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This event occurred on
October 12, 2018
12:00am - 6:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Maastricht, Limburg

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Forum 100
Maastricht, Limburg, 6229 GV
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Adriaan Luteijn

He is a true believer of the necessity of communication between people in order to grow and to develop as human beings. He believe that dance is the art form to bridge different worlds and connect people.

Adriaan LuteijnLuteijn

He is a true believer of the necessity of communication between people in order to grow and to develop as human beings. He believe that dance is the art form to bridge different worlds and connect people.

Agnes Lensing-van de Ven

Eleven years ago, Agnes was the first female farmer in the popular TV show 'Farmer wants a wife': ‘Boer zoekt vrouw’ in the Netherlands. She married Albert Lensing, became mother of three children and took over her parents' farm. She wanted her children to grow up the way she did: on a farm, with lots of space and their parents always nearby. Sounds like a dream, but not all is rosy running a farm.

Aziza Khabbush

She co-founded Omnis Institute, a platform dedicated to amplifying the work of local leaders, who are quite often young and from underrepresented communities.

Babette Porcelijn

Babette shows us that often it is not the use of our products that make the biggest impact on our world, but largely the production.

Baldwin van Gorp

He is a professor of journalism at the Institute for Media Studies at KU Leuven, and since he started his dissertation in 1999 he is passionately working on the concept of framing. “After my PhD defence, I tried to get rid of it. But that did not work out. And at this point, I don’t even want to stop anymore. Let me explain to you what you can do with framing, how it works, but especially how the notion can expand your view of the world.”

Charly Dean & the Flying Horsemen

Charly Dean aka Serge Gulikers started his musical career more than 12 years ago on Dutch tv show Idols, where he won 6th place in the final liveshows. He started writing his own music and has been doing so ever since, developing his own musical identity.

Chiara Lisowski

Chiara Lisowski leaves us without words.

Els Visser

Competing in an Ironman triathlon is one thing, surviving a shipwreck is a whole other story. Els Visser is a survivor, doctor and Ironman champion who pushes herself to the limit with everything she does in her life.

Erik & Luuk Ex

Taking your mother’s old Volkswagen van and travel to schools all over the world to take the best educational ideas home. It sounds like a dream, but for the brothers Erik and Luuk Ex it’s daily reality.

Leen Zevenbergen

As a long time serial sustainable entrepreneur who founded around 20 companies and also lead many large international sustainability movements, he is most passionate about inspiring people to build a better world. “Let’s bring the goals of the United Nations to the people by giving them and the hundreds of millions of small companies easy guidelines to move forward on. There lies the key to solving our challenges for the future.”

Leon Aarts

Leon Aarts presents a truly moving talk that teaches us that compassion truly is delicious.

Lotte Walda

Her open-mindedness and disarming character ensure that Lotte gets a lot of love, but also gives a lot of love to the people around her.

Michaelrobbert Brans

“I have conquered many things in my life, including invisible things that ultimately turned out to be the biggest obstacles in my life, and no one really knows about them. I would like to tell you to not hide your obstacles. Share your whole story with people around you and not just small parts of it. Only then you will be able to grow as a person and become the best version of yourself.”

Nadine Blankvoort

Nadine Blankvoort is passionate about being critical and questioning how our society functions, and not accepting things for what they seem. Her talk aims to explore the discourse that refugees in the Netherlands encounter while in the mandatory integration program.

Peter Peters

Peter Peters translates his research into a humorous and practical approach to understanding the nanobiology of sperm and its pathogens.

Stefania Tuinder & Esther Heuts

Stefania Tuinder, an oncology surgeon and Esther Heuts, a plastic surgeon combined their expertise not only to improve the life expectancy but also the quality of life for breast cancer patients.

Organizing team


Maastricht, Netherlands


Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Agata Meysner