The third TEDxChalkida will take place in Chalkida on September 28 2019 at the Conference Hall of the Prefecture of Evia, Region of Central Greece, which is located in Haina st, 98 in Chalkida.

Our audience, the so called TEDxSters, is visionary people from different domains and walks of life.The attendance of the event will only be possible after submitting your interest in participating, following the global pattern of TEDx Events across the globe. In case demand is higher than the capacity of the auditorium, there will be specific criteria of attendees’ selection.

“Ethos anthropo daimon”.

“For man, ethics is his patron god” As Heraclitus described back in 6thC BC, it also determines what will happen to us in the future.

Ethos is our character. Our virtue. And passion. Our paths throughout history. The customs of past life and challenges of the future. Our experience and intense feelings. Difficult life choices and the redefinition of our course. Our childhood dreams and our later political consciousness. Ethos is the future.

The personal Paths we mapped (first event theme) paved the way for our second event, Evolution. The cornerstone of evolution is Ethos, the theme of TEDx Chalkida’s third event.



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The beauty of sustainable living.

Instructor: Anastasia Dalma
Duration: 40 min.
Number of participants: 10

Silkscreen Workshop

Instructor: Chariton Bekiaris & Kostas Zisimopoulos
Duration: 30 min. (3 sessions)
Number of participants: 15 (in each session)

Ethos: From antiquity to the modern era.

Instructor: “Ta Nea tis Technis” (Olinka Varvitsioti & Annita Apostolaki)
Duration: 40 min.
Number of participants: 15

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: Academy of Entrepreneurship

The European exchange programme for entrepreneurs
Rapporteur: Andreas Stefanidis
Duration: 20 min

* limited spaces available
** please note that you will only be able to register for the workshops after you have bought your ticket for the main event

T stands for team work, E for exelixis, D for dedication. These are only some of the qualities that TEDxChalkida possesses. Trust, commitment, respect, support, passion, embracement of different ideas, opinions and common vision make our team great.




Olympia Micheli

Olympia is a freelance Project Manager with notable experience in the FMCG sector, more specifically in Product Development and R&D. She has international work experience from the UK and Switzerland, however, she recently chose to shift from the swiss corporate environment -after a 5-year stay- to the “simple” lifestyle her hometown Chalkida has to offer. Ever since moving back to Greece she took on the role of organizing TEDxChalkida along with other projects mainly involving property development.

Her studies consist of a BSc in Software Engineering from the University of West Scotland and an MSc in Information Systems Management from the London Southbank University. She has traveled greatly and particularly enjoys summer in Greece which was the main reason she returned to her seaside hometown. Waterskiing and music have been her two passions for many years. Her lifetime motto is ‘follow the leader or make up all the rules’.


Iraklis Bourandas

Iraklis is a web entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. In 2013 he co-founded the web startup novoville.com, a civic engagement platform that aspires to bridge the gap between citizens and local governments. Passionate about social change through education and technology, Iraklis believes that Generation Y will change the world as we know it.

From 2004 to 2013 Iraklis was heading educational and international development activities of AIT, the best not-for-profit private tech institute in Greece founded by the Intracom Group. Since 2009 he has been actively involved in the emergence of the Greek Start-up ecosystem and has participated in several international business acceleration programs. He has been awarded the best mentor award of the Athens Startup Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs in 2014 and with his team was among the finalists in the International Create Challenge innovation competition in Switzerland in 2013.

Certified technology product manager, with a BSc in International Relations and Economics (Univ .of Macedonia Greece), MSc in Digital Systems (Univ. of Piraeus Greece) and Executive Diploma in Crisis Management (Harvard University USA), Iraklis spends his free time (wind)surfing not the web but the crystal waves of the Aegean.


Chris Brakoulias

Chris has studied Business Management in entrepreneurship at the American College of Greece and is 35 years old. He is the owner of a menswear retail store. He loves organizing and participating in events that bring likeminded people together. He enjoys watching and playing basketball, doing yoga and reviewing every independent movie.

He has a vivid imagination…

Event Manager

Mikaela Micheli

Mikaela is a foreign languages school owner and a passionate English language teacher who aims to teach her students to think outside the box. After leaving school she moved to Scotland for five years, where she obtained two Masters degrees, one from the University of Glasgow in English Language & Literature and one from the University of Edinburgh in Translation studies. When not teaching, she loves walking her dogs – especially by the sea -and reading books. She also loves taking pictures, which she believes are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.

Event Manager

Vasilis Iosif

Vasilis has studied Marketing Management in the American College of Greece and holds an MA degree in Communications Policy, from the City University of London.

While in London, he worked as assistant manager for Donna Karan New York. Up until the day he simply missed the sun and decided to return to sunny Greece where he joined the marketing and public relations team of the Fourlis Group of Companies. After several years he is again involved in retail, as a co-manager in a kids wear store in Chalkida.

He is extrovert and sociable, therefore he loves being with friends enjoying a good dinner. He is highly interested in theater, cinema, music, literature, arts in general, while his big passion is traveling. He strongly believes that “Travel is the only thing you invest in that makes you richer”.


Anta Brakoulia

Majoring in Graphic Design, Anta runs her own clothing retail store in the center of Chalkida. She is in love with fashion; indeed, she would travel a way long to find the perfect coat. Her greatest passions are traveling and exercising. An affectionate and likable person, Anta loves being around her friends, enlightening the paths of their lives.

Executive Producer

Antonis Zaouris

Antonis holds one degree in Religious Studies and one in Law. He worked as a lawyer for several years before he decided to take over and expand the 41-year-old family business, an electrical supplies store. Having traveled to various countries he prides himself in his directorial approach to lighting and his expertise in LED technology.

An avid traveler he loves collecting items from his trips. He is keen on good food, modern art, and interior design. Being communicative and inventive, he believes that limits are set only to be overcome.


Andromachi Iatropoulou

Andromachi grew up in the multi-cultural city of Thessaloniki. She received a degree in Ottoman and Balkan studies from the University of Macedonia. The thesis of her M.Sc degree was an unpublished Ottoman manuscript of a list of proverbs dating back to the 19th century which she translated herself. Ever since her main interests are social anthropology and folklore studies.

Painting and modern art are her two greatest loves. She cannot imagine her life without color or creative expression. Her favorite activity is cooking for friends. Her favorite word is “creation”.

Andromachi thinks that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little “extra”…


Nancy Liopyri

Nancy completed her studies in 2007 in the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Athens. She worked in Athens up until 2009, after which she returned to Chalkida where she now runs her own pharmacy. Nancy participates in a variety of voluntary activities and is a member and volunteer of the Social Pharmacy of Chalkida.

She actively practices homeopathy and the experimental creation of natural and organic cosmetics, as she strongly believes that the treasures of nature can act beneficially against a number of infections. Nancy believes that creativity and imagination can turn any profession into a creative workshop. It is not a coincidence that the mortar and the stirrer are her favorite pharmaceutical tools…

Food / After Party

Irini Louka

Irini studied Marketing at the University of La Verne and worked for a few years in the field of Marketing & Accounting. However, deep in her heart, she knew it was not her dream job. She found her own home of music at 89.1, as she is the Co-founder of Home Radio 89.1, while today she holds the role of the Commercial & Marketing Director.  She is ‘on air’ on Home Radio Monday to Friday from 18.00 to 20.00. Her favorite quote is, “home is where our story begins”. She likes to travel, she loves watching movies, swimming, but what she really loves is music.

Marketing & Social Media

Stelios Prekas

Stelios Prekas was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete. He moved to Halkida (which he now calls home) a few years ago. He studied informatics and he works as a junior IT supporter for a local e-shop and is a selector for a local radio station. He loves volunteering and hanging out with friends.

Sponsors & Budget

Maria Arabatzoglou

Maria Arabatzoglou studied Economics at the University of Piraeus and holds an MSc in Information Management from Lancaster University, UK. She has also studied English Language Translation focused on literature and humanities. Maria serves in the local government and is also a consultant for the Academy of Entrepreneurship since its founding in 2007. She has more than 15 years of experience in managing EU co-funded projects in the areas of health, entrepreneurship as well as vocational education and training. She speaks English and Italian, loves cinema, the outdoors, delicious food and good company.

Parallel Events/ Arts

Dimitrios Spyrou

Dimitrios  Spyrou has combined a finance degree with art history studies following an early inclination and preoccupation with art.  He started his academic career at Athens University of Economics and Business and then continued on to his studies at the  American College of Greece where he majored in Art History with a minor in Archaeology.   His postgraduate studies include prestigious UK universities and distinction degrees. He studied Museology and Curating at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Art Markets and Art Management at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Art Theory at the University of Edinburgh. Currently, he is preparing his Ph.D. research in Contemporary Art Theory. Sharing his life between Greece and abroad, Dimitris works as a  curator,  art advisor, and art critic independently and in a well-known art advising company in Athens.  He is accredited by the  International Association of Art Historians and the Association of Greek Art Historians. Moreover, he is a member of the jury council of Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg and the European Council for the Arts.   His professional experience includes  International  Art  Fairs,  like Frieze where he is a coordinator of the  VIP  program,  Greek  Art  Fairs,  like Art  Athina, Sotheby’s Auction House, where he specialized in Modern and  Contemporary  Art,  and the  American College of Greece, where he taught Contemporary Art and Curating.

Graphics / Video Production / Web Design

Penny Theodosiou

Penny Theodosiou has completed her studies on Building Renovation and Restoration in Patras and has also a degree on Engineering T.E. She went on with studies on photography and video art at Focus School of Photography. She has taken on several photo shootings, video art and light designing in a number of performances and festivals. She has also taken part in several photo exhibitions with exceptional participation in the exhibition “What We Found After You Left”, in EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Ticketing & Gift Bag

Gabriel Manos

Gabriel was born and raised in Athens, but he decided to live in his favorite place, Chalkida. He works as a Team Leader & Sales Representative for a multinational FMCG company.  He has studied Applied Informatics in Management & Finance and holds a master degree in Marketing and Communication, from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He loves cycling, discovering new destinations and in his free time, enjoys playing the guitar.

Stage & Venue Design

Minas Despotakis

Minas Despotakis has studied renovation and restoration of buildings in Patras and works as a freelancer. He is interested in design exhibitions and Greek / foreign architecture and design magazines. He is fond of good food and experimenting in the kitchen.

Project Support

Mary Tavri

After getting a degree in Physics from the University of Hull, Mary returned to Greece where she always felt more at home. She has since split her time between volunteering and working. Passionate about gaming and all things tech, culture and music, she loves learning new things and she’s always on the lookout for her next big step. Mary believes that life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.


Theodoros Sotiriadis

Doros was born in Athens some time ago. As a kid, he loved being a DJ for his friends and by a stroke of luck that was exactly what he did many times as a grown-up too.

His first job came in 1992 for the first automated radio station in the country. This coincided with sound engineering studies for 2 years. Since then he has worked for several Greek music stations (POP FM, LAMPSI FM, PAREA FM, etc.) and for more than 10 years, SKAI RADIO, as a sound engineer both in the “on-air” and “production” studios. He considers one of the best moments of his career was when he worked at the Olympic Games and Paralympics of Athens 2004, in the position of sound engineer.

Over the last 6 years, he has enjoyed being a DJ for his two sons. His motto in life is that: ’’Humans never stop surprising me.’’


Dimitris Vathis

Dimitris Vathis has a degree in software and multimedia applications and works as a support desk officer for a large retail company. In his spare time, he loves to play music professionally as a DJ. He speaks English and French.


Isaak Andreou

Isaak is an Ecommerce Consultant and Small Business Developer.

He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration in Information Systems Management from the City University of Seattle and an International Master of Business Administration.

During his studies, he co-founded a tech startup and co-organized business events.

He is currently working in retail, on the commercial department and he is passionate about new technologies, management, information technologies, and business development, while he occasionally attends organizational and self-development seminars.


Kostis Leventogiannis


Kostis was born in the summer of 1979 and – as all heroes – in August. He has been a restless spirit from an early age, both in sleep and games. Growing up, in his mind, all things were like a blockbuster movie (with special effects, crazy car chases and him, in the end, winning the girl).

It came as a natural consequence that he wanted to realize all these things. And what could be better than becoming a director? He wants to hold the baton and feel the rhythm of “life” behind and in front of the camera and to actualize all his thoughts. These last 20 years were so fascinating (with ideas and challenges). Like the one of TEDx. He is ready for this journey… Are you?

Mourelatos Evagelia

Evangelia Litsa Mourelatos

Speaker Coach

Evangelia Litsa Mourelatos reclaimed her Greek roots when she returned to Greece as an adult, after having been raised from the tender age of two along with her older sister by hardworking parents in distant Canada. She recalls being entranced by stories and story-telling even as a toddler when her maternal grandmother would visit the young family and narrate dramatic adventures from ‘back home’: being deported along with thousands of other Greeks from Smyrna and defiantly resisting Nazi forces in Athens when attempting to procure food for her young family, among an array of others. Γιαγιά Ευαγγελία ensured love for story-telling was well entrenched within her namesake.

Completing her university studies in Canada with undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Language and Literature as well as German Language and Literature allowed Litsa to feed her appreciation of stories further and to gain vital bases on the power of rhetoric.

After her studies, sorrowfully leaving her beloved “second” home, Litsa began teaching in her birthplace. She serves on the faculty of Deree, The American College of Greece where – among other courses – she instructs students on the skills of public speaking and professional communication. She has also served in an advisor’s capacity for rhetoric-related clubs – such as Model United Nations and debate – and as a judge in national and international competitions.

Litsa’s success as an educator leads to her further work with professionals within business and entertainment on their public speaking skills to realize their goals. She may be most memorable for her coaching and script assistance during Greece’s hosting of Eurovision 2006, but she has repeatedly worked with various professionals as well as students to empower them to develop a practical skillset in search of their unique voices and to present with confidence and ease. Those who have worked with Litsa praise her passion for teaching and the highly personal, positive psychology approach she uses in coaching.

Finally, her other passions include traveling widely, reading, singing, advocating for animal rights, and ethics, more generally. She is strongly involved in research specifically around academic integrity – and integrity broadly – and has presented frequently on topics surrounding academic integrity internationally as well as spearheaded initiatives on the subject at her institution. Her own multicultural family complements her love of diversity and growth.

She is truly excited to be a part of the TEDxChalkida team this year with its focus on ETHOS.

  • Eirini Agapidaki was raised in Palekastro, Sitia, Crete and is a psychologist. She also holds an MSc in Health Promotion and Education and a Ph.D. in Health Psychology -both from the School of Medicine of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. In her doctoral research, she designed, implemented and evaluated a program for the early detection and management of maternal depression using ICT.

    She has participated as a research associate in several national, European and international public health research programs, has published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and gave many presentations in national and international conferences. She is appointed as a Lecturer of Public Health by the School of Medicine of the European University Cyprus and lives in Nicosia.

    She has a strong belief in people’s capacity for self-consciousness and awareness as well as in their ability to accept the obscured and aggressive elements of the self and transform them into sources of understanding, profound knowledge and creativity. She keeps wondering about many things, enjoys reading biographies and strives to parent herself.

  • Antonis Kalogeropoulos is an assistant professor in Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool and a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. For the past three years he has been part of the Digital News Report survey, the largest study on news use in the world with a sample of 74,000 people in 38 countries, including Greece. His doctoral thesis examined economic news and how it affects political attitudes.

    His talk will be focused on the recent changes in news consumption habits in Greece; the reliance on alternative news sources such as social media, and the lack of trust in traditional news outlets. He will further discuss the impact of these changes on public opinion, digital inequalities and the future of journalism.

  • Dr. Evangelos Liotzis is a sexuality expert. He received his PhD from the University of Athens. As a sex, relationships and marriage counselor he provides consulting services for individuals and couples in relation to their sexual, personal and social lives.

    He has published articles in scientific journals, has participated in academic conferences and research programs, and has been invited by universities for lectures. He has been an accredited lecturer at the University of Derby and he has recently published his book Pornographication: Tracing modern sexuality.

  • Ira Katsouda is a stand-up comedian who performs in Athens, Thessaloniki, and all parts of Greece. She is now preparing her second solo performance which she will put on in 2019-2020 in Athens and Thessaloniki.

    In 2014-15, in collaboration with A. Pasatis, she presented the first stand-up comedy battle in Greece in the context of the show “Everyone’s Own”, while in 2016 they organized and presented together the first live stand-up comedy talk show “The Comedians” (Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation).

    She has participated in ‘Stand Up for U’ 2016 for the program “Godfather of Unicef” that was transmitted by ALPHA channel and has also presented her work in TEDx events (Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis).

  • Fereniki Panagopoulou is a lawyer and assistant professor of constitutional law at Panteion University. She served for eight years as a legal auditor at the Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, where she handled more than a thousand personal data protection cases. She studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Basic studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law), Fair and Public Health at Harvard University.

    She holds a Ph.D. in constitutional law and bioethics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. She has taught constitutional law, law and new technologies, public health law, American law and bioethics at the University of Berlin, the Faculty of Economics and Law of Berlin, Panteion University, University of Athens, University of Piraeus, University of Macedonia and the University of Peloponnese.

  • Christos Kiousis was born and raised in Athens, but he lives and works for the last 22 years in Thessaloniki. He studied Film and Television at the Stavrakos School, speaks English every day, German whenever he remembers it and Italian when being on vacation. He works in television productions since 1994.

    He co-presents the satirical broadcast “Radio Arvyla” in SKAI TV, presents his radio show every weekend at home radio 891.gr and writes in gazzetta.gr for Liquid Media. He is also the Director of Studies in SME Arts and Management at the DELTA 360 educational group. He is dreaming of traveling a lot, tasting new flavors, writing many stories and claiming one day to share enough of his time between his two beloved cities with bridges, Chalkida and Constantinople.

  • Martha Matsa is a Greek competitive swimmer for Olympiacos SFP, specialized in freestyle sprint events. She has been a member of the Greek national team since 2003, taking part in numerous competitions. As an athlete, she has enjoyed success in both national and international level including several national titles. Special highlight of her career has been her participation in three Olympic Games. 

    Martha also holds a degree in Educational Studies. She has worked as a school teacher in several schools across Greece. The arrival of a great number of immigrants in Greece has given her the opportunity to work for the so-called “on-boarding classes”, helping young children from other countries to learn the Greek language. 

    Her bifold experience of swimming and teaching allowed Martha to start the “swim for a good purpose” cause in 2019 in order to help immigrant children fight their fear of water. 

  • Yiannis Tsapras is an astronomer looking for planets around distant stars. He has participated in the discovery of dozens of exoplanets, including that of Proxima b, a terrestrial planet around our closest neighboring star.

    Yiannis currently works at Heidelberg University, where he coordinates an international effort to discover hard-to-find exoplanets in wide orbits using a technique called gravitational microlensing and a world-spanning network of robotic telescopes.

  • Serafim Tsotsonis is a pianist, music producer and sound designer. He has composed music for films, plays, documentaries, video art, TV spots, and has also edited productions of other artists and remixes of songs from a wide range of Greek and foreign artists. His personal work is characterized by experiments, creating his own exclusive identity: a mixture of soundscapes with melancholically atmospheric elements.

    He has also been represented as part of the duo Ocean Ηope, a collaboration with his sister, Angeliki. This project has been presented internationally with the EP “Chamber Dreams” and their first album “Rolling Days”, from Hush Hush Records (Seattle, USA).

    He recently released his fifth solo album “Believers” by Klik Records.

  • Eleonora Meleti is a Greek journalist and TV hostess who began her career back in 2001 when she decided to pursue her dream and become a journalist.

    She initially worked at the TV station Alter in the department of international news.  In July 2003, following hundreds of reports, she is given the opportunity to present the newscast program, thus opening a new chapter in her carrier.

    In December 2004 she will join the TV station ANT1 where she will remain in the news division as a newscast presenter until September 2005, when the station proposes to her to take over the presentation of the longest daily entertainment show in the history of Greek television. The show “Morning Coffee” with Eleonora Meleti will be for the next three years first in ratings.

    In 2008, Eleonora is part of the TV Station Star, which entrusted her a 3-hour daily program in entertainment, as well as her return to the presentation of newscasts, while in 2014 she conceptualizes her new TV program, called “hashtag”, bringing on the surface important topics such as “pedophilia”, “refugees “, “prostitution”, “lethal injection” and more, and her show gets awarded.   For the last two years, she is the hostess of a late-night show called “After Midnight”, hosting interviews with people of current affairs.

    Eleonora Meleti has a bachelor’s degree in French literature and a master’s degree in Italian linguistics. She holds a total of 17 certificates in French, English, Italian, Spanish and Arabic and she is active on the internet, maintaining her own blog, causing a sensation with her “sharp” pen and her remarkable texts.

    She is married and mother of a 16-months-old daughter.

  • He began his classical guitar lessons at the age of 9 and graduated with an excellent degree at the age of 21, where he began giving lessons in music schools in the city.

    At the same time, he studied electric guitar and improvisation, by attending courses and seminars from renowned musicians.

    He studied sound and musical instruments technology (at Lixuri), where he specialized in the manufacturing technology of the piano (technician-stringer). His job placement at a leading musical house (NIKOTIAN O. E.), provided him with knowledge acquired from very experienced piano technicians.

    As a musician-guitarist, he participated in bands of different musical styles, recording in domestic companies and playing live in countless small and large music scenes alongside renowned domestic people as well as bands abroad. For the last ten years, he has been occupied with the rockabilly music and the band “All night groovers” where he sings and plays guitar. He is expected to release his first solo album next year, using the name Luke Mocker.

  • Dimitris Maramis studied piano and composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Great Britain. He has collaborated with cultural organizations such as: National Opera of Greece (Stavros Niarchos Foundation), National Theatre of Greece, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra, Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall and Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Dimitria Festival, Stegi – Onassis Foundation (Greek Design), and more.

    He has presented his works abroad:  in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg. He has released eight personal albums. Indicative titles of his discography are Dark Love and Emotional Age. He has written music for forty histrionics, cinema and educational television. He has been awarded thrice for his theatre music (in 2012, 2017 and 2018). The modern opera – musical Erotokritos, the Alternative Stage’s assignment of the Greek National Opera in 2017, was characterized as one of the greatest successes of the Greek National Opera, extracting dithyrambic reviews and presented a performance to the Alternative Stage of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in Herodes Atticus Odeon, at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and at the Cultural Centre in Heraklion. The composer’s second modern opera, Haunted, based on three folk songs, was commissioned by the Athens Concert Hall and was successfully presented extracting enthusiastic reviews in 2019 at Alexandra Triandi Hall.

    Dimitris Maramis is the artistic director of the newly established Festival of Delphi, Lalon Idor, founded in 2018.

  • Dr. Konstantinos Tasoulis is an educator, researcher, and business consultant in the field of human resources management. He is an Associate professor of human resources management at the American College of Greece (DEREE & amp; ALBA), where he teaches strategic human resources management, leadership and organizational behavior in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He has also trained students in universities beside Greece such as the New York University and the University of Bath, as well as executives of all levels in numerous enterprises.

    His research interests include strategic management of human recourses, the integrity of leadership, management and development of talents, and corporate social responsibility. His studies have been published in international scientific journals, books, conferences, as well as in the domestic press. He has supervised doctoral theses at the International School of Management in Paris, he is one of the edition curators of the International Leadership Journal, and co-founder of Hellenic HR Pedia (hrpi.gr). He has worked as a human resource management consultant at PwC (2007- 2010) offering services to Greek and multinational companies of various fields.

    He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bath (2007) as a Scholar of the Alexandros Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. He speaks four languages and he holds an MSc in Management and HRM, University of Bath, and BA Economics diplomas, the University of the West of England, Bristol, which were awarded with distinction.

  • He was born and raised in Mytilene.

    He started working at the theater in the early 80s’. He has worked in more than 100 theatrical plays and he has met with all the great filmmakers and actors of his time; Minos Volanakis, Andreas Voutsinas, Jules Dassin, Kostas Tsianos, Stamatis Fasoulis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Maya Lymperopoulou, Yannis Kakleas, Themis Moumoulidis, Konstantinos Markoulakis, etc. He has performed in successful TV series and the movies “Straight Story” by Vladimiros Kyriakides, and “Journey to Mytilene” by Lakis Papastathis in the cinema.

    He continues to be active and hopes that he will be able to work for many more years doing what he loves and to travel in Greece and all over the world.

  • In this workshop we will try to communicate the “ethos” and the meaning of sustainability in a very creative way. Through experimentation we will try to perceive the energy that surrounds us; An inventive way of entertaining will help us to approach the concept of sustainability in terms of planning, education and culture. An interactive 3D puzzle specially designed for TEDx Chalkida audience will help us to achieve that.

    This Workshop is about silkscreen and its ways of art copy production and also of original composition; Chariton Bekiaris, who has lifelong experience in this special technique, and Kostas Ζisimopoulos, who has a deep knowledge of this art, will try to introduce the participants to this rather misunderstood technique.
    Chariton Bekiaris has created a unique design exclusively for TEDx Chalkida, which all participants will have the chance to print by themselves on T-Shirts, using the colors of their own choosing.

    Ethos: a word that has its origins in Greek antiquity and philosophy. What did the ancient Greeks believe about ethics, the epicenter of discussions today in the global cultural arena, where sponsorships museums receive from multinational companies are concerned?

    In collaboration with “Greek Travel Tellers”, “Ta nea tis technis” aims to initiate a conversation about ethics and museums with an experiential presentation on the use of ancient myths as a tool for moral education. “Ta nea tis technis” will exchange views with the audience using examples and bridging the gap between antiquity and the modern era.

    Erasmus for young entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program launched in 2009 at the initiative of the European Commission, which offers young or ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain knowledge from experienced Entrepreneurs who run small businesses in one of the countries participating in the program.

    Over the past few months, the program is available beyond European borders for Singapore, Israel, and the USA. The exchange of experience takes place throughout the stay (1-6 months) beside an experienced businessman of another country (host entrepreneur), which helps the new entrepreneur to acquire the necessary skills for the administration of Small business. The program shall coordinate, in each EU country, intermediate bodies selected by the European Commission operating as local contact points.

    The Academy of Entrepreneurship is one of the intermediate bodies in Greece for the Erasmus program for Young Entrepreneurs.

    For more information about the program, visit the website:
    http://www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/index.php?lan=el or contact the Program Manager Alice Reader at eye@akep.eu