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November 18, 2019 0
We’re ending the year in a BOLD+BRILLIANT way: TEDxBucharest Women.
This one-day event shines a spotlight on dazzling ideas and initiatives created by fabulous, trailblazing women. They aren’t waiting for the world to become a better place—they’re making it one.
Join us in championing bold & brilliant women and girls.
Save the date and place: December 7th, MNAR (Auditorium), 11 PM to 5 PM.
Soon, we’ll launch the full schedule and line-up. Stay tuned 🙂



November 16, 2019 0

We’ve set up 4 wonderful workshops for you, make sure you sign-up and show up because they are limited to 20 participants each.

Talking MATER & TEDxBucharest exclusive event with Mariana Popescu

When: Monday, November 18th, 11 AM

Where: NOD Makerspace (Splaiul Unirii 160)  

Mariana Popescu, architect and postdoctoral researcher has a strong passion for the fabrication process, use of materials in unusual contexts and experimentation. Mariana will share her experience from multidisciplinary projects while designing solar cars, fully self-sustaining houses or parametric design processes in the Netherlands.

The event addresses young designers, architects, engineers, students. 

The format will mix her thematic speech with a dedicated Q&A session. 

Limited capacity for 20 ppl. 

registration closed

Guided improvisation workshop by Ana Maria Lucaciu

When: Monday, November 18th, 12 – 2 PM

Where: Linotip Independent Choreographic Studio (Universul Palace, Ion Brezoianu no 23-25)

Content: Ana will use images and sensations to open-up and explore the possibilities of the physical and mental body. Suitable for amateurs, able to decide on difficulty level and involvement. 

Limited capacity for 20 ppl. 

registration closed

(Full capacity reached) Face reading workshop by Alex Bocunescu

When: Monday, November 18th, 7 – 9 PM 

Where: Qreator (8A Aviatorilor Blvd) 

Learn how face muscles correlate with emotional responses and behaviors. Get the best tips to uncover what’s behind people’s facial expressions and improve your communication skills.

Limited capacity for 20 ppl. 

registration closed – 2nd workshop to be announced soon

A conversation over a glass of wine

When: Monday, November 18th, 7 PM

Where: Qreator (8A Aviatorilor Blvd)

An immersion in the life, taste and intricacies of wine, with a parallel between business and everyday life. Dan Burlacu(Viile Metamorfosis) prepared a wine tasting workshop designed to indulge your palates.

Limited capacity for 20 ppl.

registration closed



November 10, 2019 0

18+ yo are invited to join the campaign and get the chance to win free access to our 11th TEDxBucharest event.

Here’s how it goes:
STEP 1: you have to visit the pop-up mini-stage at Qreator (Aviatorilor 8A Blvd., Bucharest) and record your one-minute idea that’s meant to inspire an individual or collective #metamorphosis.
STEP 2: our TEDxBucharest team will currate the best ideas and publish the videos on our Facebook page with #QreateMetamorphosis hashtag.
STEP 3: you have to get your friends’ support, likes, shares and comments & you can be a winner.

What’s in it for you?
You get a taste of #IdeasWorthSpreading. The best 10 ideas win double passes for #TEDxBucharest11. Everyone who records his/ her idea gets a 40% discount to any TEDxBucharest Metamorphosis pass.

The campaign is active November 1st to November 15th (3 PM). Winners will be announced on November 15th at 7 PM on our TEDxBucharest Facebook page.

So, do you feel inspired today? Visit #Qreator and tell the world how you #QreateMetamorphosis.



October 23, 2019 0

We’re back with our weekly digital conversation. Less than one month until we meet and now we have the perfect line-up of speakers and unique performances.

The latest 3 speakers added to TEDxBucharest Metamorphosis agenda are:

Antonia Bonello
Associate Creative Director Buzzfeed UK

Find out about creating engaging content on BuzzFeed’s platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, leading the design, animation, illustration, photography, and interactive game content.
Check Antonia’s full profile

William Richard
AI Visionary and Doer, co-founder of LAIF Medical

Impelled by philosophy, inspired by art, empowered through science and technology, AI explorer.
Read more about William 


Sofia Scarlat
Activist and founder/ president of Girl UP Romania

Advocate of youth and gender equality and teen advisor for ONU.
Find out how this 16 years old found her voice


We know weekends full of ideas worth sharing are intense. 

If you want to join us for only one day, we’ve got the perfect day tic (109 EUR). Not knowing if you want to join us on Saturday or Sunday, then check the daily agenda first and decide afterwards.

No collective Metamorphosis is easy, but we’ll make sure the experience is immersive, transformative but also mild. Everything you want to ask (or know) about the upcoming event is in our FAQ section.



October 8, 2019 0

A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one. This is a metamorphosis.
When we chose it as the theme for our 11th event, we had you in mind: our multi-generational community of participative seekers, thinkers, and doers. It’s been more than a decade since we’ve been sharing ideas worth spreading. From 1 to 11, we have changed. Now it’s time for a collective metamorphosis heralding the start of a new decade together.

We took stock of how far we have come while shining a spotlight on new luminaries, able to guide us further on the road to evolution. So there you go, you’ll meet 24 speakers and performers bringing on stage a multitude of topics: contemporary dance, AI and VR, executive coaching, architecture, wellness and leadership, hacking, sustainability, creativity and many more.

Until we meet, we’re excited to share with you the new speakers and performers have joined our line-up!

We also launched day tics and student passes, now available for purchase on and

Jorge Castellanos
Director of Technology at Rocket Insights
The audio wearables inventor & designer is an insightful leader, passionate about innovative products that can enhance people’s senses beyond the ordinary.


Paul Bulencea
Co-founder and CEO of The College of Extraordinary Experiences
The award-winning author, educator & entrepreneur focuses on producing uncommon experiences that trigger human transformation.


Silent Strike
The creative soul behind the soundtrack of Hackerville
Known for his Silent Strike x Deliric collabs, he is a catalyst for our music scene. The electronic/ film music composer won a Grimme Award & opened for Faithless, Bonobo and many more.


Bandersnatch inspired performance
You have the power to choose how your story goes. You are going to be the one to decide the fate of Cosmina Stratan (Best Actress 2012 at Cannes Film Festival) & Tudor Istodor (theatre performer & winner of 2017 EFP Shooting Star Award).


Alex Dima
Journalist @Romania, te iubesc!
The well-known journalist and activist, always promoting ideas genuinely worth spreading. Alex works on various investigations for a greater good. He started with theology & now brings awareness all around, while continuously striving for a better world.


Charles Michel
Culinary Artist/ Researcher/ Food Philosopher
He’s run a multidisciplinary community of artists creating immersive cultural events in abandoned urban spaces of Bogotá. Charles starred in the Netflix’ food show “The Final Table”, gave 2 TEDx Talks and presentations at Burning Man & The Royal Institution of Science in London.


Live Sketch Performance
RECUL is a creative environment, a theatre, a school & a space, focused on performing arts. Experience an exclusive live sketch performance with the cast: Vlad Dragomirescu, Bogdan Unitlă, Adina Maria Sandu, Adriana Bordeanu, Alexandra Băjan, Florin Lungu, Dan Miron, Dan Codreanu.



September 13, 2019 0

We’re back with even more exciting news and we know you’ll love it!  Our amazing speakers’ line-up just got bigger and better.

Take a look at our new entries for TEDxBucharest Metamorphosis event:

Dex Torricke-Barton
Director at Brunswick Group, the leading critical issues advisory firm
Dex speaks about the impact of technology on society so well that he used to be the speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt, and even Elon Musk’s SpaceX head of communications.

Tijana Tamburic
Storyteller & Co-founder of Female Narratives
Tijana coordinates over 100 female freelancers to tell authentic stories for brands – all under the umbrella of the creative agency Female Narratives. A true storyteller, whose stories come in many different forms!

Refael Bitton
Head of UI/UX, Google Israel
Refael has been crafting mobile strategies, improving mSite performance, and increased user satisfaction for clients all over the Globe. All this while being an innovative and mobile solutions lover Google team member!



September 12, 2019 0

Because we already know you’re the open-minded kind, always with smart questions and conversation fueling answers, we would like you to meet our friends from The Vast & The Curious. Be part of the series of talks between Andreea Rosca and successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers as a new season launches September 24th! 8 live conversations on the stage of @Apollo111 Theater.

First stop: Lucian Butnaru, the owner of SelfPay, a manager, entrepreneur, pilot and photographer with 20 years of experience. Get your Pass, explore the human thinking and experience behind performance and get inspired for the next career metamorphosis!



August 29, 2019 0

We’ve got news for you: our Metamorphosis (tedxbucharest11) event date is changing to 16-17 of November 2019.

We decided to give more time to our metamorphosis into the best event experience of this autumn.

This announcement comes with new dates, but with the same spectacular venue, New Aula, Politehnica University of Bucharest, and some extra inspiring speakers in this year’s line-up, soon to be revealed.

Stay tuned and save the date for mid-November, it’s gonna be memorable!

In the meantime, follow us on tedxbucharest.roFacebook and Instagram, so you’ll be the first to know who’s speaking in 2019.

Questions or comments about tics you’ve already purchased? Drop us a line at and we’ll get back to you asap.


August 28, 2019 0
  • Cătălin Ciupală – Trainer of future overachievers with a revolutionary mindset and alternative methods, Cătălin is the math teacher we all wish we had. So get your mind ready for the magic of numbers, while falling in love with math again.
  • Olya Kudina – Tech and tech ethics enthusiast, human rights activist, AI aficionada and now a postdoctoral researcher in the philosophy of tech.
  • Mihai Toader-Pasti – A young professional who sets sustainability at the core of everything he does, creating the best sustainable homes at an affordable price, striving to achieve social change through smart design.
  • Alexandru Bocunescu – Member of the European Academy of Hypnosis and explorer of anthropology and arts. His fascination with straightforward communication drove him to create Face Keys Romania and Face Keys method that correlates the facial features with personality traits.
  • Ana Maria Lucaciu – Danced with the Royal Danish Ballet, Augsburg Ballet, The Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York. She collaborates and performs with a wide range of artists, companies and freelancers as a dancer and choreographer.
  • Jeff Eggers – Served in the White House for six years, most recently as President Obama’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs. He retired from the Navy after a 20 year career as a U.S. Navy SEAL and currently leads research on organizational performance and leadership and explores the behavioural science of policy decision-making.
  • Alex Cotet – Creator of entertaining ads, believer in good & smart humor and high-quality online content. As a self-taught professional, Alex doesn’t care much about “best practices” and “watch outs”, constantly pushing the boundaries of what an advertising campaign can say and show.
  • Annastiina Hintsa – Knows how to offset high performance, holistic well-being and happiness. After working in top management consulting and experiencing burnout, she was faced with profound questions of balance and meaning.
  • Florica Zaharia – After running The Department of Textile Conservation at MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) for almost 3 decades, Florica Zaharia returned to Hunedoara to open the first textiles museum in Romania.
  • Christophe Debard – A bionics expert who decided to embrace a disability and change the way people see it. As an amputee since 13 years old, Christophe wanted his prosthetic leg to become more than a “tool” and viewed it as an opportunity to display his differences proudly.
  • Mariana Popescu – An architect with a strong interest in innovative ways of approaching the fabrication process and use of materials. Her research focuses on the development of KnitCrete, a novel, material-saving, labour-reducing, cost-effective formwork system for casting of doubly curved geometries in concrete.
  • Taraf de Caliu – Since 1991, their music conquered Western Europe in tours and performances on almost all continents. Their talent and roots have evolved with culturally diverse influences from Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Istanbul or London. In 2002 the group received the BBC World Music Award in Europe and Middle East, under the name Taraf de Haidouks.
  • Gregory Caremans – A friend of the community and former speaker, Gregory Caremans made quite an impact on you last year, so we decided to invite him back, this time with a different role, as the moderator.

12 more speakers & performances to be announced soon



July 24, 2019 0

We’re here, we’re ready, we’re eager to meet you! And we thought some fresh news and last bits of info would fit right in.

What’s waiting for you at TEDxBucharestSalon – Open Skies, Open Minds?

  • 4 inspiring speakers sharing their ideas
  • 1 session of carefully curated TED Talks
  • 300+ opportunities of making new friends
  • exclusive surprises for your eyes only
Agenda for the evening
  • 18:30 – 19:15 | Check-in & get in the vibe
  • 19:15 – 20:45 | Inspiration under the skies, delivered live by:
    • Bianca Ene          [RO]  – Co-founder, Jobful
    • Cristiana Oprea [ENG] – Racing Driver
    • Vlad Grigore      [ENG] – Founder, Today You Can Do Anything | Co-Founder, Black Sea Rowing
    • Tammy Joanna  [ENG] – Owner & designer Tammy.Studio
  • 20:45 – 21:15 | Socializing under the clear sky
  • 21:15 – 22:15 |  Night time inspiration projection – curated TED Talks