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Menno van Rosmalen is 27 years old, social innovator, entrepreneur, TEDx Player and just a vortex of energy. He’s part of the program group within TEDx and he’s driven by the belief in those special kind of people with “Ideas Worth Spreading”. This year, he has the honor to combine his passion for presenting and his knowledge and proud of this years speakers by hosting TEDxBreda 2016!
Niels de Bresser is 27 years old and loves solving puzzles to the fullest extent. Whether it’s a small jigsaw puzzles with his little niece, or the world’s humanitarian biggest logistical challenge of food distribution, he happily takes the challenge to solve them. Niels saves the world one puzzle at a time. This requires complex mathematical techniques to tackle these problems. How does he manage?
Back in 2009, Arnoud van Werkhoven asked himself why so many cars and vans were driving around with ample cargo space. After buying an office chair on the internet the next question arose. Why wasn’t there an easy to use system to let his new purchase hitch a ride with entrepreneurs already on the road. Wouldn’t it be much more efficient if the vehicles of these entrepreneurs would be used to bring along stuff of third parties? Arnoud challenged himself and invented an online platform named Sjipit where demand and supply of transport of goods could find eachother.
Dr. Itai Ivtzan is passionate about the combination of psychology and spirituality. He is a positive psychologist, senior lecturer, and program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London (UEL). He published several books, as well as many journal papers and book chapters. His main interests are positive psychology, mindfulness, yoga, and spirituality. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ivtzan has run seminars, lectures, workshops and retreats in the UK and around the world, at various educational institutions and at private events. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences. His talk addresses the question of 'What is Yoga?'.
Lisette Poncin and Bram Verheijen, the founders of the foundation 9dagen20. Lisette is a mother of three. Lisette loves to travel and likes a challenge. Bram is a physics teacher at a highschool and married to the daughter of Lisette. They will tell us about the reason and founding of 9dagen20!
Lenneke Cornelissen is a talented, young researcher on cancer immunology at VU Medical Center in Amsterdam. Our immune cells can attack and kill cancer cells, but unfortunately cancer cells suppress immune responses and thus win the fight. Boosting the patient’s own immune system to fight the tumor is the major goal of cancer immunotherapy. It is very promising and it has cured patients which failed to respond to all standard treatments. Nevertheless, it is not successful in all patients and there is still a lot of work to be done in order to understand how we may improve cancer immunotherapy. Lenneke is dedicating her research to find that out.
Jan is an illusionist, mentalist and creative thinker. He had his own TV series in the Netherlands, has wowed celebrities all over the world, from The Prince of Monaco to Chris Rock in Hollywood and the Queen of Holland with his mind-bending trickery. In 2015 he had his own TV show on FOX - Jan Reinder “the Magic of”.
Loren uses know-how and technology from the games industry to solve serious problems, founding several companies that apply the power of games to help people train and learn. His unique game-like learning experiences help save the lives of rescue crews, soldiers and security personnel and allow multinationals to get tens of thousands of employees learning just for the fun of it. His talk will focus on the fact that the way we deal with learning today is fundamentally broken and how we can fix that issue by adopting a new perspective. By honoring the four fundamental pillars of learning and using the secrets of the game industry we can learn just about anything and remember it until the day we need it!
She learned a lot from the travels she made since she was 13 without her parents. Marleen works as a professional photographer and likes to tell stories about the people during her trips. Sometimes she founds her inspiration closer to home, like the flatbuilding were she lives. Taking pictures of her neighbors and doing research about what we call ‘home’ gave Marleen an idea for a worldtrip. A trip which you can participate on as well!
Video games are a big part of Jan's life. Both in his personal life and in his profession. Jan has worked more than 15 years as a freelance editor in the video game industry. In his role he has written articles for many media brands including Power Unlimited, the biggest game magazine in the Netherlands, for which he is the editor in chief since 2013.
Video games often get bad publicity because, for example, of violence and their anti-social image. In his talk Jan will tell us about the positive sides of playing games and how these can enrich your life.
Matan Field is a blockchain researcher and entrepreneur. While researching String Theories in the academy, he has discovered the blockchain at the end of 2013 and founded LaZooz, a decentralized ride-sharing network. Later Matan has founded Backfeed to develop the protocol basis for decentralized autonomous organisations (DAO), a work in progress at the forefront of the blockchain revolution. His talk will cover the blockchain revolution and Decentralized Autonomous Organisations as a new form of life! Discover more at TEDx Breda2016!
Leon Winkler started sculpting his career at age 16 as a waiter, transitioned to bartender, event manager and DJ. The money he made with planning events and DJ-ing were invested back into education. During college he started a production company and produced a TV show for The Box/ MTV. After some less than interesting jobs, he started as a local Product Manager at Ubisoft and transitioned to local PR and Events Manager. After a few years he received his dream job as International Events Associate Manager. His talk will teach us the path from rags to semi-riches!
He studied Graphic Design at the School of Arts in Utrecht, formerly Audio Visual at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and a Master of Fine Arts the Sandberg Institute. In 2012 he received from the AFK a development budget to investigate nature in the city and a grant from the Mondriaan Fund in 2016 to investigate "worthlessness" in society. Over the years there have been several articles published about his work in various well renown publications. His talk will deal with the value of being without value.
Sierd Nutma is a speaker, trainer and author in the field of mental resilience. He trains teams, leaders and top athletes and helps develop targeted performances. Because Sierd is so passionate and open-hearted he makes the people in the room think about their own personal store.
As an adventurer he once bicycled 6000 kilometers through Siberia on his own. In 2014 he took place in one of the coldest and toughest marathons in the world, the North Pole marathon. And in 2015 he guided an expedition which made it possible that 6 different individuals with physical limitations were capable of climbing a mountain in Norway. His talk will focus on the ability to learn from life-lessons and to bend these lessons into something of added value. Learn the formula of mental resilience and get better, stronger and happier than ever!
Technology and design play an important role in his life. From my early years on he developed an interest in the overlap between technology and aesthetics in design of interactions. After studying industrial design at Design Academy Eindhoven, Pepijn developed technical skills on the HTS electronics engineering. In my PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology, He combine those skills in researching how to design ‘Intelligent Play Environments’ for Open-ended play. In this PhD project I research relations between system design of play objects, and the dynamics of play of children. Pepijn will tell us how decentralized technology can be an inspiration to design for free forms of play.
Esther Stoel is a creative and innovative entrepreneur. Starting at a very young age she pursued her passion and wanted her own design agency. In 2013 she founded PerQua, currently a design agency for catering and food businesses.
After experiencing several hardships in life she wants to use her experiences to inspire others and give strength to those in need. She has given several inspirational speeches to people who struggle with autism, anxiety, depression and burnout.
Kasper Janssen has always been passionate about aquatic life. In his work he aims to make aquaculture a better alternative to fisheries. His current PhD research at Wageningen University is part of a large project to advance breeding programs in European aquaculture to the next level. His focus is on balancing selection for different traits and economic optimization of breeding programs. Before his PhD, he participated in research to close the reproductive cycle of the endangered bluefin tuna, and gained hands-on experience in fish farming at a land-based farm for yellowtail kingfish, a farmed alternative to wild caught tuna.
For five years Peter lived and worked in the small whimsical town of Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands. Here he created photographic stories about the Dutch culture. A common theme in his work is peculiar and primitive human behavior, which he likes to exploit with a biological and anthropological interest. Peter's talk will focus on our primal behavior in the modern society.