The “Inspiring but exclusive talks” are back to Amsterdam, those “ideas worth spreading” which sometimes make us dream, others makes us laugh, even cry… but always make you think.
Unfortunately for all of you (and us) the event is invitation-only and obviously there are no tickets available, however if you live in Holland you may want to organize a “Live cast” with your friendssssss you may well pay $500 per ten viewers, as long as you don’t charge for attendance… not the easiest way to “spread ideas” huh? (ooops, seems like it’s free of charge …. read comment below, so you may well just organise a Cast if you can be in Amsterdam by the end of November!!!)
But you know… there’s always been classes and classes,
(trailer for this year by agency +1)
TEDx is is a program of local, self-organized events that also bring those magnificent brains together and in TEDxAmsterdam the TEDTalks, TED conferences and program continue to burst with ideas.And why do we like it so much this year? Because the main theme is Science & Fiction (you can read it however you want), yep this is going to be a very freaky TED.
TEDxAmsterdam will take place at Amsterdam’s beautiful city theater, the Stadsschouwburg, on the Leidseplein. The neo-renaissance building has two wooden predecessors, both of which burnt down (in 1772 and 1774). The present building has been a haven for high culture since 1894.
TED Talk Alpha World of Warcraft from TEDxAmsterdam
But in the end (if you manage to go or already know you’re going…) it’s all about who is participating, and while we wait for the final list here are the first 12 aces announced just a few days ago…
People like Rutger Hauer (actor), who became more than famous in his Nexus role @Blade Runner although his career began in 1969 with the title role in the popular Dutch television series Floris, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Lately we’ve seen Hauer also in Sin City.
Or Florian Kaps who saved the last Polaroid production plant for Integral Instant film in Enschede (NL) in 2008 and started to re-invent and re-produce a new instant film for traditional Polaroid Cameras… he made possible “The Impossible project” (bringing Polaroids back to life).
So, while you get invited (from an unkown source) you may well have a look at those inspiring videos (well, extracts) they’ve posted on the TEDx website.
Exclusivity used to be listening to a jester’s surreal & crazy jokes inside a palace, now it’s listening to famous people with funny / crazy and “inspiring” ideas. Entertaining.