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TEDxKrakówCinema - a new initiative from TEDxKraków

We’ll be getting together to watch TEDTalks and TEDx talks and sharing the TED experience with Kraków

Each time we will focus on a different topic.

Why TEDTalks?

We’d like to create a comfortable space in Kraków for creative debates about the role of technology, education, human behaviour in creating a more harmonious future, where ideas are the source of intelligent and constructive collaboration rather than conflict.

This month

The last TEDxKrakówCinema before the summer break belonged to you, our community as once again, we drew random TEDTalks that had been submitted by the participants.

The first TEDTalk that we drew was Rory Sutherland’s talk “Life Lessons from an Ad Man”. Rory’s amusing and ironic presention touched on how advertising changes our perception of the product, not the product itself. The discussion touched on some of Poland’s most striking advertising campaigns and on what can be done so that the advert does more than just advertise the product. On a side note, if you’re curious about the difference between square and diamond shaped breakfast cereal - you should definitely watch this talk ;-)

The second TEDTalk we chose was - Sheryl Sandberg’s talk on "Why we have too few women leaders". It raised a real and heated debate among those present! We talked about social stereotypes of gender and of the consequences that follow. We discussed the Polish saying that a real man must plant a tree, build a house and father a son, as well as how women who don’t want to have children are pereceived. We wondered why there are fewer women than men in top positions in politics and business and how we, as individuals, can change this? Where should this change start? And what can we do about it?

The last film of the evening was by Hans Rosling, "Let my dataset change your mindset." During his speech at the U.S. State Department, Hans Rosling used his fascinating software to present data and refute the myths associated with developing countries. His talk isn’t just about a (very interesting) collection of data on government subsidies in the world, but also an excellent lesson in reading statistics.
After the formal end of the meeting, as always we reconvened downstairs in Klub Pauza to continue the discussion.

So enjoy the summer and see you in September at the next TEDxKrakówCinema!

We thank our partners for their support of this event: Kino Pauza and Ericpol.

What: TEDxKrakowCinema July
When: Tuesday, 02 July, 2013, 19.00
Where: Kino Pauza
  Floriańska 18, Kraków

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