Roermond

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Theme: TimeChanging

Roermond - Herten, Netherlands
March 8th, 2013

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About this event

What differentiates a fool from a philosopher?
Both possess the power to create in one’s mind, new sensations that aren’t perceived yet.
What distinguishes an idiot from an inventor?
They both passionately create ideas that could shape our future, bringing forth inventions that are ahead of our time.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. We advocate the TED thought that sharing knowledge contributes to a better understanding of the world and makes a difference in this world.

TEDx stimulates a dialogue through TED-like experiences at a local level. We believe that bringing together imagination, ingenuity, inventiveness and inspiration will spark innovation.

We give the floor to dreamers, believers, fools, inspiring, and courageous, successful souls. By giving even the smallest idea a stage to share that mind-blowing idea, we contribute to the co-creation of a better world. As Thomas Friedman pointed out in his book ‘Hot, Flat and Crowded’ we should invent 1,000 ideas in 1,000 garages and at least one of the projects should succeed.

Ultimately, TEDxRoermond will be the fertile soil that generates ideas around the globe that are truly time changing.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Abdul Rahman Alasaad
    “If you want 1 year of prosperity you grow grains. If you want 10 years of prosperity you grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity you grow people.”
  • Marjolein Caniëls
    “ As an organization you must want ideas to fail. Because failing ideas lead to ideas that do work. As an employee you must want ideas to fail as well, it means that your idea got a change. It means that your organization valued you enough to invest in your thoughts ”
  • Danny Mekić
    “ Even if we can prove that Facebook played a role in Haren we shouldn’t do that. We are the technology and we are responsible ”
  • Marcel Stoffels
    “And only if you feel once in a while like a little lamb and you know that deep inside a lion is hidden, then please complete these sentences with me…you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one . ”
  • Jan Harm Spijkervet
    “ If you spread your wish or your goal around, people will start to help you. ”
  • Rowwen Hèze
    “ Geel is in het dialect Geal. Als we de letters als afkorting hadden gebruikt dan stonden de letters voor ‘Geef Elkaar Alleen Liefde’. Toen wist ik dat we de goede naam op de goede cd hadden geplakt.”
  • Chantal Smeets
    “ You need to cherish the people that you love while you still have them and if you have the change, have a good glass of wine with them.”
  • Carel Hilderink
    “ If we really want to change into a desired direction we need a new poldermodel with cohesion, social energy and the ability to bridge differences as central characteristics, based on a commonly developed and agreed strategy. ”
  • Frank Nottelman
    “ The users in society have the choice to be a burden for their surroundings. You have a choice to be social or not social. ”
  • Gwen van Rosmalen
    “ Life won’t wait! If you don’t do it now when are you going to do it? The moment is now. Live it now! . ”
  • Colonel Mario Verbeek
    “ Penguins cannot fly, scientifically proven, although they are birds. And people, who are scientifically proven and are certainly not birds, perhaps strange birds, can fly. ”
  • Dennis Hoogeveen
    “ If Dutch sign language were to be ratified that would make a big change in the lives of deaf people. That would mean we would get our prime minister or our new king interpreted. ”
  • Lift-off Percussion
  • Frans Bosch
    “ I found out that responds is a little word that fits in responsibility. So when you take responsibility it is nothing more than giving the answer why you did what you did when somebody asked you why . ”
  • Geiske de Ruig
    “ These sugars are the missing link in our food and maybe even the missing link in our medicine. ”
  • Marieke Peters
    “ Challenge yourself to discover your own creativity because you will be surprised what a TimeChanger is hidden inside you. ”
  • Mazen Helmy
    “ It is very good that you are developing a passion for what you want. It is good that you are really studying what you want to do. But the most important thing is that you need to plug yourself into the right community for you. ”
  • Karin Jensma
    “ Sharing your knowledge is one thing, recycling is the other thing and upcycling, adding more value to the knowledge that you have, that is the best thing! ”
  • Sandy Bloom
  • Mohamed Helmy
    “When you are creative you have no limits. And if you have limits, try to be more creative ife won’t wait! ”
  • Bruno Fabre
    “ Even if we make cyborgs look more human, there is something very different between a cyborg and a human being…I won’t be in love with a robot. But I am in love with my son, with my family, with my friends, with my surroundings, with the world.”
  • Frans Hofmeester
    “ I showed what life is and I think, with my films, I made the invisible visible ”
  • Immaculee Uwanyiligira
    “Women can be lawyers, mayors. They can be minister, engineers and architects, but they can also be architects and crafters of their own careers and engineers of their fortunes.”
  • Mark Eyskens
    “The future is mystery. The past is memory. Today is opportunity to make the world better. That’s why we call it present.”

Venue and Details

Oolderhof
Roermond - Herten, 6049 CJ
Netherlands
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Mike van Rijswijk
Roermond, Netherlands

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Melanie van Norden
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Team

Jessica van de Pasch
co-organizer & social media
Paul Hekkens
Member of the Board of Inspiration
Petra Stienen
Host of the day
Jan Theunissen
Member of the Board of Inspiration
Pien de Ruig
Member of the Board of Inspiration
Joep Janssen
Member of the Board of Inspiration
Math Teeuwen
Member of the Board of Inspiration
Christel Schers
Stylist
Mirjam Stoffels
Blogger
Maarten Dings
Photographer
Guy van Bergen
organizational support
Ester Ammerlaan
Photographer
Maurice de Lange
media & communications
Aniek Bemelmans
Point of Contact Oolderhof
Remco de Vries
filmmaker
Rene van Dijck
Treasurer
Aart Bos
Stage Design
Norbert Prieckaerts
Sound & Light
Paul du Long
Website builder
Micha Reuter
Blogger
Sarah van Dee
Blogger
Rogier van Went
Graphic Designer
Jordi Braster
Volunteer
Wouter Clermonts
Volunteer
Jules Dorssers
Volunteer
Matthijs Hanssen
Volunteer
Laurens Kauffeld
Volunteer
Yvette Montforts
Stylist