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Theme: Today is a good day.

Bucharest, Romania
October 15th, 2010

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About this event

TEDxBucharest 2010 was the brightest most idea-generator event of the autumn in Bucharest. Amazing people like Arnoud Raskin, Raluca van Staden, Magnus Scheving, Catalin Stefanescu and many more joined us on the 15th of October, in Bucharest, where good ideas came in 18 minute servings. The theme for 2010 was Today is a GOOD Day. And it sure was a good day! An independently organized event that acted as a catalyst for local communities, organizations and individuals to start conversations about great ideas.

Here's TEDxBucharest 2010 in numbers
- 14 remarkable speakers & performers
- 600+ guests in the audience
- 10000 people through webcast
- 2600+ Facebook fans
- 30+ volunteers
- 11000 visitors on www.tedxbucharest.com

Confirmed Speakers

  • Adrian Stoica
    Leading expert in evolvable hardware. Adrian Stoica is one of NASA
  • Andrei Rosu
    North Pole Marathon Runner. Andrei Rosu is definitely a trend settler for his generation.
  • Eric Weiner
    Long-time correspondent for the National Public Radio (NPR). Eric Weiner is a long-time correspondent for the National Public Radio (NPR) and author of the book
  • Magnus Scheving
    Creator of LazyTown. Magnus Scheving is a successful athlete, entrepreneur, writer and producer.
  • Raluca Ioana van Staden
    Best Woman Inventor in 2010. The Romanian Raluca-Ioana van Staden won this year the Golden Trophy of the World Intellectual Property Organization for the Best Woman Inventor at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva.
  • Adrian Bejan
    Professor of mechanical engineering and inventor of the constructal theory of generation of design in nature.
  • Mihai Panaitescu
    24 year old Romanian designer. Mihai Panaitescu is a 24 year old Romanian designer. No, let me rephrase that. Mihai Panaitescu is the brilliant 24 year old Romanian designer.
  • Arnoud Raskin
    Mobile school creator. Arnoud Raskin’s creation, the mobile school, emerged as a blending of his knowledge in multiple areas. Arnoud connected dots. After graduating a Master in Industrial Design and then a Master in Culture and Development Studies, inspired by his experience as a street worker in Columbia, he developed the “Mobile School”, a mobile educational instrument for prevention work and rehabilitation of street children.
  • Nik Halik
    The Thrillionaire. Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up. But Nik Halik did.
  • Radu Tatucu
    Student, Social entrepreneur, World Banker and Business consultant. Radu Tatucu is an accomplished student, social entrepreneur, World Banker and business consultant. He is also a keen debater, ballroom dancer, skier, globetrotter and Queen fan.
  • Roland Hermann
    Professional dentist. Roland Hermann (32) is a professional dentist, but would exchange at any given moment the time spent at his private practice for the experiences he is able to live in third world countries, where he has the opportunity to help people who would not otherwise afford or have access to the services of a specialist doctor.
  • Catalin Stefanescu
    Producer and host of Garantat 100%, TVR 1. For the past 10 years, Catalin
  • Oana Pellea
    Theatre Actress. Oana Pellea is an example of how beautiful a human being can be. In all our imperfection, in all our struggles, deep down human beings have a beauty that most of us have forgotten about long ago.

Venue and Details

Crystal Palace Ballrooms

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Adina Soneriu
Bucharest, Romania

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Andreea Balaci
Audience Liaison
Andrei Dinu
Program & Logistics
Carmen Oprea
Sponsorship & Program
Oana Toiu
Radu Bosa
Audience Liaison
Sebastian Plamadeala
Titus Capilnean
Laura Balut