TEDxYouthDay Youth Reporter Katarzyna J. Biniek, on the live webcast of TEDxYouth@ISB in Belgrade:

Two days of exciting and passionate talks and discussions centered around youth across the globe – it can only happen on TEDxYouthDay.

This year, for the first time in my life, I actively participated in TEDxYouthDay as a youth reporter. It was an amazing adventure that enriched me as a person and motivated me to dare for more. I am glad that through my live reporting I could spread all of these great ideas and examples that TEDxYouthDay speakers shared with us.

For my TEDxYouthDay experience, I chose to follow TEDxYouth@ISB in Serbia, which was streamed live on the Internet. During the day, I listened to seven exciting talks addressing the central theme of the event: “From imagination to creation.”  I learned that it is not always easy to fulfill your dreams, but it is definitely worth it to try, even though those around you might say that your dreams are  impossible or crazy.

I cannot wait for next year’s TEDxYouthDay, because like many other young people I need inspiration and the push to be braver and to think big without restrictions.

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. 

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.