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.