Two days about the future of financial education

Last week I had the pleasure to be the master of ceremonies at the Global Symposium of the OECD. In the presence of H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, debates at this high-level symposium in Amsterdam on 20-21 April 2016 focussed on financial education amongst kids, youth, adolescents and adults. The theme was carefully chosen: “Financial Resilience, throughout life”.

An education revolution

Inspired by the great talks from Sir Ken Robinson (2006 and 2010) we’ve seen many initiatives from TED-sters who wanted to contribute to this upcoming Education Revolution.

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.

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