In its fifth year, TEDxAthens welcomed 35 speakers from various parts of the world, who shared their experiences about delving into “Uncharted Waters” with some 1,300 guests gathered at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens on November 29 & 30, 2013. In the spirit of this year’s theme, the TEDxAthens guest speakers spoke honestly about seeking unpaved roads, uncomfortable truths, unmeasured depths, unexplored emotions, and unlimited possibilities, in their various areas of expertise, which included philosophy, photography, music, astrophysics, architecture, film, biology, fashion, poetry, extreme sports, and social entrepreneurship, among others.
“We strongly believe in the diversity of the audience and the diversity of the speakers lined up,” said Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou, TEDxAthens founder and curator.
Launched in 2009, TEDxAthens is a world-class conference about innovation, creativity, and ideas, whose mission is to unite innovators, thinkers, and inspirational speakers through events and talks. Conferences such as TEDxAthens are independently hosted events designed to stimulate dialogue, communication, and inspiration in communities around the world. The globally expanding events stem from the original TED initiative, begun in 1984 with the mission to “spread ideas worth sharing.”