about us

Amsterdam is a city in motion. Its ability to adapt and act for the better is what defines its history, present and future. This is because of the people who inhabit it, the ones who are constantly striving to make a change. Being in this constant state of flux is what makes it thrive. It’s what makes a city act. Never before have

In the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe, TEDx brings people together to share an inspirational event experience.

Organised by curious individuals from the local community, TEDxAmsterdam features live speakers who seek to spark deep conversations and connections. TEDxAmsterdam is organised independently under license from TED

Other licensed TEDx events in Amsterdam, each organised by another TEDx license holder:

the Impact Program

We passionately believe in the power of ideas to change lives and ultimately, the world. That’s why we want to support novel, early stage ideas that may have such positive impact.

The Impact Program is an opportunity to bring forth a prototype of a solution regarding a real-world problem. Offered by TEDxAmsterdam, this journey functions as a catalyst for positive change. Each year we source bold ideas with the potential to address pressing matters. We look for ideas that cover a wide range of fields— from global health to climate change to social justice to education. By training, empowering and supporting great minds we facilitate new connections, co-creations and help advance brilliant ideas into concrete next steps together with our partners and members.

The program consists of a variety of curated workshops focused on storytelling and business development, a presence at the TEDxAmsterdam events and even the chance to present on a TEDx stage

TEDxAmsterdam Salon

TEDxAmsterdamSalon events are often small weekly or monthly events that keeps our TEDxAmsterdam community engaged between regular TEDx events. It’s a unique kind of gathering that TEDxAmsterdam hold which allows the conversation to continue, in person.

At a TEDxAmsterdamSalon, attendees watch TED Talks, sometimes host a few speakers (though it’s not required) and have informal discussions about the talks they witnessed. Salons re-engage our community and team during the time between our main TEDx events, and spark discussion on issues of interest to our local community.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter  http://twitter.com/TEDTalks or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

About TEDx

X = Independently Organized Event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

what is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAmsterdam, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAmsterdam event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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