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Lisa Hu: Designing solutions for societal issues

Lisa Hu graduated in 2014 from Design Academy Eindhoven – department Man and Leisure. She’s been a social designer ever since. Lisa believes in designing solutions for these issues, whilst including the people concerned from start to finish. She thinks the awareness about this already starts with kids at school. Which is why she designed a citizenship game, enabling them to discuss societal issues and explore their own stance.

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Stefaan De Wildeman: The Plastic Top-10 Hitlist

Stefaan de Wildeman knows better than anyone how disastrous the impact of the present generation of fossil-based plastics is on the environment. As group leader New Biobased Building Blocks at the University of Maastricht, he tries to bring about a social change in which the world will be based on innovations towards sustainable products and habits.

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Edith Bosch: How to live a happier life

She describes herself as an energetic, sweet and brave woman who sees life as a never ending discovery and who will face every challenge that comes across to make the most out of every situation. As a former judoka, Dutch Champion, European Champion and World Champion she proves no challenge is too big for her. But has she always been happy?

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TEDxMaastricht 2017 theme: The process of Inception

For us, inception also means the beginning of undertaking a new (ad)venture and taking action. Even though you may think you cannot change anything as an individual, we’d like to invite you to join our community. Anyone of us can ‘be a changing factor in the world’: small actions matter.

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Jeangu Macrooy: conquering the world

Last year he blew us away on our Tedx stage in Maastricht, now 23 year old Jeangu Macrooy from Suriname is conquering the world with 120 shows in the past year, his very first club tour this year and performances at Lowlands, Festival Mundial and North Sea Jazz. But his future didn’t always look as bright as it does at this moment…

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A mindboggling 9+ for TEDxMaastricht 2016!

Now that the year is coming to an end, it is time to reflect on the things accomplished this year. We just received the result from TEDxMaastricht 2016 post event survey from ted.com in New York. They asked you – our audience – one simple question: “How likely it is that you would recommend the TEDxMaastricht conference to a friend”? The NSP (Net Promotor Score) we received back from TED was…

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TEDxMaastricht 2016… from our curator’s perspective!

“Tell your story” said Arnaud Collery before he continued: “Not sharing yours, is a crime against yourself.” In a cascade of English words, uttered with his French accent, he talks about his youth and several profound life experiences. He makes me think about the value of stories. And about the responsibility of the curation team on this 6th TEDxMaastricht edition.
The curation team has to design…

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Esther de Koning: a supershort acting course

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. From The Hague, Esther has…

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Jelmer Mommers: Horror stories on climate problems should not hold us back

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.

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