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I wish every meeting was a TEDx event… [blog by our our host, Rutger Mollee] standard

[For the Dutch version, please scroll down] As professional host, I’m presenting an event or congress somewhere every week. A great way to see what’s going on in the world! For someone with my insatiable level of curiosity a wonderful job.   Yet not every meeting is equally inspiring… Often, I conclude that the speakers are the weakest link in meetings. Usually because many speakers only climb on stage to ‘inform’ their audience. How different this is with TEDx! There speakers are on stage with an ‘idea worth spreading’. An idea they want to share with you from a deep conviction or passion. Because they believe that their call can change your life.   In addition, they have also practiced ...

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Take a dare, engage in TEDxSittardGeleen 2018, and misbehave beautifully standard

                PERSBERICHT 2018 PDF – NE PRESS RELEASE 2018 PDF – EN TEDxSittardGeleen will return in 2018! After a successful first edition in 2017, the local edition of this world-renowned phenomena will celebrate a brand-new edition on Friday afternoon March 23rd.  A line-up with remarkable speakers will inspire the attendees in the Sittard Forum with their ‘ideas worth spreading’ that center around ‘living on the edge to succeed’.   Misbehaving beautifully “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. […] ”. Steve Jobs wasn’t that crazy himself when he launched this as a central theme for Apple. ...

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An enormous energy and positive flow! standard

He might be one of the biggest fans of TEDxSittard-Geleen; alderman Bert Kamphuis. At every event he’s spotted at a non-assigned front row seat, with a big smile on his face, eagerly waiting for what’s coming. Bert not only visits the events to be inspired; “In my work for the municipality of Sittard-Geleen, I continuously try to pass on the energy and inspiration to others. Many of the speakers are now part of my network and I keep in touch with them to keep the energy flowing”.   It all started a couple years ago at the first TEDx event in the South of the Netherlands; TEDxEutropolis, where Marc Maurer presented his Eutropolis concept for the Dutch, Belgian and German cross-border ...

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TEDxYouth: Niets is onmogelijk voor hen die willen standard

Een vluchteling, een wereldwijd bekende DJ, een jonge ondernemer, een Amerikaans wonderkind en een van de grootste experts op het gebied van zelfverdediging. Zaterdag 18 november stonden ze allemaal op het TED podium in Sittard-Geleen. Deze keer niet voor een zaal volwassenen, maar een vol enthousiaste, nieuwsgierige en gepassioneerde jongeren onder de 18 jaar, tijdens de eerste TEDxYouth. Het event, voor en door scholieren van Groenewald, Graaf Huyn en Trevianum georganiseerd, bood een podium voor innovatieve en inspirerende verhalen (TED talks) over een grote verscheidenheid qua onderwerpen. Naast wijze lessen van een collega scholier over zijn ondernemerschap, vertelde een vluchteling over zijn vlucht naar en ervaringen in Nederland en werden de scholieren, die op basis van motivatie waren uitgenodigd, gemotiveerd ...

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A man with an impressive mission: Marc Sollet standard

If there is someone, perfectly embodying the TED concept and mission, it is Marc Sollet. Being one of the most dyslectic students at Hogeschool Zuyd didn’t prevent him from participating in the TEDxSittard-Geleen pitch, which he won. It gave him the opportunity to spread his ‘idea worth sharing’ amongst the attendees of the TEDxSittard-Geleen event, which turned out exactly the jumping board he needed to put his ideas into action.   After his talk, Marc was invited by his school to start teaching his own teachers about dyslexia, giving them a better view on what it is to have this disability and how to handle students with it. Several articles appeared in newspapers and online, where Marc fiercely battled the ...

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That’s all folks! Or not? standard

Excited after being graded an average 9.3 by our visitors in the independent TED Survey and having posted all talks and pictures online, the TEDxSittardGeleen team started to explore the next steps of the journey, which started on January 27th. Concepts of new events are being created with partners, speakers scouted and experience elements selected. Before concluding the 2017 main event and looking forward to all upcoming excitements, it’s time to say ‘thank-you!’ both our financial and barter partners, for making the first edition of TEDxSittardGeleen happen! Without them, it would not be what it was. We’re extremely grateful for the financial support of Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek, Brightlands Innovation Factory, Gemeente Sittard-Geleen, Limburg Economic Development and Sevagram. Besides funds, we ...

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