Entries by Pierre Mathieu

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Stories | The Darkest Night

On Thursday 17 December TEDxDelft will host its second Storytelling event, starting at 20:00 at the Rietveld Theater. The theme for this evening will be “The Darkest Night”. Feel free to join us for an evening filled with interesting stories and TED videos. The event will be held in English and admission is free. Spread the […]

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Cinema | Public speaking

On Thursday 19 November people gathered at the Rietveld Theater to participate in the first TEDxDelft Cinema event. Visitors were warmly greeted by Rachel Richardson, Engagement Coordinator for TEDxDelft, who introduced the evening’s topic of Public Speaking. This topic was chosen by Caryn ’t Hart de Wijckerslooth, Head Curator, who joined her on stage. She […]

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Cinema | Public speaking

  On Thursday November 19 at 19:00 TEDxDelft will host its first ever cinema event at the Rietveld Theater. The theme for the event will be public speaking. Come join us for an evening of inspiring TED videos, a good movie, and an audience with interesting thoughts to share on the evening’s topic. The event will […]

The people behind TEDxDelft | Rienske Gielesen | Building relationships

As the TEDxDelft platform grows with more events than ever before, finding and maintaining good relationships with its partners becomes even more important. As Partner Lead, Rienske Gielesen, owner of a communications consultancy, is charged with ensuring that the organisation finds and maintains these relationships. “TEDxDelft has some great founding partners who have been responsible for the existence […]

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Salon | Waterproof cardboard

“Has anyone ever been to a festival, to a campsite, and noticed all the mess left behind after it has finished?” asks Wout Kommer, student at TU Delft and co-founder of KarTent. The solution to the waste left behind, he says, is cardboard. “In the Netherlands one out of every four people leave their rubbish […]

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Salon | Holding aircraft together

“Aircraft structures can almost resemble Swiss cheese,” says Sofia Teixeira de Freitas. Whilst this doesn’t bode well for safety in an aircraft, her solution is potentially more confronting. Air traffic accounts for 15 percent of all CO2 emissions from all transit sources. Fuel burned by aircraft has a huge environmental impact, but how to decrease […]


TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | Kauan von Novack | Giving voices

” TEDxDelft is the epitome of giving people a voice,” says Kauan von Novack, TEDxDelft’s new Marketing Manager. The decision to join TEDxDelft was therefore an easy one for von Novack, a founding partner of a marketing and advertising agency. “Giving people voices is my passion.” As the Marketing manager, von Novack is charged with […]


TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Salon | Wout Kommer

Each summer people flock to music festivals to hear their favorite artists, pitching their tents at nearby camping sites. Wout Kommer, co-founder of KarTent and student, noticed that visitors seemed not to care about their possessions as much once the festival was over. He thinks it is time for people to start caring, and has […]

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Salon | Miriam Coenders

Rainfall has always been an important part of the planet’s ecological system, by dropping fresh water and acting as natural irrigation for agriculture. Thus far not much attention, however, has been paid to evaporation. Miriam Coenders, Assistant Professor at the Hydrology group of TU Delft, is convinced we should. Hydrology is a field that has interested Coenders ever […]

TEDxDelft 2015-2016 | TEDxDelft Salon | Thin Ice

          On Sunday October 25, from 15:00 until 17:00, TEDxDelft will host its first salon of the new season at Theater de Veste, entitled Thin Ice. The theme for this event will be Climate Change. The salon will focus on how changing perceptions can benefit the planet’s ecological system, more specifically […]


The people behind TEDxDelft | Caryn ‘t Hart de Wijkerslooth | Finding the ideas

The speakers are what make TEDx a unique platform.  For TEDxDelft, Head Curator Caryn ’t Hart de Wijkerslooth, communications lecturer at TU Delft, is the one in charge of finding those with ideas worth spreading. “I am ultimately responsible for all of the creative decisions for TEDxDelft regarding theme, speakers, entertainment, and line-up,” she explains. […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Simone Filippini | Watch out!

“The world is on fire and I am pissed off!” says Simone Filippini. “Every day on television I see the consequences of bad leadership.” Now, Filipinni argues, it is time for world leaders to be accountable for their actions. As Chief Executive Officer of Dutch development organization Cordaid and a former Consul General for the Netherlands, Filippini has […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Made possible by | Fox-IT

TEDxDelftWomen 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”. Fox-IT is one of the sponsors for TEDxDelftWomen 2015. We’d like to introduce this organization to you, and thank them for their support and contribution. We asked Ronald Prins […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Made possibly by | Mars Netherlands

TEDxDelftWomen 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”. Mars Netherlands is one of the sponsors for TEDxDelftWomen 2015. We’d like to introduce this organization to you, and thank them for their support and contribution. We asked Marissa […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Made Possible By | IKEA Delft

  TEDxDelftWomen 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.” IKEA Delft is one of the sponsors of TEDxDelftWomen 2015. We’d like to introduce this organization to you, and thank them for their support and contribution. We […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 Speaker | Namita Krul | Creating charity-driven business plans

“When you start a business, people will ask about a business plan and how you want to achieve your goals.” Non-profit organisations face additional challenges, as their projects impact marginalised people living in difficult conditions. To minimize this, Namita Krul believes it is time charitable organisations start approaching their projects like a business would. “Take for example the $ 100 laptop project […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 Speaker | Dalia El Gabry | Sharing in the success

“Success is about the impact you can make around you,” explains Dalia El Gabry. Rather than looking at what success could mean for the individual, the Shell Central Planning and Performance Manager claims that its influence can reach further and help bring more posititivity to one’s surroundings. Oftentimes, success is measured by materialistic and personal achievements such as […]


TEDxDelft 2015 | TEDxDelft Salon | The Future

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, TEDxDelft organized its third Salon of the year at Theater de Veste, with “The Future” as its theme. During the event, speakers Hamdi Dibeklioğlu, Henriette Bier and Vincent Moleveld were invited to share their insights on technology and art, and how they bring people together. First to take the stage was TU Delft’s Hamdi Dibeklioğlu who discussed […]


TEDxDelft 2015| TEDxDelft Salon | The Future

  Theme: The Future Date: April 12 Time: 15:00 – 17:00 Entrance: Free See more about the event on Facebook This Sunday, TEDxDelft is hosting its next Salon at Theatre de Veste from 15:00 until 17:00. With “The Future” as its main theme, the event will focus on art and technology, touching up relevant topics such as robotic […]


TEDxDelft 2015 | TEDxDelft Salon | The Planet

In celebration of International Women’s Day TEDxDelft organized its second salon of 2015 at Theatre de Veste on March 8. The main theme for this salon was “The Planet” -more specifically how various elements on Earth are connected. For this event, three special guests, each at the top of their respective field, were invited to share their views. The topics […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Andy Zaidman | Making testing fun

“My two-year old son is the best tester in the world. He drops stuff on the floor, throws it against the wall and he watches what happens,” Andy Zaidman says. Though it might seem like a playful attitude, it is the thought behind it that counts and what he feels has been largely lost nowadays. […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Zarayda Groenhart | The why girl

“My story starts on the emergency strip of the A16 on the way to Rotterdam. I am panicking, I am afraid. I try to tell myself to take control but I cannot,” Zarayda Groenhart says. But she argues, surrendering to the panic helps tell the story. Groenhart is no stranger to Dutch audiences, having presented for several […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Patrick Rensen | Losing weight the ‘cool way’

“I want you to understand that it is good to feel chilly,” Patrick Rensen says. Though there are different ways to burn calories, Rensen argues there is a fairly straightforward way to achieve this: lower the room temperature. After having studied biopharmaceutical science Rensen became a Professor of Endocrinology at Leiden University Medical Center. Here he […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Livestream | Let’s Make Things Beta!

With only one day left before TEDxDelft 2015, we’re proud to announce that the event is completely sold-out. Fortunately, for those who wish to be there but are unable to make it, the event will be live-streamed from 14:00 onwards. Simply click on the link below. Click here to watch the livestream of TEDxDelft 2015