x = independently organized TED event

Theme: X Marks the Spot

Prishtina, Kosovo
March 28th, 2014

About this event

TEDxAUK was formed by a group of young individuals, students of the American University in Kosovo, to help spread awareness and allow leaders and thinkers from Kosovo and the region to speak up to our fellow students and present to them ideas put into practice. This group comes from varying academic, cultural and professional backgrounds and varying age groups with the same goal in mind.

Our purpose here is to show our fellow students that we can only move forward at this time in our lives through long term-looking perspectives and inspiration-fed actions in all fields of life regardless of the areas of interest.

TEDxAUK is a student-led, collaborative experience that inspires innovative thinking, moving others to purposeful action. We wish to promote collaboration between the students, faculty and administrations of A.U.K. We also aim to foster the ideas of TED, “believing passionately in the power of ideas to change attitude, lives and ultimately, the world.”

Our goal is to promote A.U.K as an innovative and collaborative institution of higher education that maintains discipline and promotes creative and critical thinking beyond its class curricula. We anticipate that our independent TEDx event will leave an impact on the A.U.K community and the broader Kosovo society by fostering diversity, collaboration, and the distinct values from this unique experience. Furthering discussion by students, staff, and faculty within our institution, as well as the media scene in Kosovo, civil society, and the public in general will be indicators of success along with the networking opportunity it presents for all of those involved. Feedback we receive from the community in the form of surveys, interviews, comments to our Facebook page, and views on our TEDxAUK Twitter and YouTuve accounts will be considered as the main means of measurement in regards to the conference’s effectiveness in bringing up the message.

The mission of this event will be to enlighten our audience with inspiring, hope-building personalities who have undertaken remarkable projects and created meaningful changes around the world, particularly concentrating on Kosovar personalities in the post-war Kosovo. We want to take a different approach from what we hear each day from the local media, social networks, and everything that surrounds us. Our approach will be different from that of cursing the darkness and calling for radical changes in the political sphere. Instead of self-victimization and politics-related complex issues, the message we will convey with our TEDx initiative will be to light a candle, just like our potential speakers did, and start with small but visionary changes.

The theme of TEDxAUK will be X marks the spot; a phrase that is said when someone finds something he/she has been looking for, meaning that through this conference we will be seeking ideas, speakers and performers who offer perspectives way beyond the usual and trigger thoughts and stimuli toward new inspirations among A.U.K Students and the younger generations in Kosovo.

Venue and Details

Red Hall
Luan Haradinaj str. n.n.
Prishtina, 10000
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Event Type (what is this?) University

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Organizer A4342758fe8c7f645470d0499357f897483d0986_165x165

Blendrit Elezaj
Prishtine, Kosovo

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Anita Selmani
Donika Cami
PR & Communication
Etnik Blakaj
Media & Marketing
Gresa Statovci
Speaker Coordinator
Jon Mulliqi
Legal Consultant
Lumbardh Zagragja
Finance Officer
Nida Krasniqi
Program Manager
Rinor Kastrati
Sponsor Coordinator