x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Art of Doing

This event occurred on
June 14, 2012
9:00am - 7:00pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Riga, RIX

TEDxRiga Experience

We are used to looking for art in the museums, theatres and galleries, savouring the sweetest fruits of the accomplished - the artwork. Inspired by the most remarkable examples of TEDtalk movement, TEDxRiga conference organisers have chosen to dive deeper in the process of the birth and evolution, of ideas, to touch the intangible art of doing. Being excellent is not a skill, it is the philosophy of life - the joyful excitement, undivided determination, meticulous attitude, constant curiosity, exceptional resilience and... all those intangible emotions. Each of us has their own unique excellence combination, when all that at first was just a mere pursuit turns into the art of living. Best enjoyed slowly!

Latvian National Opera's New Hall
Aspazija boulevard 3
Riga, RIX, LV-1050
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Valdis Krebs

Mathematician, social scientist, Prolog programmer, photographer, electronic musician, network thinker.

Marcis Auzins

Physicist, scientist, Full Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Viesturs Sosars

Technology start-up advisor, founder and CEO of Real Sound Lab – successful audio technology company.

Daniels Pavluts

Minister for Economics of Latvia

Gustavs Butelis

Gustavs Butelis, better known by his stage name Gustavo, is a Latvian hip-hop artist, songwriter and record producer.

Aris Lācis

Dr.habil.med., Head of the Clinic for Children Cardiology, Riga P. Stradins University, Head of the Latvian State Cardiology Centre for Children

Andrejs Ērglis

Assoc. prof., Director and Leading investigator of Research Institute of Cardiology, University of Latvia, Chief of Latvian Centre of Cardiology

Andris Strazds

Economist, lecturer at SSE Riga

Daina Taimiņa

Adjunct Associate Professor at Cornell University

Laima Jansone

Playing one of the most ancient Latvian instruments, that is so intertwined with the inner world of the player


Kodek is famous for using 8-bit sounds in the music production

Elīna Dobele

Founder and owner of the footwear design company ZoFA

Voldemārs Dūdums

Freelance creative, Idea generator at Ir magazine.

Aiva Rozenberga

Head of the programme of Foundation Rīga 2014, coordinator of the Artistic Council

Ēriks Stendzenieks

Director of the board at Latvian Art Directors Club, Creative Director at !MOOZ

Edvīns Miklaševičs

Professor of Medical Genetics, Riga Stradiņš University.

Toms Kokins

Architect & urban designer.

Artis Svece

Lector, Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Latvia.

Goran Gora

Singer, songwriter.

Kerli Gabriloviča

Senior executive in marketing, product management and sales

Adriāna Roze

Journalist, TV/Film Director, TV show Viss Notiek director, Editor

Zane Oliņa

CEO at Iespejama misija, Learning and education consultant

Gas of Latvia

Electronic music artists

Aigars Nords

Aigars also runs marathons and is Race Director of Nordea Riga marathon.

Organizing team


Riga, Latvia