Building on a fresh tradition, the 4th edition of TEDxAmsterdam took place all over the country on November 30th, 2012. Several teams of in total some 100 enthusiastic volunteers worked hard to create an unforgettable experience with one mission: making Ideas Worth Spreading reality. From this page you will find all information about TEDxAmsterdam 2012 at hand.

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Watch the livestream and join our Google+ Hangouts

Visit our homepage TEDxAmsterdam.com on 30 November 2012 and watch the livestream there. During the breaks we have a studio program where we interview speakers and other guests. This year you can ask selected speakers your question if you join the Google+ Hangouts we’re organizing with KPN, ING and Dell! Follow our Google+ Page before 30 November to find out how this works.

Human nature it is

This years’ theme – human nature – refers to the distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting, that humans tend to have naturally. So what is human nature? Who are we, how do we think, feel and act? What are our limitations, and how can we overcome them?


The 2012 TEDxAmsterdam speakers all provide an answer. The scientist who discovers new patterns and connections in the way we operate, the social activist who finds ways to change our behaviour, the inventor works on tools to enhance our capabilities, the artists who through their creations let us see ourselves anew – they all investigate human nature. And so do the speakers with deeply personal stories – people willing to share their personal experiences, who with their lives show us the breadth of human experience. What we share, how we are different, how we can be fooled and how lucky we are to be alive: welcome to TEDxAmsterdam.

In September 2012 we announced 12 speakers during a partner event at the mayor’s residence. You can find out more about these inspiring personalities on the speakers‘ page. We will keep adding new names right until the moment they take the stage.

For all of our events (including Women, Youth and ED) we welcome serious suggestions on great speakers.


We like to start early and end the day with a banging afterparty. If you want more details on the timing you can find everything on the program page.

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