UNYP launches TEDxUNYP

Mark Anderson

Marketing Director

TED is a nonprofit initiative that focuses on sharing inspiring ideas and stories, usually in the form of short talks. The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, with other events taking place throughout the year across North America, Europe and Asia.

Mark Anderson

Marketing Director

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading”, and provides support for independent organizers around the world to create their own events.

The University of New York in Prague and the UNYP Student Council are bringing this high-profile event to UNYP on Saturday, November 7th. TEDxUNYP is an event that brings bright minds together to give idea-focused talks on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. The theme for the November event will be “One World” – exploring ideas relating to the changing landscape of the world in the era of globalization and international integration. Confirmed speakers include:

Juan Nicolás Pinzon is a Colombian entrepreneur, who was chosen from more than eighteen million people worldwide to work with Sir Richard Branson after he won the “Mission Branson” contest in New York. In 2012, he was nominated as one of the most important entrepreneurs on the New York B-Team, a global nonprofit initiative co-founded by Jochen Zeitz and Richard Branson that brings together international CEOs and business leaders.

Juan Nicolás has also worked as a premier relationship manager at HSBC Bank. In his first year with HSBC, he won “One Big Month” – the bank’s most coveted and prestigious award – and then set a company record by winning it two years running.

Among his many achievements, Juan Nicolás also established Petroservices, one of the premier oil companies in southern Colombia, where he co-developed a bacterium that could eat oil spilled on rocks and grass.  He also founded “Medical Store” which has the potential to transform health services and sell more affordable and better quality medicines. He has developed several apps, including “Alloo” which breaks down language barriers to help people communicate, and “Clog” which consolidates transport information in big cities.

Pepper de Callier is a columnist and author, and one of the most respected authorities on leadership in Europe. He has devoted his career to understanding, counseling, and coaching global leaders. Pepper has advised executives in Asia, North America, and Europe, and is deeply involved in the development of future leaders. He is a Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board of Aspen Institute Prague, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Zdenek and Michaela Bakala Foundation, and a member of the Shareholder’s Advisory Board of Economia, the Czech Republic’s premier business news publisher. Pepper has served as a Guest Lecturer and member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business at California State University San Marcos and Guest Lecturer at The Prague School of Economics and The London Business School. Pepper de Callier has recently been awarded the title of “Best Corporate Leadership Coach – Europe” by UK-based organization, Corporate Vision.

Jeff Medeiros is a university professor and lecturer on the topics of Information Systems, e-Commerce and Entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing & Finance and an MBA in Information Systems. He founded and served as the CEO of a tech-based business in Silicon Valley which he started and maintained through the dot-com boom, bust, and recovery. He is currently the co-founder of Keastone, Inc., a Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud-based offering which revolutionizes how people manage their information to get things done.

William A. Cohn, J.D. is a member of the California Bar, a professor of jurisprudence at New York University, and a lecturer on law, ethics and critical thinking at the University of New York in Prague. An attorney and constitutional law scholar, Mr. Cohn has practiced and taught law since 1993, working with clients, judges, international organizations, bar associations and scholars, and lecturing and publishing extensively on matters of law and policy. Mr. Cohn’s scholarship focuses on law and ethics, and on innovative methods to promote critical thinking skills, media literacy, and the rule of law.

Alarik Mappa Curtis is a 4th year student in the University of New York in Prague. Born in Indonesia to Indonesian/Australian parents, Allarik lived in China and the Czech Republic providing him with insight into different cultures and experiences that the world has to offer. He enjoys traveling and photography which go hand in hand. From his traditional Indonesian roots, he has adopted the love of cooking as it is heavily embedded in his culture. He has lived in Czech Republic for 5 years which has been an inspirational stay because being in the heart of Europe gives him access to many countries, seeing and meeting many people that come to visit Prague. Czech Republic is also known for its own beauty from architecture to landscapes to amazing natural formations. Allarik's future goals are to help those in need and leave a mark on this world by making a difference one step at a time which is why he is also heavily involved with an NGO called Youth Included.

Ivan Sebalo comes from a small (according to Russian scale) town in Siberia, called Krasnoyarsk. His last 2.5 years have been spent studying psychology at the University of New York in Prague, and he is truly fascinated by this discipline. Particularly, his interests lie in comprehending the intricacies of the human mind (both "normal" and "abnormal"). Since understanding the mind requires an understanding of its foundations and products, Ivan also follows biological and neurological research is and engaged with philosophy (from metaphysics to politics) and art. During his studies he has managed to conduct several studies, one of which was a pilot experiment concerning the ability of university students to control egocentric impulses.


TEDxUNYP is a free event hosted by the University of New York in Prague. Registration for the event is required with entry bracelet for the main UNYP Auditorium. Please see the event page for details for UNYP students, alumni and other guests. 

The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, with other events taking place throughout the year across North America, Europe and Asia. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading”, and provides support for independent organizers around the world to create their own events.

UNYP and Student Council are bringing this high-profile event to UNYP on Saturday, November 7th. TEDxUNYP is an event that brings bright minds together to give idea-focused talks on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. The theme for the November event will be “One World” – exploring ideas relating to the changing landscape of the world in the era of globalization and international integration. Confirmed speakers include:

 

Juan Nicolás Pinzon is a Colombian entrepreneur, who was chosen from more than eighteen million people worldwide to work with Sir Richard Branson after he won the “Mission Branson” contest in New York. In 2012, he was nominated as one of the most important entrepreneurs on the New York B-Team, a global nonprofit initiative co-founded by Jochen Zeitz and Richard Branson that brings together international CEOs and business leaders.

 

Juan Nicolás has also worked as a premier relationship manager at HSBC Bank. In his first year with HSBC, he won “One Big Month” – the bank’s most coveted and prestigious award – and then set a company record by winning it two years running.

 

Among his many achievements, Juan Nicolás also established Petroservices, one of the premier oil companies in southern Colombia, where he co-developed a bacterium that could eat oil spilled on rocks and grass.  He also founded “Medical Store” which has the potential to transform health services and sell more affordable and better quality medicines. He has developed several apps, including “Alloo” which breaks down language barriers to help people communicate, and “Clog” which consolidates transport information in big cities.

 

Pepper de Callier is a columnist and author, and one of the most respected authorities on leadership in Europe. He has devoted his career to understanding, counseling, and coaching global leaders. Pepper has advised executives in Asia, North America, and Europe, and is deeply involved in the development of future leaders. He is a Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board of Aspen Institute Prague, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Zdenek and Michaela Bakala Foundation, and a member of the Shareholder’s Advisory Board of Economia, the Czech Republic’s premier business news publisher. Pepper has served as a Guest Lecturer and member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business at California State University San Marcos and Guest Lecturer at The Prague School of Economics and The London Business School. Pepper de Callier has recently been awarded the title of “Best Corporate Leadership Coach – Europe” by UK-based organization, Corporate Vision.

Jeff Medeiros is a university professor and lecturer on the topics of Information Systems, e-Commerce and Entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing & Finance and an MBA in Information Systems. He founded and served as the CEO of a tech-based business in Silicon Valley which he started and maintained through the dot-com boom, bust, and recovery. He is currently the co-founder of Keastone, Inc., a Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud-based offering which revolutionizes how people manage their information to get things done.

William A. Cohn, J.D. is a member of the California Bar, a professor of jurisprudence at New York University, and a lecturer on law, ethics and critical thinking at the University of New York in Prague. An attorney and constitutional law scholar, Mr. Cohn has practiced and taught law since 1993, working with clients, judges, international organizations, bar associations and scholars, and lecturing and publishing extensively on matters of law and policy. Mr. Cohn’s scholarship focuses on law and ethics, and on innovative methods to promote critical thinking skills, media literacy, and the rule of law.

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