Scott Cunningham predicts the future

written by MandyJansen, 4 October 2013, 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 TEDxDelft

In our series about the people that make TEDxDelft live and kicking this time a story on Caryn ’t Hart de Wijkerslooth, curator. Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Caryn...

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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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The people behind TEDxDelft – Christine Kuiper– Using the wisdom of the crowd

written by Olga Mecking, 18 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

In this instalment of the “People behind Tedx Delft” series, we meet Christine Kuiper. She is one of the curators, which means that she is responsible for finding speakers who will “entertain, inspire and...

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Sipke Jan Bousema to host TEDxDelft 2013

written by Agaath Diemel, , filed as TEDxDelft

Best-known for his work as a presenter, Sipke Jan Bousema (@SipkeJanBousema) is a man of many talents. Over the years, he has starred in film and television shows, worked as a voice-over and voice...

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Pop-up library

written by Rob Speekenbrink, 16 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Bring your books to TEDxDelft and put them in our pop-up library. A pop-up library (or public bookcase) is one or more cabinets which may be freely and anonymously used for the exchange and...

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TEDxDelft Cinema 18 september 2013

written by EvelineVreede, 15 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

De weken naar TEDxDelft 2013 – Do try this at home –  tikken af…gelukkig hebben we de komende tijd veel leuke events op de rol staan voor iedereen om warm te lopen voor de...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft – Rolf Hut – The Macgyver Scientist

written by Damini Purkayastha, 13 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Biking around campus may not seem like the most appropriate setting for an epiphany. But, one of the most exciting ideas for this year’s TEDxDelft, was born out of precisely that mundane activity. Former...

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Krashna Musika – Energetic, syncopated rhythms coming right at ya!

written by Ute Limacher-Riebold, , filed as TEDxDelft

After concluding the ninth lustrum and a year full of great projects – among others the opera of Carmen, the St John Passion and a tour to Paris – the orchestra and choir of...

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Predicting The Future And Mapping The Present With Scott Cunningham

written by Molly Quell, , filed as TEDxDelft

Scott Cunningham jokes that “Big Data” might be his fault. He began his career at telephone service provider AT&T, where he focused on using data to improve customer experiences. Now he wants to use...

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The people behind TEDxDelft – Alwin Snel – Some brands tell their story and sell a lot of products on the way.

written by Olga Mecking, 11 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

Can you tell us something about yourself? I’m junior Communication Advisor at Roos & van de Werk, board member at youth organization JouwDelft and entrepreneur in the field of events, communication and (non-profit) funding at...

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Ben Bronsema – Working with the elements

written by Michelle van Duijn, 10 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

  Whoever said that “it’s not easy being green”, must have known what he or she was talking about. Of course, science has made some remarkable progress over the last decade when it comes...

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Anne Walraven – A social innovator on a world changing mission

written by Jessica van den Doel, 9 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

It is often said to ask the young because they know everything. However Anne Walraven is only 27 years old and on a personal quest based on a question. How?  How is it possible...

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Jamal Mechbal – Chairman of JES: “creating hope and synergy for homeless people, through community and self-management”

written by Annegien Tijssen, , filed as TEDxDelft

You think you have it all – graduated from three different universities, a good job and a great marriage – and then it all falls apart. Your marriage ends, you lose your job and...

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The people behind TEDxDelft- Molly Quell – Always up for a challenge

written by Damini Purkayastha, 7 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

“I love a good challenge,” says Molly Quell, the PR and Communications Coordinator for TEDxDelft. A Social Media Consultant and the International Editor of TU Delft’s student magazine, TU Delta, Quell has lived in...

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The people behind TEDxDelft – Brenda Hooiveld – Spreading the excitement!

written by Damini Purkayastha, 6 September 2013, filed as TEDxDelft

TEDxDelft volunteer: Brenda Hooiveld With hundreds of volunteers on board, one position that TEDxDelft needed to fill with just the right candidate was that of the Volunteer Coordinator. Luckily, an excellent ‘people person’ was...

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