Tangerine: ballads that inspire people

written by Maxim Dameijer, 4 October 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Excited to see the new houseband of the Dutch TV-show DWDD, the audience applauded through the first notes Tangerine played. The authentic additude of twins Sander and Arnout Brinks and their drive for innovating...

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More to see and do at TEDxDelft

written by Jessica van den Doel, , filed as TEDxDelft

Do try this at home TEDxDelft: talk to ID coach Chantal van Arensbergen. You can find MOVISIE in the foyer on the first floor. TED talks are about getting inspired. But what does that...

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Keeping the TEDx spirit alive!

written by Michelle van Duijn, , filed as TEDxDelft

TEDxDelft is famous for their ability to touch and inspire people. We make people think, we start conversations and we provide brilliant speakers with engaging audiences and help them change the world. So why...

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Gerwin Smit- breaking the vicious circle of user dissatisfaction

written by Olga Mecking, , filed as TEDxDelft

The prostheses we have today have not changed for more than 100 years: they don’t look like hands; they are hard to operate; or, they don’t provide an accurate enough grip. They are not...

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Marije Nie – Where do your steps take you?

written by Michelle van Duijn, , filed as TEDxDelft

When Marije starts tapping, the crowd is dead silent. The only thing you can hear is the sound of her tapping feet on the streets of Istanbul; the scenery for her new movie “One...

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Served on the side: Books and some radiation

written by Damini Purkayastha, , filed as TEDxDelft

Ideas worth sharing come in many avatars. Most popularly books. One of the most visited side events at TEDxDelft is the Pop-Up Library. One corner of the Van Hasseltzaal in the Aula at TU...

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Professor Maarten Frens tickles your brain

written by Agaath Diemel, , filed as TEDxDelft

Professor Maarten Frens is not just brainy, he is a brain professor, and a specialist on the subject of brain enhancement. At TEDxDelft 2013 he tells us all about Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation or...

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Beat failure by laughter!

written by Maxim Dameijer, , filed as TEDxDelft

Is failure a bad thing? “No”, says Matthew Rogers. At TEDxDelft he tells about the Joy of Failure. Face, love and free yourself! As a 21-year old man, he was a university boxer with...

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Rolf Hut – A Man With Ideas

written by Ulf Winberg, , filed as TEDxDelft

Despite finishing his PhD just a few days ago, Rolf Hut has been an active member of the TEDxDelft team also this year. Last year, besides being responsible for the Scrap Heap Challenge, he...

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Ben Bronsema ‘I feel the need to realize my dream’

written by Jessica van den Doel, , filed as TEDxDelft

Another speaker mentioned that there is a relatively small group of people promoting green buildings. However Ben Bronsema is one of them. Do try this at home is the perfect theme for him. Because...

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Carin Boersma: Flipping development from top down to listening

written by Damini Purkayastha, , filed as TEDxDelft

  The talk began with a thought provoking video about a mock initiative called Radi-Aid. With a heart-rending background score, the video talks about “spreading warmth to Norway” by encouraging Africans to donate their...

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What else?

written by Jessica van den Doel, , filed as TEDxDelft

TEDxDelft has the hostess with the mostess. Well more than one actually. Everybody got a very warm welcome at TEDxDelft from the colorful characters at the entrance. They immediately made you feel the promise...

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Boyan Slat back on stage

written by Agaath Diemel, , filed as TEDxDelft

A very special moment for the audience: after a year of virtual media silence, Boyan Slat is back on the TEDxDelft stage to be interviewed by host Sipke Jan Bousema. His talk from last...

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Scott Cunningham predicts the future

written by MandyJansen, , filed as TEDxDelft

Scott worked in the computer and software industry, creating analytical models for commercial clients like AT&T. He is interested in operations research and decision sciences approaches for policy making. In particular he is interested...

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Damaris Matthijsen: Creating an economy that honors life

written by Damini Purkayastha, , filed as TEDxDelft

Social entrepreneur Damaris Matthijsen had everyone spellbound as she walk onto stage through the aisles singing a haunting melody. She started off with a thought provoking game. The audience was asked to stand and...

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Rutger de Graaf: big problems need big solutions

written by Agaath Diemel, , filed as TEDxDelft

Rutger de Graaf is a man with a mission: to build the first floating city on earth. Why? Because by the year 2100 earth’s population is expected to rise to ten million, and we’re...

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From success to the street and back again

written by Molly Quell, , filed as TEDxDelft

Jamel was 29 years old when his son was born and 34 when he and his wife got a daughter. He spent about ten hours a day working and made lots of money. They...

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1,100 people attend TEDxDelft 2013

written by Damini Purkayastha, , filed as TEDxDelft

  TEDxDelft 2013 opened to an audience of 1,100 visitors. Crowds began gathering at 8am despite the wet and cold morning. The day began with a pre-recorded message by Chris Anderson, curator TED, who...

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The Trees Are Here!

written by Molly Quell, 3 October 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

This morning Bert van Leijsen from Bomen Verhuur delivered 20 trees to TUDelft. Yes, you are reading that right, he delivered trees straight from their 20,000 m2 nursery. Bomen Verhuur is the only company...

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Bureau Fonk – Truly connecting participants of TEDxDelft

written by EvelineVreede, , filed as TEDxDelft

Liebje, Rogier en Patricia together are Bureau Fonk, strategic change consultancy. They belong to the lucky few that truly combine personal interests and core values with the way they approach their work. For example...

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Fly your own quadrocopter at this TEDxDelft workshop

written by Jessica van den Doel, 2 October 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Man machine interaction is going to change in the next few years. Joep Piscaer and Michael Breit are going to take you on an evolutionary path through the development of man machine interaction using...

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VIPbus Food for the future: feeling hungry?

written by Jessica van den Doel, , filed as TEDxDelft

Take a big leap out of your comfort zone. The VIPbus workshop is going to work together with movisie to give you the opportunity to jump. Food for the future is healthy and sustainable....

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VerdraaidGoed! is darn good at using waste!

written by MandyJansen, 1 October 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

VerdraaidGoed! (‘darn good!’) fits this years’ TEDxDelft ‘Do Try This At Home’ theme perfectly. Their goal is to show the attendees what a wonderful products you can make by using materials that some people call...

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Our Line-Up Round-Up

written by Molly Quell, 30 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

If you’ve been following the blog over the past few weeks, you know we’ve been announcing all of the speakers for TEDxDelft 2013. Here’s our full line-up. You can also get the full line-up...

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Winners of TEDxDelft Salon Maartje&Kine to perform at TEDxDelft

written by EvelineVreede, , filed as TEDxDelft

The winners of TEDxDelft Salon ‘Maartje & Kine’ will be taking the floor at TEDxDelft October 4th. Maartje & Kine, an energetic, young and ambitious musical duo, will perform one of their distinctive, pure,...

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Tram Cars are Being Built!

written by Ulf Winberg, 28 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Despite the beautiful weather, a number of dedicated people spent their entire day inside a window-less workshop, working hard to build tram cars for the upcoming race next week, during the TEDxDelft event. Four...

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Movisie & TEDxDelft – A social and fruitful liaison – Through the eyes of Maurits Boote

written by EvelineVreede, 27 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

MOVISIE is the Netherlands centre for social development. The centre promotes the participation and independence of citizens. It supports and advises professional organizations, volunteer organizations and government institutions in the field of welfare, care...

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The people behind TEDxDelft: Renate Klaassen – Enjoys a good talk

written by EvelineVreede, 26 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Can you tell us something about yourself? I am Renate Klaassen  an Educational Advisor at the Centre of Expertise on Education at Delft University of Technology.  The best aspects part  of this work is...

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Tim Zaman can paint like Van Gogh and Vermeer

written by Molly Quell, , filed as TEDxDelft

Well not Tim Zaman himself, but his 3D printer. Zaman will be interviewed during TEDxDelft 2013 to talk about using 3D printers to recreate art. Zaman, 25, is pursuing a PhD in photothermal tomography...

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TEDxDelft presents…..Tangarine!!

written by EvelineVreede, 25 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

They say you should always save the good stuff for last…We have surely done that. We are presenting to you nothing less than…..Tangarine! The brothers Sander & Arnout Brinks will be performing at TEDxDelft,...

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The people behind TEDxDelft: Marike Weltje-Poldervaart – analytical plant with an absolute passion for education!

written by EvelineVreede, , filed as TEDxDelft

Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Marike Weltje-Poldervaart. I am an educational advisor at the Centre for Expertise in Education OC Focus at the TU Delft. Being a cultural anthropologist,...

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TRAM CAR RACE: SIGN UP NOW!

written by Ulf Winberg, 24 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Have you ever dreamt of making your own tram car? Perhaps not, but now you can, by signing up to the TEDxDelft tram car race! As part of the TEDxDelft event on the 4th...

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The people behind TEDxDelft: Arnout Huijnink – Honest, curious, fun!

written by EvelineVreede, , filed as TEDxDelft

Can you tell us something about yourself? I’m just a guy working at the Museum Het Prinsenhof in Delft. I’m not the creative mastermind there, but try and give other people the opportunity to...

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“Hack your home”: how to become a hacker in one simple workshop

written by Michelle van Duijn, , filed as TEDxDelft

When we think of “hacking” the first thing that pops to mind is the illegal activity performed by computer experts. But the newest form of hacking is not done by expert computer users or...

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TEDxDelft Salon feels like New York.

written by EvelineVreede, 23 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Written bij Janneke Hermans. “This feels like New York.” That is one of the first things I heard when I entered the former workshop building at Lijm & Cultuur where the TEDxDelft Salon Art, Chaos...

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One Chance To Sea: Boyan Slat

written by Agaath Diemel, , filed as TEDxDelft

At TEDxDelft 2012, Boyan Slat captivated the audience with his idea for cleaning up marine litter. In a nutshell, he proposed to remove plastic from the oceans with the help of floating booms that...

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The people behind TEDxDelft – Toine Andernach – Using silence has an underestimated power

written by EvelineVreede, , filed as TEDxDelft

What’s your job at TEDxDelft? As a passionate performer coach I am lucky to work in the stimulating academic setting of Delft University of Technology. Since the first TEDxDelft in 2011, I have been...

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The people behind TEDxDelft – Martijn Wackers – Rhetoric can help you achieve almost anything

written by EvelineVreede, 20 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Can you tell us something about yourself? In 2008 I graduated from Leiden University where I obtained master’s degrees in Rhetoric & Argumentation and Journalism. Since 2009 I have worked at TU Delft as...

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The people behind TEDxDelft – Caryn ’t Hart de Wijkerslooth

written by EvelineVreede, 19 September 2013, filed as Team Profiles

   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...

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First TEDxDelftCinema a hit!

written by EvelineVreede, , filed as TEDxDelft

The first edition of a series TEDxDelftCinema evenings in Filmhuis Lumen was a  big success. In front of a diverse group of movie-lovers,  TEDfans, friends and family, Pieter Guldemond shared in a very moving way personal stories,...

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