TEDxDanubia 2013

2013-03-22 Uránia, 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 21.

Crossing the Line

We live in a world characterized by opportunities and connection, by an abundance of choices and stimuli, by great wealth and freedom… But we also live in a world defined and constrained by lines we do not cross: the lines of the impossible, the lines of differences, the lines of fear and the lines of poverty, the lines of mistrust and intolerance, the lines of ignorance, doubt and indifference… Lines that seemingly and rarely protect, but more often imprison us. This time it is about crossing the line where there should be no lines… It is about facing real and profoundly important issues in a meaningful way with an open and solution focused mind… It is about learning from mistakes… It is about opening our eyes and seeing our world in new ways… But it is also about creativity and new ideas… New ways of combining what we already have, about finding new harmony and new ways of solving old problems… It is about breaking our well accustomed, comfortable, but ultimately toxic old patterns that do not work for us any more, and finding new ones that actually do… It is about genuinely accepting and facing our challenges and about finding better ways forward…


0900 - 10 15

A special option has been added to the TEDxDanubia conference this year. Three very exiting pre-conference programs can be attended by those arriving earlier:

    1050 - 12 50
    Session 1: EXPLORE

    Host: Manyai Csaba

    • Gyurkó Szilvia
      Gyurkó Szilvia

      Gyurkó SzilviaGyurkó Szilvia

      Szilvia Gyurkó Director for Children's Rights at the Hungarian National Committee for UNICEF, got her law degree at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University. She still teaches children's rights and judicial skill development at the University’s Center for Professional Practice that she founded...
    • Al Ghaoui Hesna
      Al Ghaoui Hesna

      Al Ghaoui HesnaAl Ghaoui Hesna

      Hesna al Ghaoui is an award-winning journalist and editor. She has reported news for the Hungarian Television from more than twenty countries, among them several war zones. Her work has received Hungarian and international recognition, among them the Prima Primissima award for excellence. She has...

    • Bartha Márk
      Bartha Márk

      Bartha MárkBartha Márk

      Mark Bartha is interested in exploring the possibilities of human voice as the basic element of musical composition. He likes to use his own voice as material to build intricate and complex patterns of rhythm, noise and harmonies. His works have been featured not only as compositions and individual ...
    • Paul Lacourbe
      Paul Lacourbe

      Paul LacourbePaul Lacourbe

      "Paul Lacourbe is Associate Professor of Operations Management at CEU Business School. He holds a Ph.D. from INSEAD in France, and he served on the faculty at ESSEC in France before joining CEU Business School. Currently, his research and teaching deals primarily with the management of new product i...
    • Benjamin Allanach
      Benjamin Allanach

      Benjamin AllanachBenjamin Allanach

      Benjamin Allanach is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge. He has realized a life ambition by working at the European particle physics lab CERN for two years as a research fellow. His work is focused on providing tests of theories of fundamental particle physics and the ...
    • Joey Ellis
      Joey Ellis

      Joey EllisJoey Ellis

      Joey Ellis creates works that explore the possibilities of individual self-expression within the boundaries of culture and politics. He is the first American graduate of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, living in China and working in various mediums combining craft, technology and language to...
    1250 - 14 00
    Lunch break
      1400 - 16 00
      Session 2: WONDER
      • Sárvári György
        Sárvári György

        Sárvári GyörgySárvári György

        György Sárvári PhD is a psychologist, executive coach and the CEO of Neosys Organizational Development Consulting. He has been an instrumental figure in developing the coaching profession in Hungary. As a consultant he has worked at several large companies in Hungary and internationally and has taug...
      • Aubrey de Grey
        Aubrey de Grey

        Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey

        Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist and the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. His research targ...
      • Blaise Zerega
        Blaise Zerega

        Blaise ZeregaBlaise Zerega

        Blaise Zerega is CEO of FORA.tv, the web’s leading destination for videos on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv has been featured on the top website lists of TIME and the U.K.’s Telegraph. Prior to joining FORA.tv, Zerega served as deputy editor of Condé Nast Portfolio, where ...
      • Erőss Zsolt
        Erőss Zsolt

        Erőss ZsoltErőss Zsolt

        Zsolt Erőss is a professional mountain climber, the first Hungarian to summit Mount Everest, and the organizer and peak climber of several mountain expeditions. He has so far climbed nine of the fourteen highest peaks on Earth. He lost his right leg below the knee in an alpine accident. His rehabili...
      • Duo Nimirum
        Duo Nimirum

        Duo NimirumDuo Nimirum

        Duo Nimirum The two talented young Hungarian Music Academy students, Janka Jámbor (cello) and Míra Nagy (piano) are still at the beginning of their careers, yet together they already have several years of chamber music performance behind them. They share their time amongst Vienna, Berlin and Budapes...
      • Nermeen Shaikh
        Nermeen Shaikh

        Nermeen ShaikhNermeen Shaikh

        Nermeen Shaikh is a broadcast news producer and weekly co-host at Democracy Now! in New York City. She was previously managing editor at the Asia Society. She has interviewed hundreds of figures from the academic, foreign policy, business, activist, and arts communities. She has also worked at nonpr...
      • Koert van Mensvoort
        Koert van Mensvoort

        Koert van MensvoortKoert van Mensvoort

        Koert van Mensvoort MFA MSc is an artist, designer, writer & engineer. His work revolves around the idea that humankind, in its attempts to cultivate nature, causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Among his works are the Datafountain (an internet enabled water f...
      1600 - 17 00
      Conversation break
        1700 - 19 00
        Session 3: CREATE
        • Lee Cronin
          Lee Cronin

          Lee CroninLee Cronin

          Lee Cronin FRSE is one of the world's leading researchers in inorganic chemistry. The focus of his work is understanding and controlling the self-assembly and self-organization of inorganic molecules and the engineering of complex systems leading to the emergence of system-level behaviours. His work...
        • Bodnár Attila
          Bodnár Attila

          Bodnár AttilaBodnár Attila

          Attila Bodnár is an architect and the co-founder of Organica, a combination of new wastewater treatment technology with a new architectural genre. Organica plants are highly efficient facilities in which engineered ecosystems process the waste stream in odourless greenhouses with the look and feel o...
        • Margaret Heffernan
          Margaret Heffernan

          Margaret HeffernanMargaret Heffernan

          Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, author and CEO. After working for the BBC as a producer, she started and run five media and high tech businesses and now writes books, blogs and plays about how we work. She is a passionate believer in honesty, creative conflict and courage which are needed to ...
        • Bolyki György
          Bolyki György

          Bolyki GyörgyBolyki György

          György Bolyki musician and producer. As a cellist and jazz singer he has performed in the largest concert halls of USA, Europe and Asia. Together with his brothers they form the Bolyki Brothers acapella band. At one of the world’s most respected competition (the Vokal Total- Graz) they won 5 of the ...
        • Brian David Johnson
          Brian David Johnson

          Brian David JohnsonBrian David Johnson

          "Brian David Johnson The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called ""future casting""—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science ficti...