We’re buzzing together, twisting and turning, flying forever and learning, dancing up high and close. To juxtapose the fact that our common tune makes us more like bees whose expertise lets them all reach the finish line as one. And in the beat over the path of our infinity, they never aspired to be individually first. We’re swishing, we’re waxing and molding, holding hands, gleaming and beaming like drops of water, randomless links we jointly divine. To define an ocean of ideas in which we are more like waves whose breath rose and all froze. And then in the confines of our timeline, we recognized what connects our molecules. Together we’re abler. Perchance even wiser. Stronger. Better as people. We’re more than just figures, pages, items in lists. Successions of zeroes and ones that don’t come alive. For this we have TEDx. This is our Hive.
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Milan HejnýProfessor Milan Hejný is a number one among Czech math teachers - the project "100 Czech Best" awarded him as "MathProf ONE". He continues in his father Vit’s work - to improve the approach to teach math. He promotes an approach where children can build on their everyday experience and where teacher does not explain the details, but only organizes a discussion between students. Solving tasks in this way enables them to learn math easier and to gain deeper and more durable knowledge. This method helps to build a quality math basis on which the intellect develops further.
Peter CelecPeter Celec (specifically MD. Ing. Mgr. Celec Peter, PhD., MPH :) is the Head of the Institute of Molecular Biomedicine of Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, The Faculty of National Economy and Faculty of Natural Sciences. In the area of science he deals with the impact of testosterone on brain function, use of saliva for diagnostics and gene therapy utilizing bacteria. He is not married, childless and outside of science he does not managde to get any other hobby. He is one of the most demanding and therefore unpopular teachers of Faculty of Medicine and Natural Sciences. He successfully avoids social networks.
Viliam DobiášViliam Dobiáš works as an ambulance service paramedic and university teacher in Bratislava and Olomouc. He teaches emergency medicine for paramedics, medics and specialized doctors. He is also an instructor for the Slovak Red Cross and the main referee at the largest international competition of rescue teams. First aid and immediate pre-hospital emergency care have been the heart and soul of his professional for over 30 years. He wrote and co-wrote altogether six books two of which were published in a second edition and translated into Czech.
Jana HoosováJana has long been interested in the public space, in fact, ever since she started writing her diploma theses in cultural studies at the Faculty of Arts. She has worked on several cultural and art projects, including the International Bratislava Film Festival, the international theater festival Divadelná Nitra, or a student project for the Bratislava City Gallery. She enjoys doing things beyond the normal mode of operation and likes to experiment. Since June 2013, she has been employed as a “wow-maker” for the largest online bookstore in Slovakia, yet still using a slice of her enthusiasm to reshape the space around her.
Julia PittersJulia Pitters is a Professor of Psychology at Webster University in Vienna, Austria. She has been a visiting Professor and Lecturer at Webster University, Thailand, University of Salzburg, University of Vienna and other institutions. Her research focuses on economic psychology, especially on the field of tax psychology and financial decision-making and its results are published in books and professional journals. She is associate partner of the start-up company Pitters℗ Trendexpert and has worked for many years as a senior consultant for Consent market- and social research in Vienna.
Jakub PtačínPeople like him are called DOers by TEDx team members. A change initiator and creator, but most of all a believer. Jakub believes that Slovakia and the entire world could be a better place if good people did the right things well. He is the co-author of several projects such as Unicamp (Honest Conference), To sa neda, QuickKancle, POCTIVO and more. A designer who claims that crafts done wholeheartedly deserve a cool factor. A recent graduate in Marketing, Jakub‘s inventive spirit and grit have been rewarded with a stay in one of Sillicon Valley’s incubators. But above all, Jakub Ptacin has an open mind and a conviction that by making small steps we are able to achieve great changes, and he is also passionate about making many others believe in it as well.
Robert RothAs Robert was born in Bratislava, he started his career in Children Radio Drama club. He had tried various theatres after graduating from Drama Conservatory, however it has been 13 years since he joined Drama department of Slovak National Theatre. He is a distinct actor, who presents his characters in an unique way so they become unforgettable. In 2008 was awarded The best male performance for the role of Hamlet in a same name play by W. Shakespeare. In the same year, he produced an album called Deception by Body (Kalmanie telom), in which he pick up on the tradition of Dežo Ursiny and Jaro Filip by 11 chanson songs.
Michaela RýgrováMíchaela is a freelance art production manager. She loves challenges and when things work. Last year, she co-founded the first roller derby team in the Czech Republic. She started a new art project – The Suitcase Project – just a few months ago. Every August she disappears into the Nevada desert to participate in the Burning Man event. Míša learned about it by accident online and immediately fell in love with its core idea and culture, went there, experienced her first dust storm and became Regional Contact for the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe. Last year, she built a three-meter stump there, this year it will be a five-meter beer mug.
Ivan ŠtefunkoBuilding bridges between research, our school system, the public sector and the support of talents belong to his holistic understanding of entrepreneurship. He is a passionate founder of several initiatives and successful companies and he elevates these activities by supporting start ups providing consultancy, funding as well as by organizing Startup Awards,the largest start up competition in Slovakia. An innovator, entrepreneur, patron of start ups, an active supporter of Slovak R&D, a man who puts his heart and soul into bringing ideas to life - two feet firmly on the ground, Ivan Stefunko believes in the ideals of a generation which will change the non-transparent division of resources into a prosperous society with good education and the right role models.
Andrea BučkováAndrea Bučková is a talented singer and composer with a degree in theater play direction from VŠMU. She worked with the Swing Society Orchestra and she was one of the interpreters at Bratislava Jazz Days 2011. She released her first album in 2012. She is also known for being part of the Home Made Mutant project with Andrej Šeban.
Mária KmeťkováMária Kmeťková is a graduate of Performing Arts Academy in Bratislava. In 2006, she won the Slovak Conservatories competition in harp play. She focuses on classical music, enriching her repertoire with film and musical standards. Her quest to find the modern sound of harp lead her to collaborate with the acoustic group of a Slovak singer, Misha. She is also actively engaged in playing with Nina Sivošová in her flutist duo nu:ovo, focusing mainly on contemporary classical music. She is also a member of a new music initiative called Veni Academy Ensemble.
Pavol SerišPavol is devoted to theatre. With his comedies (e.g. Pri kase, Chutilo vám, páni?, Zo ZOO etc.) he performs across Slovakia and the Czech Republic. He was awarded as the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ at the European festival of humour and satire Kremnicke gagy 2012. In the same year he published a book of animated humour called ‘Absurdity, naivity’. He likes to mystify and hates mustard.
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