TEDxChange 2013

TEDxChange is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED focussing on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxAmsterdamChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe.

TEDxChange 2013 will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 9:00am PDT in Seattle, Washington. Themed Positive Disruption, TEDxChange 2013 speakers will challenge preconceived ideas, spark discussion, engage leaders and shed light on new perspectives. TED.com will provide a free live stream of TEDxChange in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and Arabic for viewership around the world.

Theme: Positive Disruption

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities.

Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community. To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.




When: Wednesday April 3rd, 6pm to 10pm
Where: Pakhuis de Zwijger

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