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What is TED ?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started out in 1984 in California as a conference bringing people together and since then, TED is constantly expanding and has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The world’s leading thinkers are invited to the annual TED conference to present their 18 minute long speeches, which can be viewed for free at

What is TEDx ?

In the spirit of “Ideas Worth Spreading”, TEDx is a program of local, selforganized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalk videos and live speakers are combined to spark deep discussions and establish relations in a small group.


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Samuel Szabó: Hudobné kutilstvo a lokálni hudobní hrdinovia

Samuel Szabó sa narodil 1988, v katastrálnom území Košice-Juh. Vystriedal 3 základné, 2 stredné a 2 vysoké školy (ani jednu nedokončil). V súčasnosti býva v Družstevnej pri Hornáde a v Brne, ale najradšej prebýva každý deň inde. S kutilskou estetikou i obsesiou ako skoro-samouk sa od detstva venuje tvorbe hudby bez obmedzení (sólovo pod značkou “Samčo, brat dážďoviek”, aj v rámci nespočetných vlastných či nevlastných projektov – Pentagramček, Vyschlí Sysli, Kovtech-13,…). Píše o utajených podobách hudby na Slovensku a Česku, venuje sa He keeps himself busy by countless creative activities into which he enthusiastically involves people around. Samčo is lover of overproduction, all of his works he produces on the label Varovec Prodakšns and also helps other music creators. Samčo is an amateur enthusiast in blocks of flats, charming slovakian small-town urbanism, industrial monuments and wandering on countryside. He will take TEDx audience on journey through secret forms of music, its production and distribution in the Czech and Slovak republic.
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Samuel Čarnoký: NEONs are uniques

Samuel Čarnoký was born in 1981 in Krompachy. He is a former absolvent of Atelier of visual communication at TUKE Faculty of Arts, currently teaching and studying for his PhD. As a freelance graphic designer he mainly focuses on fonts and typography development, also design of printed medias and publications. Since 2010 he develop fonts under label CarnokyType.In his spare time, Samo is interested in writings and advertisments in public space mainly from the normalization era. Direct result of interest is publication NEONa – Neon and advertising typography till 1989, co-created with Radoslav Sinčák. On TEDxKošice he will explain relation between advertising typography and public space and present their research of nostalgic inscriptions, which are gradually disappearing from the streets of our cities.

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Daniel Hevier: Can creativity be tought?

Mgr. Daniel Hevier, PhD. graduated Faculty of Art at Comenius University in Bratislava. He is author of about one hundred books, numerous were published abroad. He is passionate about writing lyrics, coworking with theatres, radio, television and movie makers, schools and top managment of various companies. But he is not just a writer. You can aslo know him as painter or songwriter.

Daniel Hevier is a Slovak pioneer of creative writing, professional in creative industries and consultant for innovations and creativity itself. He invented his own method of creativity and innovations. Hevier is positive, that any human can be trained in creativity, which -in some point- we all have. Since nowadays creativity is core ability to survive, this will be the topic of his talk at TEDxKošice.

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Zuzana Krnáčová: Being an enterpreneur (whith a full-time job)

Zuzana Krnáčová is one of young active people, who are not afraid of being enterpreneur in their spare time after work. She and her friends founded a company designing a playful furniture for kids. Their goal si to bring quality `made in Slovakia´ design pieces to our houses. This free time activity brought them prizes like Business idea for Bratislava, Business idea or Young inovative businessman.


In June Zuzana finished her studies at Faculty of electrical engineering and information technology at STU in Bratislava. She currently works for Microsoft Slovakia as Account technology strategist. On TEDxKosice you will learn about motivation that pushes people to be an enterpreneur while having a solid job in a big corporation. She will also reveal how to put together team of working people and set up a project joyful to work for.

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Michal Gálik: Why is Myna also my problem

Michal is literally true born citizen of the Kosice city. While studying at the Faculty of Sciences of The Charles University, he got in touch with amateur documentary movies. Thanks to this hobby and his passion for traveling he saw how Borneo is slowly becoming a green desert, he also helped with building of school in Cameroon and accompanied by Czech protectors tried to save one of the most endangered birds in the planet. These days, in collaboration with Zoo Prague, he is making new movie about transportation of wild horses from Czech Republic to the Mogolia. He believe that with globalization comes also a global responsibility. On TEDxKošice he will make clear why we should not be careless about problems distanced thousand kilometers from us.

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Peter Pristaš: Thousand years war

Peter is absolvent of the Faculty of the Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava. After he finished studies, he started immediately work for The Institute of Molecular Biology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences where he focused on the research of genetics of a streptomyces antibiotics. After he returned to Michalovce, he joined The Institute of Animal Physiology at SAV where he is now a head of The Microorganism Genetics Department. With more than 100 scientific articles he is an expert in the field of microorganism genetics and ecogenetics, particularly spreading genes in a natural microbiological ecosystems.

Mária Virčíková: What robots taught me about emotions?

Maria Virčíková is doing a research in the field of artificial intelligence focused on human-robot interaction at the Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University in Kosice. Focusing on the elements of nonverbal communication, she reshapes machines from tool to the most enjoyable and most natural companion. In 2013, Maria became Slovakia student personality under the auspices of the President and Forbes magazine placed her in the list 30 under 30.

She hosted at the universities in Japan, Australia or Europe. She presented her dissertation on Machine empathy in June 2014 and spent the summer working for Google. Maria participates in educational project Researcher´s Night and other activities promoting science and robotics. To the audience of TEDxKošice she will reveal what robots taught her about emotions.

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Roman Vaněk: How (not) to attract a guest or Let’s open our eyes

In the 90´ Roman Vaňek was importing wine and footwear from Brazil. His interest in culinary art had slept in his mind from childhood and was woken up by traveling because he could explore and compare. Friendships with leading chefs helped him to understand the basics of professional gastronomy. After few internships, both home and abroad, he crowned his passion by founding a Prague Culinary Institute – most prestigious school for amateur and professional cooks. Roman Vaňek is an expert on ingredients and guardian of their quality.

He was part of production in TV shows “Ano, šéfe!” and “Na nože!”. As author and entertainer in internet series “Jídlo s.r.o.” and “Peklo na talíři”, which has more than 27 million views has recieved Crystal Magnifier and been awarded on international movie festival Live Sciences. Vanek is author of many gastronomy articles, books and DVDs. He collects menues and old culinary books, is married and has two daughters. On TEDxKošice he will reveal constants of succesful restaurant which every owner and customer should know.

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Zuzana Wienk: How to use Al Capone against corruption?

Zuzana Wienk is a founder of Alliance Fair-Play a non-governmental organization. She started the Alliance beleving that politics needs watchdogs to stay on right track. With her colleagues, they uncover financial frauds and unacceptable behaviour of Slovakian politicians. To reach that goal they use modern technologies, spread the information to the public, annually honour people with the Biela vrana (White Crow) award and of course, they ring the bell when they sense justice in danger.


Zuzana Wienk as an ex-journalist understands the power of the communication and sees the power and financial advantages of corruptions nets. On TEDxKošice she will spread the word about how fighters against corruption could balance their disadvantages and succeed in the repressing this ancient illness of the society.

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Program TEDx Košice 2014

8:30 – 8:55 Registrácia účastníkov


9:00 – 10:30 1. Blok
Zuzana Wienk – Al Caponem proti korupcii?
Michal Gálik – Prečo je Loskuták aj môj problém
Roman Vaněk – Ako (ne)prilákať hosťa


10:30 – 11:00 Prestávka


11:00 – 12:30 2. Blok
Peter Nagy – Gamifikácia spoločnosti z pohľadu slovenského vývojára
Mária Virčíková – Čo ma roboty naučili o emóciách
Peter Pristaš – O tisícročnej vojne


12:30 – 13:30 Prestávka


13:30 – 15:00 3. Blok
Zuzana Krnáčová – Ako na podnikanie (aj popri práci)
Los Massakeros – hudobné vystúpenie
Samuel Čarnoký – NEÓNy sú dnes výnimočné


15:00 – 15:20 Prestávka


15:20 – 16:30 4. Blok
Daniel Hevier – Dá sa naučiť kreativite?
Samuel Szabó – Hudbné kutilstvo a lokálni hudobní hrdinovia


16:30 – 20:00 Afterpárty v kaviarni PAPA


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