The fourth TEDxKazimierz main event will be held on the 9th June 2018 in the wonderful Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

The theme of this year’s event is Illumination.


We chose the theme of Illumination because it is associated with light, discovery and epiphany. On the TEDxKazimierz stage, we want to shine the spotlight on powerful, transformative speakers and ideas. Illumination also speaks to our core values of transparency and openness, with which we curate our events and engage in a dialog with our audience.

We have speakers from Poland, England, Holland, Russia and Scotland who will be talking about important ideas that we believe you will find moving, entertaining and inspiring. They include artists, journalists, authors, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and sports activists. Every talk will be simultaneously interpreted into Polish or English, as applicable.

We charge 50 zloty which is below cost and includes a lunch box and contributes towards our costs. This low price is possible only thanks to our sponsors, especially Urząd Marszałkowski, who provide almost all our funding.

Tickets are not awarded a first-come-first-served basis. To obtain a ticket, fill in this form. This blog article explains the rules based on which we allocate tickets – we recommend reading it before filling in the form.

Why have we chosen the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology?

Ever since its inception, the Manggha Museum has combined the functions of a museum and an active cultural centre, and this combination led to the crystallization of a new type of cultural institution. The friendly modern  building accommodates a museum of a new type, which introduces novel methods and forms of operation. In the welcoming, sunlit spaces of the lovely Manggha Museum, TEDxKazimierz will allow great ideas to be illuminated and flooded with light in 2018.

While the talks from the stage are fundamental to our events, this is only part of what we offer. We put a huge effort into Audience Experience, making sure that every aspect of the day is as rewarding as possible. Participants can expect artistic performances, workshops and entertainment, as well as an after party at MashRoom starting at 8PM.