Their "We're so cool" attitude really bothered me so i was a bit suspicious for the 2010 edition.
I was wrong: The organization was really strong, everybody was very friendly and I was glad to notice much of the arrogance was gone.
TEDx events are hugely hyped and the expectation of seeing something truly amazing is impossibly high.
But was it a disappointment?
No, not at all. With the fast spreading digital media today it's really hard to bring something new, let alone "mind blowing", but still it is really inspiring to hear a focused person speak with passion about a subject he or she is clearly an expert in.
the other speakers where
sometimes too commercial
"In that time there was still some good thinking at the European top ... in that time ..."
"Me is Frrt ... you is Heing!! ... so .. .go!"
sometimes on autopilot
all in all, TEDx was not life-changing but still one of the best ways to spend your day.
What do I take home from it?
"A believe that as long as brilliant people get the change to do their thing, there's still hope for the human race"
So for me, the TEDx vibes clearly worked this time.
The first picture in this post is by Pieter Baert , who made lot's more of great pics.