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Theme: You are important

This event occurred on
June 16, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Kraków, MA

Sometimes, you may feel that you can’t try to act and make a change because you won’t be taken seriously at your age, or that you don’t have enough experience. At TEDxYouth@Kraków 2013, we want to celebrate your potential, because you ARE important! We will capture the stories and dedication of young people who show us how they found and embraced their passion, took a chance at doing what they loved and made an impact. With us, explore the world of limitless opportunities, share the enthusiasm of young creative minds and learn that you can never be too young to go for it.

Wyższa Szkoła Europejska
Westerplatte 11
Kraków, MA
Event type:
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Andrzej Kozdęba

Interested in self-development, motivating to act and create individual picture of a person. Enthusiast of hitch-hiking with rich work experience. He wants to prove with his life that persistence in fulfilling targets can cause miracles.

Michał Mochocki

Doctor of literature, co-founder of Games Research Association of Poland, co-author of numerous role-playing games and DEMOkracja project which was set up to increase political consciousness of youths by LARPs played in realities of 17th-century Poland.

Katarzyna Dybżyńska

Nomadic – believes in movement, change, wilderness, essences – everything which is fleeting and alive. She was a vagabond, a poet, a manager, a journalist, an artist, she sold volcanic lava on a Greek island, she was pagan, a hippie and a proud owner of a camper van…

Jacek Pyżalski

Doctor of humanities in area of pedagogy, mediator in court, trainer of communication and difficult behavior, expert on media education, author of multiple publications, recently is conducting a research on cyberbullying among young people.

Tomasz Pytko

A social activist since high school, coordinator of All In UJ, he works in many associations and in self-governance of Jagiellonian University, is consequently accomplishing his goals. Enthusiast of music, sport and skiing.

Marta Ryłko

Received education in information technology, co-founder of portal, participant of TEDxKraków Award 2012, president of Students’ Skiing Club FIRN on AGH, organizer of OpenCoffee meetings, where gathers start-up community of Kraków.

Anna Studnicka-Cieplak

Anna is a courageous activist, a flash-mob coordinator and a facilitator of cultural awaress, whose project "The Common Room of Political Critique" was awarded the "Opener" prize by Creative Commons, for institutions which promote open access to culture and everything promoting public good. She is also the organizer of monthly sightseeing walks around Cieszyn, arts and educational workshops for children and interest groups at schools.

Anna Katarzyna Dębowska

Anna is currently a student at the Warsaw University of Technology (B.Sc. in Electronics) and the University of Warsaw (B.Sc. in Neuroinformatics). She is passionate about neuroscience and a huge fan of the human brain project. Apart from studying, she spends her days learning Swedish, cycling, practicing pole dancing and baking. Although she lives in Warsaw, her home is in southern Poland, in Bielsko-Biała, a city located on hills and surrounded by mountains, which is why she loves hiking skiing and snowboarding. Between studying and doing sports she enjoys visiting EarthCam and TED, as well as reading non-fiction books, especially those written by Juergen Thorwald, and watching documentaries.

Bartek Kwiatkowski and Michał Lisowski

Bartek Kwiatkowski and Michał Lisowski are members of two teams from Cracow, who a few decided to walk out of their stuffy high school classroom into the big world and take part in a called Destination Imagination. Despite their lack of experience, they went for it and to their both of their teams won. This success took them first on a journey to the USA, for the finals and In their talk they speak about this opportunity and the experiences and international friends it well as the wonder of working as a team and having fun while doing something creative.

Organizing team


Krakow, Poland
  • Kinga Skorupska
    Storyteller (website), speaker research
  • Katarzyna Kubaszek
    Video/Post Production
  • Jacek Złydach
  • Krystian Meresiński
    Venue design
  • Richard Lucas
  • Karolina Wolińska
    Volunteer management, registration
  • Joanna Kmiecik
    Storyteller (Facebook), slide design, on-stage host
  • Paweł Warzecha
    Venue design, speaker research
  • Anna Spysz