x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
November 23, 2013
1:00pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Trnava, Trnavský kraj

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Halenárska 2
Trnava, Trnavský kraj, 917 01
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Jozef Lužák

Jozef Lužák was born and lives in Trnava. He acquired his university degree in the field of social work at Trnava University. He is a director of Godot Projekt, civic association aimed at improving the ability of self-support and self-help in local environment, creation of alternative ways of community cooperation and development of local solidarity. He plays an active part in the large-scale community project – Experiment Orbis. At the same time, he is a co-founder of “Rádio Bunker” supporting mainly alternative music projects, which have only a small chance to be presented in commercially oriented media. He is married and has one child. In spite of the fact that he is working in the Great Britain, he is able to find enough time for his activities in Slovakia.

Nina Šošková

University-educated sculptor, fine artist, founder of the civic association Outdoor Gallery o.z. – public art gallery without stone walls. Nina Šošková is an author and curator of the project MEDZICENTRUM. At the same time, she works as an art producer of SPOTs (community and culture centres at housing estates) in Košice. Her sculptures reveal thoughts on identity, its bearers, hygiene, cleansing and self-cleansing processes. Bodily scents, fragrances, human footprints and body parts represents inspire her inexhaustibly. Within outdoor interventions connected to public space, she deals with an issue of relevant utilization of particular locations and their genius loci. Her interventions into public spaces address relevancy of using particular localities and their genius loci. Nina Šošková travels a lot across various regions and boroughs and attempts to visit unusual places, which are usually overlooked by the public.

Tomáš Szalay

Known for his TV show Zem (Earth), Tomáš Szalay graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava. This TV host is a trained physician who also worked as a spokesperson for the Department of Health and, eventually, circled back to practicing medicine. He founded Health Policy Institute where he works as a policy analyst. In addition, he addresses the problems of health care accessability and the related legislation. Via his efforts, Tomáš Szalay is trying to initiate the necessary reforms in Slovakia’s health department.

Organizing team


  • Eva Kukurová
    public relations
  • Veronika Blaškovičová
    event producer
  • Lukáš Ihnát
    technical support
  • Petra Adamková
    design & photography
  • Monika Hossová
    speakers (guest service)
  • Ľubica Pechanová
  • Miki Kvetan
  • Michal Kabát
  • Martin Ferenc
    social media
  • Ľubo Holkovič
  • Tomáš Dano
    technical support
  • Jakub Tomiš