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Theme: Doing It For Real

This event occurred on
December 13, 2019
7:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our December edition — themed Doing It For Real — is curated by TEDxTheHague:

"The following statements are all false. First, you are a coherent and uniform self. Second, your self knows what it wants and needs, and can predict what it will do. Third, objective facts about hunger, thirst, pain and pleasure help guide your decisions. Sounds depressing, but what can we do about it? Let's find out... for real!"

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

Mike Cannon-Brookes: How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit
Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a "fraud"? That's called "impostor syndrome," and you're definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. In this funny, relatable talk, he shares how his own experiences of impostor syndrome helped pave the way to his success — and shows how you can use it to your advantage, too.

David Asch: Why it's so hard to make healthy decisions
Why do we make poor decisions that we know are bad for our health? In this frank, funny talk, economist and health policy expert David Asch explains why our behavior is often irrational — in highly predictable ways — and shows how we can harness this irrationality to make better decisions and improve our health care system overall.

Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth
In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile.

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.

Don't miss it, till TEDx!

Bazaar of Ideas
Hoefkade 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2525 BN
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands


Moordrecht , Netherlands