Robin Koops: Building my own pancreas

What can you do when you’re forced to release control over your life? You take it back. That’s what Robin Koops did with his AP, or Artificial Pancreas. His diabetes took away a large part of his life. All the little things that seemed to take all of his energy, was in fact diabetes. He […]

Schiphol Real Estate: Steps towards a more sustainable future

Schiphol Real Estate have the aim to offer companies and people who are based at the airport an inspiring workplace. A place to work that goes further than the office doors and allows people’s ideas to flourish. They have a local community called Spot Schiphol where they aim to connect tenants to one other through […]

Wouter de Jong: A better world starts in your head

We often think that self-care involves eating well and exercising, but actually it all starts in your head. Just like your physical muscles, your mental ones can be trained as well. That’s why bestselling author Wouter de Jong will transform the Beurs van Berlage into a gym for the mind during TEDxAmsterdam. In only twenty […]

Clarice Gargard: Social advocate for society

Our moderator is a very special person who can definitely not be pigeon-holed. Clarice Gargard works for national and local TV at BNNVARA and AT5, but also for Vogue en The Correspondent. Moreover, she’s mainly a social advocate for society. Her upbringing during the Liberian civil wars and her family history was documented in the […]

Dennis Storm: Turn your life around by saying no to your inner consumer

We live in a consumer-based society, where nothing ever seems to be enough. We are told that we need to keep buying things, whether that’s to keep the economy going, to satisfy our own fear of missing out or simply because product placement pulls an inception on our brain. But, if we’re being perfectly honest […]

Jan van de Venis: Who owns nature? Or does nature own itself?

Jan van de Venis

Do humans own everything? Or can nature or a part of nature, like a river, a national park or even a tree have rights? Who owns it? Nature owning itself is part of an emerging “rights of nature” movement that’s inspiring so many around the world. Jan van de Venis is owner of law firm JustLaw, […]

Thijs Biersteker: It’s time to feel the facts

In times where topics like climate change, deforestation and mass migration can be overwhelming, artist Thijs Biersteker turns scientific research into empowering interactive art installations.    As an artist and tutor at the Technical University Delft, he works together with universities and scientists worldwide to turn their, sometimes  shocking, facts on today’s pressing issues into relatable […]

Beurs van Berlage

On November 8th 2019, TEDxAmsterdam hosts its Planet Act event at the Beurs van Berlage. An event that fits perfectly in this unique historical meeting place! TEDxAmsterdam wants to bring people together for an inspiring event and the Beurs van Berlage is Amsterdam’s ultimate meeting place. In the historic city centre of Amsterdam, the Beurs […]

Charles Groenhuijsen: America is becoming progressively progressive. Really.

Once in a small Dutch town, called Utrecht, Charles Groenhuijsen studied history. He always had a passion to understand how we get to where we are today. A drive to learn the reasons behind events that impact how we see the world, what affects our attitude and what models and shapes how we move forward. […]

Luan Buleshkaj: Former radio presenter turned whimsical wordsmith

Luan Buleshkaj is a former radio presenter turned whimsical wordsmith. The well-known spoken word artist encompasses a kind of magic that very few of us could ever achieve. It could be something to do with the fact he’s worked in a number of copywriting roles, or it could have something to do with his blood […]