The TEDxAmsterdamED Award 2016

April 1st 2016

Do you have a project or idea worth spreading, a little-known marvel with potential to make a big impact in the field of lifelong learning?

If so, our platform can help.

Share your idea with us and you might just get

TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 gave 15 innovative a chance to pitch it among this year’s most promising changemakers in education and learning at !

What is the TEDxAmsterdamED Award all about?

In the lead up to our 2016 event, we are proud to introduce the first annual TEDxAmsterdamED Award. The Award will be an annual competition, as part of which we create a platform to help accelerate the potential impact of outstanding early-stage ideas. We believe ideas can change lives and ultimately the world. This year we are looking for ideas that relate to our event theme - #BornToLearn. They can be initiatives, changemakers or organisations that are breaking ground in education and/or lifelong learning and wish to share their innovative solutions with the world. The award is all about:

  • Improving and accelerating ideas by offering free support and connecting you with our community

  • Gaining business help from our team and partners

  • And importantly, creating momentum by giving you the chance to spread the word on our TEDxAmsterdamED stage

The top three ideas will get the opportunity to pitch at the main event on April 20th 2016 and the best will win the first TEDxAmsterdamED Award!


TEDxAmsterdamED Award Criteria:

We are searching for an idea that:

  • Takes people, education and lifelong learning as its starting point

  • Makes a sustainable, positive change in education and/or lifelong learning

  • Inspires people and dares to challenge the current education system

  • Has a significant positive impact on the lives of people and the planet

  • Has a link with The Netherlands.

The deadline for submitting your idea was March 14th 2016.