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Theme: Play. Create. Innovate

This event occurred on
June 13, 2014
7:30pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our June edition — themed Play. Create. Innovate — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Roland Nooteboom and generously hosted by Gallerie Lily's. Roland writes:

"I am convinced play and creativity are essential to innovation. I'm also driven to talk about it. But how can you ever show the fun and importance of play?"

We'll explore this question by watching and discussing the following videos, and more:

Isabel Behncke Izquierdo: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans
With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing — solo, with friends, even as a prelude to sex. Indeed, play appears to be the bonobos' key to problem-solving and avoiding conflict. If it works for our close cousins, why not for us?

Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music
Mark Applebaum writes music that breaks the rules in fantastic ways, composing a concerto for a florist and crafting a musical instrument from junk and found objects. This quirky talk might just inspire you to shake up the “rules” of your own creative work.

Charmian Gooch: My wish: To launch a new era of openness in business
Anonymous companies protect corrupt individuals – from notorious drug cartel leaders to nefarious arms dealers – behind a shroud of mystery that makes it almost impossible to find and hold them responsible. But anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch hopes to change all that. At TED2014, she shares her brave TED Prize wish: to know who owns and controls companies, to change the law, and to launch a new era of openness in business.

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!

Gallerie Lily's
Weimarstraat 58
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2562 HA
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The Hague, Netherlands


Rijswijk (Zh), Netherlands