Shmed conference dates back to Christmas holidays, December 2018 when three old friends Lesha, Misha and Sasha cought up to have a drink at Yushin's
. Eventually that night they came up with the idea of a bar conference on various significant issues. Like TED but lighter and shittier.
To hang together with friends and like-minded people, have drinks and fun, share knowledge. Make the world a better place. That's how Shmed was founded. The first Shmed*conf took place on January 3rd, 2019. 8 speakers did their talks in Russian.
The second Shmed*conf soon followed on March 10th, 2019. It went global: talks were in English. 12 notable speakers from all over the globe took part.