Attending a TED or TEDx event tends to be a very special opportunity for most people who get the chance to be at an event live. It has been described by one of our past guests as, “a day that leaves you tingling from every nerve ending.” We’d have to agree.
We are thrilled to introduce you to three more of our speakers - all renowned thinkers and innovators with a passion for nurturing learners of the future.
As the date of the TEDxAmsterdamED main event draws nearer, preparations on all levels have been intensifying. This is especially true for the speakers, who have now taken the first steps in the TEDxAmsterdamED coaching program run by our partner, Great Communicators.
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.
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.
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.
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.