The TEDxAcademy program in Athens - in its fifth year - helps amplify the need for change that Greece needs today.
TEDxAcademy in Athens is a nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in a country that is undergoing historical change.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration not only from the world's most inspired thinkers, but also from a community of Greeks - curious souls - to engage with ideas and each other. TEDxAcademy started out last year as a conference at the Benaki Museum bringing together people from the fields of science, technology, art, business but since then its scope has become ever broader.
Game-changing innovators from around the country join internationally renowned speakers to become part of the TED community in Greece and, with the community’s help, maximize the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Speakers are drawn from many disciplines that reflect the diversity of TED's members: technology, entertainment, design, the sciences, the humanities, the arts, NGOs, business and more.
The TEDxAcademy program is designed to bring together such innovators-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage – yet – some of them are the people next door. The program targets individuals of all ages and disciplines to join in this year’s exciting program.