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TEDxSaintLouisUniversityMadrid 2019: "Transcending the Everyday Life State"

The TEDxSaintLouisUniversityMadrid organization team invites members of the SLU-Madrid community to participate in our third annual TEDx event, "Transcending the Everyday Life State," hosted at SLU-Madrid April 11, 2019.

Members of the SLU community who have an idea worth spreading or have recommendations for other speakers are invited to complete the call for speakers form.

Artistic participation (e.g. music performance) is welcome.

Volunteers are also needed. Complete this form if you are interested in joining the team of volunteers to help with the organization of this TEDx event. 

About the TEDx Event

The world has changed deeply. Life is more complex and more demanding today. We have moved from the industrial to the information age and, with that change, have seen a shift in the knowledge aimed at improving the human condition.  In our personal, family and professional lives, we face universal challenges that we must learn how to manage, but we also need to be able to face uncertainty in a transcendental way.

In this new scenario of "no certainty," the independence of the individual (focusing on oneself and self-interests) does not lead the person to achieve his/her own goals alone. A new scenario of interdependence opens up in which we all depend on each other, one in which we can all contribute in a transcendental way (to leaving a better society for future generations), thus reaching the balance, happiness and personal fulfillment that we all long for in our current life.

According to Maslow's Theory, the upper part of the human needs pyramid is occupied by self-actualization. At the end of his life, Maslow placed happiness, fulfillment and contributions to posterity ahead of self-actualization and called it self-transcendence.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Maslow's hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom*

In our multidisciplinary event, we will explore the need to "transcend" through real stories that contribute to making a better world for future generations. 

As in every TEDxSaintLouisUniversityMadrid event, speakers will be chosen from among our University environment and local community. We are currently accepting nominations for speakers: teachers who act as disseminators beyond their academic obligations, executives of companies with humanist vocations, professionals who collaborate with nonprofit organizations, etc.