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Theme: The New Normal

This event occurred on
October 20, 2011
8:30am - 6:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Kraków, Małopolskie

Last year, TEDxKraków explored the links between innovation and tradition
and how the tensions between them can be addressed. This year, we want to
go a little further and explore whatʼs coming up. After all, the last few years
have given us a lot to absorb; a global recession, a major banking crisis and
geopolitical shifts that have seen new powers rise and flex their muscles.

Apart from these more obvious changes, in the background the internet has
now reached millions of people and allowed information, secrets and lies to
be spread with greater ease than ever before. As author Peter Hinssen says
"The past 25 years were about technology getting into the hands of
consumers. The next 25 years will see consumers, young and old, making
technology part of everyday life".

So when the dust settles and we get back to normal, weʼre wondering what
this ʻnew normalʼ will look like. And if thatʼs the new normal, what will be the
new weird? At TEDxKraków our speakers will explore what we might
just have to get used to.

Manggha Centre of Japanese Art & Technology
ul. M. Konopnickiej 26
Kraków, Małopolskie, 30-302
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Organizing team


Krakow, Poland
  • Agata Mazur
    skiing geek - looks after the website, registration and almost everything else
  • Anna Spysz
    she writes things for us and sorts out the music part of the programme
  • Anna Łaszczyk
    design, design and more design
  • Basia Madej
    ruby on rails expert responsible for updating, maintaining and generally keeping our website going
  • Gabi Małacha
    design, design and more design
  • Jarek Iwaniec
    in charge of the musical part of the programme
  • Kamil Zalewski
    keeps a tight grip on registration
  • Karolina Perrin
    experienced experience designer and soon-to-be new mum
  • Kasia Triantafelo
    marketing, speaker care and super efficient catcher of every detail that gets overlooked
  • Kasia Gola
    managing our media partners
  • Kasia Kowalczyk
    Scenographer with fantastic ideas
  • Kate Ściseł
    makes things happen
  • Krystian Aparta
    TED Translator and looks after the technical and AV side of things
  • Krzysztof Grabałowski
    looking after sponsors and PR details
  • Lech Madej
    makes sure we're all well fed and watered
  • Maciej Szafraniec
    PR manager
  • Magda Petryniak
    PR guru and sponsorship hunter
  • Magda Goszczyńska
    film producer who seems to know everyone in town
  • Richard Lucas
    source of wisdom
  • Łukasz Jachym
    lovable geek
  • Ela Wnuk