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Theme: Being Present in the Moment

This event occurred on
November 9, 2012
7:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our November edition — themed Being Present in the Moment— is curated by Yolanthe Smit. Yolanthe writes:

"How do we become aware of being in the moment? How and when do we feel it and where? How does 'being present' relate to our concept of time? Tonight we will explore, in an experiential way, our own ability of Being in the Moment. What is the role of boredom, mindfulness and slowing down in becoming more present with ourselves and others?"

The following TED videos will help us to explore our relationship to time and how we experience it:

Catherine Kerr: Mindfulness Starts With the Body
Why does mindfulness begin by focusing on breath and body sensations? And does this awareness change the brain? Kerr's investigates brain mechanisms underlying body-based attention and healing in mindfulness and other mind-body practices such as Tai Chi.

Carl Honore: In praise of slowness
Journalist Carl Honore is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. He believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.

Genevieve Bell - The Value of Boredom
Corporate anthropologist Bell’s travelled the world talking to users of computer devices. She came back with an unexpected take-home message: it’s about the value of boredom. Bell reckons everyone needs to disconnect from their beloved technology devices and embrace doing nothing for a while.

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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 click here. First-come, first-served!.

We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.

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Twynstra Gudde Haagse Kamers
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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2511
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The Hague, Netherlands