The videos of this event. (In total more then 25.000 views)

Roy Meyer

What if loss yields the most profit

In his Talk Roy talks about how loss is mostly seen as something ugly and undesirable, which leads to decision paralysis or less authentic decisions. But this hasn’t to be like this. Roy explains how he turned his difficult youth situation into a very strong and happy reality. His insights brought back his ability to see the wonders around him, just as he did when he was a child. Roy hopes he will be an inspiration to others to change their look at life and loss.


Robin van Otterdijk

Memories at your fingertips: How technology can improve care

There is an ongoing discussion about how technology nowadays has isolated humans instead of bringing them together. Robin has found a way to make technology help us to get to know people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Robin is a User Experience / User Interface Designer who got the inspiration of his idea from his grandfather (who actually won an Olympic silver medal in 1964!) and who suffers from this degenerative disease, which is affecting more than 200,000 people just in the Netherlands. Robin shares in his TEDx talk how technology in care is not necessarily cold or distant, depending on how it is used, it can also help us to connect. With his curious mind, Robin is always trying to find solutions for existing problems.


Marjan Knippenberg

How hitchhiking to work changed my view on life completely

Marjan happens to be an expert in the art of letting go of control and stepping out of her comfort zone. How did she achieve this? Hitchhiking. As easy as it sounds. It became an exciting and fun activity which lasted for about two years, going to work once a week along with a stranger. The experiences she had, the new people she met (even though she is an introvert!), the surprises she faced, all of these changed her mindset forever. That is why she is so interested in spreading her idea. She would like to encourage the audience to do things in their lives which can make them connect better with other people, relax and have faith in whatever comes their way. Plus, hitchhiking is free and everybody can just start doing it tomorrow!


Maarten Baas

Making mini revolutions

Gaining success and notoriety comes with high expectations, and Maarten Baas knows this like no other. He is the artist behind the remarkable Schiphol Clock Project in 2016. On top of this, his works are in permanent collections of museum such as MoMA New York, Victoria&Albert London and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Based on his experiences, Maarten believes facing high expectations and keeping moving forward are universally relatable. Everyone is familiar with making difficult decisions, and often fear overpowers desire and intuition. Maarten calls for giving a voice to undefined intuitive ideas, and trust them.

Walter Faaij

Culture change, not climate change

Walter is the founder of Green Culture Lab. With insights and tools derived from the corporate anthropology, Green Culture Lab helps companies and organizations to anchor sustainability in their DNA and build cultures of sustainability. Because change is not only about technology and the business case, but much more about people. We need to revisit our cultural assumptions about what it means to live on this planet and to live in this society. We need to rewrite the unwritten rules of culture, and start building green cultures, that are future-proof, sustainable and inclusive.

Beau Oldenburg

“She is not actually bullied!” Why bullying is a subjective phenomenon

Bullying happens in almost every group. At your school, workplace, and sports club. Given that the consequences of bullying can be quite severe it is important to stop it as soon as possible. However, Beau’s research shows a lot of time and effort is wasted on discussing whether someone is actually bullied or not. Beau argues it would help if we would start treating bullying more as a subjective rather than as an objective phenomenon.

Ellen Dreezens

Help a child in need, be a helper grown up

Ellen speaks about a key topic: how adults can act as helpers and emotional guides while children are going through rough times, especially while grieving. Her TEDx talk is called “Help a child in need, be a helper grown-up” and like all the stories that we watch in TEDx, her inspiration comes from a personal experience as a grieving child. Ellen trusts in the resilience of children, however, she identifies the need of having a grown-up next to them to explain things they cannot comprehend yet. At the same time, this adult can act as a guide who will help these kids to find themselves. Ultimately, these actions will make a huge difference in the life of a child.

Dominic Holland

Don’t ever write yourself off

Dominic believes in raising children who are confident, because they will most likely prevail and it is crucial nowadays for them during this internet era. Everybody want their children to stand out. But this is not so easy. It is really difficult to be the best at math in the class. And equally difficult to be the fastest runner. But as Dominic explained to all his boys… it is really easy to be the most polite. So simple. Hardly effort required at all. Say hello and goodbye. Please and thank you. Look people in the eye and if you know their name, use it. This will mark you out. And if you have confidence and you back yourself… even moderate exams grades will be no obstacle to your success.

Vera Helleman

Autism and the lack of an I-reference point

In her TEDxBreda Talk Vera speaks about a more positive understanding of autism.
She believes that many autistic people unnecessary suffer from the believe there is something wrong with them. And so many people around them are in despair of their incomprehension about it. Yet it is so simple. Vera feels the urge to let the world hear a different vision about this worldwide problem and hopes to bring hope instead.


Rogier Telderman

Music is magic

Rogier Telderman takes us on the exceptional journey of music during his TEDxTalk. After an inspiring performance, Rogier shows us which lessons can be learnt from music. His central question “How do we listen?” is followed by a journey on personal and interpersonal connection, shared beliefs and communication. With music as the universal language for communication, he invites to open our hearts and reflect back on the way we listen. Because… music is magic!

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