Everything we know about the world we live in, began in one single moment and since then, Genesis has never stopped. Can the roots of our families or the morals and rituals of our societies define who we are? Are the origins of our world factors that influence the choices we make? Have you ever wondered how the stereotypes of our everyday life were formed? Which are the roots of great historical events that still affect us today? What were the causes that led to the creation of some of our most beloved bedtime stories? How did the world we found come about? And how will the one we leave, be created? Which are those key identifiers that stigmatized human history forever?
Traveling through the time and space of human existence, we find landmarks and create new perspectives to help us better understand our world, amuse our human nature and dream of our future!


February 6th, 2016


Pallas Theatre

Announced Speakers


  • 08:30


  • 10:30


    Music Box

    Dancing group

  • 10:50

    Alexandra Antonopoulou

    Designer, Senior Lecturer of Design

  • 11:10

    Claire Burge

    Psychologist, Productivity speaker, Photographer

  • 11:30

    Mark Haidar

    Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO at Vinli and Founder &Co-CEO at Dialexa

  • 11:50

    Ingrid Stange

    Economist, Social Entrepreneur, Venture philanthropy innovator

  • 12:10

    Soti Triantafyllou

    Historian, Cold War expert, author, novelist, translator

  • 12:30

    Coffee break

  • 13:20


    Dimitris Mystakidis

    Greek folk (rembetiko) guitar player

  • 13:40

    Guy Goldstein

    Digital strategy advisor, cyberwarfare analyst, author

  • 14:00

    Carl Miller

    Social Media advisor, Research Director at Demos

  • 14:20

    Dimitris Xygalatas

    Εxperimental anthropologist who specializes in the study of ritual behaviour

  • 14:40

    Emmanouil Dermitzakis

    Professor of Genetics

  • 15:00

    George Pittas

    Furniture & interior designer, writer

  • 15:20

    Lunch break

  • 16:50


    Πangea World Music Center

    Multi-cultural artistic expression hub

  • 17:10

    Tasos Frantzolas

    Music/Internet entrepreneur, Sound Designer, founder of Soundsnap.com

  • 17:30

    Aliki Theofilopoulos

    Director, Story Artist, Writer at Walt Disney Television Animation

  • 17:50

    Faramerz Dabhoiwala

    Writer, historian, professor

  • 18:10

    Vaggelis Avgoulas

    Lawyer, Deputy General Secretary of the Panhellenic Association of the Blind

  • 18:30


  • 19:20


    String Demons

    String duo

  • 19:40

    Aegean Team

    Νon-profit organization providing social and medical services

  • 20:00

    Judit Neurink

    Journalist, author, specialist on the Middle East

  • 20:20

    George Prevelakis

    Professor of Geopolitics (European, Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean)

  • 20:40

    Alki Zei

    Children's books author

  • 21:10

    Closing Party

    With Bejeezus and DJ Ledakis


Costeas-Geitonas TEDx Athens 2016 Simulcast

Once again, we are proud to have CGS host this year’s TEDxAthens Simulcast Event. Our partnership, gives everyone a chance to live the experience of a TEDx event in the most educational and fun way, in an environment where creativity and innovation are always encouraged!

The TEDxAthens Simulcast is a great way for the entire family to spend the day. Younger participants will have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops and activities created for all ages and grade levels, organized by the school.

The entrance is free for everyone.
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Pallas Theatre
Voukourestiou 5
Athens 105 64

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