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Theme: Are we connected?

This event occurred on
August 24, 2013
9:30am - 5:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen

TEDxEutropolis 2013 is the first cross-border TEDx conference. The event will take place in both Aachen and Heerlen on a single day.

After visiting Heerlen (2010) and Hasselt (2012), the third edition of TEDxEutropolis will be held on Saturday August 24 in Aachen and Heerlen. The theme of this TEDxEutropolis 2013 is ‘Are We Connected?’. It questions our hyper-connectivity via (social) media, trying to uncover their value and meaning through interesting talks and dialogue.

Valerie del Re on TEDxEutropolis 2012

Are we connected?
Internet and Social Media are shaped to further human interaction. Access is available anytime, anywhere, anyplace. We are hyper connected individuals. This hyper connectivity has a direct influence on how we experience our daily lives. Staying disconnected is no longer a viable option, as it quickly leads to social and economical isolation. Being connected however, also has severe drawbacks, so what should we do?

Does technology necessarily lead to a better, smarter and happier future? Development on a regional level seems to contradict a positive change through hyper connectivity. We are connected globally, but the connection to our direct neighbors yet remains unclear.

RWTH Aachen & PL Theater Heerlen
Professor Pirlet Strasse 12
Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Organizing team

van Houtem

Reijmerstok, Netherlands


Maastricht & Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Maurice Hermans
    Co Founder Head of Organization & Communication