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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