Comedienne and actress. Wrote and starred in the revue “Tzitzim!”. Worked for many years on TV and at the Cameri and Habima Theatres. Currently performs her One Woman Comedy Show all over Israel. Works with husband Julian writing for TV and Stage and performing Comedy shows for all ages.
Julian is British. He studied Mime in Paris with Jacques Lecoq.
Played the famous Mime Tennis Match in Antonioni’s classic movie “Blow Up”. Appeared as Comedian in countless British TV Comedy Shows. Two of his short Silent Comedy films were nominated for Oscars and one won First Prize, the Golden Bear, at the Berlin Film Festival.
Performed his One Man Mime and Comedy Show in London’s West End and Toured it for many years all over the World. Won the Gold Rose of Montreux for TV Comedy for “The Orchestra” a 10-part Silent Comedy TV Series which he wrote, directed and starred. Became a household name in Israel with “Messibat Gan”, a Children’s TV programme where he played a 5 year old boy.
Julian gives Master Classes on Comedy around the world.
Yossi Vardi is a native of Tel Aviv and graduated from Technion in Haifa with Industrial Management Engineering. He is one of Israel’s first high-tech entrepreneurs. Vardi began his entrepreneurial career in 1969, at the age of 26, as co-founder and first CEO of TEKEM and for over 40 years he has founded and helped to build over 60 high-tech companies in a variety of fields, among them software, energy, Internet, mobile, electro-optics and water technology.
In recent years Vardi is active in fostering a culture of innovation and creativity in Israel and abroad. He founded Kinnernet, an annual, three days gathering of creative people from all over the world at the shores of the Lake of Gallilee; together with Dr Hubert Burda he is co-chairing the annual DLD (Digital, Lifestyle, Design) conference in Munich; together with Sir Martin Sorrell he is co-chairing the annual Stream Unconference in Greece, US and Israel.
Hana studied psychology and neuroscience at the University of
Maryland. She now lives in Be’er Sheva, Israel and works at a
cognitive neuropsych. lab at Ben Gurion University. Since moving to
southern Israel, Hana has been working out creative ways of getting
sand out of her hair.
Her Favorite TED talk is:
Jess is a traveler, flutist, and medical student. She is currently completing her third year at the Medical School for International Health, and aspires to be a surgeon. She is bringing her social media talents to TEDxBGU, and will be live-tweeting the event on Twitter.
Thomas grew up playing street hockey but realizing his inability to skate, he reverted to field sports and jumping jacks. His passion for world awesome-ness led him to studying at Medical School for International Health. He also delves into meditation, finding the universe in everything and cool stuff like that.
Amanda is a second year medical student at MSIH, hailing from the great state of NJ. She has a gnarly scar on her arm and a tat from her gangster years in Jersey Shore. She is exceptionally talented at memorizing rap lyrics, a skill that was probably nurtured in the hood. Her family has an annual get together to discuss family business in the mountains of Denver, which is supposedly just a skiing trip. She is excited to be TEDxBGU’s Rule Maven and enforce rules.
Shira Dickler is a new olah to Israel, and would take the sand and desert of Beersheva over her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland any day. Shira is currently completing her Master’s thesis on the sustainability of the meat system in Israel, and is a passionate teaching assistant, composter, foodie, volleyball player, and baker. Her business “Be’teva’on” has converted clientelle to the magic of whole wheat, non-processed, vegan, AND delicious challah bread (betevaon.wordpress.com). Shira can most recently be found trying to fix her broken bed frame, which snapped while she was jumping on the bed in anticipation of the upcoming TEDxBGU event.
After living most of her life in the US, Shahar returned to Israel to pursue her studies and business aspirations. She is currently studying Business Management and Marketing at Ben Gurion University. Outside of school, she is a social media & marketing enthusiast and an animal rights activist looking to make a difference.
Tim Lee grew up in the Himalayan foothills of Kyrgyzstan. Born in South Korea, Tim lived and studied in nine different countries around the world before moving to Israel for medical school. A photography and phrenology enthusiast, Tim volunteers with the Frisbee outreach program “Ultimate Peace” in Tel Aviv on a regular basis and consults as a creative producer with the boutique media company Falling Satellite Productions. He is the co-author of a short Russian children’s novella entitled “Too Cold for Vodka” and hopes to specialize in Emergency Pediatric medicine after med school.
Yossi’s main hobby is entrepreneurship. He acts as an external advisor and logistics coordinator for TEDxBGU. He currently works with Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship and Hi-Tech Management at Ben Gurion University.
Apart from serving as head of the BGU student organizations photography department and working as an independent web-developer, Boaz is a sports enthusiast who mostly enjoys Speed-Skating and running. Inspired by a TED talk Boaz founded “BGU-Runners”, a social running group where students are encouraged to incorporate running into their daily routine.
His favorite TED talk is:
Are we born to run?
Andrew Ferris (Ramsey)
Born in rural Midwest, he relocated with his family to the largest tropical island at a young age. His love for music was sparked when he wrote his second song titled “Revenge of a Troubled Mind: Don’t Cry” and began his musical career as a solo artist under the name Andy Ferris Bueller. He is the director, videographer, and actor with Falling Satellite Studios and works for the advertising division of the medical school his two wives attend. He also utilizes his International Human Rights degree as a program director with a nonprofit called the “New Dawn.” He is the technical director of TEDxBGU 2013.
His favorite TED talk is
Building US-China relations … by banjo
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