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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.

Margo de Kock: Trust in Life

Out of more than 125 pitch applicants Margo’s story was voted as one of the two favourites by the 200 person strong crowd attending the TEDxMaastricht Pitch Night. The curation team of TEDxMaastricht was also very impressed and decided to grant Margo the opportunity to speak on our local TEDxMaastricht stage.

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Rianne Letschert: Conflict and Reconciliation

Typically, victimology deals with ordinary crimes, but Rianne decided to look at it from another perspective. She focuses on the victims of mass human rights infringements, as well as the victims of genocides or attempted genocides. This interest brought her to the four corners of our planet. Conducting research in Congo, Cambodia, Cyprus and the Middle East, she works hard to understand and defend the victims of unrest and conflict.

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Ron Heeren : The New Dawn of Cancer Surgery

The social impact and influence of real-time diagnostics and personalized precision medicine on the future of health care will be immense. Cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary, innovative research, happening right at Maastricht’s doorstep with prof. dr. Heeren as our own ‘Superman’. Clearly, his team at M4I is a force to be reckoned with. No wonder the Province of Limburg has invested millions in M4I as one of two European top institutes in their LINK project (Limburg INvests in her Knowledge economy).

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