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

The Power of Habits
The Power of Habits
  • dateNovember 28, 2020
  • time16:00
  • locationOnline
  • price€ 0

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." —Jim Ryun Do you believe in the inspiring impacts of habits? Join THYNK's newest talk, "The power of habits," and discuss with us!

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Social Manipulation
Social Manipulation
  • dateNovember 12, 2020
  • time20:00
  • locationOnline
  • price€ 0

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok... Do we have control over our thoughts? How are we influenced by it? Where are we heading? In an engaging event, we invite multiple speakers to highlight different perspectives on social manipulation.

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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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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