TEDxDelft 2015 | Dress Rehearsals | Let’s Make Things Beta!


With less than 24 hours to go, it’s all hands on deck getting everything absolutely ready for TEDxDelft 2015. And this year’s event is not just about spreading great ideas, it’s also about taking those ideas and making them real.

After months of preparation, it’s the day of the dress rehearsal, so there’s an excited buzz around the TU Delft Aula Congress Centre as technicians, coaches, performers and volunteers make their last minute checks and tweaks, taking the spirit of the theme and turning TEDxDelft into a reality.

There’s a calm excitement as our teams work together to make this year’s event truly unforgettable. In fact, the TEDxDelft 2015 line-up features an impressive variety of speakers, all with wonderful ideas worth spreading. For instance, want to lose weight? Then turn down the heating! And this: the best way to design new kettle is to get input…from a kettle! Education is also a key theme as one of our speakers calls for a more creative approach to teaching math, while another argues for better software testing, eliminating bugs before they hit the market.

Watching the final rehearsals, TEDxDelft Licensee, Rob Speekenbrink can’t help but be excited. “Basically my main task now is to manage people’s emotions,” he says. “And my ultimate goal is to be able to sit back in auditorium tomorrow. If that happens, then it’s been a success.”

While we’re proud to announce that TEDxDelft 2015 is completely sold-out, those who are unable to make it can watch the livestream of the event from 14:00 onwards.

Make sure to checkout our program for our line-up of speakers and practical information for the day itself.

See you tomorrow for an unforgettable TEDxDelft 2015! Let’s make things beta!