TEDxTbilisi is a nonprofit event organized by passionate, dedicated volunteers.
Mary Gabashvili and Irakli Saralidze (Grizzlie).
Irina Ghughunishvili currently works toward developing social enterprise and improving institutional capacity of non-governmental organizations in Georgia. In her free time, Irina enjoys playing tennis, skiing, dancing and traveling. She's also passionate about anything that has to do with film. Irina holds a bachelors degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree from the Central European University.
Mary Gabashvili has worked for more than 10 years in the Georgian governmental sector supporting key reform initiatives in education, public administration and defense. Mary currently manages the NATO - Georgia Professional Development Programme which aims to support Georgia's NATO aspirations. When not engaged in formal duties, Mary spends her time on the other two passions in her life – writing and sports. She is a graduate of Harvard University and a member of the Georgian Harvard Club Management Board.
Licensee and the Director: Mary Gabashvili
Natia has been working in insurance field for more than 10 years, currently holding Strategic Project Manager position at GPI Holding. She holds Master’s degree in Business Administration from ESM Tbilisi; also, recently received PMP degree and accordingly – loves when every task is completed in high quality and in timely manner. Natia’s passion is hiking, rock-climbing, jogging, rafting, paragliding and basically everything, that splashes adrenaline in her blood and makes her eyes spark from happiness. She loves challenges and new opportunities and that’s how she found herself on top of Mkinvartsveri Mountain, as well as among TEDXTbilisi team members.
Ana is a communications specialist, currently working as a programme assistant at NATO-Georgia Professional Development Programme. Ana graduated from Brandeis University specializing in International Health Policy and Management. Ana is experienced in effective health and social communications with a proven ability to work in foreign environment and serves as a communications coordinator at TEDxTbilisi. Ana describes herself as an enthusiastic person, always ready to go an extra mile for the cause.
Thomas Burns is a cinematographer and visual media producer with a deep interest in design, diplomacy, and the narrative experience. He holds a master’s degree in film production from Stanford University and trained for over ten years in Hollywood on feature films, broadcast documentaries, commercials, and dramatic television. Thomas taught documentary film production at the University of California, Los Angeles, and now hosts narrative and non-fiction film production workshops internationally. A former U.S. Fulbright Scholar, he specializes in helping brands and organizations share ideas and inspire audiences.
Maggie Osdoby Katz, Nick Wiltes, Andro Dgebuadze, Guy Edmunds, Andrew Bennett
Mari Khokhlenko, Natalia Memanishvili, Lesley Baxter, Suzie Patsatsia, Levan Asatiani, Eric Barrett, Deborah Fairlamb, Roy Southworth, George Lomsadze, Andro Dgebuadze, Monica Elena, Brian McCotter, Mark Mullen, Hans Gutbrod, Camrin Christensen, Mitch Belkin, David Mauro, MarDestinee Gutierrez, Archil Nasrashvili (and quite a few more, see the great teams from 2015, 2013, 2012 ) -- we all owe you more than just these two lines, for all you have done to get us going and make it happen!
Data Gogia, Natali Sokhadze, Gvantsa Bukhrashvili, Mariam Mumladze, Mariam Mardaleishvili, Mariam Pkhakadze, Dachi Lepsveridze