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Theme: Bringing Back The Future

This event occurred on
September 9, 2023
Tsaghkunk Village, Geġark'unik'

What does the future hold for us?
Or are we the masters of our future?
We invite you to embark on a transformative journey with us on September 9 in the cozy village of Tsaghkunk, nested in the highlands of Armenia. At this gathering of bright minds from across the globe, we will combine our efforts and ideas to reinvent our collective identity, challenge conventional economics, and redefine what the future holds. Prepare to be inspired!
TEDxTsaghkunk Countdown is an independently organized TED event, themed "Bringing Back the Future ''.

St. Harutyun Church (rebuilt)
Tsaghkunk Village
Tsaghkunk Village, Geġark'unik', 1511
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Arsen Aghajanyan

Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Initiator of Gagarin Project
Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Initiator of Gagarin Project

Ashot Gabrielyan

Teach for Armenia Ambassador-Alumni
Ashot Gabrielyan is a dedicated professional with a strong background in community development, education and youth empowerment. As a teacher-leader at Teach for Armenia he has spent 2 years in the Kolkhozashen village where his projects brought an essential transformation to the community and the life of the youngsters in the village.

Christoph Holz

Futurist, Speaker and Business Angel
As a keynote speaker, Christoph Holz explains the complex digital world in an incomparable and humorous way. His exciting thought experiments show the larger context and the very personal impact on each individual. The computer scientist and aerospace engineer knows what he is talking about.

Karine Sargsyan

Armenian-Austrian medical doctor, research manager
Scientific Director of the OncoBiobank at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

MiF The Young Future Investigators

Future enthusiasts
Initiative of Armenian teenagers for creating a vision of future Armenia.

Oksana Tarasova

Head of the WMO Atmospheric Environment Research Division
Experienced and dynamic leader of the global programme working on climate change and air pollution within the United Nations system for more than 10 years.

Sahar Albazar

Member of the Egyptian House of Representatives
Sahar has an extensive experience in development and civil society in Egypt, Somalia and Kenya addressing women’s empowerment; education, vocational training, youth employment, and micro-finance; senior care, health care.

Stefan Verra

Body Language Expert
Stefan speaks at over 100 company meetings, conferences and customer events every year. In doing so, he imparts valuable body language know-how paired with a lot of entertainment value and power. No matter how the participants enter the event, they will all leave it loaded with tips and energy!

Tamás Landesz

Seasoned UN diplomat and Future-Intelligent Leader.
Tamás is a seasoned UN diplomat and future intelligent leader.

Valery Petrosyan

Professor, Doctor of Chemical Sciences
Valery Samsonovich Petrosyan is a Professor, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, academic and member of Presidium of RAEN. From 2008 to 2010 he was a UN expert of chemical security. Deputy chairman of Supreme ecological council of Russia (1990–1996). Foreign Member of Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

Zhanna Mkhitaryan

Young leader, football professional
Young football trainer from Gagarin town.

Organizing team




  • Angelika Tamaryan
  • Poghos Annaian
  • Seda Grigoryan
    Team member