x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Lenses

This event occurred on
December 9, 2017
12:00am - 5:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Kyiv, Kyïv

At our event, we heard voices of people around the globe. The theme of the event was lenses. Lenses are the way we see the world. Whether we’re talking about the small plastic things we put into our eyes, or the larger metal things we put on cameras, they affect our perception of the world. Through this theme we explored various perspectives on ideas.

Kyiv International School
Svyatoshyns'kyi Ln, 3А, Kyiv, 02000
Kyiv, Kyïv, 02000
Event type:
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Aiganym Sadykova

Student at Almaty International School
Many do not have access to an education, yet there is also a mentality to take education for granted. Aiganym talked about the danger of this mentality in her home country of Kazakhstan, as well as around the world. She came from an international school in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Alex Eaton

Teacher at Almaty International School
Alex spoke about the importance of becoming international and how curiosity opens the door to a world without walls. He came from an international school in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Alexey German

Alexey performed the song “Body and Soul” on the piano and “You Just Try” on the trumpet.

Alexy Kuprienko

CEO of “Underdog” The Unlawyers in Kyiv
Alexy told us about bullying through the lens of game theory. He is the CEO of “Underdog” The Unlawyers in Kyiv.

Anya Belaya


Daniel Onchev

IB student at Kyiv International School
Daniel was an IB student at Kyiv International School. He talked about the current issue of how many news media platforms value bias over fact, the impact it has on us, and possible solutions.

Dogukan Kantoglu

IB Student at Kyiv International School

Eugene Sukhomlyn


Luc Chenier

CEO of Kyiv Post, founder of Titanium presentations
We are constantly told that if we want to succeed, we need to move to a different location; Luc challenged this idea and discussed how we can take on the world from home. Luc was a CEO of Kyiv Post, and founder of Titanium presentations.

Will Bowen

Best selling author, founder of A Complaint Free World nonprofit organization
Will came from US to talk about the reasons we complain and challenge everyone with a solution. His idea has been featured on Oprah, NBC’s Today show, People magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and more. He is the founder of A Complaint Free World nonprofit organization and a bestselling author.

Organizing team


Kiev, Ukraine


Kiev, Ukraine
  • Aditya Saggar
  • Divyam Sharma
    Team member
  • Margarita Markus
    Team member
  • Mariya Boyko
    Team member
  • Oleksandra Skarboviychuk