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The TEDxKalamata 2015 theme is about the unique moment before someone takes a transformative, very first step. The moment when one’s heart stops beating, all fear is let go, thoughts and feelings find stillness and a big leap forward it taken which profoundly changes everything.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu 


TEDxKalamata is a non-profit initiative of 32 young people, aspiring to create a core of actions that will incorporate terms such us innovation, initiative, collegiality and extroversion in the city of Kalamata.

TEDxKalamata proposes to the city a global, optimistic and dynamic way of thinking. It believes in the city’s momentum that builds upon its competitive advantages and envisions decentralization in Greece.
TEDxKalamata team envisions a city that creates sustainable development and exemplifies a new model for the greater Mediterranean area.


What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

TED’s mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas.



Day 1
27 Jun 2015
Day 2
28 Jun 2015

Session 1

Tim League
Zineb El Rhazoui
Marietta Provopoulou
Laurence O’Rourke
David Kwong
Homayoon Kazerooni

session 2

Rolf Landua
Andreja Pejic
Inna Shevchenko
Fio Silva
Bob Carey

Networking Party

TEDxKalamata 2015 networking event will take place one day after our main event. The networking party will be exclusive for the delegates, speakers and team of TEDxKalamata 2015. [DELEGATES ONLY]


Ancient Messene
Ancient Messini is one of the most important cities of ancient Greece in terms of size, format & maintenance. It has not been covered from modern settlements and is located in an extraordinary Mediterranean landscape. Theatre of Ancient Messini is dated from 3rd century BC and its construction presages colossal theaters of ancient Roman period. Given its size, the theatre was also used as a point of political mass concentrations.


regular ticket**
15.00 EUR

Event Access (27 June)

Networking party (28 June)


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guest list**

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Networking party (28 June)


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early bid ticket**
5.00 EUR

Event Access (27 June)

Networking party (28 June)

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** We ensure for you free transportation for 150 people from Kalamata in Ancient Messina and back, departing at 19:00 from the main square (behind OTE).

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