TEDxRotterdam http://www.tedxrdam.nl Just another WordPress site Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:05:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Old and Future Leadership, by Frank Los http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/old-and-future-leadership-by-frank-los/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=old-and-future-leadership-by-frank-los http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/old-and-future-leadership-by-frank-los/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:36:49 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=1222 more]]>

Todays leader: money, power, ego and wearing blinkers

TEDxRotterdam 2011 in drawings

Frank Los is a drawing artist. But that’s not all.

He can be seen as the incredible sum of a caricaturist, poet, master of ceremonies, magician and stand-up comedian. The theme of his act are the drawings he makes in three minutes, by using not only his drawing skills, but his philosophical thinking, poetry and knowledge of human communication as well.

Frank Los is always looking for new “victims”. And he found more than a few at TEDxRotterdam on Octobre 13th. Throughout the day he drew inspiration from the perfomances and the visitors in Het Nieuwe Luxor. This resulted in a series of drawings on Old and Future Leadership. Just click the drawings to view an enlargement.





Todays leader: cashing your bonus on the way out Todays leader: Anxious greed Todays leader: Wiping together the crumbs Future Leader: humour Future Leader: serving Future Leader: modesty Future Leader: transparancy Future Leader: listening Future Leaders: as bad as todays? Future Leader: money and spirituality united Future Leader: Trust Future Leader: Fun Future Leader: Versatility Future Leader: Cooperating Future Leader: The little brad of the neighbours Future Leader: Trust ]]>
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Thank you all! http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/thank-you-all/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thank-you-all http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/thank-you-all/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:52:28 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=1191 more]]> TEDxRotterdam wants to thank:

all the performers

all the partners

all the guests
in Het Nieuwe Luxor, at the streaming locations and as well as online worldwide

for an amazing 2011 edition.

You will lead the future!

TEDxRotterdam 2011 Future Leadership brought together 33 performances to inspire 1300 last year students and 200 CEOs in Het Nieuwe Luxor Theater. Next to that, hundreds of people watched the event live at one of the streaming locations throughout the country, 20 top students traded places with CEOs of Dutch top companies and different groups of young professionals worked on new ideas to real life problems.

Relive the entire day through our Youtube-playlist or watch the impression of the day.

Check the Flickr-photostream for pretty pictures on the event and read everything the press had to say about it on our seperate press-page.


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Future Leadership poem by Marjolijn van Heemstra http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/tedxpoem-by-marjolijn-van-heemstra/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tedxpoem-by-marjolijn-van-heemstra http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/tedxpoem-by-marjolijn-van-heemstra/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:23:25 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=1185 more]]> At TEDxRotterdam 2011 Dutch poet Marjolijn van Heemstra surprised and moved the audience with her so called ‘poem slash speech’, a new form she tried out especially for TEDxRotterdam.

Read, listen and watch her impressive talk at the same time, and get moved yourself (again).

We’ve been talking about future leaders this whole morning
maybe it’s time to face it now;
leaders have been dissappointing for thousands of years
From Julius to Jesus, Churchill, Obama, Che,
they’ve had their moments but
didn’t it always end
in pity, shame, dissatisfaction?
Didn’t they always betray or prematurely die on us?

See, the problem with leaders; they’re on their own
with often lousy sense of direction
they get lost
It took Moses (a very famous leader) forty years to move his crowd
through a tiny desert!
Bush confused the sanddunes of Afghanistan and Iraq
Mother Theresa lost her faith ended
a wandering soul

They’re too caught up in little leader lives
blindly raising fists
at injustice and camera’s
pretending readiness to fight
to help and hurt
they drift away on ego’s extacy
not realising their every step
is directed from behind their backs
it’s the murmuring masses
pushing their leaders to the top
a heavy weight

Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.
Oscar Wilde wrote that.
The same man who said when you’re lying in the gutter you can always look up at the stars.

In this time of countries functioning without governments,
politicians without power,
revolutions without leaders;
it’s stars we need.
Not the few dancing on our screens.
To determine where you are
you need a milkyway
the infinite galaxy we need,
all the signs from east to west,
the shimmering dots in between.

Here we sit, full of freedom, looking up
and aching,
not for another lying leader,
but for an illuminating crowd

A crowd like a bloodstream
flowing warm
guiding us like cells
through one body
passed limbs and lungs.
A crowd like a tight human shield
against the dangers of
hate and wind,
against the lonely nights
no prophet or president protected us from.

The future question will not be who leads
but who will follow me?

Who will be my crowd?
Stand guard, listen, track my likes
reply my life, be antidote to silent sunday afternoons
the dark space seperating you and me
Who will connect this frightened skin
to the breathing livestream?
Undo the stranger
in me?

Remember, once, we all moved the same direction
like birds flying south, using speed, altitude
and the quiet sound of our hearts, thumping as one.
Before the gods came and books with lies of race, blood
tribes and chosen ones

We have our own book now.
No prophets and devils,
apples or snakes.
No paradise lost.
No story; just us.
Every page a face,
acting, reacting
on the simple facts of live

The future leaders will be the followers
Testifying of our rightfull place
under the stars
no matter how we expand
our profiles will be hands
reaching hands

This is all we have
each other and the need to share
Stranger by stranger becoming comrades
Untill the only stranger left will be earth itself
who doesn’t know how to accept a friend request

When this final stranger shrugs its skin
when we breath the last trees
waves lick our toes
wind makes our buildings bow
when food melts in the fields
icebears climb our shores

when the final bomb
when hunger
when storm

We will clutch to to the web
like anxious spiders.
We will share our last pictures of light.
Twitter hope like birds before sunrise
and know we’re not alone;
we are the breathing
centre of human space and time
starsigns made of flesh
lighting our own ways
we will not go gentle into that good night
We will share and share and share
the live

Forget about leaders, to survive
it’s followers you need


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Watch all talks of TEDxRotterdam 2011 http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/watch-all-talks-of-tedxrotterdam-2011/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watch-all-talks-of-tedxrotterdam-2011 http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/watch-all-talks-of-tedxrotterdam-2011/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:57:07 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=1165 more]]> For everyone with the need to relive TEDxRotterdam 2011, for fans of any specific talk and for the unfortunate who were unable to attent the event last Octobre 13: a TEDxRotterdam 2011 Future Leadership playlist is now online, via Youtube. Enjoy! Again! And again!

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TEDxTalks mindmapped http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/tedxtalks-mindmapped/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tedxtalks-mindmapped http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/tedxtalks-mindmapped/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:32:37 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=1158 more]]> Besides the live videostream provided by TEDxRotterdam yesterday, there was a livestream containing mindmaps of every TEDxTalk. World of Minds facilitated this event via livemindmapping on a livestream on the web.

The mindmaps are accessible for everyone on the website Connection of Minds powered by MindMeister. MindMeister is an online service for easy online mindmapping. Enjoy or relive the TEDx talks in a brain friendly way and don’t forget: the mindmaps will stay available, just like the TEDxTalks!

Click here to see the mindmaps of all the talks made by the team of World of Minds.


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Sneak preview TEDx performers on 3FM http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/sneak-preview-tedx-performers-at-3fm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sneak-preview-tedx-performers-at-3fm http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/sneak-preview-tedx-performers-at-3fm/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:45:43 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=1097 more]]> Ming’s Pretty Heroes & Red Limo String Quartet
on air this Sunday 10 PM

TEDxRotterdam is not alone in feeling inspired by the musical crossover of Ming’s Pretty Heroes and the Red Limo String Quartet. The fresh musical formation was created exclusively for TEDxRotterdam and has now also received an excellent opportunity to play at one of the most popular Dutch radio broad cast stations: 3FM.

3FM has invited Ming’s Pretty Heroes and the Red Limo String Quartet to give a sneak preview of their TEDxRotterdam performance live on air. So tune in Sunday 10 PM and get a foretaste of a dazzling performance that the invitees will be able to experience real life at TEDxRotterdam next week!


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Registration = closed http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/registration-closed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=registration-closed http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/registration-closed/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:44:34 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=961 more]]> Registration = closed

As of yesterday, September 27, registration for TEDxRotterdam 2011 is closed!
Everybody who applied for a seat in the Nieuwe Luxor Theater will be informed soon.

And for those who have already been invited, please confirm your invitation before 18:00 on Friday 30 September. Don’t forget, because after this deadline your invitation will be withdrawn and you cannot attend the Future Leadership edition of TEDxRotterdam.

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TEDxRotterdam on Comedy Central http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/tedxrotterdam-on-comedy-central/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tedxrotterdam-on-comedy-central http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/tedxrotterdam-on-comedy-central/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:25:44 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=887 more]]> Another amazing video on TEDxRotterdam!

It’s a trailer, that is being aired several times daily on the popular tv channel Comedy Central.

If that won’t inspire the last students to lead the future and/or subscibe to the TEDxRotterdam Future Leadership conference, what will?

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5 Streaming locations announced http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/5-streaming-locations-announced/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-streaming-locations-announced http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/5-streaming-locations-announced/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:44:39 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=852 more]]> Are you unable or not invited to attend TEDxRotterdam 2011, or not a final year student? And you would still like to follow the event live in the company of fellow TED fans? Feel free to visit one of the streaming locations! Entrance is free at all locations. Of course videos of the event will be published afterwards, but why miss the opportunity to meet kindred spirits!

Check the streaming locations here.

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Theme video ‘How will you lead the future?’ http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/theme-video-how-will-you-lead-the-future/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=theme-video-how-will-you-lead-the-future http://www.tedxrdam.nl/2011/theme-video-how-will-you-lead-the-future/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:40:53 +0000 Anouk http://www.tedxrdam.nl/?p=788 more]]> We are very very proud to present a theme video on TEDxRotterdam 2011!
How will you lead the future?

Watch it here, get inspired, subscribe to TEDxRotterdam and be there on October 13!
Deadline = September 26

Production by: Andrew Shannon & Piotr Bakker
Camera & Editing: Andrew Shannon

Special thanks to:
Hogeschool Inholland Rotterdam
Erasmus University Rotterdam
University of Amsterdam.

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