Get to know
the team

Carla Banc

TEDxOrganizer & License Holder
Passion: Photography, Biking, Yoga, Book Clubs
Favorite TED Talk: The language of being human | Poet Ali
Favorite quote: ““Love it. Change it. Leave it.”

Tamara Laudt

Co-Organizer and beyond
Passion: Coffee Wine Books
Favorite TED Talk: Start with why — how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek
Favorite quote: ““If you don’t grow up by the age of 35, you don’t have to.” – James Gurney

Cristina Conesa

Communication & Marketing
Passion: Passionate people
Favorite TED Talk: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban
Favorite quote: ““Carpe Diem”

Cristian Frigo

TED Circles / Video & Technical Lead
Passion: Music! I play guitar, trumpet and I am taking vocal lessons
Favorite TED Talk: Why some of us don’t have one true calling | Emilie Wapnick
Favorite quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Milena Dünkel

Brand Promoter
Passion: Dancing, travelling and learning new languages!
Favorite TED Talk: The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Favorite quote: ““Se hace camino al andar!”

Viktoria Albrecht

Marketing & Communication Team Lead
Passion: Travelling, creating, music, reading & coffee
Favorite TED Talk: 3 reasons why you aren’t doing what you say you will do | Amanda Crowell
Favorite quote: ““Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t have to do what everyone else is doing”

Eda Sahinkaya

Brand Promoter / Social Media
Passion: Reading and being creative
Favorite TED Talk: The first 20 hours – how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman
Favorite quote: ““When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” – Paulo Coelho

Judit Agoston

Graphic Desginer
Passion: Long walks, good books, plants
Favorite TED Talk: How to humor your stress | Loretta LaRoche
Favorite quote: ““Be Yourself”

Ihsan Kahef

TED Circles Host
Passion: Learning new things (curiosity-rush), Playing the Piano, Painting and DIY, Adrenaline junkie adventures, Singing, Story telling, Sharing hugs kindness and joyful moments.
Favorite TED Talk: It’s so hard to choose only one 😀
Favorite quote: ““Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” ― Stephen W. Hawking

Daphne Pallikaraki

TED Circles Host
Passion: Salsa, books, hiking
Favorite TED Talk: Where joy hiddes and where to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
Favorite quote: ““A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

Erisa Behluli

Brand Promoter& TED Circles Host
Passion: Design, Books, Motivational Speeches, Drawing, Travelling, Ice Skating
Favorite TED Talk: The power of Vulnerability | Brene Brown
Favorite quote: ““Create more than you Consume.”

Kim Kibler

Passion: Seeing the beauty in everyday things
Favorite TED Talk: Allow things to unfold and you will find your purpose in life – Peggy Oki
Favorite quote: ““The earth has its music for those who will listen.” Reginald Vincent Holmes

Somarie Gonzalez

Partnership Manager
Passion: My passion is to make things happen, both for individuals and organizations, as they reach their full potential through a blend of curiosity and drive to help others.
Favorite TED Talk: How to stop languishing and start finding flow by Adam Grant
Favorite quote: ““I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life” – Virginia Wolf

Oliver Viplove

Event Coordinator – Audience Experience
Passion: Cooking
Favorite TED Talk: Rick Warren: Über ein Leben mit Sinn
Favorite quote: “All that I am, all that I have is what I’ve received.

Antonia Gödecke

Curator / Speaker Coordinator
Passion: Photography & Videography, Create Content about personal development, travelling & experience something new
Favorite TED Talk: „Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
Favorite quote: “Love your life and your life will love you.

Mishal Mohammed

Curator / Coach Coordinator
Passion: My passion is to be radically helpful (coaching and facilitating are two things that are close to my heart)
Favorite TED Talk: The skill of self confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph
Favorite quote: ““People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Annarita Ciccarone

Event Coordinator – Ticketing – Audience Experience
Passion: Organize trips, book and go!
Favorite TED Talk: Mariana Atencio – What makes you special?
Favorite quote: ““If your life is going wrong then turn right.”

Martina Paltenghi

Partnership Coordinator
Passion: Learning about people, places and things.
Favorite TED Talk: Reading Body Language – Janine Driver
Favorite quote: “Better an ‘oops’ than a ‘what if’

Rachel Palo

Passion: My children – I love spending my time with them, teaching them new things and watching them figure out who they are in this world.
Favorite TED Talk: If I should have a daughter – Sarah Kay
Favorite quote: ““The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Elizaveta Avtushenko

Event Manager
Passion: Singing in a Jazz band, Yoga and Sociology
Favorite TED Talk: “The power of mind” by Arkadi Tsucker
Favorite quote: “No one can compete with you if you are yourself.