Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is about storytelling. Over the past 30 years, more than 500,000,000 people have viewed a TED Talk from more than 10,000 events worldwide featuring more than 17,000 speakers.

About TED

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. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

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, 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.

TED / Universities

Universities exist as pillars of knowledge and share similar values to those shared by TED. Many of the ideas conveyed at TED talks have been imagined, innovated and thought-of in a lab, research centre or classroom of a University. Universities around the world continue to create some of the most fascinating ideas worth spreading. TEDxUniversityofNicosia is the first University TEDx in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia is the leading private University in Cyprus and is actively involved in supporting events that contribute to making Cyprus a more knowledge-driven society.

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Roya Mahboob

The Power of Imagination

Roya Mahboob is a serial entrepreneur forced to flee Afghanistan for New York in 2014. She focuses on building #DigitalLiteracy for women and children in developing countries. Her personal goal for #DigitalLiteracy is to bridge the gap between education and job markets, by offering practical online skills. Roya pursues this through her new company and…

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Emma Murphy

I Broke My Silence

Emma Murphy is a 28-year-old fitness blogger and single mother of two. In 2015, she faced repeated domestic battery from her ex-boyfriend and father of her children. After one such incident that left her with a black eye, she decided to take to social media, where she posted a vulnerable video of herself telling the…

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Sofia Matsi


Sofia Matsi studied Chemistry at the University of Cyprus. She transitioned to the Arts with a Fulbright Commission scholarship, earning a Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) in drawing at Florida Atlantic University. Corresponding to her growing environmental concerns, she completed her basic education in Permaculture through a Permaculture Design Course, followed by a Permaculture Teachers’…

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Haig Yazdjian

Music of the Eastern Mediterranean

Along with Anastasios Poulios / Georgios Kontogiannis Haig Yazdjian is an oud soloist, an ambassador of the oud, a composer and a singer. Haig has created five groundbreaking albums, released worldwide through one of Greece’s most prestigious Record Labels (Libra Music). Haig Yazdjian was born in Syria of Armenian parents. In the early 1980s, he…

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The current era spells the end of much of what we grew up believing to be true. Today’s experts depict a post-capitalist, post-modern, post-truth era.  A time of collaborative commons, of zero marginal cost, of a rapid rollout of new technologies so significant that things, as we know them, have ceased to exist.  For so many institutions, issues, norms and realities… it’s game over.

Yet, life moves forward.  We are merely at a critical juncture in which we must choose to play again.  To play in an era made up of new rules and new players.  An era where civilizations collide, global imbalances prevail and information grows more by the minute. The choice to play again is ours and ours alone.  TEDxUniversityofNicosia 2017 will play on 11 November 2017.  Join the game.

The choice to play again is ours and ours alone.  TEDxUniversityofNicosia 2017 will play on 11 November 2017. Join the game.

GAME OVER. PLAY AGAIN? meets three of the essential TEDTalk objectives:

  • To democratize knowledge and science
  • To stimulate and arouse audiences around the world
  • To spark deep discussion and connections


NOVEMBER 11 2017

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