TEDxAthens at University of Bath Greek Alumni Club

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A TEDxAthens presentation I gave at the Greek Alumni Club of the University of Bath in late February 2012.

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TEDxAthens at University of Bath Greek Alumni Club

  1. 1. Dimitris G. Kalavros-Gousiou @kalavros on TwitterMonday, 5 March 12
  2. 2. Class of ’09 Class of ’10Monday, 5 March 12
  3. 3. things I do during my dayMonday, 5 March 12
  4. 4. - Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens - Founder and Biz Hacker at Away.gr - Referrer for Greece and SE Europeat the German seed investment firm HackFwd Capital - Contributing Editor of TechCrunch Europe - Starting a new web business on Social Media EngagementMonday, 5 March 12
  5. 5. Monday, 5 March 12
  6. 6. tonight’s talk…Monday, 5 March 12
  7. 7. 3 thingsMonday, 5 March 12
  8. 8. 1. the road so far 2. TEDxAthens 2011 3. Our ChallengeMonday, 5 March 12
  9. 9. Monday, 5 March 12
  10. 10. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.Monday, 5 March 12
  11. 11. TEDx Program started in April 2009 (TEDxAthens got its license in May 2009, one of the first worldwide!) more than 2.300 TEDx events as of December 2011 184 TEDx events took place only in Ocrober 2011Monday, 5 March 12
  12. 12. we are members of an amazing “family”Monday, 5 March 12
  13. 13. Monday, 5 March 12
  14. 14. Monday, 5 March 12
  15. 15. Monday, 5 March 12
  16. 16. Monday, 5 March 12
  17. 17. Monday, 5 March 12
  18. 18. 1. the road so farMonday, 5 March 12
  19. 19. is a 3rd Generation TEDx event 1st gen: 22/10/2009 2nd gen: 26/11/2010 3rd gen: 3/12/2011 - 4th gen: Late 2012Monday, 5 March 12
  20. 20. progressMonday, 5 March 12
  21. 21. TEDxAthens ’09: 5 ppl Team, 140 TEDxSters attending, 80 tweetsMonday, 5 March 12
  22. 22. TEDxAthens ’10: 17 ppl Team, 800 TEDxSters attending, +3.500 tweetsMonday, 5 March 12
  23. 23. TEDxAthens ’11: 39 ppl Team, 1.300 TEDxSters attending*, +9.000 tweets *+ 3.500 ppl via livestream, 45 countriesMonday, 5 March 12
  24. 24. “what”Monday, 5 March 12
  25. 25. “what” has no easy answerMonday, 5 March 12
  26. 26. what = visionMonday, 5 March 12
  27. 27. our vision a platform of ideas worth spreading a hub of doers a point of reference for Innovation and Creativity in Greece and abroadMonday, 5 March 12
  28. 28. 2011Monday, 5 March 12
  29. 29. Monday, 5 March 12
  30. 30. Monday, 5 March 12
  31. 31. world class speakersMonday, 5 March 12
  32. 32. Joe Trippi political strategistMonday, 5 March 12
  33. 33. Glenn D. Lowry Director of MoMAMonday, 5 March 12
  34. 34. Rory Sutherland Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy Group UK TED SpeakerMonday, 5 March 12
  35. 35. Juliano Tubino WorldWide Director for Emerging Business and Innovation at MicrosoftMonday, 5 March 12
  36. 36. George Kourounis Storm Chaser and AdventurerMonday, 5 March 12
  37. 37. the greek “gang”Monday, 5 March 12
  38. 38. Nikolaos Mavridis Ass. Professor at New York University in Abu DhabiMonday, 5 March 12
  39. 39. Alexandra Asimaki, Angeliki Gerolimou, Giouli Lara Greek National Women Polo TeamMonday, 5 March 12
  40. 40. Konstantinos Daskalakis Ass. Prof. of Electrical Engineering and Com. Science at MITMonday, 5 March 12
  41. 41. Matina Stevis Financial Journalist with Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street JournalMonday, 5 March 12
  42. 42. Charis Tsevis Graphic DesignerMonday, 5 March 12
  43. 43. 3. Our ChallengeMonday, 5 March 12
  44. 44. Monday, 5 March 12
  45. 45. *actions worth supporting *in education and life-long learningMonday, 5 March 12
  46. 46. A new initiative by TEDxAthens • We are moving from ideas to actions • We are reaching out to the community • Challenge is a means for dialogue and motivation • We focused in all aspects of “Learning” in 2011 • 153 worthwhile projects were submitted • 15 projects received distinctions and awards • We continue to support these projects by mobilizing the TEDxAthens communityMonday, 5 March 12
  47. 47. 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd PrizeMonday, 5 March 12
  48. 48. Thank you! Questions (and ideas)?Monday, 5 March 12

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