Luiz Mello is a Biology teacher currently at the International School of Belgrade and with previous experience at the American School of Rio de Janeiro, in his native Brazil. Luiz has received a degree in Biological Sciences from Unicenp University in Brazil, along with a masters in Education from Framingham State College and certification in the use of instructional technologies from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.
Since January, Luiz has been involved with the global TEDx program and he believes it to be a powerful agent of change in societies. Along with leading the team for TEDxYouth@ISB, Serbia's first youth-oriented TEDx event, Luiz also blogs at TED4Schools about the integration of the talks available on TED.com into school curricula. In his talk at TEDxNoviSad, he will explore the aspects of the TEDx program which can help deliver a true trans-disciplinary experience to teachers and students and inspire the communities they're in.
Nenad Stevanović was born in 1982. in Smederevo, where he finished a science track in a grammar school. After high school he decided to study pedagogy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. He worked as a school pedagogue in one elementary school in Smederevo, and he is currently working as a teaching assistant on several pedagogical courses at the Faculty of Pedagogy in Jagodina. He is doing a PhD studies at the Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. The focus of his PhD is the influence of ICT and video games on children’s development and education.
Saša Popović was born in Niš, in 1978, where he finished high school and graduated at the Faculty of Electronics. He is currently working as an IT teacher in two elementary schools in Niš. He works on projects which are focused on applying informational technologies in education. He is the author and creator of one of the programs for constant vocational improvement of employees in educational institutions. He is famous among students from elementary schools for his project “YouTube preparation/training for eighth-graders’ final exam”. Using this project he helped over 10 000 students prepare for the final math exam.
Nada Purtić is an English teacher and an instructor for teaching English to young learners. Since 2003, she has been teaching students of lower grades in the “Zarko Zrenjanin” elementary school in Novi Sad. From 2007 until today, she has won the first and the third award on national contests about innovative models of teaching and applying technology in education. Ljiljana Jovanović,is a teacher at “Zarko Zrenjanin” elementary school. She is working hard on her professional development and improvement, and she applies the acquired knowledge to teaching practice. She is using ICT direct work with younger children through different teaching and extracurricular activities. She was a member of a winning team at the “Creative school” contest for the academic 2009/2010 year.
Frame Orchestra was created out of necessity for change that came from the original founder Lazar Novkov. In the winter of 2009, in a worm ambient of his house, Lazar gathered a group of his musician friends, starting a battle with time and weather. He set a year long time table to crate a concept for the first album that will hold twelve songs about two good friends Happiness and Sorrow.
Dr. Vlado Delic (1964) is a professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, where he teaches Acoustics and Audio signal processing. The focus of his research is voice communication between man and machine. His research group is a regional leader in the development and application of speech technologies: automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis for Serbian language, voice portals, applications for verbal communication with address books, robots and gadgets in the "smart home", audio archives search, etc. He has received prestigious awards at home and abroad for his contribution to innovation. He currently leads the largest project in the region in the field of speech-language technology - "Development of dialog systems for Serbian and other South Slavic languages" - which brings together 32 researchers from Serbia and abroad. He also coordinates the project "Audio library for people with disabilities."
Urоš Krčadinac (1984) is an explorer and an artist in the field of digital media, as well as a traveler and writer of the Serbian Travelers Club (www.serbiatravelers.org). He graduated information technology at the University of Belgrade, studied interactive arts in Canada, and he is currently a PhD student in Belgrade. He won many national and international awards for his academic work, artistic and software projects, as well as short animated movies. He participated at festivals and conferences throughout Europe and North America. He also took part in many noted travel projects as an author for the Serbian Travelers Club. Uroš is a co-author of the book “Down the Untrodden paths”. He wrote and drew about Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, Turkey and Middle East, together with a considerable part of Africa.
Sanja Perković – Goga is a psychologist, Transactional Analysis psychotherapist and an entrepreneur. She is the owner of "Stretnum-Centar: Agency for Education and Personal Development" within which she carries out individual and group counseling, as well as programs designed for personal development. She graduated from the University of Novi Sad in Psychology. She is the author and the host of various educational and experiential programs, the most important being: Motivation for Learning, School of Assertiveness and Public Performance.
Stevan Svilokos is a medical doctor and Transactional Analysis advisor. He currently works on the psychiatric clinic within the Methadone Center in Novi Sad. In "Strenum-Center" he carries out seminars on social dynamics of male-female relations, as well as the individual work with clients. He is the author and collaborator in some of the programs about prevention of psychoactive substance abuse and also author and co-author of various scientific works in the field of substance abuse and Transactional Analysis. Sanja Perković – Goga and Stevan Svilokos are the founders of the Right of Men association which was founded with the goal of supporting men who were the victims of violence. They designed a programme for professional education of professional advisers named Advisory Work with Men.
Dragan Varagić is the owner of a consulting agency "P2 Internet", a blogger, an online strategist and he provides advisory services in the field of business application of the Internet. He ownes the website www.pretraga.rs and the oldest e-mail magazine in Serbia – „Pretraga i Prezentovanje“ (Search and Presentation); he is the owner of www.draganvaragic.com blog and the service for online distribution of announcements – PRobjave.com. He is a coordinator of specialist vocational studies in the field of e-business, www.iimeuro.uns.ac.rs at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad and he teaches Internet Marketing course on VISER, Belgrade on the track of electronic business.
Tatjana Tucić is a theatre pedagogist, an activist of civil society and a blogger. She graduated from the department of classical sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. Since 1994 she participated in various projects of performing arts as an author, co-author and a performer. Since 2000 she has been working in the Centre for Regionalism where she creates and develops projects of regional cooperation, democratization and decentralization of the society in Serbia. Since 2001, Tatjana is a member of inclusive group of artists, within the Per.Art organization from Novi Sad, that consists of professional artists and people with intellectual disabilities.
Zoran Lovreković is a professor at Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies in Novi Sad where he teaches applied databases, electronic business and managerial information systems. He graduated from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad on the „electronics and telecommunications“ track, got his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade in the field of digital signal processing and got a PhD in the field of information technologies at the Technical Faculty „Mihajlo Pupin“ in Zrenjanin, which is a part of the University of Novi Sad.
Vladan Joler (1977) is the forgetful father of Adam, a professor, member of the society “Narodna Tehnika” (National Technique), retired game hacker, bureaucrat, DIY enthusiast, 8bit fanatic, electro pioneer, researcher, developer, scout, old & new media maker, atheist, activist, a lover of production processes and books with illustrations, internet ecologist, pirate by conviction, nationally undeclared, leftist with an affinity for high-quality cheeses, co-owner of a boat, traveler, “in VAT”, tactful media and hacktivism lover, esthete, passionate proponent of open code, society and data and a designer when he has to be one.