TEDxDelft Speaker | Edward Valstar | Joined at the hip

written by Agaath Diemel, 11 February 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” This pearl of wisdom describes Edward Valstar to a T. Valstar is a professor at the Department of Orthopaedics of the Leiden University Medical Center. He is...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | TEDxDelft Webcare Team | Keeping Everyone Informed

written by Preethi Padmanabhan, 10 February 2015, filed as Team Profiles

  Success is achieved when a team of  highly committed and skilful people devote their time and effort towards a common venture. The TEDxDelft Webcare Team is one such group, working together to make...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Peter Mooij | The answer might just be algae

written by Damini Purkayastha, 9 February 2015, filed as TEDxDelft

In an online profile, Peter Mooij says he has millions of algae as pets. His favorite color is algae green and he believes that understanding algae might just be the answer to everything. An...

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The people behind TEDxDelft | Caryn ‘t Hart de Wijkerslooth | Searching for stories

written by Pierre Mathieu, 6 February 2015, filed as Team Profiles

Every year, TEDxDelft features an impressive line-up of speakers and their ideas worth spreading. As one of the curators on the team, Caryn ’t Hart de Wijkerslooth is always eager to make each TEDxDelft...

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TEDxDelft Entertainment | Drum Cafe | Creating synergy through sound

written by Girish Venkatachalapathy, , filed as TEDxDelft Entertainment

  “To give every participant a new form of energy” is Patrick Tromp’s exuberant response, when asked what motivates Drum Cafe. Founded in Johannesburg in 1996 by Warren Lieberman, Drum Cafe is one of the world’s...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Yuri Verbeek | Finding inspiration in the ordinary

written by Phillip Gangan, 5 February 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places. While most chefs turn to seasonal or unusual ingredients to devise a delectable dish, culinary creative Yuri Verbeek looks to his surroundings and everyday experiences...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Shou-En Zhu | Getting to grips with graphene

written by Hardi Njo, 3 February 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

There is a Chinese dream whereby education is the key to secure one’s brighter future. Shou-En Zhu was one of the millions of Chinese taking part in the rural-urban migration in order to receive...

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Sneak Peak | TEDxDelft 2015 | Let’s Make Things Beta!

written by Phillip Gangan, , filed as TEDxDelft

We hope to see you at the upcoming TEDxDelft event at the TU Delft Aula Congress Centre on February 27, 2015. With an impressive line-up of speakers and inspiring stories, this year’s event is not just...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Patrick Rensen | Losing weight the ‘cool way’

written by Anne Blair Gould, 2 February 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

Turn down the central heating and you’ll not only reduce the fuel bill, you’ll lose weight. That’s the extraordinary message behind Patrick Rensen’s  talk at the upcoming TEDxDelft event. As a Professor of Endocrinology...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Elisa Giaccardi | A day in the life of a kettle

written by Anne Blair Gould, 30 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

It’s a bizarre idea but maybe one day, objects will be able to design objects. That’s the sincere belief of Elisa Giaccardi, Professor of Interactive Media Design at TU Delft’s Department of Industrial Design....

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Wolter Smit | Making every penny count

written by Pierre Mathieu, 29 January 2015, filed as Team Profiles

‘There’s nothing more challenging or rewarding than to make this year’s TEDxDelft event a kick-ass experience,” says Wolter Smit. As Treasurer of the TEDxDelft non-profit organization, it goes without saying that Smit plays an important...

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TEDxDelft Event | TEDxYouthDelft 2015 | You own the future!

written by Agaath Diemel, 28 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft

A three hundred-large audience gathered for the third TEDxYouthDelft at Theater De Veste on January 27, 2015. It was a day filled with music, ballet, cabaret and TED films, featuring talks from eleven speakers ranging in...

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TEDxDelft | Made Possible By | TamTam | Making people Smile

written by Juni Margrie, 27 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft

TEDxDelft would not take place if it were not for the support of our outstanding sponsors. They share the spirit of TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading”. TamTam is one of the sponsors for...

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TEDxDelft Events | The City | TEDxDelft Salon

written by Hardi Njo, 26 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelftSalon

  On Sunday, January, 25 2015, over a hundred people flocked to Theater de Veste in Delft to attend the first TEDxDelft Salon of the year. These Salon events are small, weekly or monthly gatherings...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Puck Meerburg | Turning the conventional into state-of-the art

written by Pierre Mathieu, 23 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

Modern technologies allow for new ways to look at conventional systems. Whether it is to help children learn in school or to rebuild an ageing Operating System (OS), Puck Meerburg sees only possibilities in what new technologies have to offer....

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TEDxDelft Speakers | Andy Zaidman | Making testing fun

written by Damini Purkayastha, , filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

  During a lecture earlier this year, one of Andy Zaidman’s students stood up in class and asked him a frustrating question: “Why do I need to test my program? If I get a...

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TEDxDelft Events | TEDxDelft Salon | The City

written by Paul Schattenberg, 22 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelftSalon

The City Date: January 25Time: 15:00 – 17:00Entrance: FreeSee more about the event on Facebook.  On Sunday, January 25, 2015, TEDxDelft will be hosting the first TEDxDelftSalon of the 2015 at the Theatre de Veste, from 15:00-17:00....

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Performer Coaching Team | Making People Think

written by Anne Blair Gould, 21 January 2015, filed as Team Profiles

How do you go from giving a simple presentation to delivering an unforgettable performance? That’s the business of the TEDxDelft Performer Coaching Team: helping speakers to give the performance of their lifetime. So just...

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TEDxDelft | Made Possible By | Fabrique | Pushing the boundaries of creativity

written by Juni Margrie, 19 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft

TEDxDelft would not take place if it were not for the support of our outstanding sponsors. They share the spirit of TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading”. Fabrique is one of the sponsors for...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Kor van Velzen | Creativity and change

written by Damini Purkayastha, 17 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

Change and creativity go hand in hand for Kor van Velzen. An artist, advertiser, songwriter and once-upon-a-time a priest, Van Velzen has worn many caps, and with each new one he discovered a new...

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TEDxDelft | Made Possible By | TU Delft | Contributing to a sustainable society

written by Juni Margrie, 16 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft

TEDxDelft would not take place if it were not for the support of our outstanding sponsors. They share the spirit of TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading”. TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) is...

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The people behind TEDxDelft | Liesbeth Mantel | Committed to excellence

written by Pierre Mathieu, 15 January 2015, filed as Team Profiles

For Liesbeth Mantel, Project Manager of TEDxDelft, there is no doubt that this year’s event will be better than ever. “We can expect an even bigger, more inspirational day than the last three years,” Mantel...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Gerardo Soto y Koelemeijer | Let’s change math education

written by Damini Purkayastha, 14 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

  “Math is an important element of human culture,” says Dr. Gerardo Soto y Koelemeijer. Culture and math may sound like a collision of worlds, but Koelemeijer believes they complement each other. And he...

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The people behind TEDxDelft | Brenda Hooiveld | Bringing people together

written by Pierre Mathieu, 9 January 2015, filed as Team Profiles

Working together with other people is one of the most gratifying things to do. Whether it’s playing the tuba in an orchestra or getting colleagues and volunteers to be enthusiastic about TEDxDelft, what Volunteer...

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TEDxDelft Speaker | Jojanneke van den Bosch | Helping the Invisible

written by Phillip Gangan, 5 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

A person’s childhood is as fragile as it is precious. Everyday, millions of children around the world are forced to deal with the realities of life, thrown into situations they neither asked for nor...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Paul Manuel | Looking to inspire

written by Phillip Gangan, 2 January 2015, filed as Team Profiles

 “It’s an honor to work for TEDxDelft,” says Paul Manuel, Board Member of the TEDxDelft Non-profit Organization. “The most challenging part is to give all the visitors the best experience. We make this happen with...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

written by Phillip Gangan, 1 January 2015, filed as TEDxDelft

From all of us at TEDxDelft, we wish you all a Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming TEDxDelft Event on 27 February 2015. Let’s make things beta!

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Sylvia Walsarie Wolff | Taking care of people

written by Phillip Gangan, 26 December 2014, filed as Team Profiles

“Taking care of people is something I have always liked,” says Sylvia Walsarie Wolff, Speaker Liaison of TEDxDelft. “In this energetic environment, I have the opportunity to cooperate with all kinds of people in...

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TEDxDelft Speakers | Roeland Dietvorst | Understanding the inner workings of the brain

written by Phillip Gangan, 24 December 2014, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

The human mind cannot be trusted. This is what many years of research have taught neuroscientist Roeland Dietvorst. With a background in biological and cognitive psychology and a PhD in Applied Neuroscience from Erasmus...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Toine Andernach | Preparing for the Best

written by Phillip Gangan, 19 December 2014, filed as Team Profiles

“The most challenging part of my job is to help the TEDxDelft speakers prepare for the best performance they will ever deliver,” says Toine Andernach, Coordinator of the Performer Coaching Team at TEDxDelft. “This...

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TEDxDelft Events | Meer TEDxDelft | TEDxDelft On Ice

written by Agaath Diemel, 18 December 2014, filed as TEDxDelft

Al meer dan 25 jaar is TED voor velen internationaal een bekend begrip. Ooit begonnen als vierdaagse conferentie in Californië, is TED nu een wereldwijde non-profit organisatie die zich richt op ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Tijdens...

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TEDxDelft Speakers | Suzanne Ma| Newcomers in the Old World

written by Damini Purkayastha, 15 December 2014, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

  In 2007, while studying Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Suzanne Ma caught the trail of a story that would fascinate her for years – the lives of Chinese immigrants as newcomers in...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Dominique van Werkhoven | Making Memories

written by Phillip Gangan, 12 December 2014, filed as Team Profiles

“It’s great to think of ways to ensure that TEDxDelft visitors have a memorable and inspiring time,” says Dominique van Werkhoeven, Event Production Manager at TEDxDelft. “I’ve always enjoyed organizing events, whether it’s dinner...

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TEDxDelft | Holiday Gift | Give The Gift Of An Idea Worth Spreading

written by Juni Margrie, 10 December 2014, filed as TEDxDelft

Here’s an idea worth spreading this Christmas! Want to give your friends, colleagues or loved ones something different for Christmas this year? How about tickets to the TEDxDelft event on February 27, 2015? This...

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TEDxDelft Speakers | Mileha Soneji | Empathy is the key to innovation

written by Damini Purkayastha, 9 December 2014, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

Empathy, believes Mileha Soneji, is the key to any great innovation. On November 28, Soneji won the TEDxDelft Award, an event organized in association with YES! Delft Students, and will now be one of the speakers...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Jeroen van Erp | Maintaining High Standards

written by Phillip Gangan, 5 December 2014, filed as Team Profiles

“It’s challenging to create a balanced program that I would personally enjoy seeing,” says Jeroen van Erp, Program Director of TEDxDelft. Responsible for organizing the line up of speakers and acts during each year’s...

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TEDxDelft Speakers | Alec Momont | Using technology for the greater good

written by Damini Purkayastha, 2 December 2014, filed as TEDxDelft Speakers

  Use technology for the greater good of mankind. That’s the rule product designer Alec Momont lives by. Momont recently made international headlines for his defibrillator-fitted ambulance drones that can substantially increase the chances...

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TEDxDelft Events | And we have a winner | TEDxDelft Awards

written by Damini Purkayastha, 28 November 2014, filed as TEDxDelft

Earlier this evening, eight students from TU Delft presented their inspirational ideas at the TEDxDelft Award, an event organized in association with YES! Delft Students. A jury panel, which included Rector Karel Luyben, voted...

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The People Behind TEDXDelft | Iris Kramer | Spreading Happiness

written by Phillip Gangan, 25 November 2014, filed as Team Profiles

“I only want to see happy faces on the day of the event,” says Iris Kramer, Event Production Manager at TEDxDelft. Having studied at TU Delft for the last five years, Kramer has mastered...

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The People Behind TEDxDelft | Annelies Gras | Ready, willing and able

written by Phillip Gangan, 21 November 2014, filed as Team Profiles

“I’m very excited!” says Annelies Gras, Marketing and Communications Manager for TEDxDelft. As the newest member of the team, Gras is thrilled to be a part of the organization and is eager to get...

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