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Always wanted to work for TEDxAmsterdamED?

By Robin Roosenstein - Dec 20th, 2016

TEDxAmsterdamED is looking for new team members!

As TEDxAmsterdamED we are contributing to the exciting movement around education in the Netherlands. We engage the entire community, both inside and out, and present knowledge and inspiration from inspired people with ideas worth spreading. We have presented four mainstage events in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Theater Amsterdam and are preparing the next one in may 2017. For a peek at some of our talks, check YouTube. As with all TED(x) events, TEDxAmsterdamED is a nonprofit organization and exists entirely on the generosity of volunteers, sponsors and partners.

At the moment we are looking to fill the following positions:


Content Creator/Editor
Graphic Designer

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Letter from the Founder

By Robin Roosenstein - Dec 12th, 2016

Dear TEDxAmsterdamED community,

Five years ago we launched this platform with a single idea: What if we could create an event to open up education to the outside world and provide inspiration to the inside? TED, as it turned out, was branching further into their TED-Ed platform and happy to give us a voice and a license. Through that one idea we launched TEDxAmsterdamED and have since brought more than sixty ideas from both inside and outside our community to our stage and to TEDx online.


Wander views

By Anna Swagerman - Jun 18th, 2016

“I’m looking forward to let TEDx suprise me. The event today is on education and learning. I myself learn something new everyday; I’m always searching for new tips and tricks so I feel appealed to the subject of the event. I’m not sure what to expect of the program so I’m just taking it all in and put my mind on zero. Figuratively speaking of course. One should not phrase it like that on an event about learning.”

Previous Talks

Act: Iris Penning

Verder dan vandaag

Iris Penning is a young Dutch singer and songwriter. She was a finalist of the music contest De Grote Prijs van Nederland, performed in the music temple Paradiso Amsterdam and participated in the travelling music festival De Popronde. Often cheerful, sometimes obscure, and above all with a focus on the lyrics - she is perhaps even more of a poet than a musician. For the TEDxAmsterdamED audience, she performed a soulful acoustic rendition of 'Verder dan vandaag'.

Act: CUT_ & Co

Improvisation on Bam Bam

For the closing act of the TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 event, the audience are first treated to a live rendition of 'Honey and Pearls' from the Amsterdam electronic music duo, CUT_. Then, to inspire the audience to keep innovating, CUT_ are joined onstage by Mark Dodsworth and classical percussionist Fabio Galeazzi for a improvised, rhythmic piece that easily gets the audience dancing and clapping along!

Jacquelien de Savornin Lohman

‘Faalkracht' (The Power of Failure)

Jacquelien is 82 years old. She has been a lawyer, a professor and a senator, but at a high age she embarked on a completely new career path: she became a performer. In this piece (in Dutch) she shares her story through song and dance and even gets the audience to sing along! What an inspiration!