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Theme: Back to Normal

This event occurred on
February 13, 2015
8:30pm - 11:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our February edition — themed Back to Normal — is curated by TEDxTheHague.

What happens when you get back to normal? What is normal anyway? Is it the way you could walk before the accident? Is it when life kicks in and you slowly forget your dreams, day by day? Or is it taking that first, powerful step to change? Let's find out by watching and discussing the following videos:

Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it
Miguel Nicolelis built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. Now, he's building ways to send messages brain to brain (rats and monkeys, for now). The demo at the end will go to "the limit of your imagination."

Marije Nie: One million steps - a tap dancing adventure
Marije Nie is a musician with her feet, a dancing percussionist. Her tap dance style is the perfect symbiosis between music and dance. At TEDxDelft she presents her tap dance adventure, the film One Million Steps.

Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide
What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.

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 25 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.

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