Opening Greetings


Yadin Soffer

Executive Director


Surprised by the fact that his University doesn’t have a formal TEDx event, 21-year-old B.Sc student at Tel Aviv University Yadin Soffer founded TEDxTelAviv, the middle east’s largest platform for ideas worth spreading. At 19 he published his first patent in the USPTO for his venture, and by 21 shared his own idea on the TEDx stage. Yadin is an avid autodidact and works in a wide array of different fields amongst them: computer science, design and speaker development. As a firm believer that physical health is a catalyst for creativity Yadin is a Wingate Institute Graduate, Certified Personal Trainer and Dance Teacher. Yadins Website

Gilad Adin

Producer and Host


One of Israel’s senior journalists and executives. For 20 years, Gilad was a director, an editor, a producer and anchor of the evening news. CEO and Chief editor of Channel 10 News. Lecturer at the School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlia. Gilad is an expert in the use of television tools in new media, specializes in the integration of content and innovative technology and in providing holistic solutions for all the media needs of organizations and companies. Gilad also is the strategic advisor of leaders around the world in the fields of image, communication and political campaigns. Gilad Adins Company website


Our Speakers


Nimrod Kozlovski

Cyber Security Expert

Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski is an investor in Cyber Security as a partner at JVP, Israeli leading VC, co-managing the JVP Cyber Labs. Nimrod is the co-founder of PLYmedia and Altal Security and consulted to handful of Start-Ups in the fields of Internet, telecommunication, information security and proactive security and to governmental and international security bodies. Dr. Kozlovski…

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Aaron Ciechanover


Aaron Ciechanover is an Israeli biologist, who won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.

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Doron Almog

ALEH Negev Founder

Doron Almog, an Israeli military hero whose severely disabled son, Eran, was ALEH Negev’s first resident. Eran was the spirit and inspiration for the founding of the Village which provided him with so much joy and love. Following his untimely passing in February 2007, the village was renamed ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, as a tribute and…

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Aymen Sicksek

Bestselling Author

With his second bestseller “Tishreen” just published in Hebrew, Jaffa native Ayman Sikseck is getting used to his writing becoming a window into the Arab-Israeli experience for the majority of Jewish Israelis. Sikseck currently works as a journalist and news anchor for i24news in English. He also writes periodically for the Hebrew daily Yedioth Aharonoth, mostly op-eds, where…

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Rita Yahan-Farouz

Israeli Performer

Rita Yahan-Farouz was given the gift of her amazing voice. Born in Tehran, her Jewish family immigrated to Israel in 1970. With her musical career spanning three decades, Rita has managed to become the biggest female artist in Israel and one of its most iconic cultural figures. Adoring fans, an immense following and a vocal…

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Gil Shohat

Classical music composer, Conductor and Pianist

Both at home and abroad, audiences and critics alike regard the youthful Gil Shohat as one of the leading Israeli musicians of his generation. He began his musical studies at the age of 7, and by 12 was composing and performing his own piano pieces. Today he is the composer of nine large-scale symphonies, ten concertos,…

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