TEDx ErasmusUniversity to explore ideas about boosting people’s well-being

MBA students from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) are co-organising the third edition of TEDx ErasmusUniversity, which will take place in the Erasmus Paviljoen on campus on Friday 4 November 2016. Seating is limited for this exclusive event, which will showcase ideas to help people becoming healthier and happier.

TEDx ErasmusUniversity spreads ideas to the wider world, establishes connections between the university and the city of Rotterdam, and offers valuable networking opportunities for participants and speakers.

Building people

Participants of TEDx ErasmusUniversity will enhance their awareness of the latest research from one of the world’s top universities. They will also identify new ideas that could lead to new opportunities and insights. The event is organised by RSM’s International Full-time MBA students in co-operation with Young Erasmus.

This year’s TED talks will explore ‘building people’. The event will discuss how new knowledge and initiatives are creating a better world for people. Speakers from academia and business will highlight this theme from different perspectives on development through education, social innovation and human interactions with technology.

Inspiring speakers

Ben van Berkel, the architect of Rotterdam’s Erasmus bridge, will talk about architecture’s effect on people. Teodor Cataniciu, young entrepreneur and founder of RE/START, will tell the audience about his goal to overcome inequality and empower bright-minded student refugees by giving them access to world-class tech education. Other speakers include Payal Arora, Patrick Verwijmeren, Ellen van de Poel, Kirsten Rohde, Aurelien Baillon, Elisabeth van Rossum, Elten Kiene, and Quentin Pleplé. TEDxErasmusUniversity will be hosted by Bob Maclaren.

Ticket sales start on Tuesday 4 October. There are a limited amount of tickets available. People who want to attend TEDx ErasmusUniversity can buy tickets here.

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s leading research-based business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

For more information about RSM or this release, please contact Marianne Schouten, Media & Public Relations Manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at

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