Entries by Damini Purkayastha

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Entertainment | Maria Palatine

She who dances with the harp. Maria Palatine’s introductory line on her website sums up a lot about the Belgium-based artist. A harpist, a singer, a dancer, Palatine celebrates nature and life with her music. For her performance at TEDxDelftWomen, Palatine has chosen three songs that symbolise her source of authenticity: nature. “The last song, […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Entertainment | Fin’Amors

If anything can break the space time barrier (besides The Flash) it’s music. Gear up to travel through time at TEDxDelftWomen 2015 with musical ensemble Fin’Amors. Travel to medieval Europe and the courts of the Renaissance with the Netherlands-based group performing with harp, fiddle and percussion instruments. Fin’Amor or ‘courtly love’ was a medieval tradition […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 Speaker | Dorothy Grandia | Authenticity is a dangerous word

Authenticity is a dangerous word believes Dorothy Grandia. One of the speakers at TEDxDelftWomen 2015, Grandia takes on the event’s theme with skepticism. A faculty member at the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO), of the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University, she helps women at mid-management levels in businesses and public organisations achieve more […]

TEDxDelft 2015 Speakers | Alec Momont | Using technology for the greater good

  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 of a person’s survival after a cardiac arrest. The design was made as part of Momont’s thesis project during his MSc at […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | And we have a winner | TEDxDelft Awards

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 for the best speaker of the night. Indian student Mileha Soneji’s won the jury award and the audience poll for her simple […]

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TEDxDelft 2015 Events | Women take the lead | TEDxDelftWomen

In May 2015, Delft will host its very first TEDxDelftWomen event. Inspired by TEDWomen, this event will also explore the ‘power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers’ in their respective fields. The idea for TEDxDelft Women struck Manuela Damant (an NLP master coach & trainer who runs her own Coaching & Training company) and Sarah […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Ideas and Awards | TEDxDelft Awards

Inspiration doesn’t only come from experts. Students and PhD candidates at TU Delft have great ideas to share as well. On November 28, we will host the TEDxDelft Award event in association with YES Delft. A platform that gives students and PhDs a chance to talk about ideas that may well shape the future. Speakers […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Special discount at TEDxDelft

Early bird tickets are sold out! Regularly priced tickets are still available! Early birds always get a good deal – even at TEDxDelft. Ticket sales for TEDxDelft 2015, to be held on February, 27 2015, went live last week at special discounted rates. Students tickets priced at €24, cost €19 at the moment and are […]

TEDxDelft 2015 – Registration is now open!

On February 27, 2015, TEDxDelft returns with an impressive line-up of speakers and inspiring stories. Only this time, it’s not just about great ideas but about taking those ideas and making them real. Let’s Make Things Beta, that’s the theme for 2015, and we hope to inspire you to convert your ideas and plans into actual prototypes […]


TEDxDelft 2015 | Save the Date!

Let great ideas inspire you. On February 27, 2015, TEDxDelft returns with an impressive panel of speakers, cutting-edge ideas, inspirational stories and fun side events. Tickets will be on sale soon, so make sure you circle the date on your calendar. The theme for 2015 is Let’s Make Things Beta and it’s all about co-creation, […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | The people behind TEDxDelft – Brenda Hooiveld – Spreading the excitement!

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 just at hand: Brenda Hooiveld, who has been with TU Delft for 5 years and works in Communications for the Education […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | Carin Boersma – Mutual exchange is the key to the future

TEDxDelft speaker: Carin Boersma Binaries limit progress and create boundaries where there should be exchange. For Carin Boersma, Program Officer at Oxfam Novib, understanding this is the key to moving forward. Oxfam Novib is a Dutch developmental organization that works across 94 countries to create a world without poverty. Unlike other organizations, Novib’s strength lies […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | TEDxDelft welcomes TU’s 900 new international students!

Ideas worth spreading need to be spreadable. And that’s what TEDxDelft did on Thursday night at the Multicultural Event held in TU Delft. Over 900 new international students and nearly 100 volunteers, staff members and other visitors gathered at the Aula for the closing ceremony of the Introduction Program 2013. There were cultural performances, workshops […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | Damaris Matthijsen – Creating An Economy That Honors Life

TEDxDelft Speaker: Damaris Matthijsen Social entrepreneur Damaris Matthijsen’s personal philosophy in life is simple; understand yourself and trust your gut. Founder of the pioneering economic movement – Economy Transformers – Matthijsen’s journey began with disillusionment. While studying to be a social worker in Driebergen, she went on a trip to Suriname for an internship. “I began […]