TEDxAmsterdamED 2018 Awards: Apply now!

By Linda Stolp - Aug 3rd, 2018

Applications are now open for the TEDxAmsterdamED 2018 Awards!

We proudly announce that applications are now open for the annual TEDxAmsterdamED Award 2018! For this year's award we are looking for ideas that connect to the 2018 theme of the event - #DutchDNA.

The Award

The award is an annual competiton in which we search for groundbreaking ideas that solve problems in the field of education and lifelong learning. Through it, we give a platform to great ideas in their early stage to accelerate their potential impact. We are looking for individuals, teams or companies that want to share their solutions with the world.

This year's theme is 'Dutch DNA-Based Education'. We want to explore ideas that offer us a de-centralised approach to education that calls for collective learning and innovation! Do you have an idea that coincides with our vision? Do you seek resources to put your ideas into practice? Are you hooked already? Then apply now by filling out the registration form below!

The award is all about

  • Accelerating and improving ideas by offering free support from our incubation team;

  • Gaining business help from our team and partners;

  • Promoting your idea by connecting with our community; and

  • Creating a momentum by spreading the word on our TEDxAmsterdamED stage.

Three ideas will have the chance to share their talk during the main event of TEDxAmsterdamED on 31st October 2018. From three, one idea will win based on audience votes on the spot! The winner of the TEDxAmsterdamED Award will receive support from our partners to grow and accelerate their idea.

TEDxAmsterdamED Award Criteria

We are searching for an idea that

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

  • Has a link with the Dutch-DNA Based Education theme;

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

  • Inspires people;

  • Dares to challenge the current education system; and

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

Important Dates & Selection Process

If you decide to apply, these dates are crucial - keep your schedule free!

  • September 12th - Deadline for submissions.

  • October 4th - Notification Day: 11 ideas get selected for PitchDay.

  • October 19th - Bootcamp Day: selected ideas receive coaching; pitch before a jury; 3 ideas get selected for the main event.

  • October 31st - Main Event: 1 idea wins the award!

To apply please fill in the registraion form!

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