Program

You’re probably curious what the program for November 6th looks like. Well, on this page, you will find exactly what you are looking for!

09:30 - 11:30 Session 1

  • Etienne Abelin - Colouring Music with the Music Animation Machine

    Etienne believes that the classical music scene has been imprisoned in a boring and gray world for far too long. He discovered Stephen Malinowski and his Music Animation Machine – software that renders music in vibrant colors, and enables musicians to curate and enhance the cognitive experience of the listeners.

  • Peter Ngatia Nguura - Africa means Business

    Peter Nguura is sure that business is thriving in Africa. As a trusted friend of the Kenyan Maasai Community, he has two feet in their community life and wants to share how to build bridges and extend friendships that are mutually beneficial.

  • Manfred Kets de Vries - From hero to zero - When leaders turn bad

    A great organization stands out because of talented people. However, many leaders are prevented from leading towards movement and change, because of internal fear, disillusionment or past demons.

  • Jimmy Nelson - Before they pass away

    Photographer Jimmy Nelson set out to document the world’s last indigenous cultures, which are rapidly disappearing. He accumulated images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera. He became a guest of 35 secluded and visually unique tribes. Before they Pass Away is an ongoing project to record the cultures of isolated tribes.

  • Dominic Seldis - Valse miniature

    After sharing some insights on playing the bass with us, Dominic wil play ‘Valse miniature’ composed by Serge Koussevitsky, arranged for Bass and Violin by Dominic Seldis. He will be accompanied by violinist Borika van den Booren, 1st violinist in RCO.

13:00 - 14:30 Session 2

  • Fons Trompenaars - Riding the waves of culture

    Fons Trompenaars and his team have captured, analyzed and coded dilemmas that owe their origin to competing values, including those stemming from both national and organizational cultural differences. He explains how to build the skills, sensitivity, and cultural awareness necessary for managing effectively across cultural borders—and seize the opportunities diversity brings to an organization.

  • Heleen Mees - China's Rise

    By 2035 almost 70% of China’s population will be urbanized. Investors have not waited for the arrival of the masses, but have started building cities in advance. Heleen Mees argues that China’s boom caused the financial crisis and ensuing economic recession.

  • Bas van Abel - Fairphone: Changing the way products are made, starting with a single phone

    Fairphone is the start of a movement for change. By redesigning the product and the processes behind production we can move toward an economy based on fairer principles.

  • Bart Remes - A drone inside everybody's pocket

    The goal of the TUDelft micro aerial vehicle lab is to bring drones straight to your pocket. Everybody will have their personal drone and use it in daily life.

  • Dadara - Like4Real

    Can social media strengthen our real physical and emotional bonds as human beings, or will they disrupt our social structure? Will we turn into Like-clicking autistic zombies?The Like4Real project brings human interaction and human relations back from its virtual realm to its natural reality.

15:15 - 16:45 Session 3

  • Hans Clevers - Stem cells: Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

    The great danger of stem cells rests in the fact that they not only fuel tissue (re)generation, but also are the cells that most easily transform into cancer cells. Hans Clevers discusses state-of-the-art and future perspectives of stem cell research with a focus on gut stem cells and colon cancer.

  • Floris Kaayk - Human Birdwings

    In this talk, the story of Jarno Smeets, the first person in history who flew like a bird with self-built wings, is told. He shared his project through online and social media platforms and even led a growing follower group to see a successful test flight. The question is, was it real?

  • Amy Robinson - A Game to Map the Brain.

    To understand how the brain works we need a map. Yet a researcher needs more than 50 hours to reconstruct one of the more than 80 billion neurons in every brain. Amy shares her work as Creative Director of EyeWire, an exciting game to map the brain, together.

  • TEDxAmsterdam Award 2013

    Who is the winner of the TEDxAmsterdam Award 2013? In this session, the winner of the TEDxAmsterdam Award 2013 will give a live performance to pitch his or her world changing idea to the audience.

17:30 - 19:00 Session 4

  • Mona Eltahawy - Permanence and Loss - how tattoos helped me heal.

    Mona Eltahawy never imagined or wanted to get tattoos. But after Egyptian riot police beat her, broke her left arm and right hand and sexually assaulted her, she decided to celebrate survival with a tattoo. Her ink is an act of defiance against the scars that the riot police left, seen and unseen.

  • Jacob Wood - Molding Military Service for Global Good.

    How can we repurpose the skills and experiences of military veterans to improve peace and prosperity? Jake shares his experiences as Cofounder and President of Team Rubicon, a nationwide nonprofit who gives veterans the opportunity to continue service by responding to natural disasters and global crises.

  • Favio Chávez - 'The world sends us garbage, we send back music.'

    Favio Chávez worked as an ecological technician at the largest garbage dump in Asunción, Paraguay. There he became aware that especially the children of the recyclers needed something positive. One man’s trash is another man’s music and now, children in his music education programme learn to make instruments from recycling material and, in those instruments they play Mozart and Beethoven, just like any other music student around the world.