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Theme: Joy and Failure

This event occurred on
December 13, 2013
7:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our December edition — themed Joy and Failure is curated by our treasurer Peter van den Berg. Peter writes:

"It's okay to make mistakes! Learning and failing are intertwined. In this day and age however, we are judged by our successes and failures — a great cause of anxiety for many. The result is that we can get uptight and don't learn from our mistakes."

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career (TEDxUW)
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability (TEDxHouston)
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Stefon Harris: There are no mistakes on the bandstand
What is a mistake? By talking through examples with his improvisational Jazz quartet, Stefon Harris walks us to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.

RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!.

We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.

Don't miss it, till TEDx!

Twynstra Gudde Haagse Kamers
Herengracht 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2511
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands


Rijswijk (Zh), Netherlands