x = independently organized TED event


This event occurred on
November 30, 2011
9:30am - 7:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Nicosia, Lefkosia

TEDxNicosia is about finding, retrieving and exploring inspiration in our day to day lives here in Cyprus. As opposed to a large metropolis like London or New York City or Shanghai, smaller places like Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus and last divided capital of Europe, sometimes feel too tight and bare when it comes to daily inspiration through empowerment and accountability in entrepreneurship, arts and culture, environmental awareness, personal and professional growth. This event is about stretching our comfort zone and reinvigorating our ability and capacity to dream, to risk, to care - to believe in a well rounded life, one worth living. From a global perspective, this event aspires to be a window of Cyprus to the TEDx world, and vice versa. On a more local, even individual perspective, this event aspires to show that there indeed are people around us, here in Nicosia, our 12 speakers, who through their seemingly ordinary lives are doing extraordinary things and they simply demonstrate that dreaming, risking, caring is living, no matter what latitude and longitude one is on...Perhaps through this TEDxNicosia and by hearing their voice, we can each find our own voice and strengthen our own capacity to Dream. Risk. Care and Live!

University of Nicosia
46 Makedonitissis Egkomi
Nicosia, Lefkosia, 1700
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Organizing team


Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Marina Theodotou
    TEDxNicosia Founder and Curator
  • Rania Traiforos- Makriyiannis
    TEDxNicosia Organizing Team - Communications and Operations Management
  • Alana Kakoyiannis
    TEDxNicosia Organizing Team- Production Management
  • Antonios Yemenaris
    TEDxNicosia Organizing Team- Logistics Management
  • Loris Stavrinides
    TEDxNicosia Organizing Team - Digital Design Management