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    NOVEMBER 21ST 2015 – FILOXENIA CONFERENCE CENTER

    #tedxunic    #thefutureis

Ideas Worth Spreading

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

TED / Universities

Universities exist as pillars of knowledge and share similar values to those shared by TED. Many of the ideas conveyed at TED talks have been imagined, innovated and thought-of in a lab, research centre or classroom of a University. Universities around the world continue to create some of the most fascinating ideas worth spreading. TEDxUniversityofNicosia is the first University TEDx in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia is the leading private University in Cyprus and is actively involved in supporting events that contribute to making Cyprus a more knowledge-driven society.

Lineup

Speakers

Stelios Anastasiades

Stelios Anastasiades

The future is… ”too fast, too furious”

Advertising and communications, Telia & Pavla BBDO and Chairman, Cyprus Communication Agencies Association (SDEK) After working in broadcasting for more than 20 years in the US Stelios returned to Cyprus in 1981 and joined an offshore marketing firm: Memo Marketing, where he served as an account executive and copywriter. In 1982, he branched out on his…

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Stuart Armstrong

Stuart Armstrong

Existential risks and extreme opportunities

What are existential risks? They are the risks that threaten the very survival of the human species, or those that could dramatically curtail its potential. There are many, from asteroid impact, to engineered pandemic to artificial intelligence (AI), and they are almost all understudied. AI risk is the least understood, but potentially the deadliest of…

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Etienne Auge

Etienne Auge

Imagine your future: using science fiction prototyping in education

No one can predict what the future of education will be yet it is high time to make it happen. How about using the power of science fiction to help students develop their knowledge, creativity, adaptability and storytelling skills? Communications, Erasmus University of Rotterdam After studying in England and California, he obtained his doctorate in…

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Tom Clonan

Tom Clonan

The future is possible  

Security Analysis, The Irish Times Captain Tom Clonan has direct experience of armed conflict in Ireland, the Middle East and former Yugoslavia (Bosnia). Tom is a highly entertaining and insightful speaker with a unique mix of tragic and comic perspectives into war, conflict and the human condition. He is one of Ireland’s foremost Whistleblowers. His…

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Nelly Corbel

Nelly Corbel

Bringing citizenship to the center of our lives

Social sciences, Activism Nelly Corbel dreams of a citizen driven world where solidarity rhymes with growth. With over 10 years of experience in capacity development, conference moderation and program management in the fields of Civic Education, Citizenship Development and Higher Education reform in Europe, North America, North Africa and the Middle East, she has served…

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George Danos

George Danos

The future of man-kind heading into space - from the future of aviation, to space tourism, to space colonisation.

Mankind has always been reaching for the next frontier. Today this frontier is Space. The future of our species is outwards into space, colonising new planets. We’ll explore this journey; mankind’s next foothold. Space research, Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) Founder and President of CSEO with a vision to stimulate the island’s high-tech innovation, with…

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Nicolas Duval

Nicolas Duval

Architecture is in crisis

Architecture and sustainability, Duval and Fournier Architects / Terra Consultants Nicolas Duval was born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1973. He studied painting and sculpture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and then architecture at the ENSA of Toulouse, France. After graduating he moved back to Cyprus where he gained experience in different practices before co establishing…

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Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond

Stories that matter from where love is illegal

Photography / Human rights Robin Hammond is the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism. He has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world…

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Constantinos & Diomedes

Constantinos Phellas & Diomedes Koufteros

The future is…f*#k the future

Constantinos Phellas Sociology, University of Nicosia Professor Constantinos N. Phellas is a Medical Sociologist with interests in a variety of areas, including Health and Illness, Ageing, End-of-Life Decision Making and Care, Construction of Identities, Sexualities, and HIV/AIDS. His publications focus upon the intersection of gender, culture, and issues of sexuality among ethnic minority communities, HIV/AIDS,…

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Yannis Pitsiladis

Yannis Pitsiladis

Why white men can’t run: where is the scientific evidence

Sports Medicine, University of Brighton Professor Pitsiladis has an established history of research into the importance of lifestyle and genetics for human health and performance. Following 15 years at the University of Glasgow (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences) where he created the largest known DNA biobank from world-class athletes, he was appointed Professor of…

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Francesca & Ryan

Francesca Rosella & Ryan Genz

The internet of fashionable things

Internationally-known fashion brand, CuteCircuit, has been pushing the boundaries of wearable technology since 2004. A global leader in interactive fashion, CuteCircuit has introduced many ground-breaking ideas to the fashion world by integrating new beauty and functionality through the use of smart textiles and micro-electronics creating connected clothing collections that are both fashion forward and technologically…

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Geraint Rees

Geraint Rees

I know what you're thinking

Neuroscience, University College London My group seeks to understand the neural basis of human consciousness, and how it can be affected by neurological disease. We use functional MRI and magnetoencephalography (MEG) in combination with behavioral experiments and transcranial magnetic stimulation to study these questions in normal volunteers and patients with brain damage. Geraint is Dean…

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Rahim

Rahim Tafazolli

Future connected society

Telecommunications Research, Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) Rahim Tafazolli has been the Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications at the University of Surrey since April 2000, Director of Institute of Communication Systems (ICS, formerly known as CCSR) since January 2010 and the Director of the 5G Innovation Centre since 2012. He has over 25 years…

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van Leeuwen

Dean Van Leeuwen

The future is full of quests

Discover the power of a leader’s quest and the role quests will play as drivers of personal and organisational success in the future. Creativity TomorrowToday Dean is an intellectual adventurer and explorer. He believes that just when you think you understand something, that’s when you have to look at it differently. He is a successful entrepreneur and…

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Ioannis Votsis

Ioannis Votsis

How to bring forward a desirable future

This talk highlights, and provides alternatives to, existing human institutions and practices that hamper the arrival of desirable future states. Philosophy, The New College of the Humanities Ioannis Votsis holds degrees from UC Berkeley (BA) and LSE (PhD). He has previously taught and/or conducted research at the universities of Athens, Bristol, Duesseldorf (where he served…

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Rachel Wingfield

Rachel Wingfield

A spatial laboratory

Rachel will introduce the work of London based Loop.pH and discuss their approach to design and the living city. Designers are some of the important spokespersons and agents for change in creating more sustainable futures as they are the people who help shape the ways in which we experience the world around us. As creative…

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Performers

Annini Tsiouti, Oya Akin, Brice Catherin

Annini Tsiouti, Oya Akin, Brice Catherin

Motionless opera

Composer Brice Catherin’s Motionless Opera brings performers Oya Akin and Annini Tsiouti to TEDxUniversityofNicosia for a thought-provoking electroacoustic experience that promises to stir the dirtiest things we have inside us. Oya Akin graduated from the Psychology Department of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. She started working as an actress for the Kyrenia Municipality Theatre Studio in 2000,…

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Larnaca Municipality Children's Choir

Larnaca Municipality Children’s Choir

 with Maestro Nikos Evangelou The Children’s Choir of Larnaca Municipality was formed in 2012 under the guidance of Maestro Nicos Evangelou. With now over 110 children members, the choir has performed on numerous stages with some of the most significant contemporary Greek musicians. These include Costas Makedonas, Dimitris Mbasis, Alkistis Protopsalti to name a few….

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Papageorgio String Quartet

Papageorgio String Quartet

Papageorgio String Quartet  merges the classical with the contemporary. They do so by performing alternative music such as Rock and other popular styles. All the arrangements (including their 1st album “ Tribute to Classic Rock’’) are composed exclusively for this ensemble by the founder of this Quartet, Constantin Papageorgio and meant to present the songs…

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Robin Sukroso

Robin Sukroso

Robin, from Berlin, is a seeker and visionary – always searching for new ways to incorporate the sounds of the world into his own creations and performance. Over the last decade Robin has wandered the planet looking for experiences to further his personal and musical journey – and sometimes he has had to build his…

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Daniel Waples

Daniel Waples

HandPan - amplification of vibration

Originally from Greater London, Daniel took his first HandPan in 2007. Now with over 30 millions views on youtube, he has recorded 10 albums and performed in over 50 countries across 6 continents. He supports himself as an independent musician, spreading the gospel of the HandPan, an acoustic musical instrument associated with energy work and…

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Host

Andreas Araouzos

Andreas Araouzos

Host

Andreas Araouzos has become part of the TEDxUniversityofNicosia Team, and we are absolutely thrilled to have him on board as host for a second year running. Andreas Araouzos is the founder and director or Alpha Square theatre-productions Company in Cyprus, since 2003, having directed, adapted, translated and acted in a number of plays in both…

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  • “This year’s theme will provide our audience with an accurate, balanced and informed perspective of what the future holds.”

    • Will robots be a danger to humans?
    • Can we unleash the powers of our mind?
    • When will we colonize space?
    • How will urban life look like?
    • What kind of houses will we be living in?
    • How will design affect our environments?
    • How fast will wireless communication become?
    • So the future is…? Let’s find out.

Schedule

NOVEMBER 21ST 2015

The Future is...

  • 08:00 - 08:55 Registration
  • 09:00 - 09:05 Videos
  • 09:05 - 09:10 Curator welcome
  • 09:10 - 09:15 Host welcome

the medium is the message

Session 1

  • 9:15 Robin Sukroso

    ACPAD – Introducing a new style of music

  • 9:35 Stelios Anastasiades

    The future is… ”too fast, too furious”

  • 9:55 Robin Hammond

    Stories that matter from where love is illegal

  • 10:15 Etienne Auge

    Imagine your future: using science fiction prototyping in education

when we are heading the wrong way, the last thing we need is progress

Session 2

  • 11:00 Annini, Oya & Brice

    Motionless opera

  • 11:20 Constantinos & Diomedes

    The future is…f*#k the future

  • 11:40 Ioannis Votsis

    How to bring forward a desirable future

  • 12:00 Nicolas Duval

    Architecture is in crisis

  • 12:20 Stuart Armstrong

    Existential risks and extreme opportunities

where we're going, we won't need roads

Session 3

  • 13:35 Daniel Waples

    HandPan – amplification of vibration

  • 13:55 Rachel Wingfield

    A spatial laboratory

  • 14:15 Dean Van Leeuwen

    The future is full of quests

  • 14:35 Rahim Tafazolli

    Future connected society

break from the past

Session 4

  • 15:25 Papageorgio String Quartet

    Papageorgio String Quartet

  • 15:45 George Danos

    The future of man-kind heading into space – from the future of aviation, to space tourism, to space colonisation.

  • 16:05 Nelly Corbel

    Bringing citizenship to the center of our lives

  • 16:25 Tom Clonan

    The future is possible

future shock

Session 5

  • 17:10 Geraint Rees

    I know what you’re thinking

  • 17:30 Francesca & Ryan

    The internet of fashionable things

  • 17:50 Yannis Pitsiladis

    Why white men can’t run: where is the scientific evidence

  • 18:10 Larnaca Municipality Children’s Choir

    Memories from TEDx 2014

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    Team

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    David PorterContent
    Maja Tepeh
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    Marcos KomodromosCommunity Relations
    Elisa Bosio
    Elisa BosioHospitality Management
    avyie savvidou
    Avyie SavvidouSpeaker Coach
    Erato Aristotelous
    Erato AristotelousSpeaker Coordinator
    Michael Michael
    Michalis MichaelSocial Media Management
    Adonis Michael
    Adonis MichaelSocial Media - Facebook
    STELLA GEORGIOU
    Stella GeorgiouSocial Media - Twitter & Instagram
    Theodora Tsolaki
    Theodora TsolakiInteractive Digital Coordinator

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