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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTechnicalUniversityofCrete, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTechnicalUniversityofCrete event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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LightLeak

It’s been said: "You have no idea what's coming next". Naturally, this is periodically going through my mind and gave me food for thought. Every day I have to fight with myself, with who I am, what my dreams are, what I am supposed to do when I grow up, how can I find the best choices for me. I need hope to keep me moving. I need light to brighten my days. Figuratively, I open my windows, I pull back my curtains, I open my mind.

There is no better way to describe human beings than a quote of Marianne Williamson by the name Our Deepest Fear that goes like this “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

We all need inspiration in our lives; someone to let us know that we have the power to do whatever we wish to do. The only thing stopping us from doing it, is ourselves. Our fears and insecurities.

Light is knowledge and we need more of it. So just let the light in.





WHEN

May 6th, 2017

WHERE

Technical University of Crete

Science Building

1st Floor

Speakers

Ioanna Fotopoulou

Hostess

Angelos Getsis

Innovator

Antonis Tsapatakis

Paralympic Champion

Dimitrios Kontopidis

Founder & General Director: Humane

Edouard Jacqmin

Traveler and Musician

Yiannis Adamakis

Painter

Hlias Kounelas

Actor

Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou

Architect

Natalia Kritsali

Innovation Designer

Nicolas Smyrnakis

Writer

Sharon Jackson

Founder and CEO of European Sustainability Academy

Dimitris Dimopoulos

Comedian

Theodore

Live Performance

Schedule

Time
Reception and Registration
10:00
Breakfast
Time
Initiation
11:30
Edouard Jacqmin
11:50
Getsis Angelos
12:10
Kritsali Natalia
12:30
Performance Sonarte
12:40
Coffee Break
Time
Possession
14:00
Vassiliou Laertis
14:20
Smyrnakis Nicolas
14:40
Dimopoulos Dimitris
15:00
Tsapatakis Antonis
15:30
Lunch Break
Time
Expiation
17:00
Adamakis Yiannis
17:20
Kounelas Hlias
17:40
Kontopidis Dimitris
18:00
Sharon Lawlor-Jackson
Time
Final Stage
19:30
Live Performance by Theodore

The Team

Behind of every event, is concealing an incredibly organized team. Everybody in his own way, made his best, trying to make the event happen, as they imagined it and as you would like to. So, if you would like to meet them, it is high time to!