TEDxNazarbaev University

"Out of the Box Brilliance"

11 Inspiring Talks in English

November, 12

12:00 - 16:30

Nazarbayev University, Astana

The conference has a big goal — to deliver meaningful ideas and bring people together.

The "Out of the Box Brilliance" will showcase the power of embracing uncharted territory, pushing past limitations, embracing diverse perspectives, and cultivating a mindset that thrives on unconventional ideas. It explores the journey of those who have dared to think differently, defy limitations, and harness their unique perspectives to spark transformative change.

While listening to others you will reveal something meaningful about yourself

You will hear 11 TEDx talks in English on a variety of topics, aimed at sharing valuable ideas and thoughts. On stage you will see amazing professionals who are immersed in what they are doing, open to new opportunities life has in store and willing to explore their potential.

It’s not just about listening — it’s about developing networking skills

Enjoy the socializing opportunity, meet new people, and get to expand your network with new contacts.

Immerse yourself in the English-speaking environment

Enjoy 4 hours of a full-scale international event in the heart of Astana. You will get a chance to substantially expand your command of English by listening to speakers as well as engaging with the participants of the event from all over the globe.


Amazing professionals from 4 different countries sharing their breakthrough ideas

Bright memorable performances, networking activities

We unite guests from all over the world in the heart of Astana

The speakers of the Public Talk Conference are professionals in various fields united by the passion of celebrating life and making the world a better place.

The speakers will present their ideas to an international audience and a renowned jury — organizers of TEDx conferences, public speaking trainers and speakers producers.
  • Aliya Dikombaeva
    Business Trainer, Professional Coach
    Member of CIS Speakers Association
    The power of vulnerability
  • Lidia Muraveva
    Worked in banking as a risk manager
    Lidia was almost 30 when she realized that it was time to change occupation and started new career in e-commerce from scratch.
    In 5 years she passed a challenge from business analyst to director of customer experience
    One year ago started her new role as director of perfect transactions in British retail
    Perfect transactions
  • Aleksandr Panev
    Chief Data Officer at Okko digital entertainment platform. Makes data improve business by inspiring data-people and identifying business needs.
    Husband, father of two girls and Phd in math.
    How to act more and overthink Less
  • Roman Lavrentyev

    Chief Operations Officer at UZUM

    IT executive with a product background.

    Launched his first business at 20, engaged in international logistics.

    Graduate of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo and the IMISP Business School.

    Created and developed fintech products in Russia.

    In 2019, he went through

    the Founder Institute accelerator in San Francisco, and in 2021, he enrolled at Stanford.

    A small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond? - How to define a life strategy

  • Vera Veselova

    Happy woman, mom and dancer

    Doctor with more than 10 years of experience in surgery.

    Currently working with medical equipment and helping doctors to carry out an

    accurate diagnosis.

    Over the past 4 years, she has visited more than 40 cities in 5 countries on business


    What is the connection between your surroundings and your life span?
  • Bilge Uzun
    Prof. Dr. Psychotherapist, Psychodramatist, Book Author
    Be Mindful to Climate Change
  • Irina Barzhak

    Conflictologist and social psychologist

    President of the International Association of Psychologists


    Author of five books, including a textbook on psychology.

    Agression Benefits
  • Adina Kadyrova

    Nazarbayev University Bio Sci Student.

    Worked in several research projects

    Currently focused on Molecular Medicine

    Do we really know about alcoholism?
  • Michael Bechtel
    Dr. Michael J. Bechtel is Assistant Professor of History at Nazarbayev University.
    Specializes in the history of Central Eurasia, the evolution of states and empires, and the role of history in the formation of identity.
    In his teaching, he tries to impart two fundamental lessons to his students. First, that the past only matters if it helps us to understand the present. Second, how we understand our histories shapes the way we make our futures.
    The Social Revolution of Chinggis Khan
  • Tatiana Vetrova
    Candidate of Economic Sciences,
    Expert in personal branding
    Author of the ID code method of creating a personal brand,
    Associate Professor of the Marketing Department at the Higher School of Business,
    Academic director of the master program “Marketing: Digital Technologies and Marketing Communications” at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow Russia
    How to make a lasting impression by influencing senses
  • Adiya Kakim and Adina Kakim
    Talented artists, originally from Kazakhstan.
    Students at the Kazakh National University of Arts. At the heart of their creativity lies a deep social consciousness.
    Twins’ artistic expressions reverently pay homage to their native Kazakh culture and the storied history of Asia.
    With their brush, they deftly illuminates pressing social issues such as corruption, domestic child abuse, and feminism, channeling their profound understanding and empathy into thought-provoking works of art that stir public consciousness and advocate for positive change.
    The transformative power of art: Iginiting change and uniting humanity
Event program

When: November, 12

Where: Nazarbayev University, Astana

Address: Kabanbay Batyr Ave 53

Block C2, Orange Hall

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12:00 – 12:15
Registration, networking
12:15 – 12:30
Opening ceremony
12:30 – 13:40
Inspiring talks
14:10 – 15:20
Inspiring talks
15:20 – 16:30
Q&A Session
Team of Organizers
  • Ansal’ Diassova
    TEDx Talks licensee and organizer
    Student majoring in Biological Sciences at Nazarbayev University.
    Aspiring scientist working in the fields of synthetic biology and biochemistry.
  • Kate Belyatinskaya
    Co-founder of the international project Public Talk and Star Talk Language School
    Senior Lecturer at Higher School of Economics
    English communication coach and business trainer
    Speaker of various business conferences
    Co-author of a unique course on Effective Strategies in Intercultural Communication
    Instagram: @katestartalk
  • Kate Chegnova
    Co-founder of the international project Public Talk and Star Talk Language School
    MPGU docent
    English communication coach
    Speaker at various conferences for English teachers
    Co-author of a unique course on Effective Strategies in Intercultural Communication
    Instagram: @kate_chegnova
  • Dr. Thomas Duke
    Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Alabama, teaches classes on public speaking teaching classes on public speaking and professional communication at Nazarbayev University
  • Aizhan Serikzhanova
    Passionate TEDx organizer, speaker curator, and public speaking coach.
    Editor at Writer's Club, skilled speechwriter, shaping impactful narratives with finesse and flair.
  • Merey Temirzinova
    TEDx organiser
    Well-rounded 1st year student at Nazarbayev University
    Aspiring mathematician
  • Anastasia Alferova
    Art Director of Public Talk project
    Video Production Manager
    Moviemaker, Video Editor
    Instagram: @anastasialf_photo
Become a guest
TEDxNazarbayev University 2023 invites you to take a step into the unknown to discover unconventional ideas and experiences. Recharge with the powerful energy of the speakers and make useful acquaintances by becoming part of the international community in Astana!

11 Inspiring talks


Coffee breaks

Q&A with speakers

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Email: tedx@nu.edu.kz

Phone: 87015554568

Address: Nazarbayev University, Astana

Kabanbay Batyr Ave 53, Block C2, Orange Hall (View on map)