TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. It began in 1984 in California as a conference focusing on Technology, Entertainment and Design. Today it covers all fields – from science and art to entrepreneurship and global issues.


Ιn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self - organized.

TEDx UniversityofMacedonia

TEDx UniversityofMacedonia is an independently organized TED-like event, which is run volunteerly by a team of approximately 22 students of University of Macedonia. Through ideas worth spreading our aspect is to develop an open platform where young people can share ideas, interact, innovate, discuss and change the university‘s community in a positive way. TEDx UniversityofMacedonia was organized for the first time 7 years ago when a young student dared to take the initiative to organize the first TEDx University event in Northern Greece. Since then, TEDxUniversityofMacedonia has managed to give voice to ideas worth spreading and constitute a reason for change and action in the community of universities and generally of young people of Thessaloniki.


2013 | Dare
The first ever TEDxUniversityofMacedonia.
2014 | Ithacas
Inspired by Cavafy’s homonymous poem, inviting the new generation to ask about her own Ithaca.
2015 | Blind Spot
The event that made us look at the issue from a different angle, the one that is usually hidden.
2016 | Gravity of Thoughts
TEDxUniversityofMacedonia 2016 returned for the fourth time with even greater ambitions, aiming at the gravity of an idea.
2017 | Consiousnet
A World As One, bridging consciousness. Will you dare to see how your own consciousness determines the great image of the world?
2018 | Chasm
Chasm or otherwise gap. The phenomenon that has never gone unnoticed. Are you ready to redefine reality?
2019 | Reboot
The process of restarting a system to create a new and more interesting reality. So let's Ctrl+Alt+Del



Comète, a celestial body that moves in an elliptical orbit, which is never completed. But each end is a new beginning. This is precisely the case here, as it can be a rare but not unique phenomenon. There are periodic comets that reappear over the centuries. Most famous is Haley’s, whose sum is 7. A number that marks #TEDxUoM2019 as it is the seventh consecutive TEDxUniversityofMacedonia event. All this is happening in our visible field. All we have to do is look up in the sky.

That is what we did on Friday 28th, June 2019 at Matute Rooftop bar, where the first meet-up of this year’s TEDx UniversityofMacedonia with the city of Thessaloniki took place.

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