Fifth annual TEDxPrague conference hits the capital
On 21 June 2014 the fifth TEDxPrague conference, took place at the city’s Hybernia Theatre
On 21 June 2014 the fifth TEDxPrague, the Czech Republic’s version of the popular and global TED (Technology/Entertainment/Design) conference, took place at the city’s historic Hybernia Theatre. Around eight hundred people attended the event to listen to inspirational talks from speakers that included Marian Jelinek, the trainer and personal coach behind Czech ice hockey star Jaromir Jagr, scientist and philosopher Ivan Havel and artist Vendula Chalánková
The TED and TEDx conference take place around the world and feature the best contemporary thinkers, innovators and artists who, alongside millions of attendants, share ‘ideas worth spreading’. Past conferences have feature notable speakers including physicist Steven Hawking, co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs and WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. TEDxPrague’s return to the city for fifth time demonstrates the Czech Republic’s reputation as an innovative and forward-thinking nation
The theme of TEDxPrague this year was ‘Under the Hood’ and focused on the aspects of hectic modern life that often go unseen. "The world is like an iceberg. We see only a small part of it, just the peak. We take many things for granted, do not examine how they really work, and do not ask why. I just do not have the time or capacity,” explains Matej Novak, the programme leader of TEDxPrague.
Hockey coach Marian Jelinek held a talk on how the best performances happen without financial motivation, artist and producer Vendula Chalánková presented a series of works inspired by stories from her everyday life, and film makeup artist Jana Khalifa offered a very personal account of enduring domestic violence.
Other speakers at the TEDxPrague 2014 included the German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, microbiologist Milan Gryndler, director and screenwriter Andrea Sedláčková and dancer and choreographer Miřenka Čechová – to name but a few.
Past TEDxPrague conferences have featured talks from high-profile speakers like Egyptologist Miroslav Barta, education innovator Ondřej Šteffl and businesswoman Francis Hana Garlíková.
Since the first TEDxPrague was held in 2009, the conference has become a popular and widespread phenomenon in the Czech Republic and its neighbouring countries. A TEDx conference will take place in Brno next week and in two weeks another will take place in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
Further information about TEDxPrague, alongside videos of past conferences, can be found at www.tedxprague.cz.
Straka Academy turns 120 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: wikipedia.org)
The building that now houses the government was once for poor nobles
Prague ranks among best student cities by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The capital has been climbing up the list and scores high for a diverse student body
Czech College offers more for less by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Programs accredited through UK and US institutions are available in Prague
New edition of TEDxUNYP to be held at the University of New York in Prague by University of New York in Prague
TEDxUNYP on November 5, 2016 @ University of New York in Prague
Anglo-American University gains US accreditation by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Transferring credits and going to grad school will be much easier
New website offers insight into socialist era by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A small database of materials in English is intended for students and teachers
Carlsbad International School, a real part of the local community by Prague.TV
A private day and boarding school offering IB Diploma and pre-diploma programmes in English for boys and girls, ages 14-18
Learning to fly is easier than most people think by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
F Air can teach you to fly an ultralight airplane for the cost of two ski trips
Prague College Graphic design Student Jan Rosicky, wins prestigious student design award in the UK by Prague College - Prague.TV
“Student Design Awards” given by the UK's Royal Society of Arts
I enjoyed every single moment of this unforgettable trip by Red Bull Communication (Foto: redbullcanyoumakeit.com)
Red Bull Can You Make It? 2016 - Interview with Julie a member of Czech team Summer Day
Concert Tickets for Prague and Czech Republic
English and RUssian language driving school in Prague
Finest Burgers - American Quality - NEW Location - Lesnická...
27 taps with excellent craft beers and ciders in the center...
Czechs 1st flight school
International institute located in Prague
Providing the Highest Quality in Education
Europe’s newest premium boarding school