Speakers’ coach Deborah Abrahams is busy having her first sessions with the speakers for TEDxHagueAcademySalon Secure Societies. At this stage that mainly means long-distance Skype and phone calls from her office in Amsterdam. “It’s great now I’m talking to the speakers,” she says. “Finally it all starts to seem real.”
Ever thought of getting a tattoo? How about getting tattooed with a single letter from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – along with 6772 other people? You’d be part of an art project that asks you to reserve ‘One centimetre of your skin for human rights’. At TEDxHagueAcademySalon on 19 March there’s a chance to hear more about the project from the artist who conceived it, Sander van Bussel.
Andro Vos is a man who believes in following your dream – a valuable mindset if you specialise in innovation. On his watch as a programme director, the world-renowned Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has pioneered new technologies for crime scene investigation using techniques ranging from virtual reality to heart rate monitoring.
“I’ve always thought that security is a precondition for peace and justice,” says Ingrid de Beer, co-organiser of TEDxHagueAcademy. As a communications adviser at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has her finger on the pulse in the city that has made peace and justice its trademark. In the midst of the final preparations, Ingrid explains the inspiration behind TEDxHagueAcademy and the Secure Societies Salon.
Backstage at TEDxHagueAcademySalon Secure Societies, the excitement is mounting. At lightning speed a lecture hall has become a forum for ideas worth spreading.
During TEDxHagueAcademySalon on Secure Societies, all your comments, questions and thoughts sent straight to us or via social media were collected on a digital Whiteboard. Click on the image below to see the event and your thoughts about it in a nutshell.