56 years ago two legendary comic creators imagined how an Xtra power, one that ordinary humans do not possess, would turn the gifted into awesome* human beings, called Mutants (*some of them at least). 10 years ago, a visionary inspired the world by applying a small multiplier (x) force next to his NGO’s logo to create the next step of the organization. The TED(x) platform became a reality.
For centuries the strangest, most mystifying and alluring of letters, X, has provided humanity with meanings in a diversity of fields, symbolizing the very essence of life. From algebra to genetics, to aerospace, to sports, to sex, to philosophy, to spirituality, X marks places of utmost importance, indicates historical milestones and determines behaviors of the natural world as we know it today. Can one claim that symmetry and order, multiplied by an X factor, signify a universal force for creation, life, and survival? No matter how simplified and arbitrary it may sound, can this be a hidden mechanism for change? If X stands for the random or the unexpected, can one say this is a law, governing our lives?
We live in an era where realities constantly change. Given the swift evolution of science and technology, the ever-increasing political, social and cultural turbulence and the environmental deprivation, what we perceive as common and ordinary today, may well be different tomorrow. Can years of accumulative experiences prepare us better for what lies ahead? How have we evolved to become part of this equation?
10 years ago TEDxAthens received the 19th global license of the TEDx Program worldwide, starting its own journey of evolution. Inspired by our very nature, we have explored and multiplied ideas and actions that contribute to the improvement and growth of human life. X reminds us the only constant in our lives, is change. If X is the variable of infinite possibilities, how do we want our world to look like 10 years from now?
Let us take you on an exploration of the state of X. Where X = the secret ingredient which can bring us all closer to who we truly are. Closer to awesomeness and greatness.
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Line 10 from Chalandri Square to the Epaminonda stop. Walk towards Peisistratou and Sahtouri street and you will find the entrance of the SNFCC through its parking.
From the “Τzitzifies” stop, walk towards the Navarhou Votsi street and then turn right at Peististratou street. At Peisistratou and Sahtouri street you will find the entrance of the SNFCC through its parking.
Bicycle parking spaces are available at the entrance of the parking of the SNFCC (Peisistratou and Sahtouri Street) as well as the Visitors Center (Eyrypidou and Doiranis). The parking of bicycles in these areas is under the responsibility of the owner / holder for any damages arising (theft, damage, etc.).
The following entrances are open for entering the SNFCC: