TED X AMSTERDAM Brainstormers

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Ancilla van de Leest (Startpage.com - online privacy and digital rights)

Are we heading into a society where right for privacy will become a right for the privileged?

Anna Kinneir (Kinneir - Cultural consumption and monoculture)

Local flavour in public spaces: Do cities need to act to protect or nurture their own visual cultural texture as companies like Swapfiets begin to have a strong brand presence on our streets? Do we need to counteract the global mono-culture and if so, how?

Anna Noyons (Founder of INK. - Social design thinking)

How do we leverage all the goodwill?

Anne Martien van der Does (Ombudsman for Children)

In cities where children are the future, how can we improve the participation of children in Amsterdam regeneration projects?

Anne Scheltema Beduin (Transparency International Nederland)

How do we increase trust in our society? Is it through transparency? Or should some things stay behind closed doors? What do we need from local government to be able to trust their institutions?

Annemiek Dresen (NewBees)

Diversity is being invited to the party, but inclusion is being asked to dance. How might we create small inclusive societies (or dances) at all companies in Amsterdam with these traineeships?

Armijn van Roon (Buddy to Buddy)

Refugee integration and social innovation

Annemarie de Ridder (BUGZZ – old & new food habits)

Insects are becoming part of our diet and will only grow in the future. To adjust to new food standards; how do we bridge the gap between old and new food habits?

Barend van der Plas (Circular Improvement)

How can we make Amsterdam of the local citizens again, with all it's diveristy like it used to be?

Bastiaan Meinders (Stichting De Nieuwe Poort)

To increasingly facilitate intrinsic motivation and engagement in work, what do we need to change in the concept of work in order to do so? What do we need in 10 years from now to balance work and private life?

Charlot van der Meer (Yes, please! - Sex and the future.)

In a society where we meet people via apps, sex is everywhere but at the same time are having less sex than our parents; what does the future of sex look like?

Colin Westerwoudt (Tippr – Future of food, restaurants and café’s)

If restaurants and bars become an extension of your household, how can they make their guests feel at home?

Daniel Doodkorte (MijnFort - organizational philosophy)

How can we improve the participation of children in Amsterdam regeneration projects?

David Arnoux (Growth Tribe – AI and the jobs of the future)

It’s been said that 30% of 225's jobs don’t exist yet. Which skills should young people focus on now for jobs these jobs don’t exist yet? What are 10 new jobs that don’t or barely exist yet but that will exist in 2025?

David Chislett (The Writing Word – creativity vs. machines)

Creativity is the only way we as humans can keep up with the machines. How can we assure that creativity has more room in the daily life of Amsterdammers?

Emile d'Angremont, MSc. (UMC Utrecht)

It is expected that technologies for machine learning diagnoses will continue to develop over the next 10 years. Who is responsible when machine learning algoritms make wrong diagnoses in 10 years from now?

Erik Alexander de Breij (Het Buro)

How can we create a society that is more inspiring for the next generation?

Harpo 't Hart (Sound artist – the influence of the rising sea level)

We can no longer think of our environment as an unchanging backdrop against which human action takes place. If ‘t IJ owns its own identity, how can we find representation for it and how do we give it a voice?

Jaap van der Spek (Young in Prison – Reimagining the city as a youth prison)

Formerly detained youth feel alienated from the people around them and visa versa. What if young offenders stay connected to the City of Amsterdam with all its existing resources and thriving networks – how would them punishment, resocialisation and rehabilitation look like?

Jeff Povlo (Scape BV – destress spaces)

Always on, we filter, like and share what we like (and not) in lightening speed — work, food, friends, dating, entertainment. The number of 13-15 year olds with depression is staggering. Technology speeds things up but what about us? How do we maintain sanity in today and tomorrow's world?

Jessie Verhave & Nicky Dankelman (De Sociale Kruidenier – making poverty visible)

To break through the stigma of poverty, we have to treat people like we want to be treated ourselves: with dignity and attention. How do we make poverty more visible?

Judith Blijden (Kennisland – digitalization of the urban landscape)

The consequences of misuse of data, aren’t just harmful for individuals, but can be detrimental for our democracy and security. How could the ten of us collectively govern our shared data?

Julius Weise (Blendin (soon: Welcome) – new ways of integration)

To integrate and build up a new life, you need to know people – a professional network to find out what opportunities are out there. What is the responsibility for us as a hosting country and more importantly, for us as individuals?

Jurjen van den Bergh (DeGoedeZaak – social change)

Help citizens in their push to make this country fairer, more sustainable, more inclusive and more just. Especially if they don't have the means, networks or channels themselves; how do we protect the rights of unheard Amsterdam citizens?

Karien Kooiman (Municipality of Amsterdam – human rights and refugee law)

It appears to be difficult for refugees to connect to Dutch citizens and build sustainable relationships with them. What can we do to stimulate sustainable and equal relationships between Dutch citizens and status holders?

Nadia Duinker (Amsterdam Roest - temporary cultural spaces.)

With each square meter within Amsterdam getting more expensive and exclusive; how can we create space for experiments in real esate?

Natalie Dikken (Bachelor Honors student Psychobiology - Depression & the brain)

For patients residing in the grey zone, the distinction between depressed and not might be very subtle. Considering this issue in our urban society, is it worse for a person to be diagnosed with depression while they are not depressed, or for a person with depression to remain undiagnosed?

Niesco Dubbelboer (Meer Democratie – direct democracy)

With the recent abolishment of the Dutch referendum; what is the best strategy to achieve direct democracy?

Nora Gosselink (Student & editor – feminism & youth culture)

How to cure loneliness amongst millennials in the big city?

Pallas Agterberg (Alliander – the sustainable city)

Pop up city. In the coming 50 years more than 1 billion people will migrate. How can we create inclusive, open, self sufficient and sustainalble cities for these people?

Patrick Hurd (BUGZZ – old & new food habits)

Insects are becoming part of our diet and will only grow in the future. To adjust to new food standards; how to bridge the gap between old and new food habits?

Victor van Doorn (Sherlocked – creating extraordinary experiences)

We're headed into the Experience Economy. Slowly people are discovering everything, every product is an 'experience' and oftentimes a chance to create an extraordinary one at that. Victor van Doorn has been experimenting with the power of such experiences for the past 5 years. He's the co-founder of Sherlocked, the company behind a number of award-winning immersive adventures and escape rooms and will talk about what inspires him as an 'adventure designer'.

Myrthe Oostenbach (Follow your sun - Future of Education)

How should students learn social skills in school, 10 years from now?

Mayra Kaptyn ( Founder of INK. - Social design thinking)

How do we leverage all the goodwill?

Pauline Westendorp (02025.nl)

By focussing on the frontrunners per neighbourhood and giving ‘us’ the tools to change ’our’neighbourhood for the better in an inclusive way, we accelerate the energy transition in our city. How can neighborhoods connect to realize the energy transition?

Peter van Sabben (Growth Tribe – self learning)

The Digital Skills Gap is growing and reskilling & upskilling for new digital capabilities is crucial for jobs, talent and economic growth for Europe. Digital Leadership is especially lacking under policy makers and we are behind in EU vs China and US. How can we get more young people, who understand tech and the digital world more involved in our economic and political policy?

Pim Schachtschabel (Sherlocked - transformative experience design)

Think of Black Mirror and how society tells you how to behave; 'good' behavior is rewarded, 'bad' behavior is punished. It's slowly becoming a reality: where and how do we draw the line?

Renáta Hriczkó (Biologist – connecting the city with nature)

How does renewable energy, people and nature interconnect in the future of Amsterdam? We need to find ways to produce and store energy in a crowded city without losing our green spaces or compromising our comfort and need for clean air/water.

Sara Sheikhi (Municipality of Amsterdam – young professional migrants)

How do we make sure companies see refugees as full employees?

Susan Curvers (Municipality of Amsterdam – citizen participation in the energy transition)

How do we involve all layers of society to make the city ready for a change in supply of gas, even when they are not bothered by it?

Tessa de Geus (Kennisland – digitalization of the urban landscape)

The consequences of misuse of data, aren’t just harmful for individuals, but can be detrimental for our democracy and security. How could the ten of us collectively govern our shared data?

Tessa van Iperen, MBA (Iemand anders – Young and dementia)

Healthcare is struggling to get the right kind of service to help young people with dementia, as they are physically fit and strong. What do you think you want and need from healthcare to stay happy and fit, even when you cannot take care of yourself or your family?

Tijmen Kuyper (University of Amsterdam – millennials & burn-outs)

There is a lot of pressure between young peers to pursue an unhealthy and unhappy lifestyle. Being busy is not daring to say no. Dare to make boring choices, dare to be average, dare to sometimes be below average!

Wing Yan Man (3310 – school for millennials – new skills for the new generation)

Work-life balance is turning into just life, technology is becoming our extended memory, greeting with a simple hello is turning suspicious. What new skills are needed for the millenial generation

Yara Bachour (PhD-candidate and surgical resident)

What will people look like in 10 years from now?

Yahaira Gezius (Moving Arts Project – Sustainability for all layers of society)

Miguel Heilbron, MSc (The Black Archives – decolonizing knowledge and institutions)

We see growing attention for anti-racism, anti-discrimination and decolonization movements. If we follow this trend, what should be our aims for Amsterdam and The Netherlands in 10 years?

Mayra Kaptyn (Founder of INK. - Social design thinking)

Matthijs Boom (Deloitte)

Technology enabled transformations in health, diving into the user (patient) experience systems, integrational issues and enterprise applications.

Mathys van Abbe (Kinder & Mobypicture – online and offline connectivity)

How in a world of consuming content via Instagram with the flick of your thumb can we really connect to each other. How do we create depth in a time where social media creates short span concentration span?

Marco de Boer (ReNature Foundation – renature the system)

Connecting the next generation, farmers, organizations and businesses with each other in order to bring back biodiversity in agriculture; How do we make agroforesty mainstream?

Leanne Carmody (The Social Intrapreneurz – Reaching potentials in the new sustainable era)

Society is demanding big business to step up, roll-up their sleeves and broaden their sphere of influence. Planet and profit are no longer seen as mutually exclusive.

Kees van Ginkel & Roeli Suiker (Deltares & VU university – water management and climate change)

What will Holland look like afther a 10 meter sealevel rise?

Koen Kouwenberg (Friends call me Jim – Amsterdam childhood in 2030)

In our dense built city, we need to create places where a child can play freely, close to home and with his friends. How can we ensure that Amsterdam will be more accesible for young children and young parents?

Lara Staal (Curator & program maker)

We are constantly being triggered to operate as efficient as possible. This creates a situation in which domains like academic research, art, education and (health) care are constantly under pressure; how do we make room to inform ourselves & how to win back time in order to politicize ourselves as citizens?

Laurens Buijs (Inc Inc & University of Amsterdam – The Red Light District)

The role of sex work in the city is currently a topic of polarized debate. What place should the Wallen have in the future of Amsterdam?

Lotte Leufkens (Cloudcuddle – handicapped and female leadership)

Katelijne Boerma (MSc) (Bicycle Mayor Program – children bike programs)

Involving children by making them a part of the search for cycling solutions in all parts of the world. How can Amsterdam make biking more fun and safe for kids in the city?

Yahaira Gezius (Moving Arts Project – Sustainability for all layers of society)

How can we create an city that enables sustainable diversity and diverse sustainability?

Matthijs Boom (Deloitte)

Technology enabled transformations in health, diving into the user (patient) experience systems, integrational issues and enterprise applications.