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2016: Born to Learn

TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 – Overall impressions of an inspiring day

By Alvaro de Salvo - Apr 29th, 2016

What do 600 people in the audience, 75+ volunteers, twelve keynote speakers, several performing artists and workshop hosts have in common? They were all present at the fourth edition of the TEDxAmsterdamED event, with the unique opportunity to create a full day environment to rethink education. The main topic of this year’s edition was #BorntoLearn and lifelong learning.

TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 - Interactive Program

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Apr 29th, 2016

A new and exciting addition to the TEDxAmsterdamED event this year was the highly interactive learning program for the audience. While past editions of the event have also included a large dose of interactive aspects during the breaks, this year, the #BorntoLearn theme was supercharged with learning opportunities for all participants.

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!

Yolanda Eijgenstein: Small steps towards big dreams

By Mariette Reineke - Mar 2nd, 2016

Mariette Reineke, PR manager for TEDxAmsterdamED 2016, recently spoke to Yolanda Eijgenstein. Yolanda has recently joined the board of TEDxAmsterdamED and this year's event will be her first.

Mariette set out to find out what motivated Yolanda to become a board member, what her view is on Life Long Learning based on her own experience in the corporate world and her ideas about the future of TEDxAmsterdamEducation.

TEDxAmsterdamED Award: Do you have a great idea? Then apply now!

By Robin Roosenstein - Feb 21st, 2016

We proudly introduce the first annual TEDxAmsterdamED Award! For this year's award we are looking for ideas that connect to the 2016 theme of the event - #BornToLearn.
This could be an opportunity for initiatives, changemakers or organisations that are breaking ground in education and/or lifelong learning and wish to share their innovative solutions with the world.

TEDxAmsterdamED 2016: Born To Learn

By Robin Roosenstein - Feb 2nd, 2016

The fourth edition of TEDxAmsterdamED, with the theme ‘Born To Learn’, will be held on April 20th 2016 in Theater Amsterdam.

Yoram Mosenzon - Vulnerable Honesty

By Mirjam van den Berg - Mar 29th, 2015

Yoram Mosenzon has been a Nonviolent Communication teacher for the last fifteen years, traveling the world to teach people better communication skills. What is Nonviolent Communication? It is a unique practice of listening to oneself and others, not a program against bullying, as you may think. It is a technique developed by the late Marshall Rosenberg, which assumes that every judgement is an expression of a beautiful need. Instead of claiming there is something ‘wrong’ with the other person, you learn how to communicate from your own needs. In this type of communication, both kids and adults learn to resolve conflicts between arguing parties on a personal, organisational and even international level. Through his trainings, Mosenzon helps people connect in a real way, communicating in a vulnerably honest way. 

How to create a movement during and after TEDxAmsterdamED

By Mira Gleisberg - Mar 9th, 2015

“What can I do today to expand my idea tomorrow?” This was the theme of the day on March the 6th with four inspiring workshops, passionate speakers, delicious food and a hell of a lot of ideas. All in all, bootcamp number two went down a treat.

Preparing the Speakers Video

By Mira Gleisberg - Mar 9th, 2015

Speaking for the TEDxAmsterdamED event 2015 is not just about showing up on the day itself and presenting your idea. It is so much more, just as TEDxAmsterdamED is so much more than just an event about education. It is an adventure… that starts with having an idea, an idea worth spreading, sending this idea in and then being invited to the speaker’s pitch. There you present yourself and your idea, being coached and supported by an inspiring team of people who know that your idea needs to be heard. Curious about what preparations are needed before the speakers are ready to present their idea for the TEDxAmsterdamED event on 26th of March? Check out this wonderful video!

The Secret to Giving a Great Talk

By Jessika Lynch - Feb 17th, 2015

What are the elements that make an incredible TEDtalk – or any inspiring speech or talk, for that matter?

As another edition of TEDxAmsterdamED looms on the horizon, we asked Joni Bais, director and co-founder of Great Communicators, and Jessika Lynch, curator and co-founder of TEDxAmsterdamED, to share what makes a great TED talk. Between the two of them, Bais and Lynch have selected and/or coached dozens of successful TEDx speakers, presented workshops, written content for, and worked with many other speakers to create, shape, and present their talks on various stages and events.  

The two recently met for coffee to answer the question: how do you put together a great TED talk?

Speaker Bootcamp off to a flying start

By Mira Gleisberg - Feb 5th, 2015

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. 

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.

Jurriën Mentink

Intergenerational learning

The pace of life today can be overwhelming, focused on achieving a long list of things, but rarely pausing to ask ‘why’. That is how Jurriën Mentink felt about his life until he got the opportunity to move into the Humanitas Retirement Home in Deventer at the start of his university studies. He got to live there for free in exchange for 30 hours volunteering with the elderly residents. But he got a lot more than he ever expected - thanks to his neighbours he now has a completely different perspective on life.