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May 23, 2020 0

Meet Dex Torricke Barton, the Silicon Valley communications leader and brain behind nowadays masterminds’ speeches. Over the last decade, Dex has advised CEOs and major US and UK political leaders on strategic communications and thought leadership. He served as a speechwriter for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, playing a key role in the development of the UN’s digital strategy. Following this, he joined Google as the company’s first executive speechwriter, where he managed communications for Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Dex was also head of executive communications for Facebook, where he served as speechwriter to Mark Zuckerberg. Following this, Dex led communications for SpaceX, reporting to Elon Musk. As an immigrant and the son of a refugee, while being passionate about tech, public policy, and storytelling, Dex shifted his goal. He moved to London, became the Director of Brunswick Group, the leading critical issues advisory firm, and started working on issues around global connectivity and emerging technologies.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

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Roxana Marin


May 22, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 12 now ON. Meet PAUL BULENCEA, BARBARA NEUHOFER & THE EXTRAORDINARY CREW from the Global State of Awe experiment.

Paul Bulencea is an experience designer, entrepreneur, and author. He is the co-founder and CEO of The College of Extraordinary Experiences, one of the world’s top experience design conferences and a community of global immersive experience designers. Dr. Barbara Neuhofer is a Professor and Head of Experience Design at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. As a scientist, educator and keynote speaker, Barbara researches, writes, teaches and speaks about experience design as a philosophy, mindset and toolset to guide human and business transformations across the physical and digital realms. Thomas Mertlseder is a composer, educator and sound artist working in film, games, and media-based in Austria. Michael Riemer fell in love with music listening to the works of Johannes Brahms, AC/DC and Metallica. He learned to play the violin and electric guitar before studying classical guitar in Berlin. Getting influenced by the music scene there, he also started playing the double bass and produced electronic music with various analog gear. Bartosz Nowak was born in Wrocław, Poland in 1995 and began his musical training at the age of 7 at the Karol Szymanowski Music School, from which he graduated with highest honors in 2014. At the age of 12, he began concurrent studies at the University of Music in Würzburg, Germany in a pre-college class under the tutelage of Prof. Michal Szykulski. Bartosz is currently in the final year of his master’s degree in Würzburg.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

#behindmetamorphosisseries #tedxbucharest #metamorphosis

Roxana Marin


May 20, 2020 0

“Relationships are not about committing to someone else but staying true to your own values”. Dr. Tammy Nelson defines what monogamy means in the modern world while giving tips on how to have a strong relationship.

Tammy Nelson is a PhD Board Certified Sexologist, Licensed Relationship therapist and a Psychology Professor. As a sex and relationship expert and prolific author, she is internationally recognized as a top expert, with almost thirty years of experience working with individuals and couples. She authored the books “The New Monogamy”, “Getting the Sex You Want”, “What’s Eating You” and the upcoming “When You’re the One Who Cheats”. Dr. Tammy Nelson also blogs for the Huffington Post, Medium, Thrive Global.

#relationships #newmonogamy #tedxbucharest #ideasworthspreading

Roxana Marin


May 17, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 11 now ON. Meet Charles Michel, a nomad philomath studying the convergence of art, science and multisensory aesthetics.

He recently starred in Netflix “The Final Table”. He now works as an experience designer in a variety of fields, as a Creator on Patreon, as a food educator, flavour expert, and an artist using food and ritual as medium. At the intersection of science, art, community and entrepreneurship, Charles aims to inspire solutions for important challenges in the ways humans relate to each other, and to nature. Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

#behindmetamorphosisseries #communitybuilding #innovation #collaboration #experientialart #ideasworthspreading #tedxbucharest

Roxana Marin


May 17, 2020 0

We live in a world of liquid modernity. Our workplaces are dynamic, fluid and ever-changing. But the fast pace we have to keep everyday is not sustainable anymore in the long run. Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In this insightful TEDxBucharest talk, award-winning author and coach Steven D’Souza presents a paradoxical way out from constant stressing and striving: the Not Doing – taking action in a way that is sustainable as well as effective. Throwback to TEDxBucharest Crossing Boundaries 2018 and a glimpse of what’s to come over the next days.

Roxana Marin


May 14, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 10 now ON. Meet Antonia Bonello, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR BUZZFEED UK. Antonia works with brands to create engaging content on BuzzFeed’s platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, leading the design, animation, illustration, photography, and interactive game content. Her work in advertising has led her to be named in Forbes 30 Under 30 2019, Media Week 30 Under 30 2018, The Drum’s 50 Under 30, and one of 100 Significant Women In Native Advertising 2018. She’s also been shortlisted for Design Week Awards Rising Star 2016, The Drum Content Awards for Best Branded Content Campaign 2017, and won Silver at the Media Week Awards for BuzzFeed’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society charity group. Oh, she’s also a black belt in karate and loves Batman. More in this behind the scenes interview for TEDxBucharest.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

#behindmetamorphosisseries #creativity #provocativeideas #ideasworthspreading #tedxbucharest

Roxana Marin

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May 12, 2020 0

Yes, we know. Another podcast to follow each day. Yet this ain’t another podcast. TEDx SHORTS is a brand new proposal from TED. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday, with eye-opening ideas from some of the world’s greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Tune in starting next Monday, May 18th. And check the trailer below for a glimpse of what’s to come.

Roxana Marin


May 8, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 9 now ON. Meet Tijana Tamburic, STORYTELLER & CO-FOUNDER of FEMALE NARRATIVES. After a modeling agency suddenly dropped her for not being “thin enough”, Tijana co-founded Female Narratives with associate model Franziska Klein. An overnight idea, the feeling that something was missing and a 2-people decision – this is how a creative agency that operates to connect brands to real female freelancers & real stories began. In an age of freelancers and startups, it’s time for a new way to create and collaborate. More in the behind the scenes interview for TEDxBucharest.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

#behindmetamorphosisseries #creativity #collaboration #femalecollectives #provocativeideas #ideasworthspreading #tedxbucharest

Roxana Marin


May 7, 2020 0

In the midst of such inspiring and special days, we continue our throwback journey to last summer and the Open Skies, Open Minds community event.

While we think we are living in the present, the objects we use, the clothes we wear or the services we buy, have been around for decades. In this talk, Tammy Lovin makes her case for adjusting our lifestyle, consumer behavior and the choices we make, to better suit the world we are living in. Now.

Enjoy this progressive speech from Tammy, multidisciplinary designer and art installations creator. With a formal education in product design and a masters in materials, Tammy developed tech devices while working for Bitdefender and was part of design team of renowned designer Karim Rashid in New York. An we were so proud to have her on our summer stage at TEDxBucharest.
#openskiesopenminds #OSOMareAwesome

Roxana Marin

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May 6, 2020 0

Get ready for the first New Times, New Ways online event!

We’re bringing on the virtual stage inspirational figures and top-notch specialists, ground shakers and world movers.Talks, conversations and moderated Q&As will shed light on the new normal, where we stand and how to act individually and collectively.

Bogdan Micu | ENTREPRENEUR & GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER

Ioana Calen & Paul Popescu | FOUNDERS & TECH VISIONARIES | MODULAB

Ioan Istrate | ENTREPRENEUR. AI TECH ADVISOR & INNOVATOR

Ed Gillespie | AUTHOR. FUTURIST. CONSULTANT. EXTINCTION REBEL

🎯 Register here until 3 PM: https://bit.ly/2yo9a4P

What’s in it for you:

☑️ 3 hours of great ❤️ content

☑️ live q&a sessions

☑️ networking

☑️ specially curated performances with Qreator

☑️ extra TED curated moments

❤️Check the full agenda, speakers and great topics below!

Check-in the Facebook event and ask what you want to know from our speakers 👉 New Times, New Ways

#NTWN #tedxbucharest

Roxana Marin