What do a People Pod, a man-made mountain and gazpacho made from ugly tomatoes have in common? They’re all projects that were proposed one crisp autumn day at the TEDxAmsterdam Award pitching event.
Thirty enthusiastic hopefuls pitched their pet pr
On Monday, October 1, 2012, social innovators, TEDx volunteers and an honorable jury gathered to pitch their ideas for change at the ING Bank Academy. The TEDxAmsterdam Award is granted annually to individuals who have big plans to make a difference.
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 TEDxAmsterdam, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAmsterdam event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.