TEDxLuxembourgCity 2013: The event’s second edition--which is part of the world-famous network of intellectual confabs--featured speakers who have “ideas worth spreading” on the topic of “courage”.
TEDxLuxembourgCity 2013, held March 6 at the Mudam, featured 16 speakers, live music and video talks from TED. This week conference volunteers Ema Kazlauskaite and Snezhina Kovacheva contribute their summary of the live presentations.
Cecile Devroye: “Dare to change”
Cecile was inspired by the book “The Celestine Prophecy” to make a change in her life, and to take up a new career path. She realized that doing what you are really meant for is essential. Cecile quit her job and--without financial security, social security or a supportive partner beside her--started a new life as a life coach. She finally focused on what she really wanted.
It is actually a story with a very happy end. Cecile conquered fear and uncertainty. At present, she has a job that she loves, and is making exciting plans for the future. One of them is to help other people to understand their passions. Cecile thinks that following your heart and developing acute self-awareness is the key to a happy life and self-realization. Cecile invites you to find a new and more genuine life-story to relate to, and to eventually share.
Marc Teusch: “Maker-spaces: The future of education”
Teaching children to be creative can help them to succeed in building bridges to a successful professional career and bright future, says Mark. He talks about bringing back creativity into the educational curriculum, and about teaching kids to be doers and makers. Marc is a passionate teacher, who believes his mission is to enable children to be creative, rather than afraid of failure. Learning by doing is imperative for educating our kids effectively for an uncertain and exciting future.
Being surrounded by the creativity of others is inspiring but stressful, and so is confronting external expectations and fearing judgment and potential mistakes. As a matter of fact, these very anxieties can lead to actual failure and isolation.
Troy encourages us to “stop stopping ourselves,” and--instead--to go beyond our comfort zones to discover our own intrinsic value. Troy considers it a manifestation of great courage to believe in ourselves, to dare to share our ideas and to embrace our own value. Such courage empowers us to become creators, and to be outstanding in whatever we do.