Like a proffesional Think Tank – TEDxWarsaw 2013 Recap.

Like a proffesional Think Tank – TEDxWarsaw 2013 Recap.

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TEDxdance[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]ED is not a bear form the Hollywood motion picture. Technology, Entertainment and Design – conferences became a major events worldwide offering creative solutions and free of charge think-tank. It’s a place where You can spread and share Your ideas, meet very interesting people and mostly where You can be touched by original speakers through their stories. Some of the people I met during TEDxWarsaw came there to listen and get inspired. I also met people who entered event just to listen foreigners speaking English language (to encourage them and to treat it like a free language lesson). Also I met some young people who wasn’t sure of what they’ve been doing there – they sent an application just for fun.
The event was very organized: free water for all participators, venue was in the Multikino audience Warsaw’s city center (close to the central station and airport). Another cool thing was during breaks you could be photographed by one of the editors from Gazeta Wyborcza (popular polish daily newspaper) and after few minutes you get the front page of the newspaper, full of articles about TED with your large photo on it. You can check my photo HERE🙂

TEDxsquareBut this recap is not about how was the conference or who I met there. I wrote this because there was a few moments which really inspired me. I don’t know yet what kind of inspiration this will be: maybe to write this article, maybe to do something bigger, maybe to enhance myself to get on the stage as a speaker one day. I don’t know. But couple of golden thoughts I frankly remembered from that day and I wanted to share with You. Let’s start from scratch.

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[tcol][blockquote3]”We need a little bit of craziness when we create something. If we plan too much we won’t be successful. When I added some sort of craziness for my projects, some hidden power helped me to reach the point”[/blockquote3][/tcol]
[tcol]These words were made by Sister Małgorzata Chmielewska who believes in a practical approach to the basic commandment to “love thy neighbor.” She is a founder of 7 homes for the homeless. Her speech was a standing ovation show. This was the best performance at TEDxWarsaw 2013 not only in my opinion.[/tcol]
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[tcol]Words by Mikela Eskenazi. This is true! We are not any more unbound with only home PC. Nowadays mobile means freedom, creativity and social sharing for global scale which couple of years ago was almost unavailable. She advised to get rid of old-fashion mode and start to use in a right way new technologies. [/tcol]
[tcol][blockquote3]”Mobile is not only cell or smartphone. It’s a way of lifestyle for open minded modern people. Let’s use this technology for our own purposes”[/blockquote3]
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[tcol][blockquote3]”Why we always say: we must follow the leaders in this or that. Leaders like USA for example. If we think like this we are doomed from default. We must think above anyone, get inspired to our own ideas, not limited by others. Only sky is the limit…”[/blockquote3][/tcol]
[tcol]This was beautiful speech by Cezary Wojcik. Professor of leadership and adviser to government was one of the most creative person of all speakers. His perform was great because of explanation about equality between all nations. There is no better and worse society and if this appear – only our mind create this model which is totally irrational.[/tcol]
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[tcol]I have to agree with Wojciech Urbański’s sentence. As a commercial sound engineer he deals with many customers who are complaining about getting everything done right. If he send a sample music for commercial, ad or film, the reaction is always the same: “can You change something little bit?” and he knows that they mean volume up. After compression customers are very happy and even can hear some more sounds – which is only a picture of their imagination:) Unfortunately louder is not better but radio and TV stations directors think exactly opposite. Are they right? Wojciech explained from the insider point of view.[/tcol]
[tcol][blockquote3]”Music nowadays is very loud. Sound engineers like me, during mixing sessions must to do a few combination of tricks to satisfy future listeners. Like you can compare Elvis Presley old record and present pop music – maximum gain is the same. But levels of some frequencies in modern music are intentionally compressed. Before there were mild sounds which were almost inaudible. In today’s popular music those values were compressed and gained up to get more boost.”[/blockquote3][/tcol]
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[dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]bout media especially TV, good performance had Andrzej Godlewski (deputy director of TVP). What was disturbing for myself was a fact that television statistics count only two major values: sex and crime! This is the only reason why I don’t have a TV set at my home – and this speech was only a confirmation of my decision, because I’ve no need to be irradiated by contents like this. This is sad true where level of TV shows is equivalent to the society: [blockquote3]”…people are waiting for sex scene or to somebody got killed in their favorite series or movies. Every single city (where for example TVP shooting scenes) desperately need their own crime scene and a victims on the screen.”[/blockquote3]

At TEDxWarsaw 2013 were also many great speakers:

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  • Louis-Philippe Loncke – amazing traveler who crossed in a canoe the longest river in Poland (Wisla river)
  • Adrianna Pałaszyńska – her dance performance was sophisticated
  • Adam Wajrak – on why we should go to walk to the forest
  • Kuba Urbanski – who showed me some alternative food and persuade me to try “bug lollipop”

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  • Zofia Borkowska – who took me into the church vibe in very positive way – through amateur chorus performance
  • Zuzanna Lewandowska – who revealed how to become a student of any prestigious University in the world
  • Jonathan MacDonald – who great explained how to poke our comfort zone through exponential growth
  • Benny Lewis – how to learn multiple languages and how to break stereotypes on this field

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Also there were more speakers: Joanna Bagniewska, Mark Borkowski, F.O.U.R.S. (Jazz Band), Katarzyna Miller, Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll, Kacper Nosarzewski, Hanna Paulomäki, Kristin Pedemonti, Piotr Skowroński, and Aga Szóstek.

TEDx is one of my favorite event. I like to share ideas with newly met friends. I would recommend this event for all of You who want to get inspired. This years TEDxWarsaw main theme was: “Poke Your comfort zone”.

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