A new name

Filosofest is now THYNK. As we shifted course, we felt that our brand should follow.

Find out why we changed

Past events

Let's talk about Altruism
Let's talk about Altruism
  • dateOctober 08, 2020
  • time20:00
  • locationOnline
  • price€ 0

It is generally accepted that we ought to be altruistic, at least to some extent. But to what extent? Join our talk about altruism. Is altruism necessarily admirable? How do you feel about sacrificing some of your privileges for the benefit of others?

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Human Enhancement
Human Enhancement
  • dateSeptember 04, 2020
  • time19:30
  • locationTilburg
  • price€ 5

People have long aspired to enhance themselves mentally and physically. With the pandemic swept in and challenged our daily life, would it be another strengthening factor, besides others? Let's discuss together with us at Thynk's Human Enhancement, our first Corona-proof event, and our first time as Thynk!

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THYNK at Home

We combined the knowledge of 180+ conversations we held, so you can have a THYNK-like conversation at home, whether you want to get to know people better, or relive one of our old events.

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Why THYNK?

There once was a birthday, where a group of eight people—from all kinds of backgrounds and nationalities—sit together and share one thing they all had in common: a never-ending curiosity that bred their love for philosophical conversations. It turned out to be impactful when the talks about the meaning of life, free will, the future of politics, and many more inspired them to form a new community. They called it... Filosofest

Alvaro and Jens, who then had been settling in Tilburg for a year, had always been looking for new places to meet people. Clubs and bars, guest lectures, and networking events, all of them fell into the pair's grasp. Unfortunately, they either ended up in small talks or sales contests. It was then that a question popped up in their head: "Why isn't there a place where you can meet people and have real conversations?"

Apparently, they were not the only ones to share that thought. That was why their first open event was sold out in a couple of days. People in Tilburg and beyond came together to meet new people, share stories, and engage in philosophical conversations. Then more followed the first event, every event resulted in having these mind-blowing conversations. We started to have a very diverse group of people attending: people as young as 16 years old, to 70+; from native Dutch to foreigners from Albania, Bulgaria, the USA, and many more. They spanned across a vast background, from AI, business, to philosophy, or medical. But after all, we realized that the one magic which enabled these events was a true sense of open-mindedness among participants.

With this outstanding growth, we came to the decision that we wanted to go in a different direction. Filosofest is not a place where you meet like-minded people to talk about philosophy anymore. No, it is a place where people from all backgrounds come together and share their perspectives, then get a better understanding of each other and learn from them. Along with this change, we decide to choose a new name for us, Thynk.

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Get in touch

We love to hear from people, so if you'd like to ask a question, get some info or just want to say hi, send an email or hit us up on our socials.

Email: hi@thynkevents.com

"I love the concept of Filosofest. I've met great people and had meaningful conversations this evening. Keep up the good work"

- Attendee of Filosofest: Inside the mind