Modern human is surrounded by a considerable number of glasses. Every day, we look in the mirror, stare at the screens of our devices, and perceive people around like the ones to determine our own appearance. Searching for identity in today’s changing world we often get diverse images and reflections. Therefore, we end up in the labyrinths of consciousness just as it happened to Alice. Close your eyes, take a deep breath – you are in the Spaces Behind the Glass!

The TEDxVinnytsia conference 2019 aims to become a guide in the world of optical illusions, kaleidoscopes of imagination and lenses of different convexity, share knowledge and instruments to enable work with media, science, art, and environment, as the keys to enhance your self-awareness. You will hear the talks on psychology, business, technology, communication, ecology and science.

The speakers will share their unique observations and the idea which breaks through thousands and millions of screens to our consciousness.

To look and see, listen and hear, touch and feel – this is what it means to take a thrilling journey into the parallel reality through the Spaces Behind the Glass on TEDxVinnytsia.

Keep a lookout for our full speaker lineup. It is currently in the works and will be announced soon!

Vadym Hrusha
IT specialist

Why do existing standards and institutions of private property not meet the needs of modern society? How will property rights be ensured in the digital age? What new forms of private property have appeared and how are they implemented? How might the world look like in terms of property in 10 years from now?

Uncover the concept of private property, its brief history, a mechanism to secure, the role in society and more with Vadym Hrusha, a competent IT specialist with international experience. An expert on cybersecurity and decentralized systems and networks. CEO & founder of Blocksoft Lab.

The Concept of Property in the Digital World

Why do existing standards and institutions of private property not meet the needs of modern society? How will property rights be ensured in the digital age? What new forms of private property have appeared and how are they implemented? How might the world look like in terms of property in 10 years from now?

Uncover the concept of private property, its brief history, a mechanism to secure, the role in society and more with Vadym Hrusha, a competent IT specialist with international experience. An expert on cybersecurity and decentralized systems and networks. CEO & founder of Blocksoft Lab.

Everyone experiences creative stalemates. That is normal. When the idea slips on the mat of ordinary thoughts, Plan B is required.

Katia Kalashnikova suggests that we should dare to step through the looking glass of creativity and find out the treasure of creative spirit. The artist is sure, there is no such thing as an uncreative person.

In her talk, Kateryna shares 13 life hacks on what to do if the muse has left. Action plan: come up with something brand new; catch an interesting idea; look behind the scenes of perfectionism; increase courage of your creativity…

Creativity. Behind the Scenes

Everyone experiences creative stalemates. That is normal. When the idea slips on the mat of ordinary thoughts, Plan B is required.

Katia Kalashnikova suggests that we should dare to step through the looking glass of creativity and find out the treasure of creative spirit. The artist is sure, there is no such thing as an uncreative person.

In her talk, Kateryna shares 13 life hacks on what to do if the muse has left. Action plan: come up with something brand new; catch an interesting idea; look behind the scenes of perfectionism; increase courage of your creativity…

Katerynа Kalashnikova
art coach
Valeriia Vershynina
human rights defender

Games are not only a source of entertainment. They are powerful educational tools for adults. Games provide opportunities to gain new experience, destroy stereotypes, learn new useful skills.

Valeriia claims that borings and difficult things have a negative impact on education. Do you want to make people interested? Inspire them to improve their lives? Then create an engaging game to attract people to play it.

Valeriia is a human rights defender, manager of the Liaison Officers (RADNYK) Programme, co-author of educational anti-discriminatory games “Displaced Persons’ Roaming” (about the lives of internally displaced persons) and “To Be a Woman”.

Gamification: How to Make Boring Things Exciting

Games are not only a source of entertainment. They are powerful educational tools for adults. Games provide opportunities to gain new experience, destroy stereotypes, learn new useful skills.

Valeriia claims that borings and difficult things have a negative impact on education. Do you want to make people interested? Inspire them to improve their lives? Then create an engaging game to attract people to play it.

Valeriia is a human rights defender, manager of the Liaison Officers (RADNYK) Programme, co-author of educational anti-discriminatory games “Displaced Persons’ Roaming” (about the lives of internally displaced persons) and “To Be a Woman”.

The state of the environment is the reflection of society. Every time we leave our apartments to go to the supermarket, use transport, buy air conditioning we leave ecological footprint. However, there are simple steps to perform daily to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

Kyrylo Tomliak introduces his mobile app “Climate drops” that makes it simple for everyone – adults, kids, large and small enterprises, to care about the environment.

Kyrylo Tomliak implements projects in the field of climate change and adaptation to its consequences. Member of Ukrainian delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference. Advisor to the Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.

Drop by Drop: Habits that Help Stop Climate Change

The state of the environment is the reflection of society. Every time we leave our apartments to go to the supermarket, use transport, buy air conditioning we leave ecological footprint. However, there are simple steps to perform daily to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

Kyrylo Tomliak introduces his mobile app “Climate drops” that makes it simple for everyone – adults, kids, large and small enterprises, to care about the environment.

Kyrylo Tomliak implements projects in the field of climate change and adaptation to its consequences. Member of Ukrainian delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference. Advisor to the Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.

Kyrylo Tomliak
economist
María Álvarez
country manager

How to market a Ukrainian product abroad when just translating the words is not enough?

Maria Alvarez, country manager of LetyShops cashback service, shares her experience of launching a Ukrainian product in Spain.

Maria clarifies the differences in personality between nations and stereotypes that create work barriers. You’ll discover how to make partners and customers fall in love with your product, and why distance is no longer the main obstacle for building relationships.

Challenges of Translation: How to Adapt a Ukrainian Product to Enter a Spanish Market.

How to market a Ukrainian product abroad when just translating the words is not enough?

Maria Alvarez, country manager of LetyShops cashback service, shares her experience of launching a Ukrainian product in Spain.

Maria clarifies the differences in personality between nations and stereotypes that create work barriers. You’ll discover how to make partners and customers fall in love with your product, and why distance is no longer the main obstacle for building relationships.

What challenges arise due to the development of artificial intelligence? The possibility of creating fake photos, videos and conversations poses ethical and moral issues. Is the newest technology an innovative way of fraud?

Nazar Smatko reveals the consequences of spreading the technology that creates fakes, as well as the methods to prevent them.

Nazar Shmatko is a VP of engineering at NeoCortext. As a specialist in machine learning, Nazar has experience in computer vision, natural language processing, and health care. Currently, Nazer is actively working with generative models for Reflect project first ever realistic face swap based on AI.

The Real and Fake Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

What challenges arise due to the development of artificial intelligence? The possibility of creating fake photos, videos and conversations poses ethical and moral issues. Is the newest technology an innovative way of fraud?

Nazar Smatko reveals the consequences of spreading the technology that creates fakes, as well as the methods to prevent them.

Nazar Shmatko is a VP of engineering at NeoCortext. As a specialist in machine learning, Nazar has experience in computer vision, natural language processing, and health care. Currently, Nazer is actively working with generative models for Reflect project first ever realistic face swap based on AI.

Nazar Shmatko
machine learning specialist
Nataliia Malachkova
ophthalmologist

Nataliia Malachkova advises of the influence of modern visual environment on the eyesight of children and adults and explains main factors that may cause nearsightedness (myopia).

The speaker discloses recent genetic studies on nearsightedness conducted at National Pyrohov Memorial Medical University that aim to predict the risk of myopia development and progression.

Nataliia Malachkova is an ophthalmologist, PhD in Medical Science, Head of Ophthalmology Department at National Pyrohov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Chairman of the NGO “Wave of Life”, that cares about visually impaired and blind people.

Protecting Eyesight in the Digital Age

Nataliia Malachkova advises of the influence of modern visual environment on the eyesight of children and adults and explains main factors that may cause nearsightedness (myopia).

The speaker discloses recent genetic studies on nearsightedness conducted at National Pyrohov Memorial Medical University that aim to predict the risk of myopia development and progression.

Nataliia Malachkova is an ophthalmologist, PhD in Medical Science, Head of Ophthalmology Department at National Pyrohov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Chairman of the NGO “Wave of Life”, that cares about visually impaired and blind people.

A brand reflects your business’s values. Every entrepreneur does everything to make their company live long: establishes a clear brand identity and creates a brand strong enough to survive any crisis.

Learn about a successful brand that has gone through a lot of crises and revolutions, has a wide range of attributes that any startup would have to adopt. Designer Oleksandra Korchevska-Tsekhosh expounds on how to make a perfect brand able to stand the test of time using the Church as an example.

The speaker is a graphic and digital designer, art director at DDM (New York), has 8 design awards and experience of working with European and American companies and startups. Organizer of design events.

How to Make a Sustainable Brand: a Look at Church

A brand reflects your business’s values. Every entrepreneur does everything to make their company live long: establishes a clear brand identity and creates a brand strong enough to survive any crisis.

Learn about a successful brand that has gone through a lot of crises and revolutions, has a wide range of attributes that any startup would have to adopt. Designer Oleksandra Korchevska-Tsekhosh expounds on how to make a perfect brand able to stand the test of time using the Church as an example.

The speaker is a graphic and digital designer, art director at DDM (New York), has 8 design awards and experience of working with European and American companies and startups. Organizer of design events.

Oleksandra Korchevska-Tsekhosh
machine learning specialist
Serhii Gongalo
graphologist

Humanity is dramatically computerized – we prefer keyboarding to handwriting. So is there a future of writing by hand? The answer is “Yes”! Mankind cannot neglect the importance of handwriting. It turns out that handwriting is essential for better brain development. Putting thoughts down on paper helps us not only remember things better.

Handwriting is a powerful reflection of our abilities, dreams, fears, and feelings. What does the handwriting say about you can be analyzed using graphology.
Ready to take a test?

Serhiy Honhalo is a graphologist, Ph.D. in Legal Studies. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at I. Malynovskyi Institute of Law
the National University of Ostroh Academy.

The Silent Core of Handwriting

Humanity is dramatically computerized – we prefer keyboarding to handwriting. So is there a future of writing by hand? The answer is “Yes”! Mankind cannot neglect the importance of handwriting. It turns out that handwriting is essential for better brain development. Putting thoughts down on paper helps us not only remember things better.

Handwriting is a powerful reflection of our abilities, dreams, fears, and feelings. What does the handwriting say about you can be analyzed using graphology.
Ready to take a test?

Serhiy Honhalo is a graphologist, Ph.D. in Legal Studies. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at I. Malynovskyi Institute of Law
the National University of Ostroh Academy.

Explore the influence of culture in defining what is meant by the concept of altruism and volunteerism with Suganthi Gomathinayagam, who shares her ideas on the millennial generation, their role in volunteering,and the concept of “World Citizen”. The speaker mentions the ways we can create the society of educated and proactive citizens of the world.

Suganthi Gomathinayagam, originally from Dallas, Texas, serves as a Youth Development Volunteer for the US Peace Corps. In Ukraine, Suganthi works for the NGO “KREATIV”. Her work focuses on empowering young people through civic education and civic participation, youth social entrepreneurship, and promotion of civil society initiatives.

The Role of a World Citizen in the Millennial Generation

Explore the influence of culture in defining what is meant by the concept of altruism and volunteerism with Suganthi Gomathinayagam, who shares her ideas on the millennial generation, their role in volunteering,and the concept of “World Citizen”. The speaker mentions the ways we can create the society of educated and proactive citizens of the world.

Suganthi Gomathinayagam, originally from Dallas, Texas, serves as a Youth Development Volunteer for the US Peace Corps. In Ukraine, Suganthi works for the NGO “KREATIV”. Her work focuses on empowering young people through civic education and civic participation, youth social entrepreneurship, and promotion of civil society initiatives.

Suganthi Gomathinayagam
machine learning specialist
Denys Zadorozhniuk
director of the restaurant

Coffee is one of the few products we interact with every day, as millions of people in every corner of the world do. It’s just a hot drink to some people, while to others it means a whole life full of far more hidden secrets than any of us could have imagined.

TEDxVinnysia 2019 speaker Denys Zadorozhniuk uncovers the answers to questions that we usually would not think about while drinking coffee. What is coffee within the Spaces Behind the Glass? How does it affect our feelings? What is it that makes a high-quality cup of coffee: good coffee beans, or methods of growing, transporting or roasting?

Denys Zadorozhniuk is the director of one of the restaurants in Vinnytsia city. Belongs to the best coffee roasters in the world. Traveler, lover of educational books and vivid emotions.

Coffee: Life in Your Cup

Coffee is one of the few products we interact with every day, as millions of people in every corner of the world do. It’s just a hot drink to some people, while to others it means a whole life full of far more hidden secrets than any of us could have imagined.

TEDxVinnysia 2019 speaker Denys Zadorozhniuk uncovers the answers to questions that we usually would not think about while drinking coffee. What is coffee within the Spaces Behind the Glass? How does it affect our feelings? What is it that makes a high-quality cup of coffee: good coffee beans, or methods of growing, transporting or roasting?

Denys Zadorozhniuk is the director of one of the restaurants in Vinnytsia city. Belongs to the best coffee roasters in the world. Traveler, lover of educational books and vivid emotions.

Modern popular culture has made us accustom to ready-made images. However, created by directors and marketers they do not promote our own imagination. What would we see with our eyes closed? Emptiness and darkness or treasure hidden inside?

The performance “Your Inner Philosopher” is about the soul, wisdom, and Truth. Music, actors’ voices and your own imagination will help to embody this extraordinary performance on stage.

Marat Kamenshchykov together with his colleagues Julia Kamenshchykova, Roman Omelyanchuk, and Oleg Reztsov represent an international organization “New Acropolis” which deals with philosophical, cultural, and social issues. Founded in 1957 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), by a historian and philosopher, Professor Jorge Angel Livraga, today it exists in more than 50 countries on 5 continents, uniting more than 15,000 volunteers.

Your Inner Philosopher

Modern popular culture has made us accustom to ready-made images. However, created by directors and marketers they do not promote our own imagination. What would we see with our eyes closed? Emptiness and darkness or treasure hidden inside?

The performance “Your Inner Philosopher” is about the soul, wisdom, and Truth. Music, actors’ voices and your own imagination will help to embody this extraordinary performance on stage.

Marat Kamenshchykov together with his colleagues Julia Kamenshchykova, Roman Omelyanchuk, and Oleg Reztsov represent an international organization “New Acropolis” which deals with philosophical, cultural, and social issues. Founded in 1957 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), by a historian and philosopher, Professor Jorge Angel Livraga, today it exists in more than 50 countries on 5 continents, uniting more than 15,000 volunteers.

Marat Kamenshchykov, Julia Kamenshchykova, Roman Omelyanchuk, Oleg Reztsov
cultural activists

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxVinnytsia.

At our TEDxVinnytsia event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

Team

TEDxVinnytsia is 100% volunteer organized. Meet the people that make it possible.
Inna Sandiuk, Lead organizer

Occupation: co-founder of the online school of English
Harmful habits: often ask to take my photo
Favourite scent: summer
Favourite book: Harry Potter book series
Dreams of learning: dance salsa and samba
What I appreciate in people: responsibility, willingness to follow through
Never have I ever: climbed Mount Hoverla
Motto: Small steps make a big difference

Oksana Martsishevska

Occupation: Enhance your English, co-founder
Harmful habits: procrastination
Favourite scent: morning latte
Favourite book: K. Ferrazzi ”Never Eat Alone”
Dreams of learning: make exotic desserts
What I appreciate in people: honesty
Never have I ever: gone scuba diving
Motto: Be the change you want to see in the world

Yuliia Bilyk

Occupation: educator
Harmful habits: love eating apples during a phone conversation
Favourite scent: wormwood
Favourite book: R. Bradbury “Dandelion Wine”
Dreams of learning: sign language
What I appreciate in people: benevolence, desire to create, not destroy
Never have I ever: climbed Mount Hoverla, been abroad
Motto: Do what you love. Love what you do

Anna Pertsatii

Occupation: development of NGO-HUB “City of Content”
Harmful habits: wasting money
Favourite scent: chocolate
Favourite book: S. King “It”
Dreams of learning: swimming
What I appreciate in people: reliability
Never have I ever: visited Lviv
Motto: Stay hungry, stay foolish

Olexandr Wesselenyi

Occupation: director of “Europe Island” international festival, work at the Department of Marketing and Tourism of Vinnytsia City Council
Harmful habits: perfectionism
Favorite scents: lilac, coniferous
Favorite book: M. Khvylovy “Tale of the Sanatorium Zone”
Dreaming to learn: do yoga
Most valued in people: authenticity
Never have I ever: gone hiking
Motto: Alone we can do so little

Yana Ivanova

Occupation: pharmacist
Harmful habits: stop for a long time to listen to street musicians
Favourite scent: fresh grass
Favourite book: J. D. Salinger “The Catcher in the Rye’’
Dreams of learning: play the piano
What I appreciate in people: honesty
Never have I ever: ridden a roller coaster
Motto: Today is non-refundable. Make it unforgettable

Olga Garbazei

Occupation: teaching English 1-2-1
Harmful habits: Facebook
Favourite scent: coffee with cardamon
Favourite book: D. Kaneman “Thinking Fast and Slow”
Dreams of learning: appreciate every moment of life
What I appreciate in people: goodwill
Never have I ever: gone surfing
Motto: If you want to change the world, start with yourself

Liudmyla Neverytska

Occupation: Adviser on Internal Displacement in Vinnytsia region
Harmful habits: overthinking at night, work after-hours
Favourite scent: coffee, Antonio Banderas perfume
Favourite book: ”Jane Eyre’’ by Charlotte Brontë
Dreams of learning: speak German fluently as it sounds the best to me
What I appreciate in people: honesty
Never have I ever: gone skydiving
Motto: Every finish line is a new start

Anastasiia Koberska

Occupation: Student of “International relations” specialty, soloist of jazz orchestra “VinBand”, project manager of NGO “Result”
Harmful habits: hyperactivity / singing always and everywhere
Favourite scent: mint
Favourite book: E.Gilbert ”Eat, Pray, Love”
Dreams of learning: play the piano
What I appreciate in people: sincerity
Never have I ever: cooked Borshch from scratch
Motto: No pain no gain

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