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[Video] Welcome by Chris Anderson, Director TED

Joris Luyendijk, host

Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam, “Welcome to Amsterdam, City of Ideas”


Frans Timmermans, Minister for European Affairs “Be like Jack Sparrow; embrace your fears”

Jacob Gelt Dekker, Philanthropist and entrepreneur, “In Search of the Pot of Gold”

Christien Meindertsma, designer “PIG 05049”

Prof. dr. Nico Baken, “Holons and Holarchies, Complex Networks Unravelling the Origin of Knowledge and Culture“

Mabel van Oranje, CEO, The Elders “Breakthroughs and transformations”


[Video of TED Talk]

Jan Donner, President Royal Tropical Institute

Prof. dr. Louise E.M. Vet, Director Netherlands Institute of Ecology “Towards a circular economy”

Tech demo: Gernout Erens, General Manager, Wattcher

Dr. Gerhard Knies, President DESERTEC “DESERTS – the global powerhouse of the future?”

Ruud Koornstra, CEO, Tendris “Power to the people”

Gary Carter, COO Fremantle “Learning to kiss”

LUNCH 13.00-14.00

“Visions on Energy” (in cooperation with Liander)

“Smart Living” (in cooperation with KPN)


[Video of TED Talk]

Jaap Elzas, "Ecowasbol"

Kevin Kelly, author, visionary “What technology wants”

Tech demo: Claire Boonstra, Co-Founder, Layar

Tech demo: Alexander Bucksch/Daniel Berio, 3DRange

Hans Aarsman, former photographer, writer “From pretty to ugly and back again; mysterious ways of beauty in photography”

Prof. dr. Marcel Dicke “Why not eat insects?”


Karsu Dönmez, singer/songwriter “Songs”

Prof.dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf, President Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, “The Unknown Universe”.

Mark Kamau, General Manager Nairobits, “I escaped by dreaming”

Tech demo: Rafaël Redczus, Yellowbird

Merlijn Twaalfhoven The Music of the Real World

Bjarke Ingels, BIG, ”Yes Is More”

A moment of condensed time


17.30u Drinks and walking dinner

18.30u TEDxAMS university

19.30 – 21.00

Bruno Giussani, Ideas About Spreading Ideas: Inside TED

Prof.dr.Wubbo J. Ockels, “Is time a creation of life in response to gravity?”

Tech demo: Danny Plass, Bram van de Laar, aWoW (Alpha World of Warcraft)

Winners TEDxAmsterdam Challenges:


= will be mapped

= local speaker at Pakhuis de Zwijger