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April 7, 2019
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

A particular perspective is a particular way of thinking about something, especially one that is influenced by your beliefs or experiences. A way of regarding situations, facts and judging their relative importance.The proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it; objectivity. The theory of suggesting three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, in order to recreate the appearance and spatial relationships or a scene in recession present to the eye. More specific, not all people think in the same way.Differences may sometimes be small and may sometimes be big and these depend on many parameters: the biological construction of each one, his upbringing, as well as his social and emotional intelligence. Each individual speaker will talk about their personal experience that led them form a certain logic and explain how they changed their perspective on life. Of course, he can also talk about the prospects, multiple choices and alternatives of a topic . In this year’s TEDx we pursue to broaden the horizons and open new ways in thinking. We want ideas that can motivate and help the audience reset their perspective on life to be heard.

Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA)
3 Septembriou - Panepistimioupoli
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 546 36
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Amalia Kosmidou

Make Up Artist
Amalia Kosmidou was born and raised in Alexandroupolis. She has just graduated from the Department of Aesthetics and Cosmetology of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. She now works as a sales manager and make-up artist in a well-known cosmetics company. The most important part of her studies was the elaboration of her final dissertation, which focused on applying make-up on visually impaired women. Her study triggered a splendid collaboration with the Panhellenic Association of the Blind - Regional Union of Central Macedonia.

Apostolos Tzelettas

Physical Education Coach
Tzelettas Apostolos is born in germany and raised in Ioannina.From his little age he occupied with classic sports and he was a member of national team with 4 balkan medals and many national wins. In 1999 he entered in Physical education university of Aristotle and of course he graduated 4 years later. Also he occupied with classic sports, in team sports and in personal training. Trach athletes ,badminton athletes andi basketball teams succeed with national awards (3rd place in global school basketball in 2009, 3rd place with athlete Grigoria Keramida in Mediterranean championship in 4x100 which took place in Mirsini in 2013, 6th place in 100 meters with the same athlete in European track championship) more of 10 Balkanin Metals and more of 50 Mediterranean metals.In 2018 one of his dreams come true with his wife when they open in the city centre of Thessaloniki the most modern boutique called “Somatos Techni”.

Chris Alefantis

Chris Alefantis was born in Melbourne, Australia, where his parents immigrated in the mid-50s.He is the founder and Editor in Chief of “Shedia”, Greece’s only street paper, which launched in March 2013. “Shedia” -as all street papers worldwide- is a social enterprise and self-help model that provides an innovative solution to urban homelessness and unemployment. It offers people a dignified way to earn their own living and support themselves and their families. In addition to employment, “Shedia” aims to offer its vendors on-going social support and training opportunities. “Shedia” is a member of the International Network of Street Papers. In 2006, he founded the “Kick Out Poverty” campaign in Greece, incorporating the Greek Homeless Football Club. It is an initiative which uses sport -and in particular, football- as a way to energize homeless people and support them in their quest to rebuild their lives. Since 2007, The Greek Homeless Team is a member of the “Homeless World Cup”.

Elena Galifa

Fashion Blogger
“Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times!!”Elena studied Business Marketing at Deree College in Athens and took a few social media courses at University of Illinois. As half American she always believed that authentic marketeer stands for its values and she would never sell her credibility with her followers for anything!At the age of 21 she was the secretary of the politician Dimitris Avramopoulos and she followed him at the ministry of Health and the ministry of defense. After 7 years she realized that she couldn’t be behind a desk for her rest of her life so resigned and 5 years ago she launched her blog with her sister!Already awarded twice by Marie Claire Elena takes blogging to another level, bonding fashion, beauty and travel in a way she knows to communicate better with her followers building a bonded audience day by day!

Elena Papa

Elena Papa was born and raised in Thessaloniki. She studied Pedagogical Preschool Education in Volos and continued her studies at RomaTre University in Rome,doing her Master\'s degree in "Administration and Administration of Schools with Innovative Educational Systems”. Today, she is a PhD candidate at a Spanish University doing research on the benefits of Multiple Intelligence theory in children. Since she was a child her dream has been a more equal and open education. Having the dream to change the prospects in education and having traveled and worked abroad, in 2016 she created The Key Creative School, the first Multiple Intelligence’s School in Thessaloniki.In TEDx she shared with us the experiences and the difficulty of choosing changing perspective and becoming yourself the change you wanna see in the world.


Start Up
Andreas Loutzidis is a pregraduate student of the ECE department of AUTh and co-founder of the innovatine application,wich translates baby crying,iCry2Talk.With a technological and bussiness background his goal is the use of technology,in order to improve the life of millions of people. Jason Hatjicostas is a graduate of Anatolia College and a pregraduate student of the ECE department of AUTh.He is co-founder of the innovative application,wich translates baby crying,iCry2Talk.He, also, deals with entrepreneurship, programming, data analysis and augmented reality applications. Anastasia Dhracha is a pregraduate student of the ECE department of AUTh and a co- founder of the innovative application,wich translates baby crying,iCry2Talk.She is involved in the field of Biomedical Technology and Artificial Intelligence, runs the largest multidisciplinary student group in Greece to promote the industry, EMB AUTH and is also a trainer in the European Youth Parliament.

Michalis Stagkos

Creative Entrepreneur
Michalis is a serial entrepreneur, an innovative thinker and enabler. Founder of Industry Disruptors Game Changers, a pioneer organization igniting innovation and growth in 64 countries. Co-founder of Future Agro Challenge, a global leader in agrifood tech and empowerment of farmers. Founder of mscomm Group. Michalis is an advocate of open innovation mechanisms focusing on building a corporate-startup engagement platform for creating value to the economy and society. Top-tier strategist, designer of innovative policies, services and products working with the European Commission, the European Parliament, EIT Food, SRSS and the Committee on World Food Security of the United Nations. He has served twice in the Greek Government. He is a visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center and the Athens Medical School. His best achievement so far is being married to Carla and becoming a father of two boys.

Nicolaos Theodosiou

Professor of Civil Engineering
Nicolaos Theodossiou was born in Famagusta Cyprus.He is currently a professor at the Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering and director of the Water Resources Engineering and Management Laboratory, of the Department of Civil Engineering of A.U.Th. He is working on water resources management and on the protection and restoration of the environment, while participating in a number of national or international scientific committees. He has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is, amongst others, the president of the board of the Hellenic Hydrotechnical Association, Coordinator of the Environmental Council of AUTh, Director of the postgraduate program “Protection of the Environment and Sustainable Development”. He chairs the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the wider area of the Black Sea, operating under the auspices of the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Nikos Koutsmanis

Multidisciplinary Artist
Nikos Koutsmanis is a multi-talented and multidisciplinary artist that leaves in Thessaloniki. He settled in Thessaloniki form Paris, France at a young age and his first interested were drawing and cars. He studied Business Administration & Management but he couldn’t get away from his passion, eye communication. He cofounded creative office “Redfish” in early ‘90s. He is seriously involved in other forms of art such as music and photography.

Plaza Ensemble

Musical Group
Plaza Ensemble was founded in 2004 by Thanasis Mpililis, Akis Archondis, Kostas Tsougras and Giannis Polimeneris, aiming at performing compositions that will address a wide audience and simultaneously reflect the academic ethos and the substantial artistic value of their creators. The members of Ensemble have studied music in conservatories, music academies and universities in Greece and abroad and for the last twenty-five years they have been participating in concerts and recordings of miscellaneous music genres (classical, contemporary, cinematic music, Greek “entechno” (art) music, nuevo tango, freestyle, jazz etc.). Every instrumental or vocal artwork that is concluded in Ensemble’s repertory is adjusted and orchestrated by the group’s members, aiming to promote their distinctive sound palette as well as to suggest an unconventional performing aspect of the original composition.

Polina Giannioti

Polina Giannioti studied as a dietologist and nutritionist at the Technological Institution of Crete, where she came to know and love the science of nutrition. For the last 5 years, she has her own practice, while for the last 6 years she has been occupied in the field of information concerning nutrition through radio and television. Her goal is to promote well-being by means of maintaining balanced nutritional habits. Since October 2016, she has taken over the position of chief of the Dietology Sector of IEK Alfa Thessaloniki, while giving nutritional lessons.

Stathis Kolias

Lawyer & Comedian
Stathis Kolias was born and raised in Thessaloniki. He studied Law at the Democritus University of Komotini and from 2016 he is working as a lawyer in Thessaloniki. He has worked as a film critic in press (Xronos of Komotini, Parallaximag, Cinedogs), radio (FM 100) and television (“Cinema xwris kaskol” at TV100). He gave film seminars to schools as a member of the educative program “Pame Cinema?” He was the assistant director of the short film “The After Life” that was awarded in the 40th International Short Film Festival of Drama in 2017, in the 10th International Film Festival Artfools of Larisa in 2018 and was projected in 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Also, he was part of the group “Sto Peripou” in Youtube that is making funny recaps of series. From 2015 till today he is working at the same time as a stand-up comedian with a variety of shows in bars, places and festivals (“Maieftirio Comedy Club”,«European Music Day by Ετ3 in Thessaloniki in 2017»,«IN-Fest 2017»)

Stelios Malakopoulos

Stelios Malakopoulos was born in Thessaloniki in 1996. Today he is a distinguished athlete and a student of the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia. From a very young age he showed his inclination towards sports and especially basketball. A car accident in August 2015 changed his life forever as both of his legs were mutilated. However, he quickly managed to stand up and create a new perspective in life by becoming a great athlete. More specifically, he stopped training basketball and started his career in athletics. In 2018 he won the 2nd place in 200 meters and the third place in 400 meters in the European Championship held in Berlin. A year later, in 2019, he broke the World Record of the long jump attaining the score of 6.80 meters. Moreover, Stelios holds all the Pan- Hellenic records of the specific sport. Thanks to his faith in God he never stops trying. Last but not least, Stelios’s next goal is a distinction in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Thanasis Passas

Who would have told him, that one day he would make a room full of people listen to him talking about himself. When we asked him to describe himself, the only thought that went through his mind was that he once again was working with amateurs because we could have just search for his history. But who are we kidding ? He came for free. Unfortunately, not only he is keeping you company for the rest of the day but you will have to applaud him as well. A guy that never really knew why everyone thinks he is a comedian. There is not really anything more to say. He is now taking the stage. This is Thanasis Passas.

The Jam Rooters

Swing Dance Group
The Jam Rooters have been friends for a long time that got together because of their love for jazz music and dance of 1920 to 1940. They aim for a joyful swing performance full of love and color.


Self-Development Lab
TheSPEAKERS were founded in February of 2018 by Apostolos Koumarinos. They are the first self-development lab which focuses on developing soft skills and more specifically those of public speaking. They are membered by Apostolos and Konstantinos Peristeris. Apostolos is a serial public speaker, business executive and amateur ultramarathon runner. Konstantinos is a resident doctor in the field of gynecology and obstetrics and when he is not busy welcoming new lives into the world, he encourages people to improve their lives through theSPEAKERS. Their passion for communication led to numerous speeches and workshops among the most prestigious conferences and successful businesses in Greece as they seek to fill the gap between academic studies and skills that are required as necessary in modern times.

Ya Impro

Imrov Comedy
Since October 2018, Ya Impro teach the art of improvisation to the people of Thessaloniki. Ya Impro were built upon this goal and has already managed to give life to ideas in the most intelligent and inspiring ways. With no script, no safety net they create a world where everything is possible and show how to make anything from nothing. This is Montage by Ya Impro.

Organizing team


Thessaloniki, Greece


Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Achilleas Valozos
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  • Christos Perchanidis
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  • Dimitrios Koulemanis
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  • Dimitris Zisopoulos
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  • George Pardalis
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  • Georgios Krystallis
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  • Ilektra Vouroudi
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  • Irene Athanasopoulou
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  • Konstantinos Vergopoulos
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  • Olga Samara
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  • Panagiotis Karatakis
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  • Petros Choidis
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  • Stavros Piperidis
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  • Stefanos Vezirgianopoulos
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  • Stefanos Perlantidis Papadopoulos
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  • Vaggelis Giannakos
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  • Vasiliki Korpidou
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  • Σοφία Αθανασίου
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