Emma Bruns ( @emmabruns) is a 24 year old medical intern at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. At the age of 17, her life radically changed: moving from a strict catholic college in Antwerp, Belgium to a city of many temptations: Amsterdam. During her studies, she was involved in several projects: setting up a technical school in Burkina Faso (stichting M.O.E.T.), organizing congresses for students (happyChaos) and developing the slow food finder for the Youth Food Movement. The past year, she focused her energy more on innovation and creativity in health care. She writes about it in the Dutch newspaper nrc next and her own blog and took part in the NtvG podium. In february, she was also nominated for the title 'Zorgheld' by the ministery of health care. By combining creative thinking and experiences from her own internships, Emma is aiming to achieve a change of mind in health care with the device: "Stop caring, start sharing." http://www.tedxmaastricht.com What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMaastricht, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMaastricht event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Please take a look at this video that explains what TEDx has become: About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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