The week before last was particularly special for TEDxYouth@ISB as we confirmed the 17th and last speaker to join the lineup for our TEDxYouthDay event in Belgrade, Serbia. It is so rewarding to be able to give a stage to great individuals with great ideas:
Dragoljub Zamurovic is a renowned Serbian photographer who is showcasing his latest work in an open-air gallery in Belgrade’s main pedestrian street. The show “Journey to Portugal, Green Country” displays 50 of Zamurovic’s photographs taken as part of a project inspired by the works of Ivo Andric and José Saramago.
Two weeks ago, International School of Belgrade student Sava Stakic presented a poster at the third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stakic, a mobile technology enthusiast, has developed an application which encourages face-to-face interactions with no Internet dependency.
The world’s first public, solar-powered, mobile device charger, the Strawberry Tree, is installed in the Serbian municipality of Obrenovac, 20 miles (35 kilometers) west of Belgrade. Developed by Strawberry Energy CEO Milos Milisavjlevic, the structure makes renewable energy accessible to the public in a meaningful and tangible way, and brings the discussion of sustainability to the daily lives of passers-by. Two Saturdays ago marked an important step in the expansion of the project with the unveiling of a second Strawberry Tree, this time in downtown Belgrade.
Timothy Byford is a former BBC producer who made Serbia his home in 1971 and has created local children’s programs that have inspired generations ever since. Two Saturdays ago also marked the premier of his new production, “Plava ptica”, or BlueBird, which will engage early teenagers in an interactive magazine-like show, intended to expose the beauty of the world around us.
The team at TEDxYouth@ISB is so proud of the talent and creativity it has reserved for its stage, and wishes all of its speakers great success in their efforts to spread great ideas.
Written by Luiz Mello, Organizer of TEDxYouth@ISB.