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Theme: Impact

This event occurred on
November 26, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Krakow, Małopolskie

This online event is focussed on showcasing ideas that have impact to improve the communities and countries in which they are deployed or the lives of those listening.

The following speakers will share wonderful high impact ideas from our TEDxKazimierz digital stage.

Allison Owen-Jones - Her "Talk to Me" benches are a simple idea which have spread far and wide. We will hear what the founder did, why it matters and the changes it is making.

Adam Zuba will talk about how active citizenship change both his life and the community for the better, and why everyone should do it.

Jack Woodhams - the founder of Yorkey Dads and Menfulness - will explain why these projects which support and facilitate self help and mutual support groups among men of all backgrounds are so important and impactful.

Magdalena Błyskosz will share how she is releasing the potential of high schools pupils as the founder of Open Coffee - High School edition.

Mark McKergow - the founder of the Village in the City movement- to spread the community building discovered in the adversity of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

Michał Skubida - one of Poland's best magicians will showcase tricks that impact on your sense of reality

Wolfgang Oels COO of Ecosia will share ideas about how he learned that 100% carbon neutrality is not enough - as he observed while working at the search engine and web site that enables users to contribute to the environment through planting trees with every search

Professor Mel Rosenberg will play music and songs that have the power to change hearts and minds.

As usual, TEDxKazimierz attendees will be participants, not passive bystanders. We will lay on engagements and activities to keep everyone who comes part of our event.

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Adam Zuba

Adam Zuba is an entrepreneur, two times MSc, active in non profit organisations and a marketing executive/strategist. He strongly believing in humanism, science and self-improvement, and loves people and trust and values-based relationships. He is working as a Marketing Lead at Tuto.ai, which aims to offer affordable AI-based coaching for language learners. Previously he was involved as a founder in Bilbo - a hard-copy books sharing startup, and was a co-founder of Finsafe.io - a fintech startup. He founded a marketing strategy consulting business, and co-founded the Polish Transhumanist Association. Adam has an MSc with Honours in Cognitive Science from Jagiellonian University and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. He is a member of Mensa International and loves neuroscience.

Allison Owen Jones

Allison Owen Jones taught English at high schools and a Further Education College in Cardiff, Wales until 2018 when she took early retirement to pursue writing and photography projects.

Allison Owen-Jones

Retired teacher
Allison Owen Jones taught English at high schools and a Higher Education college in Cardiff, Wales In 2018 until she took early retirement to pursue writing and photography projects.

Jack Woodhams

Jack Woodhams is the co-founder of Yorkey Dads and Menfulness, in York in the UK. He is a speaker and facilitator, a dad and a poet, working in community development.

Magdalena Błyskosz

Magdalena Błyskosz is a high school student in Kraków, Poland, She is passionate about startups, an event organizer, and future entrepreneur. She took over leadership of the long running Open Coffee Krakow pro-entrepreneurship meetup and founded a networking meeting for high school students, called “Open Coffee High School Edition”. Magda cares about community building with a focus on younger people, especially at high school, She co-founded a startup developing an app to guide students in their post school choices, and founded and leads her school’s TED-Ed Club.

Mark McKergow

Dr Mark McKergow is an author, speaker and consultant who has researched what builds effective learning, change and leadership over three decades. He is the founder of Village in the City http://villageinthecity.net.

Mel Rosenberg

Professor Mel Rosenberg is microbiologist best known for his research on the diagnosis and treatment of bad breath. Mel's TED-ED talk has been viewed more than 5 million times. He is a scientist, inventor, children's book writer and musician. He held various faculty academic positions at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and has received honorary appointments at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, University College London (Eastman Dental Hospital) and University of Toronto. He is also a jazz singer and musician, author and co-founder of Ourbox, a platform for online publishing of digital picture books.

Michał Skubida

Legend has it that Michał Skubida was born with a deck of cards in one hand and a doughnut in the other. Which disappeared first? History doesn't relate. Skubi astonishes and entertains his audiences with jokes and magic from the very first second of his show. He has performed all over Poland: on stage, on TV, and doing close up magic. Further afield, he took part in the Edinburgh Fringe, and has performed in other European cities, such as London, Amsterdam and Prague. He gave a TEDxKazimierz talk in 2016, did a warm up act from the stage in 2018, and close up magic in the breaks at other TEDxKazimierz events.

Wolfgang Oels

Dr. Wolfgang Oels is an Operations Executive striving for a Regenerative Economy. After working for McKinsey, he spent large parts of his career leading Solar Energy manufacturing operations across Europe and California and now is COO at Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees. He studied Electrical Engineering, Business and Economics and lives in Berlin.

Organizing team


Krakow, Poland


Cracow, Poland
  • Filip Zarębiński
  • Oksana Rovna
    Team member
  • Yelizaveta Lutska