A matter of perspective. For the sake of future of humanity, a number of misconceptions need to be dispelled.
Almost all of us confuse teaching with learning. And we also confuse medical treatment with healthcare. Police protection is mistaken for safety. Material wealth is mistaken for happiness. A countless number of frames in our minds control our daily behaviour. And many of them are based on obvious delusions.
It’s a matter of perspective. That’s the crucial point that TEDxMaastricht will address this year. Our speakers will show new insights, knowledge and effective ways to make our society a better place by reframing some key issues that concern us all.
We want to challenge you to take “A matter of perspective” as our new catchphrase; because in the end, it’s all in the mind.
Actress, writer and theater producer Esther de Koning is known for her honest and tragicomic productions for both young and adult audiences. Esther has won several prestigious national awards.read more
Jelmer Mommers is an investigative journalist specialized in the field of climate change and energy for the Dutch journalism platform The Correspondent. He focuses on the intersection between sustainability, culture, politics and economics. His thesis earned him the Villamedia thesis prize back in 2012, and his efforts to reconstruct Dutch energy policy earned him a prize for investigative journalism.read more