TEDxKrakówLive - what an evening that was!

Posted by ula , March 25, 2014, 00:03


Bill and Melinda Gates, Sting, Philip Zimbardo and other popular TED speakers on one stage, during one evening, with lots of interesting people that came to share their amazing ideas? If you attended TEDxKrakówLive last Wednesday, you know what we’re talking about. That evening, Klub Pauza was full of interesting TED talks and even more interesting conversation. The house was full of people right when the event started at 16. 00. Everyone looking forward to having a chance of participating in the 30th anniversary TED conference. We started the evening off with a discussion on which Polish people should be nominated for the TED Prize - a prize of one million dollars for implementation a wish that will change the world for the better.

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What's TED Prize?

Posted by aga , March 17, 2014, 17:03


If you were to list people who are able do positively influence others through their passion, what names come to mind to you? Who from Krakow or Poland would deserve to be on that list? Owsiak, Ochojska, or maybe your next door neighbor that no one has ever heard of?
We are looking for people who are doing something special, have charisma and know how to involve others to change the world for the better. Do you know someone like that? Nominate him for the 2015 TED Prize! You really should, because the award is not only prestigious, but is awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. TED Prize supports that one wish to inspire the world by giving that person $1 million dollars towards their powerful idea.  This year’s winner has just been announced! Charmian Gooch, focused on fighting against corruption, is the 2014 TED Prize recipient. Don’t miss this chance to nominate someone special you know. Nominations for the 2015 TED Prize may be submitted until March 31, 2014.

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Straight from Vancouver to Kraków: TED2014

Posted by agata , March 11, 2014, 12:03


Can’t wait for TED’s 2014 conference? Guess what – we are bringing two sessions straight from Vancouver to Krakow on March 19 long before they’re available on TED. com!

TED’s 30th anniversary conference is set to better understand how the most significant developments from the last 30 years will shape our future.   “The Next Chapter” brings some of the most intriguing speakers of all time to TED’s main stage as well as to five special All-Stars sessions during which these speakers will expand on their ideas and join audience in breakout groups for further discussions. TEDxKraków will stream two of the sessions on Wednesday, March 19. In addition, in the spirit of bringing positive change to our local community, we also prepared some fun activities for Wednesday’s afternoon. We will start at 4pm at Klub Pauza with an activity designed to select local nominees for the TED Prize.

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.