First speaker TEDxEde 2016 announced

Esther van Duin represented Dutch Youth at UNESCO and is our first speaker

On Monday the 20th of June we held our Audition Event. The Audition Event was a great success and we enjoyed 13 auditions with varying topics. It took a while for the core team of TEDxEde 2016 to make their decision. However, we are proud to announce that Esther van Duin has earned an exclusive spot as first speaker of TEDxEde 2016 in October! Her talk about mental health and her personal transformation is certainly one which will touch people’s hearts. 

Read everything about Esther and her TED Talk › 

Always dreamed to be on a TEDx Stage?

TEDxEde gives you this unique opportunity during the Audition Event

With millions of people watching TEDx talks daily, it’s a dream of many people to give the talk of their life on a TEDx stage. Well guess what? On June 20th 2016 TEDxEde will give 15 people a chance to make that happen!

The TEDxEde 2016 Audition Event offers you the chance to earn a spot on the official TEDxEde 2016 stage on October 27th, 2016. The contestants in the Audition Event are expected to pitch their idea in 4 minutes maximum. The TEDxEde audience jury will vote on which 1 of the 15 pitches is chosen to present at the TEDxEde 2016.

Read more about the Audtion Event  › 


Theme TEDxEde 2016 Revealed

The world is moving and globalization is impacting everyone around us. Change is happening everywhere affecting everyone in organizations, governments and in the context of our private lives. Change requires people, organizations, governments and regions to adapt and startups and young people challenge existing rules and business models.

TEDxEde 2016 is proud to provide a stage for Ideas Worth Spreading, from within the region as well as outside the region on the 27th of October 2016 around the Theme: Transformation in the Valley.

Read more about Transformation in the Valley  › 

TEDxEde 2015 is coming...

In less then two weeks time the ReeHorst will be buzzing with the invited guests, partners, speakers, acts, caterers, artist, photographers, journalists and volunteers of Team TEDxEde. Are you getting excited yet? We are! 

What is in stock for us?

  • 9:00 - 10:00 - registration
  • 10:00 - welcome by Leon Meijer, Member of the Executive Board of Ede
  • 10:05 - 11:00 - first block of speakers and act
  • 11:00 - 11:30 - coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 - second block of speakers and act
  • 12:30 - 13:30 - lunch break
  • 13:30 - 15:00 - third block of speakers and act
  • 15:00 - 15:30 - tea break
  • 15:30 - 17:00 - fourth block of speakers and act
  • 17:00 - 18:00 - drinks

A few pointers to make the most of your day:

  • be on time: there will be a queue at the registration and during talks the doors to the theater remain closed
  • let the world know that you are present: #tedxede

A tango on the red spot

Next to speakers, various acts will be performing during TEDxEde 2015.

The tango duo, Tango La Zapada will be part of the event and in a very special way. Actually we don’t want to give a way too much because the passionate dance speaks for itself. But we’re proud to announce that for the first time in the world a tango will be danced on the TEDx red dot. We’re looking forward to their performance.

Take a look at the TEDxEde 2015 line-up >

Valuable knowledge from the past - Interview with Olaf Kaper

Historical legends can still be an inspiration and contains valuable knowledge for us today. One of the TEDxEde top speakers Olaf Kaper, professor and archaeologist at the university of Leiden, tells us why.  We spoke with him about his adventures solving old legends and his passion for investigating the past.

Read the full interview >

Invitations soon to be sent

With only two months to go, the TEDxEde event is practically upon us. For those of you who already have registered for their chance to acquire an invitation, we hope to be sending invitations shortly. For those of you who haven’t as yet registered, register as soon as possible and who knows maybe you’ll also receive an official TEDxEde 2015 invitation.

Register now >

New speakers!

With only two months to go till TEDxEde 2015, we’ve got a fantastic line-up of speakers who will be holding their talk on the red dot. Speaking will be among others Vera Pauw the coach of the South African lady’s soccer team and Mauk den Boer who has developed biophysical medical instruments. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for announcements about new speakers for will be holding a talk on the red dot.

Read more about the speakers line-up >

Looking back at the first TEDxEde Open Stage

What an evening we had! With not just one, but with two amazing winners we can say that the first TEDxEde Open Stage was a huge success. Just a couple of months ago we thought about organizing an Open Stage to give everyone a chance to be able to speak on the official TEDxEde Stage. We never could imagine that this would become such a memorable evening. Not only for ourselves, but also for the fourteen contenders that were on the stage on the evening of June 15th.

Read the full report of the TEDxEde Open Stage 2015 >