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And the five selected speakers from the Speaker Pitch are...

By Heleen Emanuel - Jan 22nd, 2015

It was a nice surprise to see one of the former speakers of TEDxAmsterdamED, Jaffar Al-Ani, as our host yesterday. Now I know that TEDx is not only valuable for the audience, but also for the speakers themselves. What an amazing amount of growth Jaffar has gone through in comparison to his talk in 2013. Loved his talk then, but loved him more today as a free speaker! Jaffar took a moment to point out the right to free speech, referring to the horrible week in Paris. The pitches were fast, good and varied. As a regular speaker on stage, I was impressed by the way the speakers presented themselves.

Do you want to be a speaker at TEDxAmsterdamED 2015?

By Mira Gleisberg - Jan 19th, 2015

TEDxAmsterdamED’s program team spends the better part of a year researching speakers to present their talks at our main event. One way we look for speakers is via our annual Speaker Pitch, where we ask our community to spread the word and let us hear the best Ideas Worth Spreading in education. This year’s Speaker Pitch event will be held on January 11, 2015 in Boom Chicago Amsterdam.

2015 Trailer!

By Mira Gleisberg - Jan 19th, 2015

Change is in the air: are we nearing the tipping point or just nearly at the tip of the iceberg? Is revolution needed for Education to evolve, or is the future of Education already within reach? From the tiny shifts that make a huge difference to the ground-breaking movements shaking the system, TEDxAmsterdamED 2015 explores the Education (r)evolution and the balancing act between continuity and change.

Speaker Pitch - 14 year old Kayo Korabiowski

By Mira Gleisberg - Jan 11th, 2015

Kayo Korabiowski - (I'm Not) Another Brick In The Wall.

Kayo, a 14 year old student, pitches that education should prepare kids to solve today’s global problems: war, poverty and environmental issues. But how can our current educational system prepare students when it is essentially based on 18th century society?

Laura Beljaars

By Mira Gleisberg - Jan 19th, 2015

Once you meet Laura, you will always remember her. She is an amazing teacher not only because she loves her work but also for the path she travelled to become one with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS). She refuses to be limited by her disability and believes it has been the driving force behind her desire to achieve things.