About us

TEDxKraków is a group of volunteers acting to share “ideas worth spreading”. We believe that to be innovative, you have to think critically and out of the box. We connect people from different backgrounds and of different stories, who together want to make Kraków a better place and to inspire one another. To achieve this, since 2010 we have organized numerous meetings and events – our speakers were, among others, prof. Jerzy Vetulani (neuroscientist), Srdja Popovic (Serbian activist), Rafał Styczeń (businessman and investor), and Trine Hahnemann (chef and promoter of healthy eating). All of our spekaers’ talks are available in Videos.

Among our meetings and events you can find:

  • The main TEDxKraków conference – a full-day conference with ca. 15 speakers and performers
  • TEDxKrakówLive – a live transmission from the yearly TED and TED Global conferences
  • TEDxKrakówSalon – a series of “mini-conferences” with several speakers, watching TED Talks and networking
  • TEDxKraków coffee meet-ups – informal get-togethers in local cafes, often with workshops.

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TEDxKraków operates under the licence from TED as a part of the TEDx programme – independently organized TED events all over the world.

About TEDx (x = independently organized event)

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

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.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 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, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

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