Bratislava

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Theme: Beehive

Bratislava, Slovakia
July 5th, 2013

About this event

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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Milan Hejný
    Professor 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.
  • Juraj Bednár
    Since he was a kid, Juraj has been “hacking” – programming and making creative use of technologies. His hobby soon became a profession: he founded DIGMIA, a company which administers servers, deals with computer security, and provides jobs for a whole team of hackers and geeks. Juraj also set up Progressbar, a hackerspace for people of similar mindsets seeking for creative uses of technology and trying to change the world we live in – from privacy issues to financial system reforms using Bitcoins. Juraj is fond of contemporary art and has collaborated with several art groups, e.g. with the controversial Czech ensemble Ztohoven.
  • Stephen Cave
    Stephen Cave writes on a wide range of philosophical, ethical and scientific subjects, including for the Financial Times, New York Times, Wired and others. His first book Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How it Drives Civilization was published in spring 2012 and was described by The Economist as "fascinating" and by the New Scientist as "a must read" and a "best book of 2012". Stephen earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Cambridge, then subsequently spent some years as a diplomat for Her Britannic Majesty before taking up writing full time. He now lives with his wife and daughters in Berlin.
  • Peter Celec
    Peter 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.
  • Dušan Dedinský
    Dušan Dedinský is a bee keper and a honey maker, who is not only full time committed but also wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of beekeeping. His job is a continuation of a hundred year tradition of his ancestors. He is trying to spread the popularity of this art by educating children and during the workshops he allows them to experience a meeting with bees. For Dušan no day is long enough, so he is living them to the fullest. Every winter he daily enjoys the ice water dip and in the summer he likes to explore the surrounding areas from his bicycle seat.
  • Viliam Dobiáš
    Viliam 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.
  • Diana Fabiánová
    Diana is interested mainly in female topics. She questions the common. In her films she reveals new contexts and uncovers often unconscious but deeply etched prejudices. Apart from Monthlies she is working on two other documents. One examines the impact of pregnancy and childbirth on child development. The second film deals with the issue of infidelity in different cultural environments.Diana Fabiánová is a documentarist, traveller, mom, and, first of all, a happy being. Her first full-length documentary about menstruation Moon Inside traveled the world, becoming part of the educational system in the U.S., has been translated into a number of languages​​, including Chinese and Arabic, and won awards at international film festivals. Currently she is completing a humorous-educational version for children called Monthlies.
  • Jana Hoosová
    Jana 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.
  • Mária Mlynarčíková
    Mária deals with languages not only at work, but also in her free time. For her, languages are a great adventure and with every new one she learns, she feels like opening a secret door to a chamber full of surprises and treasures. She often finds herself having to resolve battles among her languages, but ends up taking the side of Slovak. Mária believes that the Slovak language is a beautiful garden which needs to be weeded and in which new flowers should be planted, so that future generations can take delight in the beauty. This is why she got hold of a metaphorical hoe and started blogging to tend the linguistic flowerbeds.
  • Julia Pitters
    Julia 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 Ptačín
    People 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 Roth
    As 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 Rýgrová
    Míchaela 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.
  • Petra Štefanková
    Petra Štefanková is an illustrator, an animator and a graphic designer. Petra studied graphic design on the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and television graphics on the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2007 Petra was one of the four awarded young artists by a television broadcaster Channel 4. In april 2008 she was invited to become a member of the Royal Society of Arts in London.
  • Ivan Štefunko
    Building 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.
  • Bart Weetjens
    Building 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.
  • Ulrich Weinberg
    Uli Weinberg was just on his way to China when he was asked to build and lead the HPI D-School in May 2007. He spontanously changed his plans for a research year in Beijing, where he holds a guest chair in the largest media university of the world - the Communication University of China. After 25 years of interdisciplinary, innovation-driven work in film, 3d animation, simulation and computer games, he didn't hesitate a second to take on the challenge of building an institute with a focus of Innovation in all areas of life. Uli studied art and design in Munich and Berlin and is not only a professor of computer animation, but also an entrepreneur (Terratools and Cyparade). To the graduation of the first year of D-School, Uli said: "Design Thinking and my experiences at the D-School has confirmed my past approaches to the creative process - I am now more convinced of the power of group-based innovation then ever before." More about D-School at dschool.stanford.edu.
  • Pavel Zemánek
    As a child, Pavel Zemánek was keen on sci-fi literature. Today he is trying to transform the ideas of sci-fi writers to reality. He is interested in using the force impact to catch, move, sort out or auto-arrange nano objects or micro objects. He works at Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, Brno, he teaches and tutors post graduates at University of Technology, Brno and lectures all around the world. Lately, he and his teams succeeded to implement traction beam, that can move micro objects against the flow of the photons.
  • Andrea Bučková
    Andrea 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 Kmeťková
    Mária 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 Seriš
    Pavol 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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Slovak National Theater
Pribinova 17
Bratislava, 811 09
Slovakia
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