Speakers TEDxYouth@Amsterdam 2012 presented!
17 November in De Nieuwe Liefde
Theme: Bringing Ideas Alive
On November 17, 2012 the TEDxYouth@Amsterdam event will be held in Amsterdam for the third time. TEDxYouth@Amsterdam is a yearly event for young people between the age of 12 and 18. It is all about ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. It is THE place where youngsters can share their ideas and dreams with the world, through their ‘TEDtalks’. Today TEDxYouth@Amsterdam is presenting its speakers for the upcoming event.
TEDxYouth has invited young and inspiring spreakers on stage, with both creative as well as business minds. Spreakers among others are: design fanatic Paul de Medeiros, sculptor Merle Bouwmeester, go-getter Myrthe Brak, young entrepreneur Michael Lindhout, internet entrepreneur Bas de Vries and social compassionate Rosa d’Adelhart Toorop and Yair da Costa and the line-up of speakers is still growing! Actor Bob de Wind will be hosting the event.
TEDxYouth invited these young adults to give their ‘TEDtalk’ on stage, because they all realized their dream or idea. With their unique story they can be a source of inspiration to people of their own age to encourage them to do the same: Bringing Ideas Alive.
Evelyne Peeters, organizer: “Young people often have more to offer than the people they are closest to will let them believe or are able to see. TEDxYouth shows that these youngsters are capable of realizing their biggest dreams and by talking about it, they help and inspire others to get into action and to fulfill their dream.
The sculptor: From a young age, Merle Bouwmeester successfully creates sculptures out of wood. Meanwhile she made several beautiful art pieces, also on assigment. Merle’s sculptures can be viewed for example at a court house and at a hospital.
Go-getter Myrthe Brak already participated four times in the Alpe d’HuZes cycling race, an annual race in June. Through her participation she collected a big amount of money for the Cancer World Foundation.
Entrepreneur Michael Lindhout: Michael is a bit of a social media geek. Now Michael gives advice to companies on how to use social media in their businesses.
Internet entrepreneur Bas de Vries is on the verge of the launch of his own website Carchoice.nl. Bas came up with the idea when his mother was looking for a new car, but could not find her way on the internet.
The social compassionates Yair da Costa and Rosa d’Adelhart Toorop created a very simple solution to make the subject of homosexuality open to discussion in our society, where this is still regarded as a ‘loaded’ subject.
The design fanatic: Paul de Medeiros got keen on design whilst growing up surrounded by it. Now, Paul wants to improve education with his unique and creative products.
During the afternoon the approximately 150 youngsters and 50 adults present can participate in several workshops, where they get a chance to contribute with their best ideas to a bigger picture which will last far beyond the TEDxYouth day. Furthermore, young dreams can be given a boost, so they can be realized.
Simulcast (viewing party)
Whilst the youngsters listen to the TEDtalks of their peers, the adults can follow the entire show via a live viewing party (simulcast) in the next room.
TEDxYouth@Amsterdam is made possible by the enthusiastic and capable work of volunteers and the support of sponsors.
TEDx and TEDxYouth is a programme of local and independent organized events, which brings people together in the spirit of TED. TEDxYouth@Amsterdam is operated under license from TED.
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