TEDxBG is a feast for the senses: thought provoking ideas worth spreading, opportunity to meet people and share views over delicious breaks and eye candy to spin the imagination.

This year TEDxBG will be a week long festival. Here's what we have lined up for you:

Opening Party
16 May, 20:00

Industrialnа 11 Gallery map

Kick off the week of TEDxBG with Berlin hedonists Stefan Goldman and DENA at an old refrigator factory-come-gallery.

TEDxBG ticket holders enter free. Others pay 10lv.

You can get your TEDxBG 2014 badge here!

Stefan Goldmann

Berlin. Berghain. Ethnic.


Swag role model.

Volunteer Day
17 May

All over Sofia

Join one of several volunteer causes, which will host special events for TEDxBG. Do good and meet fellow TEDx-ers.

Available causes to be announced.

in association with TimeHeroes.org
Disco Soup
17 May, 17:00 - 21:00

National Theatre Park

British food activist and writer Tristram Stuart is hosting Disco Soup, a free DIY cook-off and dance party to raise awareness on how much good food is being wasted while billions go hungry.

You can get your TEDxBG 2014 badge here!

Register for Disco Soup

Tristram Stuart

Food waste activist.

TEDxBG 2014 Conference
18 May, 9:00 - 18:00

Bulgaria Hall, Sofia.

Live streaming in selected cities.

Tickets available on sale from Wednesday, 12pm.

Breakfast, lunch, coffee and cocktails on us.

Unique works by 25 artists on exhibit.

A TEDxBG-curated bookstore.

Etgar Keret

Short story wizard.

Stoyan Stavru


Tristram Stuart

Food waste activist.

Nedko Solakov


Apostol Dyankov

Sustainability consultant. Twitter activist. Teacher.

Lubomir Nokov

Entrepreneur. Father. Runner.

Valeria Ilareva

Human rights lawyer.

Rossen Bossev

Investigative journalist.

Boyan Yurukov

Open data activist.

Yordan Zhechev


Andronia Popova



Men with robot helmets.

More to come.

After Party
18 May 18:00 - 22:00

National Threatre Park

Right after the conference, stay for networking, ideas, live music and cocktails.

Free entry.

To Be Announced

TEDxBG Film Fest
19 - 22 May, 19:00 every evening

To Be Announced

For five nights after the conference, we will screen five movies related to talks and themes from the event. Join us for in-depth discussions and to meet fellow TEDx-ers.

Tickets 6lv or less.

in association with Agitprop
Special Needs

Повечето лекции ще са на английски, но за всички ще бъде предоставен симултанен превод на български.

Ако имате нужда от жестомимичен превод, моля свържете се с нас на hello@tedxbg.org.

Most talks will be in English, but some will be in Bulgarian. Live translation will be available.

Sign language translation is available on request. Please contact us at hello@tedxbg.org.

All TEDxBG 2014 venues are wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please notify us ahead of time at hello@tedxbg.org and a volunteer will meet you at the event.


TEDxBG 2014 is made possible by the generous support of our partners:

#ABSOLUTIDEA is an ABSOLUT initiative taking place at TEDxBG 2014.

As the name implies, it's about ideas - inspiring, simple, genius, emotional. The kind that will change the world around us. ABSOLUT will award 5000 lv. to the person with the most creative idea to help him or her turn it into reality. This person could be you.

Learn more about #ABSOLUTIDEA.

Buy Tickets

35 lv.

Early bird ticket

Be one of the first to buy a ticket and get the full TEDxBG at a discounted price.

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50 lv.

Regular ticket

See all the speakers at the conference and attend all the parties.

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120 lv.

Sponsor ticket

Help TEDxBG grow beyond an once-a-year event. Your donation will go towards a series of seminars, hackathons and meetups to keep the TEDxBG crowd busy and active throghout the year.
+ attend our speakers dinner
+ a custom thank you TEDxBG hoodie.

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3 lv.

City tickets

Attend a live simulcast throughout Bulgaria and meet local TEDxers.

Coming soon.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED