18

Apr 2017

BY Fleur Been

Posted in Startup Award

Bridging the Gap – A TEDxAmsterdamWomen Partner Event

Once again TEDxAmsterdamWomen kicked off the road to their conference in November with a partner event at the generous and exquisitely designed Andaz hotel. Almost 70 men and women gathered to be part of the start of this year’s event and were treated to a selection of our speakers who represent the theme of the upcoming conference:

Present, Future. Bridging the gap.

In this blogpost we give you a sneak preview. Who will deliver their TEDtalks? And will there be a thrilling new edition of the Startup Award? Read on and you’ll find out. Read more

06

Nov 2016

BY Fleur Been

Posted in Aftermovie News

The afterglow of TEDxAmsterdamWomen 2016

There are no words to describe TEDxAmsterdamWomen 2016. The 6th edition of TEDxAmsterdamWomen – Unraveled, the story behind the story was a huge succes with more than 350 people in the audience, more than 50 volunteers and 9 speakers.

We embraced the speakers, enjoyed the performances and created new memories. It was a day to remember. We can’t wait to do it al over again.

With a special thanks to our premium partners from Deloitte, ABN AMRO and Andaz Hotel and for everyone who was present at the event, be it physical or online, and want to reminisce about the day and for all the people who want to get an impression of the last TEDxAmsterdamWomen 2016 we proudly present the Unraveled aftermovie. Get ready to relive this awesome moment at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

See you next edition!

 

31

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

The Up-close and Personal After-event: It all Starts with Empathy
By: Jiaying Li

Following TEDxAmsterdamWomen 2016 as a great success, the after-event morning panel continued warm claps and inspiring talks among thirty attendees and two speakers, “Diplomat of technology” Mariéme Jamme and Dr. Jan Ihan Kizilhan at the graceful Andaz Prinsengracht Hotel atelier. Anna Natali Swanson hosted the panel.

Bringing dignity and belongingness back to traumatized refugees

Dr. Kizilhan shared his psychological journal about treating women and children who suffered trauma after violence, war and other severe experiences. When asked which efforts should be taken to treat refugees, Dr. Kizilhan mentioned that bringing them back their dignity and sense of belongingness to society is key.  Read more

30

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Anat Spiegel & Sjaron Minailo, The story behind the story: Opera in Virtual Reality – an unconventional truth
By: Elise Fikse

When we say VR opera, what do you say? In the very traditional world of opera, singer and composer Anat Spiegel and director Sjaron Minailo created a very un-traditional opera, titled  The transmigration of Morton F. The production was commissioned by the Holland Festival and is described as a fully digital music theatre performance. And if that is not unconventional enough for you: the whole production is to be experienced online.

You can watch it on their website www.mortonf.net. The opera tells the story of Joan, who meets a young boy she believes to be a reincarnation of her father, American composer Morton Feldman. What follows is an Alice in Wonderland-esque whirlwind of sound, visuals, dance and computer gaming. Read more

30

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Saumya Pandya Thakkar, The story behind the story: 3D Street Arts + Curiosity = Saving Human Lives
By: Jiaying Li

Artist Saumya Pandya Thakkar and Her Mom Painted 3D Zebra Crossings to Reduce Car Accidents in India. “It is high time we stop blaming the authority and the system, and should start assisting them, using our skills and knowledge to solve the major problems that the world is facing these days!”

Traffic accidents

Preceding her TEDtalk Saumya shared a short video, explaining the high fatality rate of car accidents in India. “According to data in the public domain, there is one death every four minutes due to road accidents in India, which is nearly 382 road deaths every day.” Saumya added: “the numbers had me frozen.” A feeling shared by the audience. Read more

30

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Bénédicte Ficq, The story behind the story: Manipulating into cigarette addiction should be a criminal offence
By: Nico Dingemans

Bénédicte Ficq is a renowned Dutch lawyer who was consecutively awarded best female criminal lawyer several years in a row. In April 2016 Bénédicte made headlines when she, together with lung cancer patient Anne Marie van Veen, decided to sue the tobacco industry.

Ficq unraveled her case on the stage of TEDxAmsterdamWomen as if she were in court: “Addiction is officially a disease. As such, it should be punishable by law to convict the tobacco industry for a criminal offence, on the grounds that the manufacturers involved willingly and knowingly make smokers addicted by ‘genious’ design of their product, causing a delayed death.” She rested her case receiving a standing ovation. Read more

30

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, The story behind the story: Freeing Yazidi Girls From ISIS Nightmare
By: Anjuly de Geus

Jan Ilhan Kizilhan joined our list of speakers today to talk about a very serious and horrific subject. A narrative about a crisis that hits us globally at this very moment, whether you realise it or not.

The refugee stories that Prof. Dr. Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan shares are the tales of thousands of women and girls who are kidnapped, held captive and are raped by IS-soldiers. Read more

30

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Mariéme Jamme, The story behind the story: Supporting African girls with the new empowerment code
By: Nico Dingemans

Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born British businesswoman in technology. At TEDxAmsterdamWomen 2016 she unveiled her new venture of launching IAMTHECODE – an African-led global movement aimed at supporting girls through creative learning and code training in STEAMD: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design.

In her opening statement she unraveled her powerful message “I am here for all the girls and women in the world”, beginning her story of how her love for numbers, hardship during her youth and her tenacity, led her to her current goal: 1 million young girls & women to become coders by 2030. Technology as an enabler and empathy as a connector. Read more

28

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Asma Mansour, The story behind the story: How would you define freedom?
By: Diana Gacs

Asma was born and raised in a traditional Tunisian family where a child has to obey the rules and follow the path of life set out by her parents. “Tunisian society has its diseases. It is a country with lots of pressures and no possibility to create or be yourself.” Passionate about grassroots innovation, economic progress, youth and women participation, Asma began writing at the age of fifteen about society, her perception of life, women in her family and their roll in the community. 

She believed she could, so she did

At the age of 15, after walking home with a boy one night, her father beat her and called the police, accusing her of being a prostitute, after which she was taken to the police station. Read more

28

Oct 2016

BY admin

Posted in About Speakers 2016

Monique Maarsen, The Story behind the story: The 3 foundations of Life
By: Diana Gacs

Monique Maarssen is CEO and Managing Director of the Maarssen Group, a real estate investment and commercial property development company, established by her grandfather 70 years ago. After making her mark as Sales Director in 2001, Monique has steadily worked her way up to Managing Director and CEO.

Unshared story

As she makes her way onto the stage, Monique appears slightly nervous and then starts her speech with a powerful sentence: “Sometimes I feel like a professional fixer. Fixing buildings is fixing myself. I share a story I’ve never shared before.” Read more







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 TEDxAmsterdamWomen, where x = independently organized TED event.


At our TEDxAmsterdamWomen 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.