TEDxMaastricht 2016 theme: “A matter of perspective : It’s all in the mind”

TEDxMaastricht 2016 theme: “A matter of perspective : It’s all in the mind”

It’s a matter of perspective: It’s all in the mind We live in a confusing but also an amazing time. Never before have we been so distracted from our basic needs and the root of our human existence. At the same time, we have achieved tremendous freedom to enjoy, have infinite knowledge to share and are more and more connected to each other in a world where everyone can have their say and be heard. Yet, when we think of the challenges of the future, we often wait for solutions from above. A master plan.  Last year’s theme “be the cure, small steps matter” was designed to stop this waiting game. Our leaders will not provide the solutions that we so urgently need. The small choices we all make daily, collectively have a big impact on the world. The way you consume, work, travel, love and share. Step by step, we as individuals can embark on a path to reshape our future. “A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.” – Allen Klein In 2016, we want to continue with a variation of this theme, creating awareness, a mind-shift, as well as offer practical levers and stepping stones to make individual and immediate change. We will also aim to go beyond! At TEDxMaastricht we believe an opportunity lies in taking our audience by the hand and showing them the “breeding ground or biotope” of the ideas of substance we present on our TEDx stage. Not only launching ideas but also providing the context in which they arose. We hope that this will give TEDx fans the...
A matter of perspective… Join us for the Pitch Night!

A matter of perspective… Join us for the Pitch Night!

Date: 27 June 2016. Doors open at 19:30, we start at 20:00 Location: Brandweerkantine (Capucijnenstraat 21) in Maastricht Tickets: 5 euros – Sold at the door Pitch Night Application Do you have an idea worth spreading? This is your chance! TEDx Maastricht gives regional talents the opportunity to be considered as a potential speaker for the main TEDxMaastricht 2016 event happening on Monday 17 October 2016. And what an opportunity that is! Former Pitch Night winner, Anna Verhulst had the chance to give a talk about “The recipe to losing weight” during TEDxMaastricht 2014 and the video of her talk has now hit 270,000+ views on YouTube! (watch her talk). Paul Ruskens, another Pitch Night winner, was given the opportunity to go on stage during the 2013 edition (watch his talk) and he was so good that he was invited to come back the following year to tell us why “The majority is always wrong” (watch his talk). And also of course, last year’s winner, Peter van de Graaf, dazzled the crowd with his presentation “Choosing a world where every child is desired” (watch his talk). The next Pitch Night winner could be YOU! The theme of this year’s edition is “A matter of perspective: it’s all in the mind” To find out who will receive the chance to perform on the main stage in October, our curation team will evaluate all applicants and give all pitchers the possibility to present a 3-minute sneak preview of their idea during the Pitch Night. Alongside the jury, the audience will also have a word to say. So, even if you do not want to present, join us for the night to have a sneak peak of our main event!...