FlandersChange
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Theme: The Big Picture - TEDxChange Simulcast

This event occurred on
April 5, 2012
5:30pm - 7:00pm (UTC +2hrs)
Antwerpen, VAN
Belgium

We are doing a simulcast of the TEDxChane event in Berlin! http://www.ted.com/pages/tedxchange_overview In the current economic climate, our focus has shifted to needs closest to home. But still too many in our global, interdependent community cannot meet their most basic needs: food, clean water, life-saving medicines. We cannot proceed with business as usual. In this TEDxChange, we’ll take a step back and apply new perspectives to big picture issues. Why, as a global society, should we continue to invest in overseas development? How can we work across borders and political boundaries to bring about positive change? And what returns can we expect on our investments?

De Kleine Hedonist
St-Jacobsmarkt 34
Antwerpen, VAN, 2000
Belgium
Event type:
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Speakers

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Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates serves as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She helps set the overall direction of the foundation, shaping strategies, reviewing results, and advocating for the foundation’s issues. Melinda will discuss family planning and how the power to plan changes the lives of women and their families and improves whole societies.

Jeff Chapin

Jeff Chapin is a mechanical engineer and product designer for IDEO. He specializes in designing sanitation solutions for the developing world and has conducted projects in both Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Jeff will challenge traditional perceptions of ‘design’ by emphasizing the importance of sustainable, market-based systems for developing societies.

Sven Giegold

Sven Giegold is a Member of the European Parliament and one of the founding members of Attac Germany. Sven has dedicated much of his career towards green industry issues. He will talk about the power of collective action and how the actions of individuals, communities, and progressive business can lead to critical changes at a national and international level.

Organizing team

Christophe
Cop

Antwerpen, Belgium
Organizer