As an initiator of mindshifts, TEDxSittardGeleen is the place where unexpected crossovers and unique collaborations come naturally. Co-founder Daphne Evers: “‘Be Bright Together’ suits the Sittard-Geleen region perfectly. Nowhere else in Limburg you can find such a concentration of innovative companies. Through TEDxSittardGeleen we want to contribute to the establishment of new, clever and unexpected connections. Whether it is about vision and insights on the future of Europe, the sustainable consumption of seaweed or how we can innovate healthcare.”

 

Ideas worth spreading

In 2009 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSittardGeleen, where the ‘x’ means that it is an independently organized TED event. At our main TEDxSittardGeleen event live speakers, TEDTalks via video and entertainers will spark deep discussion, foster innovation and connection in our audience.

The team works with many volunteers who all support TEDs motto ‘ideas worth spreading’.