Relive the Inspiration Sessions from Tomorrowland Around the World as of today, available to everyone globally on Tomorrowland’s YouTube channel

Relive the Inspiration Sessions from Tomorrowland Around the World as of today, available to everyone globally on Tomorrowland’s YouTube channel

A slate of internationally renowned thought leaders from different fields talk exclusively about their passions, including frontman of Black Eyed Peas, founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberté and top male model Shaun Ross

Thursday, 10 September 2020 - Tomorrowland always offers its guests much more than music and spectacular shows. During its digital edition, Tomorrowland Around the World hosted a number of entertaining Inspiration Sessions by internationally renowned thought leaders from different fields to offer people a substantial extra dose of positivity and inspiration, in addition to all the amazing musical content. Fifteen unique role models and experts from different backgrounds – Adrien Moisson, Arnoud Raskin, Ben Francis, Bethany Hamilton, Boyan Slat, Gaggan Anand, Guy Laliberté, Ida Engberg, Johan Ernst, Prince Ea, Ran Tellem, Sebastian Wussler, Shaun Ross, and Yamashita Tomohisa – talked exclusively about their passions and shared energizing messages that uphold Tomorrowland’s core values ‘Live Today, Love Tomorrow, Unite Forever’, focusing on passion, strength, creativity, solidarity, sustainability and more. The Inspiration Sessions are now available to everyone globally on Tomorrowland’s YouTube channel.  

Tomorrowland Around the World – Inspiration Sessions

  1. Adrien Moisson, founder of the first virtual nature reserve Wild Immersion: How to Engage for Wildlife
  2. Arnoud Raskin, co-founder of Mobile School: How to become StreetwiZe
  3. Ben Francis, founder of UK sportswear brand Gymshark: The Power of a Community
  4. Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer & shark attack survivor: How to be Unstoppable
  5. Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup: The Largest Cleanup in History
  6. Gaggan Anand, the most awarded chef in Asia: Be a rebel
  7. Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation and Lune Rouge: How to Keep your Inner Child
  8. Sebastian Wussler, founder of the world’s largest platform for culinary professionals ChefsTalk and Ida Engberg, leading Swedish techno DJ: Eat Today, Live Tomorrow
  9. Johan Ernst, the world’s leading explorer: The Impossible is Possible
  10. Prince Ea, spoken word artist & motivational speaker: A lesson on Life and Love
  11. Ran Tellem, Primetime Emmy Award-winning producer: Daducation – How to empower your children by sharing stories
  12. Shaun Ross, leading top male model, artist & actor: Embracing Diversity and Change
  13., frontman of Black Eyed Peas: Education as the Universal Path to Prosperity
  14. Yamashita Tomohisa, Japanese idol, pop singer & actor: Embracing Unity
Frontman of Black Eyed Peas talks about his educational experience as a boy from a disadvantaged neighborhood who, thanks to his mother, was able to go to a good school in a rich neighborhood two hours away from home: “I was around folks that were already successful. When you’re around success, you want to emulate success. If you’re around folks that are struggling, there’s nothing to reference your life around. Going to different neighborhoods, I was able to see the world. It wasn’t just the education; it was the access.”
Founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberté reveals how his adventure with Cirque du Soleil started back in the day: “It was a natural path for me, starting with music actually. I had a passion for music at a very young age and I had the dream of travelling, so basically combining these two was perfect. I became a busker going around the world and playing music in the street and then eventually I discovered the pleasure of entertaining. This is really an evolutive path from street musician to street performer, to festival organizer and then eventually creating Cirque du Soleil in 1984.”
Japanese idol, pop singer and actor Yamashita Tomohisa shares a funny cultural difference that struck him at the beginning when he came to Europe: “I’ll never forget when I first arrived in Tenerife, Spain. I was always greeted with a kiss and a hug. It was actually very new to me and I actually loved it. I found it was a good way to break the ice.”

Offering inspiration and engaging with the People of Tomorrow around the world has always been at the core of Tomorrowland’s spirit and belief. Symbolized by one of its core values ‘Love Tomorrow’, Tomorrowland focuses on research, collaboration, innovation and communication throughout the entire year. Tomorrowland has maintained this line by hosting a number of unique Inspiration Sessions to offer people a substantial extra dose of positivity and inspiration during its digital festival.

Check out the Inspiration Sessions from Tomorrowland Around the World – the digital festival – here.

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About Tomorrowland Around The World

Tomorrowland Around the World returns! Following the huge success of its first ever digital edition in 2020, Tomorrowland is bringing back the spectacular two-day digital music festival experience on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2021. Tomorrowland Around the World 2021 is adapted to all time zones and will again bring together a stellar line-up featuring the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects. 

2020's inaugural digital edition of Tomorrowland Around the World was considered a huge success. Tomorrowland Around the World 2020 won the prestigious FWA of the Month (the largest online award program in digital design and development) and was selected as an Official 2021 Webby Award Winner at the 25th Annual Webby Awards (the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet) – being praised for pushing the boundaries of what online experiences can look like and using cutting-edge technology to connect music fans across the globe.

Tomorrowland Around the World 2021
The Digital Festival
Friday July 16 - Saturday July 17, 2021