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“Please cancel modest out of your vocabulary”

Forget Silicon Valley, Amsterdam was yesterday the ‘tech Mecca’ of the world with the opening of ‘Startup Fest’. Apple’s CEO told the audience at the Beurs van Berlage that he “feels a vibrancy, an excitement, a sort of optimism here in Europe”. An optimism that has its clear effects on the Dutch economy according to […]

by Jan Scheele
4 years ago
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To disrupt or be disrupted: what comes next after next?

A report on the Singularity University Germany summit. A couple years ago, supercomputers were so extremely expensive, that only a few organizations were able to use them. Thomas Watson expected as president of IBM in 1943 that there would “only be a world market for 5 computers”. Today, the Rasberry Pi has the same memory […]

by Jan Scheele
4 years ago
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Evenement trends in 2016

Het afgelopen jaar mocht ik 38 events organiseren, variërend van kleine bijeenkomsten van 50 personen tot grote congressen van wel 900 personen, verspreid over Europa. Trends verwacht je normaal gesproken in de mode en op financiële markten, maar wist je dat er ook op evenementengebied verschillende interessante ontwikkelingen zijn? Trends waar een slimme organisator in […]

by Jan Scheele
4 years ago
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How TED will reinvent your corporate conferences

Is it possible to consistently run ‘cool corporate conferences with massive impact?’ We think so. By drawing from our vast experience in organizing and speaking at numerous TED conferences, we believe it is now possible to seriously improve any corporate conference. The TED phenomena A majority of conferences and events is still focused on trying […]

by Jan Scheele
4 years ago
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The impact of the ‘X-factor’

The Mount Everest, prisons and a boat on the Amazon. All have been amazing hosts for one of the 14000 TEDx events that have happened since the establishment of the brand in 2009. Locations and speakers usually impress our partners, but a frequently asked question is always concerning the impact of the events. What is […]

by Jan Scheele
4 years ago
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How to become a TED talk hero

You have been invited to give a TED talk or want to give a TED-like presentation to surprise your audience. Now what? A single pebble thrown in the ocean will change the shoreline: TED talks can catalyze ideas, accelerate learning and move large amounts of people. ExciTED as you are, you may soon realize that […]

by Jan Scheele
5 years ago
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Snakes, overripe mango’s and no WIFI

While hiking a hill with a windchill of 40 degrees, we’re walking under a three with a rattlesnake, eating termites and play around with a machete. The first day in the jungle, I figured out why I haven’t been to such a place before. But on the same day, laying in a hammock after showering […]

by Jan Scheele
6 years ago
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Charlie & the golden TEDx entrance ticket

(Posted also on TEDxMaastricht) At TEDxMaastricht, we believe that the crowd of our event is almost as important as the speaker line-up. Spreading all those amazing ideas, spawned out on the stage of a TEDx event and taking action out of it, will not happen if the hall is only filled with CEO’s or people […]

by Jan Scheele
6 years ago