Mankind faces many challenges on this planet. Socially, economically and environmentally. Today we are 7 billion. By 2025 we will be 8 billion people. Although these 8 billion represent a problem, mankind’s incredible creativity promises the solution. Since the early times, creativity has helped us through the harshest and most challenging conditions. It will help us now. As a community we wield a thinking and creative power that is unprecedented. In numbers. In quality.
Creativity isn’t always about big gestures. Not everyone can be a Leonardo da Vinci, an Einstein. A Schubert. A Steve Jobs. But everyone living has that special spark. It’s this little spark that makes you leave the beaten track and explore new ideas. These small steps make a small thought become a Big Idea, then a raging bushfire of the collective imagination and finally transforming our world. Forever.
But the big question is: ‘What is holding us back’ to light the spark and get this potential to work? Sometimes for new ideas to be born, old habits or traditions must be swept away. So destruction and creation walk hand-inhand. Disruptive technologies, iconoclastic gestures, courage to dream…TEDxUtrecht will explore this creative potential. Get inspired by the most outspoken creative vigilantes of this time.