Turn on any news network and it will seem like our global challenges keep getting bigger and harder to solve. The world needs bold thinkers with a drive to take on seemingly impossible challenges, because today they have the best chance in history to succeed.
Curing health care systems | Ellen van de Poe
The way healthcare is being delivered is broken in many countries. We don’t need new drugs or vaccines. We need to first cure the health care systems that deliver them.
The gap between planning and doing | Kirsten Rohde
We all suffer from a gap between planning and doing: we make plans that we fail to carry out. This gap does not prove that we fail to do the right things - maybe we just fail to make the right plans. Ironically, the first step towards closing the gap is to realize that we cannot escape from it.
Tell the Truth | Aurelien Baillon
People lie about whom they plan to vote for or about their sexual behavior, for instance when answering surveys. Sometimes this is because they are ashamed of admitting the truth. The talk will show how we can make them tell the truth.
Forensic finance | Patrick Verwijmeren
How crime-fighting professors can restore some trust in financial markets.
The power of the useless | Quentin Pleple
How building something useless, just for fun, just because you can, may have a bigger impact than you think.
On health | Ben van Berkel
Architects need to answer the changing needs of society and to create buildings that provide the best conditions possible in which we can prosper. Using architecture to benefit human health on multiple levels is not a luxury. It is one of the most important things architects can contribute.
Solutions for the obesity epidemic | Liesbeth van Rossum
Telling obese people to eat less and exercise more is not an effective way to combat the obesity epidemic. There are many more ‘’hidden fatteners’’, and some of them are not difficult to change.
Who is in charge of the future of the internet? | Payal Arora
If you are curious about what the future of the internet will look like, you need to see what 3 billion people, the world’s poor, are actually doing online.