TEDxAmsterdam 2013 was an amazing experience. We celebrated our 5th anniversary at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. With the following line-up: Dadara Manfred Kets de Vries Bart Remes Jimmy Nelson Eva Simons Dominic Seldis Heleen Mees Amy Robinson Fons Trompenaars Words are not enough to describe the day. Let’s look at a short video compiliation.
One of these initiatives is the series of TEDx events focusing on this future for schools and students. Last week my team (headed by Nephtalie Demei and Jessika Lynch) organized TEDxAmsterdamEducation at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The events was opened by Lodewijk Asscher, Alderman of the Amsterdam Municipal Council.
“LEAP is the business community for women in acclaimed organisations who aspire to maximise the efforts and impact of female talent.” At their event last Monday I was asked by Erica van Ooyen to share my ideas on leadership values. It was during a panel session together with Jos Nijhuis (CEO Schiphol Group), Peter Molengraaf (CEO Liander) and Carla Smits-Nusteling (CFO KPN). It was
During the evening session of TEDxAmsterdam 2010 I got the chance to answer the question that was asked the most: Why did you sign up for the TEDx-license in 2009? A small personal story, followed by three examples of turning “ideas worth spreading” into “ideas worth doing”. While we’re on the subject: Bill and Melinda Gates are looking forward to your suggestions! If you
Today is Universal Children’s Day. To celebrate this important day children across the globe have used their collaborative creativity to share with you the following videoclip.
The song was written by Bas Kennis and Jim Stolze, based on dreams and ideas from children in 41 cities. Those kids were then asked to record their own video contributions. Amsterdam started this “video relay” and soon followed Tokyo, Soweto, New York, Paris, Salzburg, Nasa and many more. The concept of the video and the production were done by Elian Wils from BigShots.
On November 20th the videoclip premiered in 61 cities during TEDxYouthDay.
Music was recored at Grand Street Recording, New York. Vocals by Morley.
Since my initial experiment in 2008 I get a lot of messages around the world from people who are doing similar projects. These projects vary in size but they have one thing in common. “What will happen if you unplug?” Last week I spoke at Eday 2010 and I gave an update on these interesting projects: Jeroen van Loon To graduate without the computer
This week The Gates Foundation and TED released their website for the TEDxChange. Events that will be taking place across the globe this year on 20 September. It’s my pleasure to give you some more information about the Dutch chapter of this event:
Last week I was in Berlin attending and speaking at the NEXT-Conference 2010. Other speakers included Stowe Boyd, Andrew Keen and Cindy Callop. I was in the track “openess” together with Steve Rubel. Some of you may have watched the live-stream but I got some questions about the slides, so I put them up on Slideshare and wrote down a version of the transcript:
This week I will be at the NEXT-conference: Europe’s leading Internet conference will be held in Berlin. The motto of next10 is “Game Changers”, and the conference will offer 40 hours of events with international speakers over two days on three stages at STATION-Berlin. My talk on Wednesday will be an update on the Virtual Happiness Project, which was launched on the PicNic-Conference in
Last week I was one of the keynote speakers at InCTformatie, the annual conference for publishers in The Netherlands. As part of my talk was this video about “the end of publishing”. Lot of people felt inspired by this clip, so I would like to share it with you also. Please watch the entire three minutes 🙂