Kiana Kalantar

  • Tehran Tehran
Kiana Kalantar

Founder and Curator, TEDxUniversityofTehran

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2014 - Present

Founder and Curator


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Jul 2012 - Present

Elementry Teacher

People Against Child Labor NGO

A Volunteer Charity work involving teaching Labour Children Reading/Writing/Math/Science and creating interest in them for academical studies

May 2014 - Present

Member of student society

Industrial Design Campus of University ofTehran

This Society is made up of 5 main members and 2 secondary members, elected each year by the students of industrial design. the group activity consists of a variety of subjects including the official journal of Industrial Design, holding extra curriculum conferences and workshops and other educational activities .

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014

Intern Designer

Dorsa Leather Inc.

Working with Dorsa Leather inc. on creating beautiful and practical concepts for leather wrist bands and necklaces for mass production.


Feb 2015 - Present

Industrial Design B.A

University of Tehran
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Pre University classes in Arts Major

Manzoumeh Kherad Institute
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

Mathematics and Physics High school deploma

Manzoumeh Kherad Institute

Member of Theater club, Biology club and choir club


Mar 2015 - May 2015

Design Thinking for Business Innovation

Coursera Online Institute
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

First national conference and competition of design and modeling of environmental lighting equipment

University of Tehran

for total of 30 hours

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014

Exhibition design

University of Tehran

for total of 20 hours

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Prototyping for interaction design

University of Tehran

for total of 20 hours

About Me

Since childhood I always found the concept of design quite fascinating and between the different branches of design, Industrial Design for me, has a magic that nothing else has ever had. But beside that, I try to catch up with local theaters at my free time and attend them as much as I could. I like to read philosophy and literature and more specifically, I'm a big fan of modern literature. I also try to travel as much as I could to as many places that I can manage. I'm in love with painting and I spend most of my time doing that. I play the piano for 10 years now and I'm a huge music fan.


  • Ranked 26th in arts nationwide university entrance exam (Konkur)
  • Ranked 11th in Azad University nationwide university entrance exam for Arts
  • Member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation
  • Second Place in Start Up Weekend Tehran - Games