The motto of TEDxKrakow – “Reconnect the dots” – was inspired by the world around us and the constant changes we experience. According to the organizers, the concept of “local” is no longer associated with a particular place or point in space, and the same trends can be seen in different locations.
During the event, the speakers referred to different initiatives opening our eyes and minds to new ideas. They also gave the audience a chance to find new answers to old questions. The speeches covered various subjects, from human brain and body capabilities to the power of technology.
But the participants could do much more than just listening! They were also invited to enjoy the Demo Alley where the organizers gathered some interesting startups and new technologies.
Sponsoring a good cause
The TED movement is all about spreading ideas and that fits well the concept of Schibsted, so we decided to support the event in Krakow. Schibsted Tech Polska was a bronze partner of TEDxKrakow and sponsored 2 Smartwatches for the participants of the conference. To win one, the contestants had to describe their idea of promoting one of the speakers.
I love your blog and how you eloquently summarized the event! As one of the volunteers who helped make TEDx happen, I was very proud to see this blog pop up when I searched TEDxKrakow in Google. I hope you enjoyed the event as much as it looks like you did! 😉
We probably didn’t meet at the event — I was on team social media, and as such I was responsible for the Live Blog, which was done in English (http://tedxkrakow.com/en). I’ll tell you, blogging in “real time” definitely tests one’s ability to handle the pressures of time!
On a personal note, I have a request for you. I’m Polish by blood and culture, but have spent my life living in Canada. I recently (last month) moved to Kraków, sort of on a whim, to see if I could make something of myself here. I’m reaching out to you in hopes that you would be able to offer me some advice. Essentially, in the spirit of TEDx, let’s connect our dots! I graduated with a Baccalaureate in Communication Studies and Psychology, and I’m trying to break in to the communications field. Any advice would be so helpful for me, and how you got to where you are, as a Communications Specialist? I hope you see this and I hope to hear from you! 🙂