotowaniem i dystrybucją treści.

Asia

Graphic Designer

Absolwentka Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie na kierunku grafika, magister sztuki, grafik-freelancer. W ramach stypendium programu Erasmus studiowała Multimedia Design na Universidade da Beira Interior w Portugalii. Pasjami ogląda animacje, a od czasu do czasu tworzy gify. Uwielbia podróże, koniecznie z aparatem w ręku. Wolontariuszka m.in. Nowohuckiego Festiwalu Sztuki i Sztukobrania. Aktualnie zdobywa kwalifikacje nauczycielskie.

Justyna

Floating Atom

Krzysztof

Speaker Research Coordinator

Za dnia pracuje jako PRowiec w branży eventowej, po godzinach współpracuje z lokalną społecznością startupową, jest też jednym z założycieli nowopowstałego stowarzyszenia Voices. Miłośnik podróży i piwa górnej fermentacji, samozwańczy ekspert od facylitacji. Dodatkowo, nieustannie tworzy kolejne blogi, które regularnie zamyka. Podobnie jest z pisaniem powieści, której prawdopodobnie nigdy nie doniesie do wydawnictwa. W TEDxKazimierz koordynuje poszukiwania prelegentów.

Lorenzo

Ambassador

Blogger, recruiter, chess player, in love with psychology, manga, TED talks and meeting new people. Right now he is connecting the dots while enjoying life in the process.

Magdalena

Venue / Registration

Marcin

IT Guy

Can't imagine a day without a computer, a week without a book, a month without a startup event and a life without animals. Seeing great results of his work is what relaxes him, that’s why he helps to organize TEDxKazimierz, coLEAD conferences and some other events. He disappears sometimes. You can find him then somewhere in space, looking for unicorns.

Paul

Executive Producer

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.

Paulina

Community Manager

Her aim is to make peoples lives better. As a recruiter she do her best to find a suitable job for them. As a member of TedxKazimierz Adventure she create valuable experiences in Adventures for them. As a TedxKazimierz Community Manager she help with speading ideas in Kazimierz community. If you want to join her in this mission, let her know and you will create something amazing together!

Richard

Curator

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.

Wioletta

Audience Experience

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