Claire Boonstra

By Heleen Emanuel - Apr 1st, 2015

Ask the "Why" Question

Did you ever ask yourself what is the purpose of education? We all make decisions at one point or another related to our education and often also someone else’s, but rarely ask this critical question. If we did, we may have the start to the education revolution. In this passionate, enthusiastic talk filled with examples of what we should question, Claire Boonstra takes us on a reflective journey through the “why” in education. In 2012 Claire Boonstra stepped onto the TEDxAmsterdamED stage and announced she was making a complete career change and devoting her work to improving education. Prior to that defining moment, Claire, a civil engineer by trade, founded the augmented reality company Layar (now Blippar). She has been appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and named one of Fast Company’s most influential women in technology. After her talk, she left Layar and founded Operation Education.

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