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5th October 2024
Athens Epidaurus Festival Peiraios 260
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TEDxAthens 2024

X Machina

In the luminous heart of Athens, where ancient myths meet cutting-edge innovation, TEDxAthens is set to embark on a momentous journey as it celebrates its 15th anniversary. With the theme “X Machina,” we invite you to delve into the intricate tapestry of humanity’s modern odyssey—a narrative woven with threads of technological marvels, human ingenuity, and ethical reckonings.

As the world hurtles towards an era of unprecedented technological advancement, the line between the natural and the artificial blurs. “X Machina” beckons us to explore this convergence, to ponder the profound implications, and to chart a course guided by wisdom and compassion.

At TEDxAthens 2024, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders from around the globe will converge to illuminate the path forward.

Against the backdrop of ancient ruins and modern marvels and hosted for the first time at Athens & Epidaurus Festival Pireos 260, TEDxAthens 2024 will serve as a crucible for dialogue, exploration, and inspiration, embodying the spirit and timeless concept of “Deus ex Machina” in today’s complex world.

Join us on this extraordinary voyage of riveting talks, honest discussions, and immersive experiences as we celebrate 15 years of ideas worth spreading and embark on a new chapter in our shared narrative. Together, let us dare to dream, to innovate, and to build a world where the synergy between humanity and technology is harmonious, equitable, and empowering.

Welcome to TEDxAthens 2024: “X Machina”, where Humanity Meets its Digital Destiny.


Main Stage Speakers


Antonia Pontiki

Biomedical Engineer | Teaching Fellow

John Tasioulas

Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy

Muzoon Almellehan

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
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Dr. Maria Neira

Director of Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health @ World Health Organization
The Alternative Stage of TEDxAthens is set to ignite deep discussions, designed to spark curiosity, inform perspectives, and inspire transformative ideas. Our carefully curated sessions will explore a broad spectrum of pressing and relevant topics.
From the ethical and societal impacts of AI to innovative alternatives to mass tourism in Greece, each panel promises deep insights into today’s most significant issues. We'll delve into the future of food, the evolving relationship between mental health and screen use, and the unique challenges and opportunities facing Gen Z in the workforce. Our discussions will also cover the critical role of freedom of expression in Art, sustainable urban solutions for Athens, financial literacy, the evolution of Greek athleticism, and new norms in family life. A special focus will also be placed on child development and the prevention of gender-based violence.
Join us at the Alternative Stage to be part of conversations that not only reflect on today’s challenges but also envision practical solutions and inspire actions for a better tomorrow. Engage with experts, thinkers, and change-makers who are pioneering change and redefining boundaries. Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and transformed by the power of ideas that are reshaping our world.
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Athens Epidaurus Festival Peiraios 260
Ag. Ioannis Rentis 182 33

Getting there:

The Athens Festival venue at 260 Peiraios Street is located at the Tavros district of Athens, and shares a city block with the Athens School of Fine Art. It lies on the right hand side of the street on the way down to Piraeus, some way past the crossroads with Chamosternas Street. The entrance will be through Polykratous street. It will be well sign posted.

ISAP – Athens-Piraeus Electric Railway (Line 1):

Alight at Kallithea Station.

As you leave the station, walk parallel to the railway tracks in the direction Piraeus as far as Dimitsanas Street. There, turn right into Peiraios Street, cross over and walk to the right (towards central Athens) for a few metres, where you will find the Gate of Peiraos 260.



Alight at the “Yfantiria” (Υφαντήρια) stop, or at the Scholi Kalon Technon (“School of Fine Art”) stop (Served by Routes 049, and 914)


On Foot:

The entrance to Peiraios 260 venue is accessible from Polykrati Spyrou Street

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