On March 24th 2018, TEDxNTUA 2018 took place in Athens, at “Eugenides Foundation – Planetarium” (387 Andrea Syggrou Av. – 175 64 Palaio Faliro), as part of the international TEDx Program and held for the 3rd time with this name since active participation of the university community has led to TEDxNTUA working under the auspices of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
The common axis of the conference talks was this year’s Event Name: Chaos (Χάος), called for interpretation by invited speakers from various fields such as academic, scientific, art and social field.
Among the speakers were Caroline Bos, co-founder and principal urban planner of UNStudio, and Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Themis Sapsis, Associate Professor of Mech. Engineering at MIT, Romy Lorenz, Cognitive Neuroscientist at Imperial College, Dionisis Zindros, cryptography PhD student at UoA focusing on blockchains, and artist Dimitra Galani. In the venue for the parallel activities (Side Events), Simulcast gave the chance to over 100 people simultaneously to watch the TEDxNTUA talks real-time, with Q&A Sessions with the speakers. More than 600 attendees participated in workshops and watched interesting presentations.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.