TEDxWarsaw 2019 Speakers

Agnieszka Trzeszczak

Agnieszka Trzeszczak
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Professional session musician – drummer, cooperating with leading artists of the Polish music scene (Kayah, Kasia Kowalska). The founder of the author’s drum school DRUM ACADEMY, successfully combines the passion with work and company with pro-social activities.
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The story of following dreams, fighting against stereotypes and the system of musical education. About the role of mentors and women who were connected on their musical path. And about myths, because who decides whether you are suitable for music or not?
Joanna Erbel

Joanna Erbel
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Sociologist, urban activist, housing expert.” Founder of the “Blisko” Foundation, which deals with supporting local activities and creating knowledge about housing innovations.
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We are on the verge of a qualitative change in the area of ​​housing.” Funds investing in flats do not just need housing, but they need “rentable apartments”. There is a need to ask ourselves how these apartments will look like in 5, 10 or even 30 years. And how to create a housing offer that is more sophisticated and adequate to the needs of today’s society?
Paulina Grabowska

Paulina Grabowska
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Paulina Grabowska is an architect and graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She is the founder of the NAS-DRA Conscious Design studio, answering the questions: How can we use CO2 to minimize the effects of the greenhouse effect? How not to let it disappear fertile soils? Is plastic another super-foods? Why plants should become one of the pillars of the electronics industry?
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Centers of the cities, waste dumps and mines are the manufactured landscapes that can no longer naturally regenerate. Those landscapes are saturated with toxic yet precious materials as: plastics, heavy metals or smog. What if we told you that there are certain plants that can fix it and bring biodiversity to the mine sites?
Radek Czekan

Radek Czekan
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Semi-finalist of the World Universities Debating Championship (EFL), finalist and best speaker of Polish and foreign tournaments. He made debatable successes in Oxford, London, Riga, Vilnius, Budapest, Lisbon and Krakow. Coach of the current Polish Champions Debate High School students and one of the coaches of the national team. Everyday, as part of Warsaw Debate Chamber, he teaches adult debating, preparing them from scratch to professional appearances in front of the audience.
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Do you know that the more intelligent we are, the better we argue in defense of our own opinion, but it is not better than others that we see the other side’s reasons? Meanwhile, it turns out that the habit of forcing gray cells to question their beliefs can be great intellectual training and even a way of life. About the reasons why it is worth practicing the change of perspective and how to do it will be told by the sports debate trainer Radosław Czekan.
Rafał Szymański

Rafał Szymański
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Professionally, he is a specialist in building expert and social selling brands, a photographer and programmer. Author of authoring tools for the automation of activities on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. Privately, the father of three children, one of whom underwent a serious crisis. The experience gained from this made him involved in charity for teenagers with depression. Co-hosted a blog about teenage depression for several years and works on a portal for parents and relatives of such children.
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Depression is a crafty player. Kidnaper without face, which with small steps but methodically and extremely effectively kidnaps your child from your life. It takes a long time, even several years. Depression is a disease and requires treatment. At the same time, it is a taboo subject and leads to exclusion. To heal her, you should talk about her loudly and boldly.
Izabella Gorczyca

Izabella Gorczyca
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Izabella represents the No Bell brand, including the school, the Institute of Educational Innovation, and educational furniture. Her No Bell school received, among others titles: “”Innovator of Education””, “”Schools with the power to change the world””. In the international competition “”Edumission 2017″” she received the award for the best innovative school in the world.
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Scientific and technological development does not go hand in hand with internal development. We focus on mathematical, technical and natural fields of knowledge. Which is necessary in a fast-changing world. But how do we balance today’s world with the emotional dimension of our lives?
Maciek Ryś

Maciek Ryś
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Maciej Ryś is the founder and leader of Smogathon, an initiative fighting against dirty air using technology. A graduate of the University of York, the University of Hong Kong and a PhD student at Kozminski University. Co-founder of many technological enterprises such as Przedszkolowo and EarlyLogic.
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A short story about how the frustration caused by bike riding led to cooperation with organizations and governments around the world and how one idea can turn into an international brand. Case study of two projects that arose thanks to the determination and enthusiasm of the people – HackYeah and Smogathon.
Betty Q

Betty Q
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The first Polish burlesque performer. Activist of positive body. Founder of Madame Q (stage, academy, cocktail bar) and the Burlesque Academy Betty Q. An author of theater and film choreography. Producer and director Naked Girls Reading Warsaw.
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So, with my usual, well-devised body, I should not be any sensation or controversy. And yet I am. “”Fat, celluloid pate””, “”a Jew with the silhouette of a piglet””. I’m making burlesque. (…) Positivity is not only true for young hipsters. (…) I know that this awareness can be a great prevention of serious psychophysical disorders associated with a disturbed self-assessment like depression, dysmorphophobia and eating disorders. So why not try to talk about it louder?
Kamil Muzyka

Kamil Muzyka
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Scientist, researcher of the state of the art, educator, lawyer, specialist in cosmic law, patent law and author of publications on the law of artificial intelligence and transhumanism. Co-leader of the Law and Space parties.Currently, working on his PhD thesis on the legal aspects of space production, using the raw materials and conditions of this space.
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Leszek Orzechowski

Leszek Orzechowski
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founder of the Space is More research group and PhD student of the University of Technology, studying the typology of architecture related to space and space. He was the main designer of a series of reports on manned flights around Mars presented to NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford University, UC Berkely and at numerous conferences. Finalist of the architectural competition organized by NASA for the design of the habitat on Mars created with 3D printing. Currently, Leszek manages the Lunares research center, whose aim is to conduct research on psychology and human health during simulated space missions.
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Grzech Piotrowski

Grzech Piotrowski
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Composer, saxophonist, music producer, arranger. An artist balancing on the edge of film, classical, jazz, ethno, roots, open music improvisation. The creator of “”WORLD ORCHESTRA. Owner of Alchemik Orchestra, Alchemik Records, Alechmik Manufacture. Winner of the Grand Prix at the Hoeilaart Jazz Festival in Belgium in 1998, Grand Prix at the Two Theaters Festival in Sopot for the music for Skvorecki’s “”Saxophone Bass””, and the first spots at the Jazz Nad Odrą festivals, Pomeranian Jazz Autumn, Jazz Juniors “”. In his career he founded bands: World Orchestra (launched from 2010), Alchemist, Oxen, Jazz Deconstruction, Freedom Nation, Head Up.
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