Entries by Rob Speekenbrink

TEDxDelft 2012 Team: Kim Colman

My first encounter with a TED talk was through a colleague who said she knew about a clip “I just had to watch’. That was ‘The 8 secrets of success’ by Richard St. John. A whole theory explained in just 3 minutes. I thought it was hilarious and inspiring at the same time. It is […]

Help needed: TEDxDelft 2012 sign

We need your help! We would very much like to have a real TEDxDelft sign on stage and we need somebody to design and make it. So if you’re into using 3D printers, woodcarving, styrofoam etc etc and have some spare time this summer…….help us out. We have drawings, colors and relative measurements available. The […]

TEDxDelft 2012 Team: Chris van Houdt

It is my pleasure to become part of the TEDxDelft team and I hereby would like to introduce myself in a nutshell. My name is Chris van Houdt, 31 years old, 3rd out of 4 brothers, living in the beautiful city of Rotterdam, often hit the road as race-cyclist, enjoy art and have a passion […]


Will our kids be a different species?

Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment — and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way. Juan Enriquez thinks and writes about profound changes that genomics […]

TEDxDelft Awards 2012

Would you love to perform a TEDxDelft? This is your opportunity! With this Award you have the possibility to win a wild card to speak at TEDxDelft the 5th of October 2012 and share your idea. This is your unique chance to speak alongside the most inspiring speakers of the world.

TEDxDelft 2012: only performers

As we are building towards our next big event on 5 October 2012 we found out that the word “speakers” was not really fitting the way we see TEDxDelft. TEDxDelft is about creating a stage for people that have an idea that is worth spreading. The idea is possibly spoken word but may also be […]


TEDxDelft Salon 2012 | Tom Verhoeff

Open Data has become an important trend on the web during recent years. More and more people start believing that data should be available for use free of restrictions. Initiatives like Data.gov and “Hack de Overheid” pressure government institutions to release data that was paid for by taxpayer-money. At the same time business on the […]

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TEDx regional lens project 2012

At TEDxSummit, project groups were formed to make proposals to TED. The one I joined made a proposal to introduce regional lens websites: TEDx websites in native languages and focusing on relevant and regional TEDx-events and -talks. In our case: “TEDx in Nederland en in het Nederlands” treating the Netherlands and Flanders as a region. […]

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TEDxSummit 2012 livestream

Today, April 16 at 18.30, watch TEDxSummit 2012 Opening Night, a two-hour TED session featuring speakers and performers from the region and beyond.             Speakers include TEDTalks star and health-data guru Hans Rosling … boundary-breaking artist Raghava KK … TEDx teacher Diana Laufenberg … “solar cracking” expert Nesrin Ozalp … […]


TEDxDelft Salon 2012 | Hildo Bijl

Hildo Bijl is currently graduating from his Master’s in Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Throughout his studies, he has been very involved in education: as instructor/teacher, as faculty student council member and as founder of the Aerostudents.com student community. In his talk, he will discuss his quest to improve education.

TEDxDelft 2012 | 5 October 2012 | Never Grow Up

We are very proud to announce the second edition of TEDxDelft: 5 October 2012 we will open the doors of the Aula Congress Centre again to celebrate TEDx with you once more. This year TEDxDelft theme is ‘never grow up‘. Never stop asking questions, never stop wondering, always think of other ways to face challenges, […]


TEDxDelft Salon 2012 | Speaker Profile | Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo

We’re very proud to announce our first TEDxDelftSalon speaker. On 22 February 2012 Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo will climb the Salon stage. She will be talking about redefining high-impact-science. Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo (4th of August 1986, Nijmegen) has studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology and is currently starting a high-tech company with Leo Kouwenhoven, professor at […]


TEDxDelftSalon | 22 February 2012

The TEDxDelft team is very happy to announce our Salon type events: TEDxDelftSalon. The Salons will take place in the HIVE room at TU Delft Library, are monthly recurring events (starting 22 February) and are small in size: One TED.com talk One live speaker A discussion afterwards. All this during lunchtime (lunch will be provided) […]


TEDxDelft 2011 Speaker | Erik Meijer

Erik Meijer (born 18 April 1963, Curacao) is a Dutch computer scientist who is currently a software architect for Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio and the NET Framework. At Microsoft he heads the Cloud Programmability Team. Erik previously worked within Microsoft Research. Before that, he was a teacher at Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D. […]

Online Media: Yvonne van der Laak

Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Yvonne (@YvdLaak), I’m 30 years old and live in Utrecht together with the love of my life and my elderly cat. I’m getting married in spring of 2012. My addictions are social media – especially twitter, facebook and instagram – and (dark) chocolate. Things I […]

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDelft, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDelft event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to […]

Win a free ticket to TEDxDelft

Win a free ticket to TEDxDelft! Make a short(!) video of your idea of ‘Creating History’, and post it on TU Delft facebook wall before 21 October. TU Delft will award a TEDxDelft ticket to the two best videos. Please make sure that we can also upload your video to the TEDxDelft YouTube channel.

Blogger – Melanie Studer

Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Melanie Studer and I am 22 years old. I come from a country where 3 minutes delayed trains are announced and where the people are the world most chocoholics. As you might have guessed, I am Swiss. Or perhaps the banana type of Swiss (yellow […]

TEDxDelft team: Antoinette Wijffels

Antoinette Wijffels is director of large entertainment productions and owner of Improve. Improve has a strong passion for designing events full of admiration, inspiration and experience. Improve uses state-of-the art lighting and visual equipment. Antoinette Wijffels and her team have a lot of passion and creativity. She is responsible for all stage production and direction […]

TEDxDelft poster

We’ve got our poster! Please help us spread the news about TEDxDelft by sending this poster to everyone in your address book, Facebooking it, sharing it on Twitter (#TEDxDelft), Google+ it, put it on your blog etc etc. Please remember to use the large version of the poster (jpg) or this pdf version in your buzz.

Blogger – Annemarie Oorthuizen

Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Annemarie Oorthuizen (@sprankels) and I live in the centre of Delft with my partner Erik Laan (@eriklaan) and our daughter (2011). I have an academic background in educational sciences and currently I am involved in non-profit volunteer work for Delft MaMa and De Wereldwinkel Delft. […]

TEDx host: Jasper van Kuijk

Jasper van Kuijk is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft as well as a professional comedian (‘cabaretier’). He studied Industrial Design Engineering in Delft, and then worked as a design management consultant, PhD candidate and comedian. In 2010 he won the jury- as well as the audience award […]

Blogger – Reint Jan Holterman

Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Reint Jan Holterman. I’m 38 years old and living in Amersfoort together with my wife and daughter. I’ve worked all my life in IT, in various technical roles as well as sales and management roles. A few years ago I decided to start my own […]

TEDxDelft team – Jeroen van Erp

Can you tell us something about yourself? In 1988 I (@JeroenvanErp) graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft. In 1992, I was one of the founders of Fabrique in Delft, which positioned itself as a multidisciplinary design bureau. In 1994 I established the interactive media department, focusing primarily on […]

TEDxDelft team – Simone de Jong

Can you tell us something about yourself? I am Simone de Jong (@Sim1andOnly), 35 years old, living in The Hague with my husband and two kids. After I graduated in Arts & Sciences at the University of Maastricht, I became a science communications consultant at that university. A couple of years later, I moved to […]

TEDxDelft team – Ginny Ruiter

Can you tell us something about yourself? My name is Ginny Ruiter, 41 years old, single, no kids. Born in South America and raised in The Hague and its surrounding cities. I have been working as a secretary/personal assistant for several companies. In 2006 I started working for Delft University of Technology as the assistant […]