Photo credit: Flickr - Ines Ozimek

Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana makes for an excellent venue for business events: presentations, lectures, press conferences, social meetings, business jubilees, etc. The year 2018 is coming to its end, but the Cankarjev dom still hosts business events. For example, one of the last corporate events of the year that Cankarjev dom will host in 2018, is the upcoming TEDxLjubljana that will take place on Sunday, the 9th of December, where 10 speakers will share their ideas with the audience in the biggest TEDx event in Slovenia. The event has already been sold out, but it will be broadcasted live via YouTube channel.

This year’s TEDxLjubljana will be held in Cankarjev dom’s Gallus Hall that accepts more than 1500 participants. The 9th edition of TEDxLjubljana will take place under the common slogan ILLUMINATE THE (UN)KNOWN. TEDx enthusiasts will come together again in the light of learning about new, ongoing and lifelong discovery and education, as well as for a pleasant socialising.

From 4pm until 10pm, 10 speeches on various topics will be held. The talks will highlight the fields of laughter, microbiology, architecture, and violence against children, tips on how to take care of one’s health, and a talk about the healing effect of plants.

In addition, a talk on understanding suicide as well as a talk on understanding menstrual cycle will be held along the talks focusing on the air quality and particle physics. All speeches will be held in Slovene language.

The first TEDxLjubljana event took place in 2009. To date, it has hosted more than 130 different speakers who gathered between 70 and 1500 visitors at each location within the capital. The event has been growing year by year, claims the organiser on its website.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. The one, held in Cankarjev dom’s Gallus Hall, is one of them.

Note: all the photos in this article are from the TEDxLjubjana 2017.