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TEDxStendenUniversity 2017 - MIND BLOSSOM
As we are all been born we go through the different stages of our life. Stages in which we are not only physically growing but also in which our minds develop. Our environments influence how we think, what we like and what we know. From our everyday life we take away new experiences, new knowledge and process these new data. We even continue processing these new information and create new ideas. This is how our world functions, this is how technologies develop, this is how our minds start to blossom.
All this is not only transferable to us humans but also to plants, trees and flowers. As a flower blossoms every spring and shows its unexpected beauty, our organisation team wants to let your mind blossom and perceive the unexpected. By organising this event, we want to open up your mind and plant a seed in it, which will grow, develop and finally, blossom, introducing you to the new world and its perceptions. The TEDxStendenUniversity2017 organisation team wants to highlight the importance of openness to new approaches and in this way show you the world from different angles. We are not pointing out the right way of perceiving things, but we do want to show that the other side is existing as well.
Being open to the world, to the changes that happen, facing developments, future innovations and working with them, enables us and our minds to blossom just like the seed blossomed to a beautiful big tree.
TEDxStendenUniversity is an independently organized event focused on ‘Ideas worth spreading’. The event has been created by and for the community of the Stenden University of Applied Sciences. TEDxStendenUniversity offers a platform to unleash potential among students, staff, alumni and relations.
The aim is to offer an interesting and diverse program of speakers and artists from within and outside the Stenden community to contribute to a sustainable society.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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 a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.