In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together. TEDxRoermond is oriented towards developing a community of like-minded, highly informed and engaged innovators, designers, thinkers, technologists and environmentally and socially concerned individuals in the heart of Limburg. We bring together the leading innovative and imaginative thinkers and activators. This year we decided to change our theme into Breaking Boundaries. Each challenge offers people the opportunity to be big.
Go for it and make the impossible possible. Is greatness within reach for everyone? Of course! If you believe and act on it, you’ll grow and that means you will stand out from the crowd, visible and perhaps even in the spotlight. That’s exciting. In addition you run the risk of being disappointed because not everything will succeed. The size of the challenge is not important. What matters is what you put in motion. Our speakers this year will show what they have put into motion and what ‘dare to be great’ means, nothing other than daring to show yourself. Your strength and vulnerability. Breaking Boundaries breaks all borders. This is the theme of TEDxRoermond.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to the mission: ideas worth spreading. Started as a conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende, and Gordon Brown.
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Our initiatives include: the TEDx program, which gives free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities; the annual TED Prize, which grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world; the Fellows program, which helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community; and TED-Ed, which creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators for use in classroom instruction or independent learning. Learn more about TED »
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At such an event, TED Talks and live speakers combine to spark deep conversation. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where “x” notes that the event is independently organized. The main TED staff provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but these events are self-organized. Learn more about TEDx »