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, 22:00

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.

Activity Day
17 May

All over Sofia

Join one of several workshops, volunteer causes, sport activities and networking events, organized just for TEDxBG. Do good, learn, have fun, and meet fellow TEDx-ers. Activities will be conducted in Bulgarian.

Full schedule available here.

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

University of Architecture (VIAS) Canteen (стола на ВИАС)

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.

in association with Bulgarian Food Bank
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.

Stoyan Stavru


Tristram Stuart

Food waste activist.

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.

Elena Kabakchieva

Social activist.

Zhanina Boyadzhieva


Daniela Papantcheva


Elenko Elenkov

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Victor Iliev


Minna Paunova

Organizational behaviorist.

Samuil Petkanov


Vesselina Nikolaeva


Vessela Dantcheva

Illustrator. Filmmaker.

Sergey Petrov


Lior Frenkel

Social entrepreneur.

Olivier Oullier

Behavior changer.

Garrad Conley


Emil Jassim

History teacher.

Stankushev & Spasov

Idea generators.

After Party
18 May 18:00 - 22:00

To Be Confirmed

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

Free entry.


Electronic producer.

Rachel Row


Jacques Lavoisier

Composer, producer, DJ.

TEDxBG Film Fest
19, 21, 22, 23, 26 May, 21:00 every evening

One More Cinema, NDK

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.

19 May: The Last Black Sea Pirates / Последните черноморски пирати

21 May: The Boy Who Was a King / Момчето, което беше цар

22 May: Paradise Hotel / Хотел Рай

23 May: Concrete Pharaohs / Бетонни фараони

26 May: Taste the Waste / Вкуси боклука (free entry)

Detailed schedule here.

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.

What does Modern Absurdity mean to you? Let your camera speak in the SuperHosting challenge! Use your camera to catch a moment of what you think is a "Modern Absurdity" and share it with a hashtag #SHart to win 300lv. worth of hosting services + 2 tickets for the TEDxBG Film Fest! Full details.

Organizational Partners

Media Partners

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.

Sold out.

50 lv.

Regular ticket

Sold out.

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.

Or buy tickets with Eventyard
Attend a Simulcast

Attend a local TEDxBG event, with the active, creative, and open-minded people of your city. All local events are free. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide live translation and about 50% of talks will be in English.


bul. Vasil Aprilov 15A
Medical University - Pathophysiology Department
Auditorium 7

Reserve a seat


ul. Oborishte 13
International University College

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ul. Sv. Kliment Ohridski 2
National Puppet Theatre

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Veliko Tarnovo

UN BESO Art and Dance Center
Mall Veliko Tarnovo, floor 4

Reserve a seat


ul. Studentska 8
Ruse University

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Ruse 2

ul. Dobrudzha 4
BH Cafe "Bibliotekata"

Reserve a seat


ul. Bulgaria 3
International University College

Reserve a seat

The Team

Meet the team of TEDxBG 2014. We are eight friends, passionate about various issues and aspects of life, united by the desire to create an absurdly awesome experience. TEDxBG is the fruit of eight months of our volunteer work, and our only reward is to hear that this was a conference you loved.

We are always around at hello@tedxbg.org.


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