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Chain Reaction


Kyiv School of Economics


Have you ever wondered how Google, Mona Lisa or first space rocket launch were started?

Dreams turn
into goals

Goals turn
into steps

TEDxKSE: Chain Reaction
brings together people who own
the art of small steps


TEDxKSE 2018 – 11 speakers who will perform for the first time at the TEDx conference. We invite you to find inspiration and make your own small but crucial step.


Guests TEDxKSE: Chain Reaction – are agents of change: business, public sector, and active youth. You will have a unique opportunity for networking, discussion and finding like-minded people.

Olesya Ostrovska-Liuta

Olesya Ostrovska-Liuta

Cultural activist

Olesya is the director of the Mystetskyi Arsenal cultural and art complex, a board member of the Ukrainian Institute, the Eastern Europe Foundation and the CEDOS think tank. Since 2014, she has been reforming the state sphere of culture as the first Deputy Minister of the profile. Olesya is a well-known journalist on the subject of contemporary culture and cultural politics.

Two photographers worked on the photographs: Pavel Zmey and Volodymyr Shuvaev.

Volodymyr Vakhitov

Volodymyr Vakhitov


Volodymyr is a professor at Kyiv School of Economics, an expert in econometrics, urban studies and behavioral economics. Vakhitov received his Ph.D degree from the University of Kentucky, after that he returned to Ukraine to teach future generations of economists. Volodymyr knows why Ukrainian universities do not keep up with the demands of business, and graduates are not ready for “big sailing”.

Photo from your own archive

Pavlo Vrzhesch

Pavlo Vrzhesch


Pavlo is the co-founder and creative director of Banda agency. The agency’s work has received Cannes Lion awards and a Red Dot Award. Thanks to his team, Ukraine received the modern brand Ukraine Now.

Yulia Bezvershenko

Yulia Bezvershenko


Yulia works at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and studies quantum systems with the help of mathematics. She sincerely believes that the country’s future lies in science, and is therefore engaged in its reform.

Alyona Mysko

Alyona Mysko


Alona runs Quadrate 28 Finance and knows how to keep everything under control. Her path to the position of CFO began with a dream, continued with hard work, and had obeyed at the age of 23.

Kateryna Terletska

Kateryna Terletska

Science popularizer

Scientist and science popularizer, candidate of physical and mathematical sciences in mechanics. Kateryna conducts numerous experiments, models incredible natural phenomena, and tells the results simply and clearly. Science is a tool for gaining new knowledge, which can sometimes be the destruction of myths for Kateryna.

Photo from personal archive

Serhii Koshman

Serhii Koshman


Serhii is a digital anthropologist who voices the opinions of the public previously heard only in the kitchens with surgical accuracy. Daily highlights the complex issues of endless search for simple solutions.

Serhii Molodid

Serhii Molodid


ATO veteran Serhii Molodid is a technology engineer. He managed to combine hobbies, life experiences and professional skills and co-founded the military and tourist equipment brand. He has been cycling for more than 10 years, he is a member of the national team at the Invictus Games, represented Ukraine at the Invictus Games, Toronto 2017.

Photo by Kateryna Lashchykova

Olga Kupets

Olga Kupets


Lecturer at the Kyiv School of Economics and Consultant of the World Bank. She is one of the top cited economists of Ukraine being a well-known expert in Labor Economics. Olga considers the gender equality issue as a backbone for economic growth and competitiveness of the country.

The photo is taken from personal archives

Igor Novikov

Igor Novikov


Igor is an SU Executive Program alumni at Singularity University (Silicon Valley, US). Now he is a head of SingularityU Kyiv Chapter, organizer of GIC Ukraine 2017. The field of his researches is an intersection of behavioral science, economics, and narration, which is the basis of his concept of Gamified Transfer of Learning and Dynamic Motivation. With his activities, Igor brings the set of entrepreneurial and technological ideas into the innovation environment in Ukraine.

The photo is taken from personal archives

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxKSE, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKSE event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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Kyiv School of Economics

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Place & Date
Saturday, 13th of October 2018
10:00 - 19:00
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Shota Rustaveli str., 16a
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Ticket +1

Buying a Ticket +1, you not only get the opportunity to get on the event but also personally invested in a future leader. Ticket +1 gives an opportunity to one talented student to get free at TEDxKSE 2018. Perhaps you will help the new reformer or future entrepreneur take the first step.


The ticket provides an opportunity to become a participant in an event that has not yet been seen in Kyiv. This is the first TEDx by the Kyiv School of Economics, which unites speakers that cannot be found on other events. Become a part of something bigger with TEDx and Kyiv School of Economics!

Opportunity for students

Are you a talented student who dreams of getting on TEDxKSE?
Prove your right to participate in the event and get a ticket for 1 UAH, the rest of the price will be covered by the people who invest in your future. You have to write a short essay on the topic “The Art of Little Steps” by October 1. We will select the best works. Do not miss a chance to join an influential community.

Be first!

Про TEDx, x = незалежна організація

У стилі ідей, які варто розповсюджувати, TEDx - це програма місцевих, самоорганізованих заходів, які об'єднують людей, щоб поділитися подібним до TED досвідом. Події, відео TED виступів та живі спікери поєднуються заради спалаху глибокої дискусії та зв'язку. Ці локальні, самоорганізовані заходи є фірмовими TEDx, де x = незалежна організація TED події. Конференція TED надає загальні вказівки щодо програми TEDx, але окремі події TEDx є самоорганізованими. (З урахуванням певних правил)


TED є неприбутковою організацією, яка розповсюджує ідеї. Розпочавшись як чотириденна конференція у Каліфорнії 30 років тому, TED зросла, щоб підтримати свою місію з численними ініціативами. Дві щорічні конференції TED запрошують провідних мислителів та виконавців світу, які виступають перед публікою протягом 18 хвилин або менше. Багато з цих виступів стають доступними безкоштовно на сайті Доповідачами на конференціях TED були Білл Гейтс, Джейн Гудолл, Елізабет Джилберт, сер Річард Бренсон, Нандан Нілекані, Філіп Старк, Нгозі Оконджо-Івеала, Сал Хан і Даніель Канеман.
Щорічна конференція TED відбувається у Ванкувері, Британська Колумбія. Медіа-ініціатива TED включає, де щоденно публікуються нові виступи TED. Open Translation Project забезпечує субтитри, інтерактивні розшифровки та переклади волонтерів зі всього світу; TED-Ed є освітньою ініціативою. TED заснувала щорічну премію для виняткових осіб з бажанням змінити світ перетворенням своїх бажаннь в дію; TEDx, підтримує окремих людей або групи, які приймають місцеві, самоорганізовані події у стилі TED у всьому світі, та програму TED Fellows, що допомагає новаторам з усього світу змінювати світ та посилювати вплив чудових проектів та заходів.
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Attach an essay:
In order to take part in the competition, you have to write an essay of up to two pages in the 14th font on the topic "The Art of Little Steps."
Language is Ukrainian. Send it by October 1st.

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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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Прикріпити есе:
Для того, щоб взяти участь у конкурсі, потрібно написати есе обсягом до 2 сторінок 14-им шрифтом на тему «Вплив малих кроків на великі зміни».
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