Moving Day: Check us out on Medium!

Posted by emilia-meres May 18, 2016, 13:05

[EN] We have newly taken up some cool digs on a pretty sweet spot -- a very sleek, readable blogging platform you might know of as Medium. Check out our very own publication: The Thought Exchange, available in English and Polish versions. Grab a coffee, chill out, and let your mind wander with us. [PL] Jesteśmy w ekscytującej fazie nowości, przeprowadzek, re-brandingu, i ogólnego zachwycenia. Czytajcie więcej na naszej nowej platformie: The Thought Exchange w dwóch wersjach -- angielskiej i polskiej. Serdecznie zapraszamy do lektury i zachęcamy do pozostawiania komentarzy.

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Dear Technology...

Posted by emilia-meres March 07, 2016, 18:03

Robonauts-600979_960_7201 Does anyone here remember Y2K? If you do, you likely haven’t given much thought for about 15. 5 years. Welcome to the 21st century -- the most fast-paced, technologically advanced, globalised, and interconnected century of them all. Welcome to the age where problems and glitches are efficiently solved, hacked, and long forgotten almost as quickly as they reach the masses in the first place. Where the question, “What’s the wifi password here?” has become the most used conversation opener (and, simultaneously, conversation closer) in our common public interactions.  Welcome to the age where technology prevails -- everyone has access, everyone uses it, and yet only about 1% of the population knows how it works, how to fix it when it breaks, and how to design the Next Best Thing.

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Resolution 2016: Stop Making Resolutions

Posted by emilia-meres January 20, 2016, 19:01

Cover_tt_1500x5003 Once a year, every year, something crazy, whimsical, and uniquely magical happens. On the night of December 31, we transport, transcend, progress — we even age! — by an entire year. No, this is not a joke. This is not some sort of mysterious sorcery. Don’t even bother trying to figure out this next-level scientific phenomenon — just accept it. Actually, we’ve gotten quite good at accepting it.

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Pass it on, or the major brainstorming activity of TEDxKraków

Posted by marlena-baradziej July 14, 2015, 12:07

10532385_920544657968738_8023729218337021192_n We already know the winners of the Pass it on – Win a smartwatch! competition. Over 200 people put forward their suggestions how to promote and share an idea of their choice. The amount of submitted proposals as well as their diversity and creativity certainly did not make the jury's task easier. The rules were simple. Participants had to fill out a questionnaire, where they were supposed to indicate an idea from the talks that they particularly enjoyed and describe a way to spread this idea – hence the phrase 'pass it on'. The filled-in forms were all collected in an idea box.

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We're happy you joined us at TEDxKraków 2015!

Posted by ula June 19, 2015, 23:06

18344028913_3286fbd23d_o It's been almost a week since the conference and we still can't get over it – Saturday 13 June was far better than we have imagined. We sincerely hope that it was the same for you. The registration desks opened at 9:30 and that's how the day started. It seemed everyone was surprised by the amount of colours, which added cheerfulness to the rather moderate black, red and white interior of ICE Kraków Congress Centre (TED colours!), as well as by the number of smiling, eager to help volunteers. Those who came early could take their time to discover companies that presented their developments in the Demo Alley. It was a space for unusual local entrepreneurs, created in collaboration with Krakow Technology Park (read more about Demo Alley here).

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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

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, 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.