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.

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.

News

TEDxKazimierz monthly meetup: A retrospective

Our next monthly TEDxKazimierz MeetUp will take place on the 30th of March and the topic will be...a retrospective of TEDxKazimierz.

If you are curious to see what we did in the last 2 years and have a flavour of what we will be doing during our next main event, join us at 6.30 at Zaraz Wracam! As always, we will have icebreaking activities to help attendees meet people and build a community.

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Speakers: #4 Anna Kosińska

Graduate of the prestigious University of Cambridge with a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences and a master’s degree in European interdisciplinary studies. She began her career as a tutor of biology, chemistry and Spanish language.

The SmartUP Program is for motivated and talented youth. It seeks especially aspiring professionals with revolutionary mentalities and also those with exceptional teamwork skills. For more information about SmartUP Program or other projects please join us at our coming TEDxKazimierz event.

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Speakers: #3 Don Allen

Don Allen, 42, is a British actor, film director, and producer. Allen was born in Coventry, England where he studied Theater and Dramatic Arts and became passionate about acting.

Expect Allen’s TEDxKazimierz speech to fuse his acting background and the experience of launching a new venture into a compelling call to action.

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Conferences

Current

Inspiration, Teatr Variété

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.

22 Apr

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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

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.

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.

Wioletta

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.

Sonia

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.

Lorenzo

Ambassador/Head of Volunteers

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.

Krzysztof

Floating Atom

Jack of all trades, wearing many hats. Salesperson, copywriter, event manager, supporting of Krakow startup community by organizing Hive53 meetups. Passionate about brewing beer and lacrosse.

Asia

Head of Graphics Team

Asia is a Graphic Designer

Adam

Head of Sponsorship

Adam has been helping on Sponsorship

Magdalena

Venue / Registration

Psychologist, Recruiter from time to time, Life enthusiast. Has been in TEDxKazimierz team from the begining. Loves watching TED Talks and travelling.

Leszek

IT Guy

Leszek is in charge of our website

Contact us

If you want more information, please email us at contact@tedxkazimierz.com
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Well then, click here to start your TEDxKazimierz adventure.

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