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TEDxDelft 2013 | The people behind TEDxDelft – Caryn ’t Hart de Wijkerslooth
What is your role at TEDxDelft?
I’m one of the three curators. The word curator comes from the Latin curare meaning “take care”. So, we take care of the program, basically. I look for possible speakers and performers to be on the TEDxDelft stage. I search , interview, invite speakers and performers for the lineup, keeping in mind the balance in the program. Together with Rob Speekenbrink and Jeroen van Erp I will hopefully construct and design a wonderful program with good speakers for the next TedXDelft.
Why did you get involved with the organization?
Because I am a story geek. I love reading stories, hearing stories, writing stories, referring to stories, discovering stories and helping people build up their story. In short: stories make me tick. I’m convinced that people are shaped by stories and – at the same time – shape stories. Stories might be the most important things we have. So, when I discovered TED years ago I immediately thought that I was so awesome. Then I discovered that there were TEDx-events in the Netherlands as well. I knew I wanted to contribute straightaway.
How long have you been a part of the TEDxDelft team?
Since January 2013.
If you could choose one person to give a talk at TEDxDelft, who would it be and why?
Annie MG Schmidt. Definitely. It would be awesome to hear her speak about her power to be an original, how to find your spark.
What’s your nerdy little secret?
“ Although I stick to my vegetarian –mostly even vegan- diet, I love a klup burger from time to time at Café van Engelen in Leiden. “