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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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Arnaud Collery: Real and Raw

Having spent most of the past 20 years working and performing around the world, especially in the US and Asia, the French multitalented innovator, storytelling coach, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and filmmaker says he is “extremely happy” to go back to Europe as a speaker at TEDxMaastricht on 17 October: “Europe is a big deal for me. I am very grateful. People have said it’s one of the best TEDx events around so I hope I can bring my best game and make you proud.”

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Pitch Night 2016 – An Inspiring Evening

A sold out venue, packed with people of all ages and backgrounds came together to listen to 18 speakers pitching their idea they believed was worth sharing. A setup that could have put the competitors in opposite corners, but instead, brought them together. Words of encouragements and smiles that meant more than one could imagine were shared by all, as the ultimate goal, was to lift each other up, not pull each other down.

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

In 2016, we want to continue with a variation of last year’s 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.

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

TEDx Maastricht gives regional talents the opportunity to share their ideas during 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 her video of her talk has now hit 270,000+ views on YouTube!

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TEDxYouth@Maastricht: “Go beyond your own limitations”

Getting up bright and early for this year’s TEDxYouth@Maastricht was not a big deal: the team had chosen to host their 2016 event in the former Augustijnen-church in the centre of Maastricht, just a short walk from my home. That made it easy to be there with plenty of energy to make the most of their excellent lineup of speakers!

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TEDxYouth@Maastricht: through the eyes of the organisers

Leaving our comfort zones can be a daunting experience, laced with fear, uncertainty, and ambiguity. However, the 2016 edition of TEDxYouth@Maastricht, held on the 12th of March at Rebelle in the heart of Maastricht, aimed to tackle this formidable task, and inspire the youth of today to step “Out of Bounds”, toward a brighter and more fulfilling tomorrow.

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TEDxMaastricht 2015 exceeded the public’s expectations – Are you ready for 2016?

The TED survey evaluating the TEDxMaastricht 2015 audience experience and appreciation was filled by as many as 578 of the 1,000 visitors. The score tallied up to an excellent evaluation of 8.8 out of 10. This indicates that the whole day exceeded expectations, although this does not say that there is no room for improvement for 2016. Most visitors wrote down that they had a great and inspiring day and gave excellent feedback on going even bigger.

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TEDxMaastricht 2015 moderator: Kirsten van den Hul

Kirsten van den Hul is an Eastern-Europe expert, an Arabist with a passion for change, culture, diversity and gender. Since 2007 Kirsten works as an independent ‘change-agent’ with several clients: NOS, Nike, ‘Zuidas Amsterdam’ and the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture & Science.

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