x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Next Level

This event occurred on
September 23, 2012
10:00am - 6:00pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Chisinau, Chişinău

On September 23, 2012, the best and the brightest of our generation will converge upon Chisinau for our annual event, TEDxChisinau - Next Level.

Come join the discussion with our incredible line-up of cutting-edge speakers and innovators. They’ll be sharing their freshest ideas and projects on the issues most pertinent to our ever-changing world. Prepare to be inspired!

Many famous people were challenged along their way to success. For instance, The Beatles were turned down by a record company that didn’t like their music, Michael Jordan was cut from the high-school basketball team, Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper that considered that he lacked the imagination and had no original ideas.
But they didn’t give up, they created their own rules and surpassed the norm. So have our brave speakers! It’s time for action; it’s time to turn our shortcomings into successes!

Go against the status quo; make your dreams a reality. Join our event on September 23, 2012!

Don’t waste the opportunity to:

Interact with innovative people
Demonstrate that you are an agent of change
Excel in everything you do
Associate with other like-minded people

The result just might be the… IDEA that will revolutionize your life!

Teatrul National "Mihai Eminescu"
Stefan cel Mare ave. 79
Chisinau, Chişinău
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli

Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli is an expert in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. He has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva since 1993. His experience in generating knowledge and taking knowledge to action is global in scope and spans over 25 years. It includes support to Moldova. A key area of his focus is research on effective ways of providing sexuality education in different social, cultural and economic contexts, and using these research findings to strengthen sexuality education programmes in low- and middle-income countries.

Daniel Morar

Daniel Morar is a Romanian Judge at the Constitutional Court in Romania, Former Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directory and member of the Governing Council of International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. During his mandate, important officials were sentenced to jail in Romania, including the former Prime Minister Adrian Năstase. Daniel Morar has prosecuted 30 MPs, 9 ministers, 25 directors of public institutions and 40 heads of different national companies that were found guilty and convicted.

Hank Fortener

Hank is the founder of, the world’s first crowdfunding site for adoption costs. His family has adopted 8 children from 5 different countries and fostered 36 children while he was a boy. Moved by his upbringing, he now works to create a world with no more orphans. In the first 3 years, has helped 1400 families raise over $6M to cover adoption expenses and bring their children home. Families come from all 50 states in the U.S, and have adopted from 43 different countries. Hank is also the founder of World Adoption Day, a day designated to celebrate adoption around the world. In the inaugural World Adoption Day in November 2014, there were over 250 ambassadors on 5 continents leading events to celebrate adoption and the families who brought them home. His work has been featured in Forbes, Buzzfeed, CNN, and Huffington Post.

Ioan Dan Niculescu

Ioan Dan Niculescu este una din persoanele cheie din spatele campaniei politice online din 2014 a Președintelui României, Klaus Iohannis, fiind cel care a stabilit comunicarea de brand. În urmă cu 12 ani a înființat Argo Media, una dintre cele mai cunoscute agenții de creație din zona Moldovei. În noiembrie 2014, după succesul campaniei lui Klaus Iohannis, alături de Vlad Ioan Tausance, cel cu care a facut echipă în campanie, a lansat agenția “People & People”. În prezent își împarte viața între mai multe proiecte și spații geografice, o bună parte din an trăind-o în Thailanda sau Mexic.

Klishin Ilya

Ilya Klishin is the editor-in-chief of the Russian TV Rain website and columnist for the Vedomosti and Snob newspapers. He also worked with,, as well as other Russian publications. His the founder of Epic-Hero project later included in the portal. Ilyia is a social media expert and one of the organizers of the protests for fair elections in 2011-2012. He graduated international relations at MGIMO.

Organizing team


Chisinau , Moldova
  • Daniela Vidaicu
    Event Planner
  • Pavel Novac
    Technology Guru
  • Artur Gurău
    Digital Killer
  • Alex Lebedev
    Social Media Butterfly
  • Alexandru Bordea
    Coaching and Mentoring Speakers
  • Olesea Cember
    PR and Communication
  • Irena Dontov
    Fundraising and Partnership Relations