Amsterdam is a creative, dynamic, and innovative city. It is home to countless inspiring individuals, forward-thinking initiatives, and remarkable organisations, who work towards positive change on both a local and international scale every day. Sadly, not all of these acts make it to the TEDxAmsterdam mainstage. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the platform – far from it. Instead of bringing people to the TEDxAmsterdam stage, our Acts Worth Knowing campaign brings the stage to the people. It shines a spotlight on the local individuals, initiatives, and organisations that deserve to have their story shouted from the rooftops. We’ll
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