TALKS

TEDx Talks

Looking to get inspired? Check out one of our TEDx Talks! 

Ruben Oost

Ruben Oost

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
– Give us freedom! Ruben is a student from Technasium, who shows how education can support students in making the world...
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Barbara Linders

Barbara Linders

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Hidden Treasures Barbara Linders, teacher, author and inspirator on the happiness of learning. There is only one rule in Barbara’s...
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Susanne van Els

Susanne van Els

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
– Trusting students while teaching excellence Susanne van Els is originally a violist. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The...
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Rutger Verhoeff

Rutger Verhoeff

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
– There is no *I* in Bildung Rutger Verhoeff, designer at Bildung Academy, highlights the importance of confusion and to trust...
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Peter Merry

Peter Merry

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
– Forged from the Future: the Ubiquity Experiment Peter Merry is co-founder Ubiquity University, a social learning and innovation platform forged...
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David Giron

David Giron

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Codam Amsterdam: ‘Codam, a new way of learning’ David Giron, director at Codam College, talks about the unique way of...
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Act: Ivan Words

Act: Ivan Words

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
Ivan is a spokenword artist, musician, songwriter and host
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Act: National Ballet Academy

Act: National Ballet Academy

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
Pax de deux A pax de deux by the Dutch National Ballet Academy.
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Anthony Heidweiller

Anthony Heidweiller

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
The power of (classical) singing Anthony Heidweiller, a baritone, operamaker, creator, inspirer and promoter of innovative opera concepts, is a...
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Award pitch: Beerend Hierck

Award pitch: Beerend Hierck

2017 Award
Mixed reality in higher education A team of experts from the University of Leiden and the Leiden UMC has added...
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Award pitch: Minka Bos

Award pitch: Minka Bos

2017 Award
Meeting is the new form of learning ‘War in my neighbourhood’ organises meetings between primary school pupils and local older...
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Cees van Lotringen

Cees van Lotringen

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Back to the future: the Dutch DNA Cees van Lotringen is a writer, journalist and entrepreneur. For writing his latest...
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Cha-Hsuan Liu

Cha-Hsuan Liu

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
The secret of tiger moms Dr. Cha-Hsuan Liu is a university lecturer at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht...
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Damiaan Denys

Damiaan Denys

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Anxious to learn  Damiaan Denys, philosopher, professor and psychiatrist at the Brainwash Academy, treats people with anxiety disorders. He will...
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Emma Stoks

Emma Stoks

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Why being smart doesn’t help you find God Emma Stoks graduated as a perfect student from high school in 2017...
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Frank de Wit

Frank de Wit

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
Empower your kids with Scrum @ home Frank de Wit is father of four young kids and a designer that...
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Iliass El Hadioui

Iliass El Hadioui

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
Equality in a super diverse class  Iliass El Hadioui, professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, studies the relationship between street and...
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Susanne Baars

Susanne Baars

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
– Do schools kill our Dutch DNA? Susanne Baars is a true entrepreneur, exponential tech innovator and genetic expert with a...
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Sjef Drummen

Sjef Drummen

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
– The 10 commandments of 21st century learning Sjef Drummen is an educational artist and thought leader of the national and...
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Marcia Goddard

Marcia Goddard

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Teach like a toddler: how to bring education in the 21st century Marcia Goddard is a neuroscientist with a growth...
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Jan Rotmans

Jan Rotmans

2018 TEDxTalk: Dutch DNA-Based Education
Next Society, Next Economy, Next Education Jan Rotmans is professor in transition studies, but also goes by the title of...
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Kleine Mo

Kleine Mo

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
How a Little Man Can Change the World “I thought all Moroccans grew up to be criminals,” little Mohammed said...
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Jelle Jolles

Jelle Jolles

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
The Teenage Brain: guide or inspire? Jelle Jolles, a neuropsychologist with the Centre for Brain and Learning and author of...
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Thijs Homan

Thijs Homan

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
– The inner side of Organizational Change Professor in Implementation and Change Management Thijs Homan has been focused on this question...
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Niels Huismans

Niels Huismans

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
– A life lived learning Niels Huismans is an young strategic thinker fascinated by the way people act and learn....
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Liam Tjoa

Liam Tjoa

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
Lessons learned from the Snapchat-age(d) One of the Netherlands’ youngest entrepreneurs, Liam Tjoa, has co-founded a successful business ‘GoSpooky. His...
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Rolf Winters

Rolf Winters

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
– Preparing our children for the 21st century Rolf Winters, maker of the successful documentary, Down to Earth, spent eight years...
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Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

2017 TEDxTalk: From an Outside Perspective
– How to innovate education through interactions Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes is the founder of AKKA Architects, which specializes in designing buildings...
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Act: Iris Penning

Act: Iris Penning

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Verder dan vandaag  Iris Penning is a young Dutch singer and songwriter. She was a finalist of the music contest...
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Jacquelien de Savornin Lohman

Jacquelien de Savornin Lohman

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
‘Faalkracht’ (The Power of Failure) Jacquelien is 82 years old. She has been a lawyer, a professor and a senator,...
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Act: CUT_ & Co

Act: CUT_ & Co

2016 TEDxPerformance
Act: CUT_ & Co Improvisation on Bam Bam  For the closing act of the TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 event, the audience are...
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Award Pitch: Michel Visser

Award Pitch: Michel Visser

2016 Award
Learn from your neighbors  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et...
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Award Pitch: Daniel Haven

Award Pitch: Daniel Haven

2016 Award
Flexible Exams  What drives Daniel Haven is making online education fully flexible and available to everyone around the world. The...
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Award Pitch Winner: Nathalie Lecina

Award Pitch Winner: Nathalie Lecina

2016 Award
From dropouts to innovators The goal of Studio Moio, founded by Nathalie Lecina, is to re-motivate young people from vocational...
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TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 Award Ceremony

TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 Award Ceremony

2016 Award
The call for applications for the first annual TEDxAmsterdamED Award was answered by over 90 applicants! From these, 15 were...
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André Platteel

André Platteel

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Radical Not-Knowing: Learning with an unknown future  According to André, in this rapidly changing world our knowledge has a sell-by-date....
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Lainie Liberti & Miro Siegel

Lainie Liberti & Miro Siegel

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Unschooling: making the world our classroom This mother and son duo show what learning and education can be outside of...
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Isabella Biney

Isabella Biney

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Give teachers the chance to help me discover my talents  Isabella is a high school student with a powerful message...
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Act: Ramana Magic

Act: Ramana Magic

2016 TEDxPerformance
Soles on Earth  Ramana, especially for the TEDxAmsterdamED audience, combines a multitude of magic acts with his personal story of...
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Roshan Paul

Roshan Paul

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
How Do You Learn How to Change the World  Roshan has spent his life and career supporting change makers. He...
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Birte ten Hoopen

Birte ten Hoopen

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
How to Bring Learning to Life Beginning her talk with an engaging personal story, of emergency response training at the...
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Act: Bitter Sweet Dance & Dansmakers Amsterdam

Act: Bitter Sweet Dance & Dansmakers Amsterdam

2016 TEDxPerformance
Please me Please In an abbreviated version of their two-part performance, Please me Please, choreographer Liat Waysbort, along with dancers...
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Christine Wank

Christine Wank

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
The 3 C’s for true innovation Christine comes to TEDxAmsterdamED from Berlin. She works as a leadership coach and change...
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Jurriën Mentink

Jurriën Mentink

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Intergenerational learning The pace of life today can be overwhelming, focused on achieving a long list of things, but rarely...
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Intermezzo: Children’s Press Bureau

Intermezzo: Children’s Press Bureau

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Three children of the Children’s Press Bureau told the audience what they discovered their peers in Amsterdam want out of...
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Chris Sigaloff

Chris Sigaloff

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Crowdsourcing education creating room for the unusual suspects Chris is director at Kennisland. She talks about her journey in guiding...
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Act: Noa Wildschut

Act: Noa Wildschut

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Passion for music education A violinist since the age of four, 15-year old Noa Wildschut is now a student at...
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Jelmer Evers

Jelmer Evers

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
Changing education from the ground up Education is all about trust – trust in the teacher. According to Jemer Evers...
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Karolina Stawinska

Karolina Stawinska

2016 TEDxTalk:Born to Learn
What if everyone was an astronaut?  ‘What is your dream from the future?’ Often, the first and last time that...
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Act: Mark Dodsworth

Act: Mark Dodsworth

2016 TEDxPerformance
Tubular Symphony  What better way to start the TEDxAmsterdamED 2016 event than to make the audience part of the opening...
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Melanie Burnett

Melanie Burnett

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Make Your Dreams Come True One poignant question posed by a stranger changed Melanie’s troubled life: ‘Where will you be...
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Lodewijk Asscher

Lodewijk Asscher

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Dutch Policy and the Future of Education in the Netherlands  Lodewijk is a prominent member of the Dutch Labor Party,...
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Lital Marom

Lital Marom

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Morse Code and the Future of Leadership As we shift from a stable, linear economy to an innovative and dynamic...
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Dylan Hyman

Dylan Hyman

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
What happens when Classrooms meet Higher Order Thinking  Dylan Hyman wants to inspire teachers and students to create their own...
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Joost Uitdewilligen

Joost Uitdewilligen

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
I Am You. How Immersive Learning Can Help Us All.  What would the world look like if we could truly...
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Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Identity: Where Fear and Change Intersect in Education What is personal identity, and can it change over time? And what...
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Yoram Mosenzon

Yoram Mosenzon

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Vulnerable Honesty In this funny, personal, and honest look at the way we as humans approach communication, Yoram Mosenzon teaches...
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Lisanne Vriens

Lisanne Vriens

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Putting the System Upside Down  What do students want and need to take control of their own education? In a...
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Claire Boonstra

Claire Boonstra

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Ask the “Why” Question Did you ever ask yourself what is the purpose of education? We all make decisions at...
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JESS

JESS

2013 TEDxPerformance
Jess, Emma, Simone & Simone = JESS. Four school friends with unmistakable chemistry off- and on-stage. JESS entered the Kunstbende...
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Deborah Carter

Deborah Carter

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Watch out, Silicon Valley. We’re coming for you. Deborah wants to transform children in her community from passive technology users...
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Hanna Jochmann-Mannak

Hanna Jochmann-Mannak

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Finding the answer! A Better Internet for Kids Today’s search engines don’t provide the tools our children need to get...
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Floor & Liz

Floor & Liz

2015 TEDxPerformance
Grow The number they will perform is called ‘Grow’, inspired by the story of Liz’s little sister, who struggled with...
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Ingrid van Rossum

Ingrid van Rossum

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Changing the Face of Education How can practical education in the future look? And how can vocational students take their...
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Jan de Lange

Jan de Lange

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Curious Minds, Serious Play  Research has shown that it is necessary to facilitate the development of children’s minds toward logical...
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Sandra van Aalderen

Sandra van Aalderen

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Teachers, Know Your Brain! Knowledge about the brain and learning is essential if we want to convince teachers to use...
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Jaap Versfelt

Jaap Versfelt

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Why Some Schools Become Great and Others Don’t According to Jaap, the education system needs a major remake: teachers must...
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Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
Every Child is a Rudolph Yong Zhao believes that we all have a little bit of Rudolph in us –...
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Classick

Classick

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
TEDxAmsterdamED 2015 Opening  The founders and members of Classick aim to get an important message across – that we should...
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Jonathan Even-Zohar

Jonathan Even-Zohar

2013 TEDxTalk: The Pursuit of Excellence
Shape a global future – teach history beyond identity
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Jelte de Jongh

Jelte de Jongh

2013 TEDxTalk: The Pursuit of Excellence
Big data and the excellence revolution 
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Amy Burke

Amy Burke

2013 TEDxTalk: The Pursuit of Excellence
Mindfulness in Education, Learning from the Inside Out
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Willem Jan Renger

Willem Jan Renger

2013 TEDxTalk: The Pursuit of Excellence
Games as design language for teaching and learning
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Anton Philips

Anton Philips

2013 TEDxTalk: The Pursuit of Excellence
Being conscious of your own motivational behavior 
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Drew Wackerling – Introduction

Drew Wackerling – Introduction

2013 TEDxTalk: The Pursuit of Excellence
TEDxAmsterdamED 2013 – The Pursuit of Excellence 
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Claire Boonstra

Claire Boonstra

2012 TEDxTalk: Connected Worlds
The Shift to Value-Centered Education
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Karim Amrani

Karim Amrani

2012 TEDxTalk: Connected Worlds
How to Change Education?  After 3 years of thorough research, Karim discovered the answer to his question: “How do you...
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Maja Mischke

Maja Mischke

2012 TEDxTalk: Connected Worlds
As a teacher in one of Amsterdam’s inner city schools, Maja brings a fresh perspective to dealing with young people...
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Jesse Boere

Jesse Boere

2012 TEDxTalk: Connected Worlds
Your Brain On Music Should our educators pay more attention to music? Yes, they should, says Jesse Boere. He will...
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Neil D’Souza

Neil D’Souza

2012 TEDxTalk: Connected Worlds
Old technology for a new education Neil brings his talk all the way from San Francisco, where he is based....
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Matthijs Leendertse

Matthijs Leendertse

2012 TEDxTalk: Connected Worlds
Learning Connects Us All An academic with a desire to change the status quo, Matthijs first thoroughly researches and understands...
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Stan Putman

Stan Putman

2015 TEDxTalk: The Education (r)evolution
From Education to TEDucation Stan Putman is a self-proclaimed education expert and our youngest speaker, and has spent more than...
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Barbara Winkelhuyzen

Barbara Winkelhuyzen

2018 Award
Klik the School network Barbara is advocating for an online database for students, teachers, parents to use shared skills. KLIIK...
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Youssef El Bouhassani

Youssef El Bouhassani

2018 Award
LeerLevels Youssef is attempting to create a system that combines a graph based curriculum with Artificial Intelligence to make high...
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Aiman Hassani

Aiman Hassani

2018 Award
Pluswhats talents program Led by Cristian Boscheri and Aiman Hassani, the pluswhat talents program is a full-time program where talented...
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