x = independently organized TED event

Theme: School. Work. Death.

This event occurred on
June 10, 2011
2:00am - 2:00am CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
The Hague

This session is curated by Peter van den Berg from Berg Kleijn Communicatie, our venue for almost 2 years now. Peter has a lot of questions:

"I have a dream, Martin Luther King once said. But what about your dreams? Do you still have them? Or did you lose them along the way? Why can't we all turn our hobby into work? Can we measure happiness? And can music contribute to better mental health?

Peter wants to put back the fun in work by using our talents and creativity. He will present three TEDTalks to guide the conversation:

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. His message resonates. Robinson's TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the web since its release in June 2006. The most heard comment on his talk? "Everyone should watch this."

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index
Nic Marks thinks quality of life is measurable and gathers evidence about what makes us happy. His data suggests that material wealth does not lead to true contentment. Our well-being depends more on our connections with others, engagement with the world, and a sense of autonomy. Marks is the founder of the Centre for Well-Being at the UK think tank New Economics Foundation (NEF).

Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity
Violinist Robert Gupta joined the LA Philharmonic at the age of 19 — and maintains a passionate parallel interest in neurobiology and mental health issues. He talks about a violin lesson he once gave to a brilliant, schizophrenic musician -- and what he learned. Called back on stage later, Gupta plays his own transcription of the prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1.

Berg Kleijn Communicatie
Prins Mauritsplein 24
The Hague, 2582 ND
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands


  • Peter van den Berg