Happy City: True or False?

Posted by agata , May 30, 2014, 00:05

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Is there such a thing as a happy city, or is it just an imaginary concept, which in recent years gained  a lot of popularity? The truth is that this is a complicated subject, but we're getting closer to answering this question,  because it will be the main topic of our next TEDxKrakówCinema. zdj. Miastamaniak
Unfortunately, the data speaks for itself: cities occupy only 2% of the Earth's surface, but they are home to half of the population of our planet that is responsible for as much as 75% of energy consumption and up to 80% of CO2 emissions. These factors are significantly impacting our cities and our lives forcing us to adjust and find new ways to happily live in this new reality. Krakow, just like any large city,  has its problems. Smog, traffic jams, public transport, bicycle paths are only a small representation of what we face as residents of Krakow.

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TEDxKraków Transcribeathon

Posted by ewa , May 13, 2014, 10:05

Have you ever wondered (a) how the subtitles on TED and TEDx talks happen and (b) why some TEDx talks have subtitles, but others don’t (but they should)?

Well, here’s a chance to find out about (a) and do something about (b). On Sunday 8 June we’re organising the first TEDxKrakow Transcribeathon at Pauza In Garden (the cafe in the basement of the Małopolska Arts Garden, entry from ul. Szujskiego). We’ll be giving you an introduction to the TED Open Translation Project (a worldwide network of volunteers who translate TED and TEDx Talks) and you’ll have a chance to get going on your own transcription - the first step to sharing ideas worth spreading in over 100 languages!

Up until recently, the OTP project has concentrated on translating the 1,000+ talks on TED. com, but now they’re getting going on the 22,000+ TEDx talks. That includes those from all the Polish TEDx events, many of which are still on the “to-do” list.

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Create TEDxKraków with us!

Posted by maro , April 23, 2014, 11:04

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Dear friends of TEDxKrakow! We’re writing this post to let you know we have two good pieces of news for you. First, we’re looking for great people to join our team. And secondly, we’re starting work on the next edition of TEDxKraków which will take place in spring 2015. Just think of all the fantastic things you can do when you don’t have to worry about the weather!
As you know, last year's event was a big success and we were thrilled to have received so much positive feedback. Thank you! Thanks to you we know that it’s worth changing Kraków and speaking loudly about the value of ideas. We also know that we raised the bar and next time we want to raise it even higher.

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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.