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Theme: Pale Blue Dot

This event occurred on
April 11, 2015
9:00am - 7:00pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Vilnius, VL

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.“ -- Carl Sagan

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a then-record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth.
Inspired by this fascinating picture, and by the principle idea it represents, this year TEDxVilnius team invites you to reflect on the biggest contradictions and crucial subjects of today. You will spend the day engaged in deep discussions with outstanding speakers and wonderful crowd!

TEDxVilnius 2015 will guide you through the full day event, letting you immerse yourself into a number of different topics:

Bionic man living in a green city; synthetic biology meets nature; ecology, biotechnology, rooftop gardening and 3D- printed cells... We are definitely living into extraordinary decades ahead!

Privacy; online security; legal corruption; corporate social responsibility, doing well by doing good; philanthropy. Is there anything “Personal” left nowadays?

Historic heroes, lessons learnt from the past and artificial intelligence, crazy novel ideas. We can now detail the essence of Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, but what about the generations yet to be born - what could they be like?

How does Lithuania look on the Pale Blue Dot? Can we still make a distinction between Local and Global? Talks and performances by some of the most talented Lithuanian artists and experts, both widely known and still undiscovered.

Even though media reminds us daily of the political, social and economic challenges of the world, we want to explore an amazing collection of new ideas, new ways of thinking, science and technology, new art and most importantly new understanding of who we are.
While suggesting a different set of the opposites and contrasts at TEDxVilnius 2015, we invite YOU to join the discussion, express your personal views and as always... prepare to be amazed!

Gedimino pr. 4
Vilnius, VL, 01103
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Andreas Bastian

Designer and engineer, member of low-cost 3D printed prosthetic devices community

Andrew Crysell

Innovator, expert on generations

Anna Kaziunas France

Digital fabrication promoter, editor of Make: books

Benediktas Vanagas

Car racer, social activist

Claudio Santori

Language hacker

Muezz Vestin

Language hacker

Daria Kaleniuk

Expert on anti-corruption

Darlene Damm

Founder of affordable space technology platform

Eames Demetrios

Parallel world inventor

Hubertus Knabe


Jokubas Ziburkus

Neuroscientist and musician

Joyce Bertram

Ambassador for volunteerism

Julijonas Urbonas

Artist, gravitational designer

Kristina Gudziunaite

Ballet dancer

Laimonas Briedis

Writer, cultural geographer

Lawrence Lessig

Expert on intellectual property & creative commons

Martynas Levickis

Accordion prodigist

Monty Halls

Marine biologist, ocean explorer

Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus

Psychologist, expert on social networking

Rodrigo Nieto Gomez

Public policy entrepreneur

Soul Moustache

Soulful musicians

Steve Garguilo

Traveller, serial TEDx organizer

Nate Mook

Traveler, serial TEDx organizer

Cheryl Miller

TEDxVilnius co-host

Marcus Orlovsky

TEDxVilnius co-host

Organizing team


Kaunas, Lithuania


Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Justina Staselyte
  • Jurate Pileckaite
    Team manager, attendee selection
  • Indre Norvaisaite
    Team manager
  • Vaiva Kireilyte
    Attendee selection and registrations
  • Ginvile Ramanauskaite
    Community experience
  • Renata Surovec
    Community experience
  • Indre Sizovaite
    Community experience
  • Egle Kruliauskaite
    Speaker curation
  • Domante Sakalauskaite
    Speaker curation
  • Aiste Norkutre
    PR & Communications
  • Gintaras Gimzauskas
    PR & Communications
  • Odeta Iseviciute
    PR & Communications
  • Diana Lietuvininke
    PR & Communications
  • Mindaugas Eglinskas
    IT solutions
  • Lina Zubyte
    IT solutions
  • Elina Kondrascenko
  • Giedre Ramanauskaite
  • Ausra Kareniauskaite
  • Justina Peliksaite
    Volunteer management, logistics
  • Galina Krasovskaja
  • Gediminas Usackas
    Technical director