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Theme: Despite everything

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June 21, 2018
Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg

The longest day of this year promises to become the richest in the bright ideas, extraordinary thoughts and hot discussions. On June 21 in St. Petersburg — TEDxNevaRiver!

St. Petersburg is able to inspire. Here we discuss what the whole world concerns. The best speakers are experts in their fields will shine on the new stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre.

TEDxNevaRiver - a boundless stream of Ideas Worth Spreading.

The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre
St. Petersburg, Fontanka river emb, 49A
Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, 191023
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Adrew Potapov

Co-founder Signal by ONY
Entrepreneur, researcher and brand builder Expert on qualitative research, branding, semiotics, foresight & future studies At various times he worked with companies: Mars, Coca-Cola, Diageo, PMI, Oriflame, Efes, Volvo, Yandex, Carlsberg Worked as a brand consultant and product advisor with more than 20 start-ups from various industries. The creator of the first in Russia Semiotics course in marketing The creator of the first in Russia course for TrendSpotting (together with Look At Media) Master of Philosophy / Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University

Alena Vladimirskaya

founder of the job search service "Antirabstvo" and the personnel agency PRUFFI
Headhunter, the founder of the job search service "Anti-Slavery" and the PRUFFI recruitment agency, one of the most famous experts in the field of recruiting and HR for the Internet industry. The owner of the"HR-brand" award.

Andrew Pavlenko

Head of the cancer center of combined methods of treatment of high medical technology Clinic N.I.Pirogov
Leading surgeon-oncologist of the country, head of the oncology center of combined methods of treatment of the High Medical Technologies Clinic named by NI Pirogov and the patient with a diagnosis of "stomach cancer". The main character of the experimental reality project "Human Life". His struggle for time goes here and now.

Anton Popovich

Programmer, IT-manager, artificial intelligence specialist. Founder of the laboratory for the study of hybrid intelligence "HINT Lab".
The purpose of the laboratory "HINT Lab" is to create a technology that allows using the synergetic effect of human interaction and artificial intelligence. "We believe that artificial intelligence will be the greatest breakthrough in human history, open access to unprecedented opportunities, help solve most pressing problems and make a person more happy."

Dmitriy Morozov

General director BIOCAD
The founder and CEO of BIOCAD, a biotechnology company, is one of the few companies in the world for a complete cycle of drug discovery, from molecular search to mass production and marketing support.

Gregory Sverdlin

Head of charity organization Nochlezhka
Graduated from the economics department of St. Petersburg State University, worked more than 10 years in marketing and brand management. In parallel since 2003 - a volunteer, and since 2010 - the director of the charitable organization "Nochlezhka".

Helen Rezanova

Career strategy specialist, writer, mentor, researcher.
Her book "Never: How to get out of the impasse and find yourself" - has become a real bestseller. "I want more happy professionals in the world to exist, because we will all benefit from this."

Igor Mann

Marketing consultant, author, publisher and speaker
Candidate of Economic Sciences. Honorary Professor of Business School "Synergy". The best marketing manager in Russia and the CIS (2015). Awarded by the Sign of the Marketers Guild for Merits in Marketing.

Ivan Pinzhenin

Not just a man with a microphone, but a real poet, with books. Ivan has two poetic almanacs: "in my magazine" and "youth in h&m." Performs in the framework of the musical project "The Simmered Passenger of a Tram No. 7" Electro-declamation from "The Simmered Passenger of a Tram No. 7", created by the writer Vanya Pinzhenin together with musician Dima Etoeto. Winner in the nomination "Best Word", "Native Sound, accompany author's poems with musical miniatures for a spectacular video sequence, closely interacting with the audience here and now. These guys have already traveled a lot of cities in Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Belarus, took part in the iconic festivals Vkontakte, Gamma, Gogol fest, are not afraid of experiments, such as performances in a dilapidated Lutheran church or sensational Sofar sounds. Ivan Pingzhenin is also the author of songs, wrote a few hits. For the groups "Two Two", "Aloevera", Billy's band, Prostoband, "Dunayevsky orchestra" and "Proletarian Tango."

Kirill Tsvetkov

Participant and organizer of multi-day ultramarathon races, a race around the island of Iceland, 1378km for 21 days, the achievement of the Book of Records of Europe, a run around the Azov Sea, 1280km, a run in Switzerland 600km, run from Valencia to Malaga, 700km, ultramarathon swim on the Onega Lake 140km for 46 hours.

Marie Ermel

President of the North-West Association of adoptive parents "Child-at-Home"
Business trainer, start-upper, head of own business, president of North-West Association of adoptive parents"Child-at-Home". Mother of 9 children.

Nikolay Solodnikov

Public figure, journalist
Graduated from the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts; taught at the Russian College of Culture and the University of Culture and Arts; until 2016, deputy director of the Mayakovskiy city public library; founder and project manager of the Open Library. Dialogues.

Paoline Kolozaridi

Internet-researcher, sociologist
Сo-founder and coordinator of the club of fans of the Internet and society. The club is an informal association of researchers who are engaged in the Internet. Academic scientists, artists, journalists, students, IT specialists and activists take part in the work of the club. For three years the club has been holding seminars, conferences, organizing translations of English-language articles, books, study programs on Internet research, and conducting research itself. Pauline is published in various publications, for example, recently you can read articles in the Republic or scientific journals (Logos, Monitoring of public opinion) She was an invited researcher at King's College London, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) Vienna, University of Bremen.

Roman Dvoryankin

General manager is the first in Russia and the largest e-sports organization in Eastern Europe. In the team's assets - almost 500 awards, and the list of prize money - more than $ 7 million.

Tatiana Nikonova

Editor, sex blogger
Among her projects there were such popular resources as, and She has her own blog about sex since 2012, is considered the first in Russia columnist of sex toys. "My mission is to help people make their own decisions, and for this they need the completeness of information."

Valery Panyushkin

Collaborated with the Russian magazine The New Times, the Vedomosti newspaper, the Kommersant publishing house, the Snob magazine, was a screenwriter on the First Channel and a host on Rain and Our Radio, the chief editor of the glossy Gala and chief editor of the acute social portal "Talkie Dela", for the rubric in "" was awarded the "Golden Pen of Russia" prize. The author of nine books and scripts for the concerts of the fund "Give life".

Organizing team




Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Fedor Larin
    Post production
  • Mariia Novikova-Ohonskaia
    Team member