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The Startup Weekend Education

By Maylis Buonomo - Apr 18th, 2016

When I first arrived at the Startup Weekend Education Amsterdam, I thought I would be there as an observer. In reality, it was much more than this!

TEDxAmsterdamED on the Amsterdam Mamas Podcast

By Kathy Jastrzebski - Apr 15th, 2016

TEDxAmsterdamED has made a notable appearance on the Amsterdam Mamas education-focused podcast series with the founder and curator, Jessika Lynch, as well as 2015 speaker, Dylan Hyman, appearing on the freshly-released episode #13.

Interview with Roshan Paul - How Do You Learn How to Change the World

By Madeline Hendricks - Apr 12th, 2016

Indian by birth but global citizen in deed, Roshan Paul is a man who escapes definition. In both his personal and professional life he is always looking for innovation. His endeavours range from his social entrepreneurship to his unquestionable academic achievements, and to his identity as a cricket journalist-cum-storyteller-cum-novelist who has worked or studied on every inhabited continent.
An engaging speaker, Paul comes to TEDxAmsterdamED as co-founder of the Amani Institute, where he has set aside barriers to generate an educational model fit for the dynamic needs of the twenty-first century.

TEDxAmsED 2016 Act: Iris Penning

By Coraline Reeder - Apr 11th, 2016

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. She has also recently shared the stage with renowned Dutch musician Spinvis.

TEDxAmsED 2016 Act: CUT_ & Co

By Kathy Jastrzebski - Apr 11th, 2016

Especially for TEDxAmsterdamED, the Amsterdam-based electronic music duo CUT_ will team up with two other artists - the classically trained percussionist Fabio Galeazzi and the cofounder of RedZebra Mark Dodsworth - to form CUT_ & Co and dazzle the audience with their collective musical improvisation talents.

#BornToLearn: What's in the program

By Jessika Lynch - Apr 9th, 2016

Jessika Lynch founded TEDxAmsterdamED in 2011 with the mission to open education issues to a wider audience and help make education understood as a topic that affects the shaping of our future. Jessika has attended numerous TED workshops and the annual TED main event in California. In addition to organizing TEDxAmsterdamED, Jessika has a communications background and creates speeches and content, coaches speakers and helps craft authentic stories for people and companies. She has two kids, is married to a teacher, and reads endless articles on innovation and invention.

TEDxAmsED 2016 Act: Ramana Magic

By Kathy Jastrzebski - Apr 7th, 2016

Ramana wants to remind you that we can all rise above ourselves and sometimes even help others to go beyond. Ramana was travelling in India, as an Anthropologist and Museologist, when he came across the Vazhakunnam School of Magic. He was intrigued by the things he saw there and immediately knew he had found his calling. He became an apprentice to the magician Madhu Suddhan and began to practice daily. Now, years later, he has become one of the Netherlands’ most famous magicians and makes numerous television appearances showcasing his magic and levitation talents.

One Minute Video's

By Robin Roosenstein - Apr 7th, 2016

We have been filming inspirational people giving answers to one of the four questions of our TEDxAmsterdamED origami game. Now we would like you to film your own 'one minute video' and share with us your greatest insights and lessons learned!

Interview with Dylan Hyman – One year on from her TEDxAmsterdamED 2015 talk

By Jutka Colson - Apr 6th, 2016

Dylan Hyman, a teacher and education developer, has had a very busy year indeed! Her initiative 'Spring High, Education in Motion' will open in Amsterdam in August 2016. Based in the Nieuw West, the school incorporates values she spoke about in her TEDxAmsterdamED talk last year.

In short, Spring High focuses on developing the curriculum along with the teachers, but also intends to develop ideas and projects that will get the whole neighbourhood involved. This way, the neighbourhood and the school will learn together and help each other grow.

Spring High is aimed at 10 to 16 year olds, who will learn through discovery, cooperation, watching each other and practice – all to help them acquire knowledge themselves. They will be actively encouraged to try thing out, make mistakes and learn from them.

As Dylan talked about this initiative in her 2015 talk, we are proud and happy that she has made this idea come to life!