Category: Events

12 Feb

IDC Exec-Ed Workshop: Forces Shaping the Future of Health

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Medicine is advancing by leaps and bounds, and one of the key barriers for adoption of the numerous available improvements is human beings. Medicine is inseparable from the doctor and the patient, and creating innovative healthcare solutions without understanding the psychology and decision-making process of both physician and patient may fail miserably. The distant future […]

28 Aug

Hosting Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Daniel Lubetzky at Collective Collection on Sep 13th for a talk about doing the KIND thing.

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KIND CEO and founder Daniel Lubetzky is The New York Times Best Seller of Do the KIND Thing. In 2015 President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named him a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). The event is open for registration here.

28 Oct

Feels great to be on TNW’s 100+ tech & business women speakers you need at your next event

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The full list of women in tech and business from all over the world, and featuring great Israeli women speakers, is here on The Next Web News. 

28 Oct

Rethinking traditional views on motherhood with Wizo for their 95 years celebrations

Maya Elhalal panel

Was thrilled to take part in this bold conversation lead by Wizo about women’s choices regarding motherhood.

14 Oct

Hosting IAC2015, where over 2000 space stakeholders from 58 countries gather to celebrate: Space – The Gateway to Mankind’s Future

Maya Elhalal Levavi hosting IAC 2015

For a few moments on Monday morning, in Jerusalem, before all hell broke loose, over 2000 global leaders from 58 countries got together at the opening ceremony of IAC2015, to celebrate space — the gateway to mankind’s future. ‪#‎unity‬ ‪#‎hope‬ ‪#‎future‬ ‪#‎space‬ ‪#‎exploration‬ ‪#‎science‬ ‪#‎technology‬ ‪#‎ingenuity‬ I had the honor of hosting the gathering, to […]

30 Sep

So excited to be hosting the 66th International Astronautical Congress this Oct 12


All about the program and how to join here at IAC2015

02 Apr

April 27th, Israel – A talk about Innovation-Aversion for Singularity University at Innovation Endeavors

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12 Mar

March 10th – a talk at Singularity University Conference in Israel – How political passions undermine basic reasoning skills and why compelling conclusive and widely accessible scientific evidence doesn’t change people’s opinions


With coming elections in Israel next week, it’s interesting to look at recent articles that shed some light about the battle between innovation and the status quo. It turns out that some things are a lot more powerful than and an idea whose time has come. I have a few guests passes left. If this […]

22 Feb

Feb 22: Your Brand: Because It’s Personal – Hosting EO Israel monthly learning event

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I’m looking forward to featuring Eitan Chitayat founder and executive creative director of Natie and interviewing Dorie Clark author of “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future”, and “Stand Out”, this Sunday at Viola for EO Israel monthly learning event.

06 Jan

Format Is Queen – a talk at the Events Producers Convention on Feb 1st 2015


2015 events production convention is coming up and around mid day, I’ll be leading a discussion on how content formats can win attention and engagement for great content. Would love to see there those of you who are in the biz of making an impact with public speaking.

31 Dec

[video] Interview with G.Yafit about personal brand and working with family



23 Dec

[video] Women Entrepreneurs in The Frontier Conference – Pies of Career/Family/Self balance and

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24 Nov

Moderating the Entrepreneurship Track at Saloona’s 2014 *Women @ The Frontier* Conference

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I’m really looking forward to moderating this track. They curated women who are bravely in the forefront and I’ll get to explore the experience of being a woman entrepreneur with them. Would be great to see you there. And it’s also going to be streamed live.

08 Nov

[video] Demoing OrCam and having fun with Amnon Shashua at TED MED Live in Jerusalem [source: YNet]

Maya Elhalal Levavi interviewing Amnon Shaashua at TED MED
23 Sep

The Best of TED MED Live in Jerusalem [photos]

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TED MED Live in the Jerusalem Theater of Performing Arts was a real treat to host, and the TED MED Israel team has posted some of the best moments here. The talks are coming out soon. One of my personal favorite moments hosting this event was getting to try Amnon Shaashua’s new device for the […]

03 Sep

Sep 11 – Hosting TED MED Live in Jerusalem – and all this ingenuity, love for people, and devotion to tackling the big challenges in medicine is making me feel hopeful.

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TED MED Live is coming to Jerusalem with a rich local program featuring 11 brilliant speakers and an inspiring artistic performance. I was thrilled to join the TED MED Israel professional committee and even more so when I was asked to host the event in the Jerusalem Theater. With now a week to the big […]

06 Jul

[photos] The best of Bubbles – a new format of gathering that’s serious on questions and light on everything else


Passionate speakers burst intellectual bubbles (and some created new ones), the panels went in all sorts of unpredictable directions, there were laughs, and a whole lot of drinking.  People said they had fun and learned a lot. And so did we. It was a good pilot night. And these are the best moments, in photos.  […]

10 Jan

Hosting Failcon TLV on Jan 23rd – an afternoon that’s all about entrepreneurs sharing their failures and what they learned


Few people are brave enough to attempt audacious goals. Far fewer are big enough to admit they failed and be willing to share what they learned. Many have said NO to the request to speak at this event and I admire Yanki Margalit, Naftali Benet, Liad Agmon, Noam Lanir, Ishay Green, Daria Shualy, Yosi Taguri, Ofer Vilenski, Gigi Levy, Emma Butin, Eden Shochat,Yoni Dariel, Yoel […]

09 Jan

TEDxTelAvivWomen talks now available to watch on’s TEDx channel

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Peace and reconciliation, social mobility, employment in the dessert, why young people should go into politics, creating out of not knowing and stereotypes – it was such an honor to give a stage to all these great Ideas Worth Spreading. And the talks by the speakers of TEDxTelAvivWomen can be watched here.

10 Dec

Best of TEDxTelAvivWomen 2013


Hosting more than 100 women, in their 20s to 80s, all pursuing great visions and ‘leaning-in’ to their careers, was an absolute treat. Here are some of the most memorable moments: And two great articles just came out covering TEDxTelAvivWomen speakers. HE in Saloona and EN in NoCamels.

18 Nov

Thriving with Asperger – A short talk with Adi Anhang at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations’ Young Leaders Track

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21 Oct

I’ll be Hosting the ‘Young Adults on the Fast Track’ session @ the GA Nov 11th


Join me this November for 8 talks by extraordinary young leaders who are changing the Israeli society and world jewry.

30 Jun

Bringing Techonomy to Israel to ask: Can Israel Be the Tech Capital for the Next Five Billion?


In partnership with Campus Tel Aviv (powered by Google Entrepreneurs), Techonomy will facilitate a series of conversations on June 5th in Tel Aviv about Israel’s emerging role as a tech superpower. The two-hour event will begin with a talk by Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick, followed by a panel discussion entitled “Can Israel Be the Tech Capital […]

25 Jul

The Behavioral Economics Summit for Startups 2012 is Back

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And so is the Israeli extension of it. We’re keeping everything that worked last year and fixing the broken. Here’s when, where, who, why and how.  Last year I was pumping during breaks and saving the milk in the yogurt department of the Google HQ fridge. This year I’ll be joining you on Google hangout […]

25 May

The conversation continues this June at the first TEDxTelAvivSalon


I’m thrilled to join forces with TEDxZurich co-organizer Guy Spier in keeping the TED conversation going, the spreading of elevating ideas by Israeli thought-leaders flowing, and the people who made TEDxTelAviv happen connected. The first TEDxTelAvivSalon features Avi Barliya, Enon Landenberg, Yanki Margalit, Lior Manor, Doron Marco and Itay Talgam. Their talks will be released […]