Well, at TED and TEDxAmsterdam we like people who wonder. We are inspired by ideas and projects that can change lives and ultimately the world. Your ideas can help shape and impact the future, and we want to help you realize this. We can support you in finding a platform and help you identify the right way to tell your story and take your project to the next level.
We welcome ideas that:
To apply for the award program submit your application no later than September 15th. After careful selection we’ll invite the most relevant submissions for the award workshop on October 5th.
Here you’ll meet our partners, experts, pitch coaches and Award alumni in an intense workshop that will last all day. An energising opportunity to sharpen your ideas, improve your presentation skills, tell your story from a completely different angle, grab the attention of influencers and extend your network with like minded individuals.
And then? Well, when you’ve sharpened your story and pitching skills we will finally introduce a competitive element: through a couple of pitching sessions we’ll create a long list of 15 participants who will get a chance to pitch for our executive jury. In the end, the finalists will have a chance to appear on the TEDxAmsterdam stage on November 29th!
We can write paragraphs on this subject. We can introduce the experts, lawyers, financiers, consultants, change makers, scientists and business builders that you may meet there. We can tell you what tremendous value you get out of the pitch coaching, or what your story telling will do for your project, or about the award alumni who made it thanks to the support of the TEDxAmsterdam Award. But why don’t you just watch and listen: these ladies were on stage at TEDx in 2013 with an idea for a product that would truly make a difference. Now you can find them in major retailers across the Netherlands .. Yoni!
And this is what last year’s participants had to say after the workshop: Aftermovie
Just hit the button and remember: ‘Less is more’! A former American president once wrote: “I’m sorry I wrote you this long letter. I simply did not have the time to write you a short one.”
So take your time and keep it short. Likewise, TED speakers get a maximum of 18 minutes to tell the story of their life, requiring them to get to the point fast. So we expect that conciseness from our Award participants too!
Out of hundreds of admissions, twelve finalists were selected to compete for a spot on the stage at TEDxAmsterdam. All receiving training in pitching their ideas and the opportunity to network with our partners. Curious? Experience their immersive pitches below.